Upcoming Cycle Races for Summer 2021

Having a goal in the calendar can provide motivation to get you out and riding, and with so many events on this Summer (gosh, we’re lucky us Manxies!), we thought we’d give you our low down on what’s happening over the next couple of  months for Summer 2021!

The Isle of Man Cycling Association have helpfully produced a calendar of key dates for all road, mountain and BMX cycling events, as well as triathlon too, and included revisions to events due to lockdowns in January and March/April.  Their calendar is pictured below and we’ve summarised the upcoming couple of months with our top picks to help break it down too.

Be sure to check back here when we regularly update you with what’s coming up a couple months a time…

May

The RL 360 Youth Circuit Racing League
Every Tuesday night from 11th May 2021

For balance bikes, stabilisers, mountain bikes and racing bikes. Most of the children race in the mountain bikes classes before graduating to the racing bike events. The league has a large fleet of racing bikes that members can try before going to the expense of buying their own.

How to enter?

Just rock up at the NSC track! First riders are off at 6:45pm, so if it’s your first time going, you’re advised to be down by 6:15pm for signing on.

Jurby Closed Circuit Racing
Most Thursday nights with R3 on 27th May 2021

A handicapped race around a safe closed circuit North of the Island in Jurby. With two races: Sport and Elite.  If you’re new to cycle racing, it’s the best way to learn how to race in a group, be part of a peloton and when and how to attack all on a safe closed circuit with no traffic. For race-ready competitors and those keen on road cycling, you can use tactical movement throughout the race all while gaining fitness riding at race pace for 40-50 minutes. The race is handicapped and any newcomers will be with mentors.

How to enter?

Visit cycling club, Manx Viking Wheelers on Facebook for more info. Live timing and registrations can also be found via MyRaceResult.

Manx Mud Downhill Series R2
Sunday 30th May 

Downhill mountain biking is gravity assisted racing, competitors will race between the tapes down a purpose built course navigating turns, jumps, and technical features such as roots and rocks, previous experience of riding enduro / downhill type trails is advisable.

The 2021 Manx Mud Downhill Series is a 5 round championship taking place in plantations across the island on purpose built courses with the focus being on fun for all competitors.

How to enter?

For more info and to enter round by round or the series, head to: my.raceresult.com/169333/info

June

Le Dans
5th – 6th June 2021

A 24-hour ride in honour of TT legend, Dan Kneen and organised by the Dan Kneen Charitable Fund.  Le Dans, sponsored by Conister Bank, is a cycle race held over 24 hours with riders completing laps of a fully closed 1.7mile circuit over the 5th and 6th of June 2021.

The ride features four separate categories taking place concurrently:

– Solo Men
– Solo Women
– Pairs
– Teams

Teams will consist of at least 3 riders and up to a maximum of 6. Results will be decided based on numbers of laps completed. When a rider or team finish of the same lap number, results will be decided by time.

How to enter?

Sign up here BEFORE Friday 28th May, as a solo rider or as a team. Find out more info via the Dan Kneen Charitable Fund on Facebook.

Cycle 360 Grass Track Racing at the Manx 7s Festival of Sport
12th June 

Douglas Rugby Club are hosting its first Rugby 7s tournament over the weekend of 11th – 13th in June and with it are bringing a festival of sport to the weekend! Grass Track Racing will be on the Saturday for ages U8s, U10s, U12, U14, U16 and 16+.

How to enter?

Rock up and sign up on the day! Find out more info on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Manx7s/

Cycle 360 MTB Series R2
22nd June 2021

The Cycle 360 Mountain Bike (MTB) Series is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, based in the Island’s plantations and on private land with purpose built courses, where it’s fun for both novice and serious mountain bikers. Round 2 is in South Barrule!

How to enter?

Don’t worry if you haven’t taken part in R1, the series can be signed up one round at a time – sign up via the dedicated website for the series:

www.cycle360mtbseries.com

Longest Day Longest Ride (LDLR)
26th June 12pm – 27th June 12pm

The LDLR or Longest Day Longest Ride is a 24-hour mountain bike endurance challenge held around the Summer Solstice.

The event is open to all abilities, from weekend warriors to recreational riders and cross country racing snakes. The LDLR will test physical fitness, stamina and mental toughness on a technical but achievable course.

How to enter?

Visit the dedicated website for more info:

http://www.ldlr.im

Don’t forget, you can get in touch with us at any point to find out more about the local event happenings across the Island all year. We’re here to help and support local cycle racing.

Keep checking back here for updates where we discuss what’s coming up a couple months at a time.

Make this Summer your year to start cycle racing!

The full cycling events calendar can be found here:

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