Category Archives: Cyclocross

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 cyclocross@offroadcyclingireland.ie for more information.

UCI CycloCross Training Camp 2018: Calling all CX Jun/U23 men/women

In an effort to extend international development opportunities to a larger number of Ireland’s best young cyclocross racers, we are seeking applications for places for two UCI cyclocross camps.

There are a maximum of two places available for application at each camp.
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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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Irish Team Selection for 2018 Cyclo-cross World Championships

Cycling Ireland and the Off Road Commission are pleased to announce that six riders will be representing Ireland at the forthcoming UCI Cyclocross World Championships taking place in Valkenburg, Netherlands from 3-4 February 2018. The team comprises at least one rider in each of the UCI World Championship category events.

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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 (https://www.thegap.ie). 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 Exciting racing at the National Cyclo-cross Championships

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 secretary@offroadcyclingireland.ie

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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