Irish team heading to Enduro Trophy of Nations

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.
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First notification of the Off-road Commission’s AGM 2019

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.

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Downhill co-ordinator
  • Cross-country co-ordinator
  • Cyclo-cross co-ordinator
  • Enduro rep
  • Women’s rep
  • Youth rep

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CX – Expression of interest – European Championships

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.
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Helen Wyman Cyclocross Coaching Clinics

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.
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Cyclo-cross coaching at the new Skills Zone at NSC Dublin

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. 

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Two riders selected for UCI Cyclo-cross camp

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.

DH and XC National Championships

The Irish Downhill and Cross-country National Championships are both being held over the weekend of the 20/21 July 2019. Deadline for entry for both events is Sunday 14 July 2019.

The Downhill Championships are being held at Kilbroney, Rostrevor Co. Down by Rostrevor MTB Club. A Technical Guide for the DH event is given here. More details can be found on www.irishdownhillseries.com/.

The Cross-country (XC) National Championships are being held at Tracton Woods in Co. Cork by MBCC. A Technical Guide for the XC event is given here. More details can be found on www.irishxcnps.ie/.