Parking and Shuttle Bus
There will be no spectator or competitor parking in the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails Race Village (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), which will be taken over by the exhibitors and UCI trade team areas. Parking is located 1500mtrs from the race village. Read more here.
The route is a clover leaf design which passes through the start/finish area three times, making it an interesting race for both competitors and spectators alike. The course will be a mixture of wide forest roads, trail centre single track and natural technical features.
Support Categories (Saturday 14th June)
Expert Men (Age 19 - 29)
Expert Women (Age 19 plus)
Masters (Age 30 - 39)
Vets (Age 40 - 49)
Classic Vets (Age 50 plus)
Junior Men & Women (Age 16 - 18)
Fun Race Men & Women
Championship Categories (Sunday 15th June)
Elite Men (Born 1995 and older)
Elite Women (Born 1995 and older)
Please note that riders must have Elite listed on their national federations cycling licence to compete on Sunday's main events.
Start Lists - Elite Men and Women
Distance and Height
Elite Men - 93km, 2199mtrs
Elite Women - 75km, 1925mtrs
Expert, Masters, Vet, Classic Vets - 75km, 1925mtrs
Junior and Fun Race - 23km, 514mtrs
Friday 13th June 2014
Registration: 10.00 to 16.00
Open Practice: 10.00 to 15.00
Saturday 14th June 2014
Registration: 08.00 to 16.00 (Registration for all Saturday races closes at 10.30)
Expert Men, Masters: 11.00
Expert Women, Vets, Classic Vets, Junior and 25km Fun Race: 11.10
Assembly: 20 minutes before start
A finisher medal will be presented to all riders who complete the event.
Technical Meeting: 17.30 (located at the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Centre)
Sunday 15th June 2014
Elite Men: 11.00
Elite Women: 11.45
Assembly: 20 minutes before start
Awards presentation: 16.00
Registration / Fees
Registration is located at the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Centre. The cost to enter the event is €35 per person before the 1st of May 2014. The cost increases to €40 per person after the 1st of May 2014. Online entry closes at 13.00 on the 12th of June 2014. You must pre register online, no entries will be taken on the day.
Start / Finish
The start and finish of all events is the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Centre. Please ensure you are at the start area at least 20 minutes before your start time.
Feed / Technical Zones
There are six feed zones which double as technical zones. Riders may not receive assistance outsider the marked area. There will be neutral feed available at these zones with water, energy drink and snacks available. Riders wishing to have bottles delivered to remote feed zones must clearly mark their bottle and deposit it in the correct box between 08.00 and 09.45 on the morning of event. The location of each feed / tech zone will be sign posted from the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Centre.
Distances as the Feed / Tech zones appear on the course.
- Feed / Tech Zone 1 - 15km
- Feed / Tech Zone 2 - 22km
- Feed / Tech Zone 3 - 48km
- Feed / Tech Zone 4 - 58km
- Feed / Tech Zone 5 - 69km
- Feed / Tech Zone 6 - 83km
Timing / Time Limit
A dedicated timing company will be responsible for the timing of the event. A cut off time will be in place for competitors in the Expert, Masters, Vets and Classic Vets categories. It will not be possible to start the final loop of the circuit 60 minutes after the first rider in your category finishes the course.
The Irish Sports Council will carry out anti-doping controls after the European Marathon Championship main events.
Bike wash: Located at the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Centre
Bike Shop: Trailriders bike shop will be open daily from 10am to 5pm for sales and servicing, located at the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Centre.
Showers: Located at the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Centre
Toilets: Located at the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Centre. Additional toilets will be located in the car park.
Catering: Multiple catering providers will be present to offer a selection of cooked meals, sandwiches, snack and hot and cold drinks. Located at the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Centre
Shops: The nearest shops are located in Kilfinane.