Category Archives: Cyclocross

How the Irish team got on at the World Cyclocross Championships

A tough weekend of racing at the World Cyclocross Championships in Dübendorf, Switzerland (1-2 Feb 2020).
In the Junior Women’s race Lucy O’Donnell finished 26/46 with Roisin Lally 43/46
In the Junior Men’s race Darren Raffery finished 42/64
In the Under 23 Men’s race David Conroy finished 49/50

FROM CYCLO-CROSS CO-ORDINATOR PAUL BIRCHALL
“The ruts have filled in, the bridges are gone and the aircraft are in the air again at Dübendorf, Switzerland. They Irish Team and Supporters have left their marks on the World Champs stage. Well done to everyone involved, most of all to the riders who made us so proud of where we come from David Conroy, Lucy O’Donnell, Roisin Lally and Darren Rafferty. 2020 promises to be an even bigger year for Irish CX.
Thanks Djouceman for the video here

Super action at Day 2 of the 2020 National Cyclo-cross championships

Sunday 12 January 2020 was day two of the Cycling Ireland National Cyclo-cross Championships hosted by Ballina Cycling Club at Enniscrone in County Sligo. A fine day with clear blue skies and winter sun. Conditions were still very muddy underfoot with lots of running required to get around the course.
There were four races today:
Race 1 was for the Junior men
Race 2 was for the Masters men (M40, M50 and M60)
Race 3 was for the Women (Seniors and Masters)
Race 4 was for the Senior men
There was a period of practice time before each race and an award ceremony immediately after each race.
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Exciting racing at the Youth National Championships in Co. Sligo

The 2020 National Cyclo-cross championships kicked off with the Youth championships on Saturday 11 January at a great site at Enniscrone in County Sligo. Host club Ballina CC have been hard at work created a great course using the many grass banks. The course was held around the edges of a wide expanse of grass with historic monuments on the top of the hills. Spectators were able to see almost all of othe course from one vantage point. However, the night before the race took place there was torrential rain which turned a great riding course into a very muddy one. On race day there was light rain to start but it did dry up to leave a mild day.
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Details for the 2020 Youth, Junior, Senior, Masters National Cyclo-cross Championships

The 2020 Irish National Youth Cyclo-cross Championships and the Irish National Junior/Senior/Masters Championships are both being held at Castlefield, Enniscrone, County Sligo. The Youth Championships are on Saturday 11 January 2020 and the Junior/Senior/Masters Championships are being held on the Sunday 12 January. Both events are being hosted by Ballina Cycling Club. There are non-championship youth support races on the Saturday as well. 2020 licences are required and entry is via the Cycling Ireland Azolve portal. Registration closes on Sunday 5 January 2020.

A technical guide for the event is given here.

Gridding list – here
A list of entries to date – here

If you are having trouble registering for the nationals, review the following check list
a) are you registering before the cut off date (Sunday 6 January 2020)? If yes,
b) have you got a 2020 competition licence from Cycling Ireland? If yes,
c) has your licence got “IRELAND” as your nationality? If yes,
d) are you registered under your own account on the Cycling Ireland website? [Parents: if you are looking to register your child in the race, you must log in using their account]

For those in a Cycling Ireland registered club, you can ask your club secretary to register you for the event.

If the above does not solve your problem please email secretary@offroadcyclingireland.ie

CX – Expression of interest – European Championships

The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from Junior male and Junior female riders to compete in the 2019 European Cyclo-cross Championships which are being held in Silvelle, Italy 9-10 November 2019. (Event website)

A maximum of four riders would be sent to the event (less if riders do not meet the criteria) along with support staff.
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Helen Wyman Cyclocross Coaching Clinics

Last weekend (17-18 August 2019) saw former two time European CX Champion and World Championship bronze medalist Helen Wyman visit us for two days of cyclocross coaching days. Saturday saw Helen and her husband/coach Stefan, visit Lurgan Park and Sunday saw them both at the new dedicated cyclocross training facility at the National Sports Campus in Dublin.
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Cyclo-cross coaching at the new Skills Zone at NSC Dublin

This weekend sees a milestone in Irish cycling with the inaugural use of the new Cyclocross Skills Zone at the National Sports Campus in Dublin. 

The opening of the venue, coincides with the visit of two time European Champion Helen Wyman who will be hosting a cyclocross coaching session at the venue on Sunday 18th August from 9am. 

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