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Red Bull Foxhunt mountain bike chase returns to Rostrevor

By Jill Goligher

Published 15/08/2016

Pictured is, Gee Atherton (two-time Downhill World Champion) during a practice session in Rostrevor, Co. Down as part of Red Bull Foxhunt, one of the biggest mass start downhill events in Europe Red Bull Foxhunt takes place tomorrow (4th October) when, over 400 riders (the hounds) will hit the Mourne Mountains and try to outfox Gee Atherton (the fox)
Pictured is, Gee Atherton (two-time Downhill World Champion) during a practice session in Rostrevor, Co. Down as part of Red Bull Foxhunt, one of the biggest mass start downhill events in Europe Red Bull Foxhunt takes place tomorrow (4th October) when, over 400 riders (the hounds) will hit the Mourne Mountains and try to outfox Gee Atherton (the fox)

The hugely popular Red Bull Foxhunt mountain bike event will return to the famous Kilbroney track at Rostrevor, Co Down in October.

Hailed as one of Ireland's most exhilarating downhill mountain biking events, the fourth edition of Red Bull Foxhunt will take place ion the hills of Co Down on October 8-9.

An exciting and challenging course, Rostrevor combines sections of existing downhill track with additional mountain and multi-terrain sections.

The Foxhunt with a difference, in that the fox is the hunter, will begin at the top of Slieve Martin before descending through sections of trail, moorland and forest to a sprint finish in the grounds of Rostrevor's Kilbroney Park with over 400 bikers battling to avoid being hunted down by the chasing 'fox' in the shape of champions rider Gee Atherton.

From experienced pros to weekend warriors. the pack will tear down three and a half miles of unforgiving downhill course, encompassing wind bleached moorland, mud-spattered forests and hair-raising sprints as each adrenaline pumped biker bids to cross the finish line before the pursuing fox.

Registration for the event opens on August 23 at 11am on the official website Redbull.ie/Foxhunt.

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