Riders on the storm

The Biking Blitz series taking place around the country represents a great way to get on your bike offroad - and test your mettle on challenging courses.

21st April, 2012
Riders on the storm
Harry Lyons negotiating the single track on the Ballyhoura mountain bike trails. Photo: Torquil Fleming-Boyd

The Biking Blitz series taking place around the country represents a great way to get on your bike offroad - and test your mettle on challenging courses.

Sitting at the start of the Biking Blitz race in Ballyhoura, Co Limerick, I'm full of nervous energy. An arm goes down . . . and we're off! Slowly.

One of the principles of mountain bike racing is that you speed through 'single-track' - narrow trails about the width of a...

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