The 2016 UCI World Cross-country (XCO) championships take place in the Czech Republic from 30 June to 3 July. Three riders from Ireland will be competing at this event. Gareth McKee (Elite men), James Curry (Under 23) and David Conroy (Junior) will be supported by Simon Curry and Graham Boyd. We wish them great success.
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 will be posted here when it is has gone live.
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.
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.
Click on this link to download the minutes from the AGM (PDF format)
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
A great event held by Dromara Cycling Club at Tollymore Forest Park.
Winners: Junior Men: David Conroy, Women: Beth McCluskey, M40: Robin Seymour,
M50: Des Woods, Senior: Roger Aiken
Full results here
The 2015 Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 23 January 2016. Venue: Louis Fitzgerald Hotel. Continue reading
The 2015 National MTB Marathon Championships took place at Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor, County Down on Sunday 13 September. Continue reading