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Watch: Hundreds of riders set for 'Ireland's most exhilerating moutain-biking event'

As many as 450 riders will descend on Rostrevor this October, aiming to escape a world class chasing pack.

It's the return of the Red Bull Foxhunt on October 7 and 8 that will see the riders take to the summit of Slieve Martin to outrun 2015 downhill World Champion, Loïc Bruni, two-time downhill World Champion, Gee Atherton and three-time Foxhunt winner & local legend, Colin Ross.

All three riders bringing a unique blend of skill, speed and experience to the mix.

Hailed as Ireland's most exhilarating downhill mountain biking event, Red Bull Foxhunt boasts a staggering 3.5km of unforgiving downhill trails that are guaranteed to challenge even the most capable rider.

From experienced pros to weekend warriors, riders will reach speeds in excess of 51km/h as they descend through open-mountain moorland, bone-shaking rock gardens and treacherous forest trails - each adrenaline pumped biker aiming to cross the finish line before the incoming foxes.

It all certainly looks a bit crazy:

Registration opens on 29 August at 12 noon on Redbull.ie/Foxhunt

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