The Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission is now looking for expression of interest from riders who wish to join this team to compete at the British cross-country mountain bike series in 2018.  As per 2017 the team will be made up of a maximum of 4 riders. Age categories are 2nd year Under 16s, Junior and Under 23 (male or female).

Eligibility for the team is as follows:

  • The rider must have been born in Ulster, or the rider must belong to an Ulster cycling club or the rider must live in Ulster.
  • The rider must have a current UCI competition membership licence
  • Year of birth must be in the range 1996-1999, 2000-2001, 2002).

Selection for the team will be based on the from the 2017 domestic series as well as the rider’s commitment and willingness to work within the team structure.  This will be combined with trial days where riders will be tested.

A selection panel will be in place and team selection will be made and announced by the end of February 2018.

The 2018 British NPS series dates are:

Round 1           24-25 March    Sherwood Pines, East Midlands

Round 2           21-22 April       Dalby Forest, Yorkshire

Round 3           12-13 May       Glentress Forest, Peebles

Round 4           9-10 June        Phoenix Bike Park, Suffolk

Round 5           4-5 August       Royal Welsh Showgrounds, Builth Wells


Those interested in putting their name forward for this team need to send an email to attaching their cycling CV.  An example CV is provided here.

This email needs to arrive by close of play on Friday 9 February 2018

This email address can also be used for queries about the team setup.