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Single Speed European Championships (SSEC) 25-27 April 2014

28 Apr 2014 4:13 PM | Rick McKee (Administrator)
SSEC2014NIMBA has worked with Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland over the past year to initially secure, and then go on to deliver, SSEC2014 for Northern Ireland.  Since winning the right to host the Championships at last year's event in Girona, there has been lots of hard work to prepare for the 2014 event at Castlewellan, with Down District Council having been very generous in their substantial financing of the event.

The event took place from 25-27 April, and saw over 260 European competitors join the weekend festival of fun, bikes, hospitality, friendship, fancy dress and general outdoor life!  The overseas guests got a real flavour for the hospitality and welcome available in Northern Ireland, as well as a taste of our new network of sanctioned trails, plus some of the 'old-school' trails that many of us know and continue to love.

This event has only served to strengthen the voice of mountain biking in Northern Ireland, as an outdoor activity that deserves investment, as it draws visitors, drives spend and encourages people young and old into the great outdoors.  NIMBA will be working to build upon the success of this event, to raise the profile of mountain biking, to get more people out on their bikes, and to demonstrate its potential to generate a much-needed stimulus to our local economy.
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