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Chain Reaction Cycles to Sponsor NI Mountain Bike Trails


Northern Ireland’s soon to be launched official mountain bike trail centres have announced a major sponsorship deal with Chain Reaction Cycles, the world’s largest online bike store.

This two year sponsorship deal with MountainBikeNI.com incorporates new trail centres in Castlewellan, Rostrevor and Davagh Forest and will provide a significant boost for local tourism businesses and the wider economy in Northern Ireland.

Chain Reaction Cycles is one of Northern Ireland’s biggest success stories of recent times having developed from a local bike shop in the small village of Ballynure to becoming the World’s Largest Online Bike store, all the time maintaining their local connections and family-run business ethos.

Damien Duggan, Marketing Manager at Chain Reaction Cycles said, “What an amazing time for mountain biking in Northern Ireland, these facilities will make mountain biking far more accessible than ever before with trails to suit all levels of rider the future is looking really great.’’

Mr Duggan continued, “We are incredibly excited about assisting with the promotion of these new trail centres and are looking forward to working with other local businesses via MountainBikeNI.com to place Northern Ireland firmly on the map as a world class mountain biking destination.”

Each of the centres in Castlewellan, Rostrevor and Davagh Forest are set to be officially opened to the public within the next two months and will be managed by Down District Council, Newry & Mourne District Council and Cookstown District Council respectively.

These trail centres, which are expected to attract over forty thousand visitors in the first year alone, are already a success story for inter-government partnerships, utilising public funding in the region of £2.5 million. The projects have been driven forward by each of the local councils and each trail centre will be promoted under the consumer brand of MountainBikeNI.com.

Chris Scott from MountainBikeNI.com explains, “Each local council should be congratulated for embracing this pro-active consortium approach to marketing Northern Ireland’s new trail centres. This platform allows us to create a comprehensive guide for local mountain bikers whilst still enabling us to effectively promote Northern Ireland’s trail centres to a wider tourism market.”

Mr Scott continues, “Chain Reaction Cycles is world renowned as a mountain bike retailer and so their endorsement, expertise and significant marketing assistance opens up an unparalleled opportunity for us to reach mountain bikers and channel this key market towards local businesses.”

Visit www.MountainBikeNI.com for more information on each of the mountain bike trail centres currently under development across Northern Ireland.

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