THE local motocross community was given the chance to prepare for the 2011 season on Saturday (January 8) when the Mourne Motorcycle Club held a cross-country fun day in Crossgar.
There were no races on the day and instead the riders had two hours to ride around the three mile track, watched by travelling marshals Michael Killen from Crossgar and Downpatrick man Alan Campbell. Half of the forty riders taking part where from County Down, while Donegal’s Andrew Leighton had travelled furthest for the event. The County Down who were brave enough to take on the winter weather and track conditions included Comber man David McKnight, Paul and James Murray from Ballygowan, Dromara’s Keith McAdam and Anacloy man Terry McSpadden.
Mourne club man Arthur McMullan had organised the event, along with the help of the team of workers that helps him to organise all of the Mourne club’s cross-country events. Once the event was finished Arthur said, “we are happy with how the day the has gone and with the people who let us use their land to run the event.
“I would like to thank Paul Fitzsimmons of DR Electrics for providing us with land to run the event and Bells Motor Works in Crossgar for leting us use their land as well.”