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Offroad Commission AGM Motions & Notifications

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This years Offroad AGM will be held on the 25th of October (venue TBC but close to Dublin)

Please send motions and nominations to offroad.commission@gmail.com.
The deadline for motions is Monday the 20th and Wednesday the 22nd for nominations. We are accepting nominations for the position of the Chairman, Treasurer, CX and DH coordinator and regional development officers for all 4 provinces.
Please see the attached structure for 2015. Offroad Commission 2015 Structure.

Thank you
The Offroad Commission

2014 All Ireland Championship Information

 

 

 

2014 ALL IRELAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

INFORMATION 

 

 

 

EVENT DATE: Sunday 21st September 2014.

 

VENUE: Lucan BMX Club

 

DIRECTIONS: See here

 

DOWNLOAD EVENT GUIDE HERE

 

 

RACE CATEGORIES

Female: U7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14,  Jr. Women(14-19), Ladies (19+)

Male: U6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, Jr. Men(14-19), SuperClass (19+), Masters (30+), Vets 40+

 Your age group is based on the age you turn this year i.e. if you turn 14 years old by the end of 2014 you and in the Jr. Men class.

 

Riders must have a Cycling Ireland / UCI Licence with an  ’IRL’ designation on it in order to qualify to race.

 

 Entry fee to be paid on morning of event at the Lucan track.

Under 18 €10 / Over 18 €20

 

Please note: There is no prize money in Superclass for this event.

 

 

 

 EVENT TIMES 

(subject to change)

Saturday 20th September

Open Track Practice 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Gate practice 3.00pm – 5.00pm

 

Sunday 21st September

Rider registration / Entry fee payment 9.00am – 10.30am

Track practice (age groups) 9.15am – 11.00am

Racing starts 11.30am

Strider race between moto’s and finals

Finish time approx 4.00pm

 

Prize giving to follow shortly after last final.

Custom trophies kindly designed and produced by Reconcile Engineering.

 

 

 GAZEBO’S / TENTS / CAMPER VANS

Small Gazebo (3m x 3m approx.) – €15
Large Gazebo – €25
Camper Vans (very limited space) – €20

 

Please email info [at] lucanbmx [dot] ie to book a spot.

 

All cars must be parked in the Car Park adjacent to the track.

 

 

 

 

 

Kelvin Batey kills it in Holland

 

 

 Kelvin Batey kills it in Holland

 

2014 UCI BMX World Championships – Rotterdam, Holland

 

 

Photo: Jerry Landrum – bmxmania.com

 

 

Ireland’s Kelvin Batey (33) travelled to the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships with high expectations. A year of training all leading up to this event in Rotterdam where Kelvin would not only race in the Masters class but also the 30-34 year old Cruiser class.

 

Every year the Masters class gets harder as new riders reach the minimum age requirement of 30 years. This year Kelvin not only had to deal with Argentina’s Cristian Becerine, the number 1 USA BMX Vet Pro, but also Denmark’s Olympian, Morten Therkildsen. Not an easy field to navigate!

 

Kelvin’s Masters challenge got off to a perfect start with three perfect laps in the moto’s resulting in three wins. In the semi Kelvin went into the big sweeping first berm level with Becerine but came out in second where he sat comfortably for the rest of the lap, easing up on the final straight.

 

 

Photo: Simon Murphy

 

Master Moto’s – Kelvin Batey, World Number 2 – 2014

 

Master Semi Final – Kelvin Batey, World Number 2 – 2014

 

 

Second place in the semi final put Kelvin in gate 4 for the final with Becerine in gate 2 and Therkildsen in gate 5 beside Kelvin. With such a short first straight the advantage was firmly in Bercerine’s court.

 

The Argentinian got a brilliant gate giving him the holeshot at turn one. Kelvin came out in second and after a slight bobble on a jump sat in behind Becerine until the third straight where he opened up and took first place by the end of the straight but got checked in turn three, which killed both Kelvin’s and Becerine’s speed. That left the gate open for Therkildsen, who was behind by a significant distance, to whip by both of them on the last straight taking the title. Kelvin managed to regain momentum to take the silver medal on the line with Becerine in third. The Masters had been all about these three.

 

 

 Master Final – Kelvin Batey, World Number 2 – 2014

 

Photo: Simon Murphy

 

After the final Kelvin responded with ” It’s been a great year wearing the stripes and it’s been one of the proudest things I’ve ever done in my life. Silver medal this year after a great race and beaten by my long time friend and someone I really respect, Morten Therkildsen, congrats mate you deserve it. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and the support I have had at this championship.

