Category Archives: Cyclocross

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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Exciting racing at the National Cyclo-cross Championships

The 2018 Irish National Cyclo-cross Championships was hosted by Team WORC and took place on Sunday 14 January 2018 at Glencullen Adventure Park County Dublin, better known as “The GAP”. The GAP is one of the newest bike parks in Ireland having been converted from an old golf course by project leader Matt Davy ( The site boasts uplift services, changing facilities and a café. The host club are grateful for the support from Matt and his team to accommodate the event. Continue reading

Entry open for the 2018 National Cyclo-cross Championships

Entry is now open for the 2018 Irish National Cyclo-cross Championships which are being held at Glencullen Adventure Park (The GAP) on Sunday 14 January 2018 hosted by Team WORC.

2018 licences required and entry is via the Cycling Ireland Azolve  portal.  Registration closes on Sunday 7 January 2018.  No other entries are allowed after that date.  If you have any issues with registration please contact

A list of entries to date is shown here.

A technical guide for the event is given here.  There are also support races on the Saturday.

A breakdown of the points which will be used for the gridding is shown here.  By category this list can be seen here.  The final entry list with gridding is shown here.

Visit from Belgium National CX coach

Belgium national cyclocross coach Rudy de Bie played host to the latest National Cyclocross Development Squad day last weekend (2 December 2017). Twenty two riders availed of the vast experience and guidance of Rudy at the National Sports Campus in Dublin. Some of the discipline’s most notable pro riders and world champions such as Sven Nys, Bart Wellens and Mario de Clerq all came through the cyclocross ranks under the close guidance and mentoring of Rudy de Bie.

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First notification of the Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM

This is the first notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM).  This meeting will take place on Saturday 21 October 2017 – venue to be confirmed (Dublin based).

Positions on the Commission
The commission will be made up with the following 8 positions.  Apart from the position of Chair (which is a two year post) all of the posts are up for re-election.

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Downhill Co-ordinator
  • Cross-country Co-ordinator
  • Cyclo-cross Co-ordinator
  • Enduro Rep
  • Youth Development Co-ordinator
  • Women’s Rep

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Irish Cyclo-cross news

The seasons are changing, summer is coming to an end so it must be time for cyclo-cross!!!  The calendar of events we have had confirmed to the commission so far are shown here.   The age categories for cyclo-cross are based on the age group you will be in next year.  For the 2017/2018 cyclo-cross season the list of age categories by year of birth is shown here.

The commission has also been working to get the technical rules reviewed for cyclo-cross.  Part of this review looked at race length for youth riders.  Statement below.

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Irish cyclo-cross selection criteria for Worlds

Please find below details of the selection process for Cycling Ireland license holders to compete in the 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Valkenburg, Netherlands (3-4 Feb 2018) and also the World Cup, Hoogerheide, Netherlands (28 Jan 2018).  Selection takes into account a rider’s domestic and international performances throughout the season and their commitment to cyclocross. Athletes must also adhere to Cycling Ireland’s anti-doping policies.

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