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Red Bull Foxhunt Returns to Rostrevor

Jul
20

RED BULL FOXHUNT - THE CHASE IS ON!

Red Bull is delighted to announce that Red Bull Foxhunt will return to Northern Ireland this autumn from 3-4 October 2015.

A challenging course, combining sections of existing downhill track with additional mountain and multi-terrain sections, Red Bull Foxhunt will begin atop Slieve Martin before descending through sections of trail, moorland and forest to the sprint finish in Kilbroney Park.  This iconic mountain biking event will feature over 400 bikers who will all try and beat the fox in a hunt with a difference.

From decorated pros to weekend warriors, the pack will tear down the three and a half miles of unforgiving downhill course encompassing wind bleached moorland, mud-spattered forests and hair-raising sprints, each adrenaline pumped biker tirelessly battling to cross the finish line before the advancing fox.

Red Bull Foxhunt will take place over 2 days, with qualifier time-trials taking place on the 3rd Oct and the event itself on Sun 4th Oct.  Further details including registration will be announced on www.redbull.ie in mid August.

In 2011, Wicklow’s Ballinastoe Woods hosted the inaugural Red Bull Foxhunt event, with former Irish Olympian Robin Seymour taking the ultimate honours and in 2012 Greg Callaghan burned up the field on the challenging Cavehill course overlooking Belfast. Despite having to chase down a massive field Gee ‘The Fox’ Atherton battled his way from the very back to finish in a highly credible third place!

In 2013, the event relocated to the picturesque Mourne Mountains in Rostrevor, County Down. First place went to Colin Ross who thundered into the finish line arena with a good lead ahead of last year's winner Greg Callaghan of Dirt Norco, with Joe Barnes of the Dudes of Hazzard coming in third. The event took a sabbatical last year, but will return this October, bigger and better than ever!

More details to come soon!

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