Successful 9th Edition of Biking Blitz Series on Coillte Mountain Biking Trails
Photo: Ciaran Fallon, Coillte with Biking Blitz organiser Niall Davis.
The 9th edition of the Biking Blitz series concluded last Sunday in Ticknock, Co Dublin. There were four events in total, included locations in Wicklow, Limerick, Galway and Dublin. Over 1,200 competitors joined in this year’s Biking Blitz events, and plans are already underway for the 10th edition in 2020!
The www.BikingBlitz.ie organised by www.Biking.ie is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, aimed primarily at beginners but with something for everyone. There are two categories, “Baggy Shorts” for beginners or “Super Pro” for more experienced riders, plus youth categories from U6 to U18. Coillte built mountain bike trail centres are used exclusively for these events to ensure a fast flowing course in all weather conditions.
Check out Coillte mountain bike trails: https://www.coillte.ie/our-forests/recreation-map/
At Ballinastoe, Ticknock and Ballyhouras you can rent a bike and helmet and try out the trails.
Coillte, Ireland’s largest commercial forestry company, manages approximately 7% of the country’s land. Coillte operate three strong businesses from this land – its core forestry business, a wood panels manufacturing business MEDITE SMARTPLY and a land solutions business. Coillte export to over 30 countries worldwide and in the financial year 31 December 2016 generated EBITDA of €98.3 million from its €1.5 billion asset. Coillte’s vision is to be the best forestry and land solutions company in Europe.
The Irish forestry sector supports 12,000 rural based jobs in Ireland, contributes approximately €2.3 billion to the economy every year and has the potential to double in size over the next ten years.
Visit www.coillte.ie to learn more