The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission sent 5 riders to the 2019 World Cyclo-cross Championships. The event was held over the weekend of 2-3 February at Bogense, Denmark. The team consisted of
Adam McGarr and Sean Nolan (Junior men), Lara Gillespie and Lucy O’Donnell (U23 women) and David Conroy (U23 men). Saturday was for Junior men and U23 men. Sunday was for the U23 women. On Saturday there was very cold and windy conditions on the exposed coastal course. Several steep banks and treacherous descents on the course. The course had a thin slice of mud on top but hard frozen ground underneath. Large entry of riders. Large crowds to cheer them on. These worlds had the most participants in the events history.
Continue reading Tough racing at the World Cyclo-cross Championships
Five Irish riders have been selected to compete at the 2019 World Cyclo-cross Championships which are due to take place in Bogense, Denmark on the 2 and 3 February.
Junior men – Adam McGarr and Sean Nolan
U23 women – Lara Gillespie and Lucy O’Donnell
U23 men – David Conroy
Best of luck to them.
Day 2 of the 2019 Irish National Cyclo-cross Championships saw great racing across the four national championship races – Junior men, Masters (M40, M50 and M60), Women and Senior Men. The course had been well tested the day before with the youth racing. The impressive constructed bridge with its steps and three ramps dominated the arena. The large crowd of spectators enjoyed the racing and hospitality at Fota House on a dry day with outbreaks of warm, winter sun.
Continue reading Exciting racing on day 2 of the National Cyclo-cross Championships
Host club De Ronde van Cork has pulled out all the stops to put on a top class national championship. Saturday 12 January 2019 was the Youth National Championships for the Under 14s and 16s. The day started with a full complement of youth support races from the Under 6s to the Under 12s.
Continue reading Great racing at the 2019 Youth Championships
Deadline for riders to register their interest in competing in the 2019 World Cyclocross Championships, Denmark has been extended to Tuesday 15 January 2019 @ 9 pm.
The purpose of this of this document is to set out the selection process for Irish riders to compete in the 2019 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Bogense, Denmark (2-3 Feb 2019). The selection is open to riders in the following categories: Junior men, Junior women, Under 23 men, Under 23 women, Elite men and Elite women.
Continue reading Deadline extended for expression of interest in competing at World CX Championships
The 2019 Irish National Youth Cyclo-cross Championships and the Irish National Junior/Senior/Masters Championships are both being held at Fota House, Co. Cork. The Youth Championships are on Saturday 12 January 2019 and the Junior/Senior/Masters Championships are being held on the Sunday 13 January. Both events are being hosted by De Ronda van Cork. There are non-championship youth support races on the Saturday as well.
2019 licences are required and entry is via the Cycling Ireland Azolve portal. Registration closes on Sunday 6 January 2019. No other entries are allowed after that date. If you have any issues with registration please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A list of entries to date is shown below
Junior / Senior / Masters Championships
A technical guide for the event is given here.
Gridding list here.
The 2019 Irish National Enduro Championships will be held at Kilbroney, Rostrevor County Down on the weekend of 22/23 June 2019. The event will double up as Round 3 of the Vitus/First Track Enduro series. NOTE: In order to be eligible for the championship categories you will need to have at least a Limited Competition licence from Cycling Ireland with the country code “IRL” on the licence.
The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday 20 October 2018. Minutes from that event are available here (PDF).
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!
Cyclocross has made a huge leap forward in recent days with groundwork beginning on a state of the art skills zone and course within the National Sports Campus (NSC) in Dublin. The Campus, operated by Sport Ireland, is headquarters to the majority of Ireland’s leading sporting disciplines and cyclocross now becomes part of the campus framework.
Continue reading Cyclocross makes its mark at the National Sports Campus