 

It’s our opinion that Kelvin was visibly the fastest rider on the day, he is definitely faster now than he was in New Zealand 2013 when he won the Masters title but it’s the tiniest little things that happen in the frantic 30 seconds that can change everything.

 

 

Photo: Jerry Landrum – bmxmania.com

 

Photo: Jerry Landrum – bmxmania.com

 

 

 Masters Award Ceremony

 

On the Friday Kelvin hopped on to a borrowed Cruiser for the first time this year, swapping all the parts he could from his bike on to it, stating that he was ‘going to ride it like a 20″ ‘. And that’s just what he did, not dropping a lap all day in the moto’s, quarters and semi. A class above! In the final our man did not get the best of gates but by half way down the first straight he was level and being the only rider to jump the big triples going into turn one put him out front. From there he was gone and cruised to victory and his second World Championship title in as many years. Kelvin Batey, World number 1, again.

 

One week, two bikes, two medals. Brilliant.

 

 

 30-34 Cruiser Moto’s –  Kelvin Batey World number 1 – 2014

 

 30-34 Cruiser Final –  Kelvin Batey World number 1 – 2014

 

 Kelvin interviewed right after winning.

 

 

Kelvin will be back next year to reclaim his Masters title at BMX Zolder in Belgium. But what are Kelvin’s plans post Belgium? Well this is where it gets really interesting … an extended period off work, serious full time training and a return to the SX Series with an eye on Olympic qualification for Rio 2016 when the World Championships roll into Medellin, Colombia … “Its the last piece of my career that’s missing so I want to fully go for it this time“. Start planning, we’re going to Brazil …

 

 

You can download the Masters Results HERE

 

You can download the Cruiser Results HERE

 

Photo: Simon Murphy

 

 

 Photo: Get Racing

 

 

 

 

 

2014 World BMX Championships Rotterdam

 

 

 2014 BMX World Championships, Holland

 

 Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam, Holland on July 21st – 27th 2014

 

 

HOW THE IRISH DID IN HOLLAND 

 

 

 

 

 

 Opening Ceremony

 

 

Masters 30+ : Wednesday 23th   17.45 – 21.30
Kelvin Batey #1    Moto#54

Result: Very close between the top three, Kelvin gets a second in the final after a photo finish. W2!! Well done Kelvin. See HERE for more info.

 

 Master Final – Kelvin Batey, World Number 2 – 2014

 

Master Semi Final – Kelvin Batey, World Number 2 – 2014

 

 

Boys 7: Thursday 24th   7.30 – 13.00

Tommy Campbell #91    Moto#17

Result: Tommy had a fall in his last moto and was unlucky not to progress.

 

 

Boys 10: Thursday 24th   7.30 – 13.00
Ryan Quinn #384    Moto#77

Result: Made it to the 1/8′s but with a gate 8 pick it was always going to be hard. Ryan finished with a great 6th in the 1/8′s.

 

 

Boys 14: Thursday 24th   15.00 – 20.40

Matthew Campbell #182    Moto#68

 

 

Boys 15: Thursday 24th   15.00 – 20.40
Eoin Corrigian #304    Moto#96
Sam Murphy #305   Moto#95

 

 Boys 15 years – Motos


 

 

Boys 16: Thursday 24th   15.00 – 20.40
Jake Campbell #422    Moto#119
Aaron Edwards #423    Moto#118
Jake Lynch #424   Moto#117

 

 Boys 16 years – Motos


 

 

Cruiser 30 – 34: Friday 25th   8.00 – 13.10
Kelvin Batey #293    Moto#43

Result: Kelvin didn’t drop a lap all day. 1st in the final.World Number 1! See HERE for more info.

 

 

 

 Cruiser 30-34 Final – Kelvin Batey, World Number 1 – 2014

 

 

Cruiser 45+: Friday 25th   8.00 – 13.10
Tom Campbell #462    Moto#66
Result: Tom made it to the 1/8′s, just missing the 1/4′s.
Eamonn Wyer #463    Moto#67
Result: Some good moto results got Eamonn to the 1/8′s but an outside gate pick meant he was up against it.

 

 45+ Cruiser Moto’s – Tom Campbell & Eamonn Wyer

 

 

 

THE OFFICIAL BMX WORLDS WEBSITE HERE

 

THE FULL RESULTS CAN BE FOUND HERE

 

THE UCI 2014 BMX WORLDS COMPETITION GUIDE CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE