Dromara to host cyclo-cross race in Moira

Moira Demesne will play host to Round 5 of the Ulster Cyclo-Cross series, organised by Dromara Cycling Club on November 3.

Speaking at the launch Chairman of Lisburn City Council’s Leisure Services Committee, Alderman Paul Porter said: “The Council is delighted to welcome the Ulster Cyclo-Cross series once again to the beautiful surroundings of Moira Demesne.

“This is the third year the venue will be used for this style of off-road racing. Lisburn hosts a great diversity of sporting events across the city and throughout the year. This winter sport appeals to a wide variety of cyclists and with events like this in our sporting calendar it is very clear why Lisburn was awarded ‘European City of Sport’ for 2013.”

Martin Grimley from Dromara Cycling Club, said: “The Cycling Club is expecting another great turn out for the fifth eound of the Ulster Cyclo-Cross series in Moira. There will be over 50 youth riders (from the U6s up to U16s) and around 100 seniors taking part.

“The races start at 10:30am with the U6s fun race. This will be a one lap race where parents run behind the riders providing lots of encouragement. There are separate races for the Under 8s, 10s, 12s, 14s and 16s as well as a mountain bike support race for the over 16s. T

he main event will be the cyclo-cross race which starts at 1.00pm.

“It will be a packed day of racing and we would encourage anyone with an interest in cycling to come along.”