XC and DH World Championships 2021 – expressions of interest

The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from riders, male and female, in the Junior and Elite (Under 23) age-groups who would like to be supported to race in either the UCI Cross-country (XCO) World Championships or the UCI Downhill (DHI) World Championships. Both events take place in Val Di Sole, Italy on 25-29 August 2021.
https://www.valdisolebikeland.com/en/uci-mountain-bike-world-champs-2021/

Selection Criteria
The riders must hold a 2021 UCI competition membership licence with the country code “IRELAND”.
Those interested in putting their name forward need to send their CV to secretary@offroadcyclingireland.ie.
The CV should contain results within the period 11 June to 8 August 2021.
An example CV is provided here.
This email needs to arrive by close of play on Monday 9 August 2021.
If there are more applications than places available a selection panel will select riders based on results.
NOTE: Permission to travel to the World Championships will depend on the COVID-19 restrictions.

Enduro Youth Test Ride – 25 July 2021

In order to compete in the Vitus Gravity Enduro Ireland series, and all other enduro events, all youth riders (aged 12-14) need to be assessed for suitability.

The next Youth Enduro test ride is scheduled for Sunday 25 July 2021 at Ticknock (12 pm).
If you are a Youth rider aged 12/13 and want to race in the 2021 season you must take part in a test ride.
We are looking for a good level of fitness, technical skills and lots of trail sense!
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Cross-country and downhill national championships 2021 – update

The commission has just received confirmation today regarding the venues for the 2021 cross-country and downhill mountain biking national championships.

CROSS-COUNTRY
The venue will be Tinkerhill Motorcross site which is situated on the outskirts of Newry in County Down. The site is private and will only be available for practice on the race weekend which is Friday 27 August (support races in the evening) and Saturday 28 August.

DOWNHILL
Gravity BC has confirmed that they will host the downhill national championships at Carrick Mountain, County Wicklow on 25/26 September.

More details and links to registration pages for both events to follow.

If you would like to put your name down as a potential volunteer for these events please send your contact details to secretary@offroadcyclingireland.ie.

Cross-country and downhill national championships 2021

The commission is supporting the efforts of the host clubs to try to secure dates, venues, first aid and volunteers for the national championships for both downhill and cross-country. Provisionally the downhill date would be end of September with a provisional date for the cross-country as the end of August. Once we have confirmation we will publish details.
If you would like to put your name down as a potential volunteer for these events please send your contact details to secretary@offroadcyclingireland.ie.

Cross-country and Downhill World Championships 2021

The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from riders, male and female, in the Junior and Elite (Under 23) age-groups who would like to be supported to race in either the UCI Cross-country (XCO) World Championships or the UCI Downhill (DHI) World Championships. Both events take place in Val Di Sole, Italy on 25-29 August 2021.
https://www.valdisolebikeland.com/en/uci-mountain-bike-world-champs-2021/
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Provincial and National CX championships not going ahead and no Worlds team

Over the last number of weeks, the Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission has been engaging with event organisers and the Sport Ireland Expert Group, through Cycling Ireland, towards securing suitable and approved arrangements for the Provincial and National Cyclo-Cross Championships.

This included the Commission making adjustments to the calendar to reduce the amount of movement by people and ensured commitment from event organisers on implementing the Covid-19 protocols for their events.
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Postponement of Provincial Cyclo-cross Championships

The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission, in consulation with the host clubs, has made the decision to postpone the provincial cyclo-cross championships from Sunday 6 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021.

Connacht: Hosted by: Westport Covey Wheelers – Venue: Westport
Leinster: Hosted by: Biking.ie – Venue: TBC
Munster : Hosted by: Greenmount CC – Venue: Limerick Race Course
Ulster : Hosted by: Island Wheelers – Venue: Windmill Park, Dungannon

The National Cyclo-cross championships are due to take place on 9/10 January 2020 at Palace Demense in Armagh hosted by Square Wheels (as of the date of this announcement).

The scheduled date for the provincials was felt to be too close to the lifting (hopefully) of restrictions and moving the date closer to the national championships would better prepare riders. Naturally, with the ongoing pandemic, these dates may have to be changed.

Keep safe