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Registration Now Open for Red Bull Foxhunt!

Aug
26

Join Gee Atherton at this year's Red Bull Foxhunt in Rostrevor, Co Down, when the World Champion takes on 400 hounds in an all-out battle for downhill glory.

Registration is Now Open for this two-day festival of glorious mountain biking at Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails on 3rd and 4th of October and filling up fast, with a practice and timed run on Saturday, seeding the race for Sunday.

Gee, who is no stranger to muddy, wet, rooty courses, is one-third of the incredible Atherton clan of Wales and a two time (and current) Downhill World Champion.

One of the most consistent riders on the circuit, he has competed at events as diverse as Red Bull Rampage and the Garbanzo Downhill in Whistler, as well as setting the pace on the Foxhunt on three previous occasions.

"I love coming to Northern Ireland and I'm super excited to be heading back to Rostrevor for the 2015 Red Bull Foxhunt,” said Gee.  “It's not often I get to share a race with such a unique format as Foxhunt.

“The course was outstanding in 2013 and I can’t wait to see what Red Bull come up with this year. Tell the hounds to bring their ‘A’ game this October - I'm coming to get them!"

The course is being worked on in secret by an army of Plush mountain bike club members and hundreds of hours are going into making it even better than the previous edition.

It starts high on the summit of Slieve Martin, above the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails with racers in a wide line across open moorland aiming for the magic holeshoot that leads to singletrack trails.  Across the shoulder of Slieve Martin the trail then takes a dive straight down a rutted steep newly built trail that snakes its way over to the established downhill trails.

The trail includes Hecklers rock, a crucial feature of National Championship downhill courses and not for the faint hearted, before emerging from the trees into the finish arena.

The fee for entry is £30 (license required) plus online entry fees. More details on the programme and local accommodation at: www.redbull.ie/foxhunt

For specific queries, contact redbullfoxhunt@gmail.com

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