Category Archives: Cyclocross

Youth National CX Championships and Junior/Senior National CX Championships

A busy weekend ahead at Fota House and Gardens in County Cork which will host both the Irish Youth National Cyclo-cross Championships and the Junior/Senior National Cyclo-cross Championship over the weekend of Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th January 2019.  The Youth races will be on the Saturday.  Full details of both events to follow.  Time to sort out your accommodation!

First Irish UCI CX Race

Sunday 7 October 2018 is now an important date in the history of Irish Cyclo-cross as this was when the first UCI C2 race took place. The idea came from a discussion between event organiser Glenn Kinning and Andy Layhe (the cyclo-cross representative on the Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission), when returning from the World Cyclo-cross Championships at the start of 2018.

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Criteria for World CX Championships

Selection Criteria for 2019 World Cyclocross Championships, Denmark.

The purpose of this of this document is to set out the selection process for Irish riders to compete in the 2019 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Bogense, Denmark (2-3 Feb 2019).  The selection is open to riders in the following categories: Junior men, Junior women, Under 23 men, Under 23 women, Elite men and Elite women.

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Bioracer – Atlassian International UCI Cyclocross

The Irish cyclocross scene both north and south of the border has seen phenomenal growth in recent years and it takes another huge step forward this coming season with it’s inaugural UCI race, the Bioracer – Atlassian International Cyclocross, promoted by Kinning Cycles, taking place in Belfast on Sunday October 7th. The event is also supported by co-sponsors McKinley Contracts.

The event, a UCI C2 graded race, is the first of its kind ever to take place in Ireland and will see witness to international riders from the USA, Italy and France so far as well as the best riders on the Irish domestic circuit.

The Bioracer – Atlassian International Cyclocross boasts one of the highest prize funds for any single day bike race in Ireland, with almost 4,000 euro spread across the UCI events. Women will receive equal prize money to men.
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Cyclo-cross racing – organiser’s appeal

With most of the off-road disciplines coming to a close for the year the cyclo-cross season is only just starting. This fast exciting winter sport has a wide appeal. Clubs are asked to submit their dates onto the Cycling Ireland system for approval. The Off-road Commission is particularly interested in getting the various provinces to host their own provincial championships on the proposed date of Sunday 9 December.

The Commission is also keen to hear from clubs who would like to host the Youth Cyclo-cross Championships.

Contact for more information.

Biggest Irish squad at World Cyclo-cross Championships

The Cycling Ireland Off Road Commission supported seven riders at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships which took place in Valkenburg, Netherlands over the weekend of the 3-4 February 2018.   The support team were: Andy Layhe, Martin Eadon, Aaron Baines, Suzanne Clarke, Donal O’Brien and Richard Conroy.  There was a large squad of travelling supporters from Ireland keen to cheer on the riders.

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Great racing at the National Youth Cyclo-cross Championships

The 2018 Irish National Youth Cyclo-cross Championships took place at Knockbracken Reservoir in Carryduff, a suburb of Belfast. This was only the second year that the Youth CX Championships has been run and it is encouraging to see this youth event establish itself in the calendar. Along with the championship categories for the Under 14s and Under 16s was a full complement of support races for the Under 6s up to the Under 12s.

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Irish National Youth Cyclo-cross Championships 2018

Details of the upcoming National Youth Cyclo-cross championships which will be held on Sunday 28 January 2018 at Knockbracken Reservoir, Carryduff, Belfast are given below.  The championship categories are Under 16s and Under 14s but the event will also have support races for the Under 6s up to the Under 12s.

Closing  date for entries for the championship race is Thursday 25 January 2018 – 23:59.
Registration link here.
Closing date for the support races is Friday 26 January 2018 at 8 pm.
Registration link for support races here.

List of entries for the national championship categories is given here.
List of entries for the support race is given here (Password “Support”)

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