Ulster Cyclo-Cross


Ulster XC Series


All Ireland CX 2017


Lady Dixon Park, Belfast

Date: Sunday 8 October 2017
Event: The McConvey 'Cross Cup
Venue: Lady Dixon Park, Belfast
Host club: Phoenix CC

Course description

Phoenix Cycling Club's is hosting the McConvey 'Cross Cup race at Lady Dixon Park in Belfast on Sunday 8 October 2017.  The club has used this venue over the past 6 years and has seen some great racing around this picturesque venue.  The club wish to thank Belfast City Council for their continued support.  Racing takes place in the upper area of the park, close to the Malone Road, with great vistas of beautifully laid out flower beds, walled gardens and meadows. The rolling hills make this an excellent venue for cross racing which should lead to some exciting battles all through the riders.   The start and finish area will be along the tarmac road with the main course turning left in through the trees out to the main sloping grass area.  Features again this year will include the sand steps and the sweeping corner known as "Carnage Corner", a great spectator view point.  Youth races will be encompassed within the trees close to the car park.

Race report from 2016: here
Race report from 2015:
Race report from 2014:
Race report from 2013: here
Race report from 2012:
Race report from 2011:
Video from 2012: here
Video from 2011:

Sign on / Pre-registration:

Pre-registration for the race is opening on 1 October 2017 at 8 pm.  Riders are asked to pre-register to help speed up the administration on the day.

(Note: Pre-registration will close on Friday 6 October 2017 at 8 pm)

To see a list of who has entered so far click here (Password = "Phoenix")

Sign on will open at 9:00 am on the morning of the race in the pavilion.

Race fees, race categories and prize list:
See details of fees, categories and prizes (here)
NOTE: For this race there will not be an MTB Men's Support race

Start times / Prize giving:
09:00 - Sign on opens
10:00 - Under 6s race
10:15 - Under 8s race
10:30 - Under 10s race
10:45 - Under 12s race
11:15 - Prize giving for U8, U10 and U12
11:30 - CX Men's B' race
11:32 - Under 14 boys race
11:34 - Under 16 boys race
12:45 - CX Women, MTB women, U16 girls, U14 girls
14:00 - CX A' race
15:15 - Prize giving

Will be provided after all races


Located in south Belfast, off the Upper Malone Road.

NOTE: Registration will take place in the upper car park, at the entrance closest to Dunmurry Lane.  When this car park is full you can park in the car park through the other main entrance closer to Drumbeg. 

Click on the image below to go to the interactive map
Co-ordinates: N 54.543269, W 5.97888

Car parking The park has several car parking areas
Toilets On site
Changing rooms No
Showers No
Bike wash TBC

The park also has a children's play area to entertain the younger ones.

Host club website: www.phoenixcc.net
Race organiser: Stephen Moffitt ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Telephone: 07917 274425