A friendly reminder to all those Riders interested in partaking in this Sunday’s Nation CycloCross Championships that pre-entry for Sunday’s race closes at 10 am tomorrow (Wednesday 9th of January)
Conor Farrell – Off-Road Commission Secretary
We’ve just received the following cyclocross news from the UCI:
1 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
The World Championships will take place this year for the first time in the USA, in the
city of Louisville on 2nd and 3rd February 2013.
The program is available on the UCI website on the following link:
1.2 Online registration
The online registration system will open on January 14 and close on January 22,
12:00 CET. The registration must be done through the UCI web service as usually,
through the national federations.
You will find enclosed information related to hotel reservations.
The competition guide of the 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships will be
available on the UCI website in the following weeks, on the following link:
Additional information can be found on the organiser’s website:
2 2012-2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
All the information about the 2012-2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup (programs,
websites, …) are also available on the UCI website on the following link:
2.1 Registration deadlines
The Cyclo-cross World Cup will start on October 21 in Tabor (CZE). The online
registration system will open, for this first round, on October 5 and close on October
15, 12:00 CET.
All the other online registration deadlines for the World Cup are available on the UCI
website on the following link:
2.2 UCI Ranking Publication dates
The UCI Cyclo-cross ranking will be published 12 times during this season, all the
ranking publication dates are available on the UCI website on the following link:
3 UCI International Cyclo-cross Calendar
The 2012-2013 UCI International Cyclo-cross calendar is published on the UCI website on
the following link:
The instructions for the 2013-2014 UCI International Cyclo-cross calendar registration will be
sent middle October.
The 2012 Offroad Commission AGM takes place on Saturday October 6th at Taylors Three Rock, Rathfarnham, Dublin. The schedule for the day is as follows:
- Morning – Casual spin around Three Rock
- 2pm – soup and sandwiches for hungry bikers
- 3pm – Offroad Commission AGM
- 4:30pm – 2012 prize-giving ceremony
You’ll find the full agenda here, including Commission nominations and motions.
Please note there are various positions on the Cycling Ireland Offroad Commission up for nomination.
Nominations must be received by the Offroad Commission by Saturday 29th September at 1:00pm, any nominations received after this date/time will not be accepted.
Nominators and nominees must hold a current Cycling Ireland licence.
Vacant positions for nomination:
Morgan O’Connell (current chairman) and Fergal Kilkenny (current secretary) will be retiring from their respective positions in October.
Sean Herlihy (Access Officer) retired from his position during 2012.
Ciara MacManus (XC Development rep.) retired from her position during 2012.
Morgan, Sean, Ciara and Fergal are thanked for their dedication, efforts and work during their tenure and have brought about significant change, promotion and improvement to many aspects of the sport.
Positions up for re-election as follows:
- Orla Baxter (Commission member)
- Alison Murphy (BMX rep.)
Members who currently do not require re-election:
- Natalie O’Carroll (DH Development rep.)
- Aine Conneff (Treasurer)
- Richard Thornhill (DH co-ordinator)
To nominate a person for election to the Offroad Commission, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject “Offroad Commission nomination” Nominations must be received by the Offroad Commission by Saturday 29th September at 1:00pm, any nominations received after this date/time will not be accepted.
You must be present at the AGM to propose your nomination or have a representative to act on your behalf.
Here is an example of a motion:
” I [Joe Bloggs] CI Licence number:  would like to nominate [John Doe] for the position of [insert proposed role/responsibility here]”
Motions are now being accepted for the 2012 Offroad AGM, any Cycling Ireland members wishing to submit a motion for the upcoming Offroad AGM must do so by email.
Please submit your motions via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “2012 Offroad AGM motion”
The date of the Offroad AGM is Saturday 6th October, and will likely be held in in Taylor’s pub Rathfarnham, all details will be confirmed in due course.
Motions must be received by the Offroad Commission by Saturday 29th September at 1:00pm, any motions received after this date/time will not be accepted.
Submitting a motion to the AGM is your opportunity to influence how offroad cycling in Ireland is administered.
Any successful motions relating to changes to Technical Regulations or formal Operating Procedures of Cycling Ireland have to be approved by the Board of Cycling Ireland.
You MUST include your Cycling Ireland licence number and your full name.
Here is an example of a motion:
” I <Joe Bloggs> CI Licence number: <12OV123> propose the following changes..etc….. ”
We’re very happy to welcome a new volunteer onto the Offroad Commission. Aine Conneff has joined as our new Treasurer and will be handling the finances from now on:
At a Cycling Ireland Board Meeting on 2/Jul/2012 a Code of Conduct for Cycling Ireland members was approved, this Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of Cycling Ireland members.
This CoC includes a clause for communications on the various public media (point 4.7)
“Disparaging or inflammatory remarks are not to be made on websites, social media outlets etc. under the control
of Cycling Ireland or its constituent Provincial Executives, Commissions or Clubs.”
Full details here
The Offroad Commission is looking for volunteers to help in administering all areas of offroad riding in Ireland (XC, DH, BMX and cyclocross) and shaping the future of our sport,
We have a number of roles to fill, including Treasurer and XC Development. If you’re interested, get in touch at email@example.com.
There is a generous remuneration package for successful applicants.
June 16th 2012 – Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare
Sprocket Rocket Family Festival Returns to Punchestown for Bike Week
Following the success of the 2011 festival the National SUBWAY Sprocket Rocket Family event returns to Punchestown on the 16th of June 2012, with a guarantee of fun.
Sponsored by SUBWAY Sprocket Rocket is a cycling skills programme aimed at kids aged between 6-11, which is delivered over 8 sessions. To date over 2500 kids have successfully completed Sprocket Rocket, gaining the fundamental cycling skills that will equip them for the future.
The National SUBWAY Sprocket Rocket Family Cycling Festival was introduced in 2011 to give cyclists a chance to try out Sprocket Rocket in a fun environment, where all members of the family can take part.
Along with tackling the 4 Sprocket Rocket skills zones the young cyclists can take part in cycling orienteering, grass track racing and participate in BMX workshops run by the popular urban BMX group Ramp Rage, who will be performing throughout the day.
Cycling Ireland’s new Gearing Up programme will have a “Come and Try” zone, where the more experienced kids get to test themselves on a course similar to that used by youths in top cycling nations like France and Switzerland. The Gearing Up Programme has been introduced to further develop the skills of the cyclist who has graduated from Sprocket Rocket. (more…)