A team of four junior riders were selected for last weekend’s European Cyclocross Championships in Silvelle, Italy. The young team, all participating in their first major cyclocross event, were Roisin Lally, Darcey Harkenss (Junior women) and Ciaran Dixon and Darren Rafferty (Junior men).
Best of luck to the Irish team who are out at the European Cyclo-cross championships which are taking place in Silvelle, Italy. Competing are: Junior men – Darren Rafferty and Ciaran Dixon, Junior women – Darcey Harkness and Roisin Lally with Team Manager Andy Layhe.
Continue reading Team Ireland at European Cyclo-cross championships
This is the second notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM). This meeting will take place on Saturday 12 October 2019 – Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. Meet at 13:45 with start time at 2 pm. Tea and coffee will be available at the break. NOTE: The deadline for submissions of nominations and proposals is close of play on Saturday 5 October 2018.
Continue reading Second notification of the 2019 Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM
The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from clubs to run the Enduro National Championships for 2020. There is no set date for this event.
Click here to download an Expression of Interest form. This is to be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date of applications is close of play Tuesday 8 October 2019.
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.
The inaugural Trophy of Nations Enduro event takes place on 29 September at Fnale Ligure, Italy. All Teams were chosen by the Enduro World Series (EWS), using a system of series points and global points then wild card riders. Ireland has two teams entered – A men’s team and an Under 21 men’s team. Unfortuanly there were not have enough Irish females to enter a team.
Continue reading Irish team heading to Enduro Trophy of Nations
This is the first notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM). This meeting will take place on Saturday 12 October 2019 – venue to be confirmed (Dublin based).
Positions on the Commission
The commission will be made up with the following 9 positions. The position of Chair is for 2 years with Tim O’Regan staying on in that position.
- Downhill co-ordinator
- Cross-country co-ordinator
- Cyclo-cross co-ordinator
- Enduro rep
- Women’s rep
- Youth rep
The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from Junior male and Junior female riders to compete in the 2019 European Cyclo-cross Championships which are being held in Silvelle, Italy 9-10 November 2019. (Event website)
A maximum of four riders would be sent to the event (less if riders do not meet the criteria) along with support staff.
Continue reading CX – Expression of interest – European Championships
Last weekend (17-18 August 2019) saw former two time European CX Champion and World Championship bronze medalist Helen Wyman visit us for two days of cyclocross coaching days. Saturday saw Helen and her husband/coach Stefan, visit Lurgan Park and Sunday saw them both at the new dedicated cyclocross training facility at the National Sports Campus in Dublin.
Continue reading Helen Wyman Cyclocross Coaching Clinics
This weekend sees a milestone in Irish cycling with the inaugural use of the new Cyclocross Skills Zone at the National Sports Campus in Dublin.
The opening of the venue, coincides with the visit of two time European Champion Helen Wyman who will be hosting a cyclocross coaching session at the venue on Sunday 18th August from 9am.Continue reading Cyclo-cross coaching at the new Skills Zone at NSC Dublin
The UCI has confirmed selection of two Irish riders to attend their Cyclocross training Camp in Aigle in Switzerland (1-6th October 2019). Best of luck to Lucy O’Donnell and Darren Rafferty.
Each year the camp is hosted by a top international cyclocross coach or former CX professional. Previous versions have seen Sven Nys, Rudy de Bee and Sven Vanthourenhout passing on their experience and knowledge to the riders.