This is the first notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM). This meeting will take place on Saturday 21 January 2017 – venue to be confirmed (Dublin based).
Positions on the Commission
The commission will be made up with the following 8 positions. All of the posts are up for re-election.
- DH co-ordinator
- XC co-ordinator
- CX co-ordinator
- Enduro rep
- Youth Development Co-ordinator
The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is sending a team away to this year’s European Cyclo-cross Championships. The event takes place at Pont-Château in France on 29-30 October. The team consists of one Espoir rider – David Conroy and two Juniors Craig McCarthy and JB Murphy. They will be supported by Andy Layhe and Josh Murray. Best wishes to the team.
Calling Junior and Espoir Cyclo-cross riders – Expression of interest required
The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is looking for Expressions of Interest from Junior and Under 23 cyclo-cross riders to race at the
2016 UEC CYCLO-CROSS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, which will take place at PONT-CHÂTEAU (FRANCE) 29-30 OCTOBER 2016.
Riders should have a current 2016 licence with UCI code “IRL”, an up-to-date passport and be available to travel Thursday 27 October returning on Monday 31 October 2016.
Riders should send their Cycling CV to email@example.com
In the CV there should be: Name, home address, email address, telephone number, emergency contact name and number, date of birth, licence number, and recent results in the order of:- cyclo-cross, other off-road disciplines, other cycling disciplines.
Deadline for expression of interest will be midnight on Wednesday 12 October 2016.
We have just learned that the legend of Irish off-road cycling, Richie Byrne, has passed away. Richie had been battling cancer and had brought us on a journey with him through the struggles he had as he was brave enough to share those experiences on Facebook. He has left behind a huge legacy going back to the very earliest days of the sport in Ireland. His Epic Blast will long live in the memory. From pushing on top athletes to taking out beginners for their first mountain bike spin, from competing locally and internationally, he had done it all. We all wanted to get to know him, but that also meant he then knew who you were so there was no hiding from the banter he dished out on the microphone when commenting at races. The “Godfather”. RIP Richie. Deepest condolences to his family.
Photograph above provided with permission from Adrian.
XCO UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships took place in Val di Sole, Trentino, Italy on 31 August 2016. Robin Seymour (Team Worc) took part in the M45-49 age group and was gridded on the front row. From the whistle Robin took to the front having a close battle with Spaniard Francesco Xavier Carnicer but finally dropping him to finish well clear after 5 laps.
The NPS XC series has come to a conclusion. Details below.
To date there is no venue or club to run the 2016 Marathon MTB Championships.
If you are an event organiser and would consider running the Marathon Championships contact Max Power by email (here).
Below is a summary of results obtained by riders from across Ireland in both cross-country and downhill events outside of Ireland – British Series and beyond.
The National Championships took place this weekend with the downhill taking place at Carrick Co. Wicklow – results here.
The cross-country event took place at Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth, hosted by Cuchulainn CC.
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.