Become a BMX Commissaire!
Cycling Ireland & BMX Ireland are running a BMX Commissaires course on the 11th and 12th of May 2013 at NO COST to the participants. This course is open to all although you must be a CI Member but the introduction level membership will suffice.
The tutor will be Mr Phil Townsend a British Cycling BMX Commisaire and a member of their BMX commission..
The course will be based on Cycling Ireland’s BMX Technical Regulations which can be found on the Cycling Ireland website. It will be a two day course based at Cherry Orchard BMX track
The course covers 5 areas:
1) Vulnerable Person Protection
3) Administration and Preparation
4) Technical (two parts – Bike / Rider and Track)
It is anticipated that items 1) and 2) be covered on line and as such the course will concentrate on items 3), 4) and 5) on the Saturday with Sunday morning devoted to a Question and Answer session and some practical sessions with the examination in the afternoon.
Saturday 11th May, registration 10:30 for a start time of 11:00, there will be one hour lunch break and the day will terminate at 17:00.
Sunday 12th May will run from 09:30 concluding around 16:00 with a one hour lunch break.
All costs associated with the course will be covered by Cycling Ireland although persons having to stay overnight will be responsible for their own accommodation.
Ms Alison Murphy (allie_jane [at] hotmail [dot] com telephone no. 0879091278) a member of BMX Ireland has kindly agreed to act as course coordinator and those interested in the course should contact her direct.
You can see some info on BMX Commisaires on the British Cycling web site HERE.
Don’t miss this opportunity!
2013 Irish BMX National Series – Round 3
Round 3 of the National Series took place on the 7th April out at the fast, smooth and windy Ratoath Track. 120 riders in all signed up for the day. The weather amazingly stayed fine considering there was snow on the track 10 days before! All the teams were out making the effort to erect the tents / pits down the side of the track, Congress BMX, Principal Stay Strong, CAAM Racing / CCM Racing and Area 57 where all there in force. Not forgetting the effort that Bikestore.ie put in setting up their displays.
The big news of the day was that Spanish rider, Diego P. Del Pobil, who has just turned Elite raced our Superclass category. Diego won … squirrely McShane somehow stayed on his bike to take second.
Other groups of note where the 9 year old and the 14 year old boys. In the 9′s we saw the return to the top for Lee O’Sullivan of Congress BMX Racing, Lee just about held off Niall Davis for the win with Ryan Quinn taking third which just keeps him on the top of the table but it’s getting tight up there. In the 14′s we had the top 4 riders swapping places all day but it was Sam Murphy who amassed the best points tally on the day to take the win. Eoin Corrigan finished second and Katie O’Neill grabbed the third spot. Katie also raced in the 15+ Ladies group taking the win there, pretty good trophy haul for the day!
Crash of the Day
Video from Brian Gillen
Morgan Kearney made it 3 wins from 3 in the 10′s as did Abby Steacy in the 8-10 girls, Corey Waller in the 7 boys, Adam Davis in the 13′s, Kate Larkin in the 11-14 girls and Ross Callaghan in the 11′s boys. Ross’s dad Ian was on top form in the 30+ Adult class taking the win putting him joint second in the table with Rod Hughes who was second on the day. Stephen Bagnall did enough to stay on top of the league table with a third. This group is becoming one to watch!
The 15 year olds were merged into the 16-29 year olds but it was one of the 15 year olds, Aaron Edwards of Unit 8 Haro who fought his way to first place on the day followed by Arran Kelly who was making a rare appearance on the gate.
Another great days racing, thanks must go to all at the Ratoath Club for another smoothly run event!
Stephen Kane was out again with his camera, you can see all his shots HERE.
Anthony Connor has sent up a new facebook page with his shots, like and look HERE.
Eugene Jackson was also out with his camera, have a look at some of his HERE.
Round 4 in the Series is back out at Ratoath on the 9th June giving you lots of time to get some training in.
League table HERE
Team table HERE
If you are interested in writing race reports or are videoing the races and want to submit them to be used in Edits can you please email lar [at] bmxireland [dot] ie
Eamonn and Simon caught up with Diego P. Del Pobil at a recent DCBMX League race and asked him what he thought about Ireland …
Diego has turned Elite this year so keep an eye out for him on the European circuit. Check out Diego’s web site HERE.
LOVE / HATE / BMX
Three of our own BMX Racers are to feature in an upcoming episode of RTE’s excellent Love / Hate. The lucky three are Adam Davis from Unit 8 Haro, Aaron Steacy from CAAM Racing / Route 55 and Sam Murphy from Principal Stay Strong. As of yet we don’t know what their part will be in the episode (top secret) but we are already looking forward to it, roll on the new season.
Unfortunately we can’t recommend that you all watch the show due to the show’s content but maybe your parents can show you the edited clip.
Filming of the episode happened last Monday (8th April) or so we are told by the agent of the three. Rumor has it that the three new stars will be signing autographs at the next race … form an orderly queue girls!