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#WalkNI Instagram Favourites (Causeway Coast & Glens)

Posted on October 16, 2018 @ 5:47 PM in Walking

From picture perfect sunsets to cliff top views, we take a look back on our favourite #CausewayCoast #WalkNI moments shared on Instagram.

Glenariff Nature Reserve Waterfalls Walk, 1.5 miles circular, Glenariff, Co. Antrim

Runkerry Beach
Portballintrae Causeway Loop, 5.5 miles circular, Portballintrae, Co. Antrim

Mussenden Temple
Mussenden Temple & Downhill Demesne, 2 miles Circular, Coleraine, Co. Antrim

Fairhead Northern Ireland
Fairhead, Various walks between 1.5 & 3.3 miles circular, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim

White Park Bay Beach
White Park Bay, 1.4 miles linear (one way), Ballintoy, Co. Antrim

Giant's Causeway

Causeway Coast Way (part of the Ulster Way), Co. Antrim

Kinbane Castle

Kinbane Castle which can be found along the Causeway Coast Way (part of the Ulster Way), Ballycastle, Co. Antrim

Carrick-a-Rede, 0.7 miles linear (one way), Ballintoy, Co. Antrim

Gleno Waterfall
Gleno Waterfall, 1 mile circular, Gleno, Co. Antrim

White Rocks- Portrush to Bushmills walk, 6.6 miles linear (one way), Portrush, Co. Antrim

Ballintoy Harbour
Giant sea caves at Ballintoy Harbour along the Causeway Coast Way (part of the Ulster Way), Ballintoy, Co. Antrim

Don't forget to share your Mournes Adventures with us using #WalkNI on social media.

Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Officer & Active Clubs Coordinator for Walking

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She oversees the marketing and communication on WalkNI, OutdoorNI and Walking in Your Community Project. Most recently she has been working with Parkrun Ireland & UK to introduce the 'Walk @ parkrun' initiative.

5 Tips to Help You at the Red Bull Foxhunt

Posted on October 2, 2018 @ 2:45 PM in Mountainbiking

This year's Red Bull Foxhunt will see 550 riders compete against each other and three of the biggest names in the world of mountain biking, who are assuming the mantle of the Foxes: Gee Atherton (Multiple World Cup and Championship wins), Loic Bruni (UCI World Champion) and Greg Callaghan (Ranked No.3 in the world at the 2017 Enduro World Series).

A daunting task for anyone - but MountainBikeNI have spoken to the one man who has won the Foxhunt an amazing 3 times; Colin "Rosco" Ross. Colin took us to Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails, where the Foxhunt takes place, and gave us his 5 tips on how to give yourself the best chance when taking part in the mass start event.

Tip 1: Look After your Suspension


Tip 2: Go for a Thicker Tire


Tip 3: Choose Different Lines During Practise


Tip 4: Practise Your Sprints


Tip 5: Make Sure You've Enough Energy for the Race


Good luck for the big day! If you'd like more advice on the wider Red Bull Foxhunt experience, you can check out MountainBikeNI for loads of helpful tips. We'll see you all in Rostrevor.

Colin Ross
Colin Ross  World DH Master's Champion

Colin is a 3 time winner of the Red Bull Foxhunt and current Master's World Downhill Champion.

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