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Rostrevor Trails Top 2015 Awards


The Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails and associated MTB-friendly businesses have picked up all but one of the MountainBikeNI.com Awards for 2015 as voted for by members of the public. 

These annual awards hosted by MountainBikeNI.com in association with Chain Reaction Cycles are widely regarded as an accurate barometer for gauging public opinion and with trail centres and businesses in the Mourne Mountains winning every category, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Micky Ruane is confident that this region is now the top mountain biking destination in Ireland.  

He stated “We are absolutely delighted to hear that the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails have been voted as the North of Ireland’s Favourite Trail Centre for the third year in a row. With annual visits continuing to grow, this flagship recreation venue in Kilbroney Forest Park is a shining example of how capital investment and private sector endeavour can successfully combine to bring a sustainable economic injection to rural economies.”

“We would like to also congratulate Rostrevor’s official trailhead provider, East Coast Adventure, as well as the Kilbroney Café, organisers of the Red Bull Foxhunt and indeed Maginns of Castlewellan who all won their own respective categories in these prestigious awards. We are incredibly proud of the mountain bike developments in the Mournes and the excellent MTB-friendly services provided by our colleagues in the private sector.”

Now in their third year, the MountainBikeNI.com Awards recognise the high standard of mountain bike trails and MTB-friendly services offered by local businesses and tourism providers across the country.

Chris Armstrong from MountainBikeNI.com explains, “For local businesses in Rostrevor to top all but one category in these national awards is a massive public vote of confidence and shows just how popular this area is amongst both local mountain bikers and visitors alike.”

“With potential phase II developments in the pipeline for both Rostrevor and Castlewellan, the future is bright for this area and we certainly believe that the Mourne Mountains will continue to play a leading role as we position Northern Ireland as one of the UK’s leading mountain bike destinations moving forward.”

MountainBikeNI.com End of Year Award Winners 2015

  • Trail Centre of the Year – Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails
  • Favourite Trail Section – Home Run, Rostrevor
  • Favourite MTB View – Kodak Corner, Rostrevor
  • Favourite Trailhead Provider – East Coast Adventure, Rostrevor
  • Best MTB-Friendly Café – Kilbroney Café, Rostrevor
  • Best Spot for Apres-Ride Pint – Maginns of Castlewellan
  • Favourite MTB Event of 2015 – Red Bull Foxhunt, Rostrevor
  • Favourite MTB Accommodation - East Coast Adventure Camping Pods, Rostrevor



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