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In 2016 Cycling Ulster had sent a cross-country mountain bike team to the British NPS series. The Off-road Commission is now looking for expression of interest from riders who wish to join this team to compete at the British events in 2017.  As per 2016 the team will be made up of a maximum of 4 riders. Age categories are 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 1995 – 2000

Selection for the team will be based on the from the 2016 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 January 2017.

The 2017 British NPS series dates are:

Round 1: 1-2 April, Pembrey Country Park, Llanelli
Round 2: 22-23 April, Wasing Park, Reading, Berkshire
Round 3: 13-14 May, Aske Estate, Richmond
Round 4: 10-11 June, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire
Round 5: 5-6 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 Monday 19 December 2016

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