Youth National CX Championships and Junior/Senior National CX Championships

A busy weekend ahead at Fota House and Gardens in County Cork which will host both the Irish Youth National Cyclo-cross Championships and the Junior/Senior National Cyclo-cross Championship over the weekend of Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th January 2019.  The Youth races will be on the Saturday.  Full details of both events to follow.  Time to sort out your accommodation!

Expression of interest in running the 2019 Enduro National Championships

The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from clubs to run the Enduro National Championships for 2019.  There is no set date for this event.

Click here to download an Expression of Interest form.  This is to be sent to
secretary@offroadcyclingireland.ie.  Closing date of applications is close of play Tuesday 20 November 2018.
Note: The host club does not need to have secured confirmation from the landowner to submit an expression of interest.   At this stage we are just trying to gauge interest from clubs willing to host the event.

Third notification of the 2018 Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM

This is the third notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Details of the nominations and motions are shown below.
The meeting will take place on Saturday 20 October 2018 – Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. Meet at 11:45 with start time at 12:00. Tea and coffee will be available at the break, however, there is no lunch scheduled so make sure you eat before you arrive.
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Second notification of the 2018 Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM

This is the second notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM). This meeting will take place on Saturday 20 October 2018 – Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. Meet at 11:45 with start time at 12:00. Tea and coffee will be available at the break, however, there is no lunch scheduled so make sure you eat before you arrive.
NOTE: The deadline for submissions of nominations and proposals has been extended to Wednesday 17 October 2018.
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First Irish UCI CX Race

Sunday 7 October 2018 is now an important date in the history of Irish Cyclo-cross as this was when the first UCI C2 race took place. The idea came from a discussion between event organiser Glenn Kinning and Andy Layhe (the cyclo-cross representative on the Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission), when returning from the World Cyclo-cross Championships at the start of 2018.

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Leah at the EWS

The Enduro World Series (EWS) at Aínsa, Spain was a tough two days battling with temperatures as high as 35C! I had a bit of trouble keeping pressure in my rear wheel on Day 1 but I trucked on and got it patched up for the final two stages of the day. I headed into Day 2 with the ambition of taking a stage win and that I did. I was happy to finish up in P2 after a challenging two days.

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First notification of the Off-road Commission’s AGM

This is the first notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM).  This meeting will take place on Saturday 20 October 2018 – venue to be confirmed (Dublin based).

Positions on the Commission
The commission will be made up with the following 9 positions.  All of the posts are up for re-election.

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Downhill co-ordinator
  • Cross-country co-ordinator
  • Cyclo-cross co-ordinator
  • Enduro rep
  • Women’s rep
  • Commission member

The commission wish to highight that current Chair, Damien Duggan, has come to the end of his 2 years in the position.  Also note that the Downhill Co-ordinator, Derek Cowan, has expressed his desire to step down from the Commission.  The Commission did not have a cross-country rep in 2018.

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