News in from the ‘Big OB’ (Vitus First Tracks MTB Enduro Cup organiser Glyn O’Brien):
“With the 2015 season well and truly behind us we can light our fires, put the feet up and smile knowing what an awesome season of bicycle racing it was.
Currently the leaves are blowing down our local trails that will temporarily hide all the roots and holes in a deceiving blanket of colour before the rain and mud take hold.
The team here at FirstTracksMTB don’t sit down for too long though as we plan to fill our winter with projects and just about anything we can think of that will get the tickers pumping!
Just like a good racer, now is the time to put the hard work in and then racing is the fun bit. We plan to make the 2016 season an absolute banger, but just don’t take our word for it. Check out our promo video that highlights just some of the action from this season and gives us a taster for next year.
Keeping things fresh is always high on our list. For 2016 we will be having a ‘Sports’ category, this is aimed at both male and female riders over 14 that fancy giving Enduro a blast but haven’t quite got the fitness to tackle the full lap. Fewer stages on a shorter lap is the name of the game using the same stages as the main race, but we may alter some bits. Also new for 2016 is a dash for cash stage, basically we will select a stage before the event and fastest rider on the day takes the cash.
Entries are open from the 1st November 2015 and the first 50 riders to enter all 5 rounds receive a free Vitus First Tracks Enduro Cup jersey. Offer closes 31st December 2015.
Race season already sounds closer so don’t waste any more time. Get these dates into your calendar and start training. We are waiting for you!!
Round 1 – Castlewellan, Co Down – 2/3rd April 2016
Round 2 – Bigwood, Co Down – 28/29th May 2016
Round 3 – Rostrevor, Co Down 2/3rd July 2016 (Ulster Enduro Championships)
Round 4 – Causeway Coast, Co Antrim 6/7th August 2016
Round 5 – Donard, Co Down – 17/18th September 2016
For more details please visit www.firsttracksmtb.com
We are currently processing sponsorship requests. If you want to be part of it please get in touch. We are stoked to announce our title sponsor Vitus bikes will continue their support for 2016. Other sponsors continuing their support are: Rapid Racer, Products, Erdinger, Acti-snack and Denis Wilson of Glenavy (you guys rock!).
Keep er pinned!!