XC National Championships – Technical Guide

A Technical Guide for the upcoming Irish National Cross-country Mountain Bike Championships 2016 is available here.
A final list of entries is given here.

Gridding will be taken from the latest NPS league table (after 4 rounds)- here.
Gridding for the Senior Men, M30, M40, M50 races has been calculated from the NPS league tables with overall results weighted by the following factor.
Senior 1 x 1
Senior 2 x 0.6
Senior 3 x 0.4
Senior 4 – not used for weighted values
Priority is given to last year’s winner, the current NPS XCO points and then the Weighted NPS scores.  To see the gridding list click here.

DH and XC National Championships 2016

The weekend of 16 & 17 July 2016 sees the Irish National Championships for both the downhill and cross-country mountain bikers.  Both events are pre-entry ONLY and must be pre-entered a week in advance (10 July cut-off).  Carrick mountain Co. Wicklow is the venue for the downhill and Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth for the cross-country.


Registration for the downhill national championships is here.


The link to the cross-country registration system here.


Emerald Enduro – Irish riders triumph

Round 3 of the Enduro World Series took place at Carrick Mountain, Co. Wicklow on the weekend of 13-15 May. This is the second time that this international event has visited the venue and it is testament to the great job that Niall Davis and the Biking.ie crew did last year to see its return.  The format was as before, 7 timed Enduro stages.  Like the previous year the sun shone and the crowds gathered and lined the stages, in costumes and making lots of noise.   Greg Callaghan relived the fairytale of 2015 and took the win again in the Men’s category, much to the delight of the crowds of spectators.  Leah Maunsell took the win in the Women’s Under 21s, Killian Callaghan took the win in the Men’s Under 21s, with the legend that is Robin Seymour taking first in the Masters.

A great job again by Niall and the small army of helpers.
For a full list of results click here.

Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM – 23 Jan 2016 – motions and nominations – updated

Many thanks to all the people who took the time to submit motions and nominations for the Off-road Commission AGM which is due to take place on Saturday 23 January 2016 at Louis Fitzgerald hotel in Dublin (see previous post for more details). Below you will see the full list of motions and nominations submitted. Please come along to support the commission in the work that it is trying to do. Continue reading