Month: June 2010

Buttevant Red Bull Steeple Cross

Sunday, June 20th saw large crowds descend on Buttevant. It wasn’t for The Cahirmee horse fair – the crowds were here to see riders on two wheels rather than four legs. The Red Bull Steeple Cross took place against the scenic backdrop of Buttevant castle, and the weather was glorious. It is estimated that about 3000 visited the spectacle. The riders were mounted on a mix of motocross bikes and enduro bikes, and the dry course was punishing for all contestants, with tree roots exposed by the bikes acting as extra obstacles to the riders. The event was well organised with plenty of staff to ensure riders and spectators kept safe, and the lovely Red Bull ladies were distributing the energy beverage, keeping the visitors hydrated and energised. Locals were full of praise for the event, which also featured music later on in the day. “It’s great for the town”, one shopkeeper...

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Red Bull Steeple-Cross June 20th

The site of the world’s first ever steeplechase will see a new take on the sport on June 20th.  This time the riders will be on motorbikes instead of horses, as Buttevant plays host to the 2010 Red Bull Steeple-Cross. More information on the Steeple-Cross can be found here The story of the world’s first ever steeplechase is here photo credit: GOGO...

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