Category Archives: Cyclocross

Exciting racing on day 2 of the National Cyclo-cross Championships

Day 2 of the 2019 Irish National Cyclo-cross Championships saw great racing across the four national championship races – Junior men, Masters (M40, M50 and M60), Women and Senior Men. The course had been well tested the day before with the youth racing. The impressive constructed bridge with its steps and three ramps dominated the arena. The large crowd of spectators enjoyed the racing and hospitality at Fota House on a dry day with outbreaks of warm, winter sun.

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Details for the 2019 Youth, Junior, Senior, Masters National Cyclo-cross Championships

The  2019 Irish National Youth Cyclo-cross Championships and the Irish National Junior/Senior/Masters Championships are both being held at  Fota House, Co. Cork.  The Youth Championships are on Saturday 12 January 2019 and the Junior/Senior/Masters Championships are being held on the Sunday 13 January.  Both events are being hosted by De Ronda van Cork.  There are non-championship youth support races on the Saturday as well.

2019 licences are required and entry is via the Cycling Ireland Azolve  portal.  Registration closes on Sunday 6 January 2019.  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 below
Youth Championships
Junior / Senior / Masters Championships

A technical guide for the event is given here.
Gridding list here.

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!

Cyclocross makes its mark at the National Sports Campus

Cyclocross has made a huge leap forward in recent days with groundwork beginning on a state of the art skills zone and course within the National Sports Campus (NSC) in Dublin. The Campus, operated by Sport Ireland, is headquarters to the majority of Ireland’s leading sporting disciplines and cyclocross now becomes part of the campus framework.

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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 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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