The first official Irish National Enduro Championships took place over the weekend of 25/26 August 2018 at Djouce Woods in County Wicklow. Hosted by Niall Davis and his team at Biking.ie the prestigious event is a reflection of the rise of enduro in Ireland. There are even upcoming plans for the UCI to recognise the sport internationally.
2018 will see the first official Irish National Enduro Championships by Gravity Enduro Ireland at Djouce Woods. The event will be run as per Gravity Enduro Ireland time table and rules. Registration closes Sunday 19th August, one week before the event. Login to your account on www.cyclingireland.ie and enter.
If you want to be in with a chance of winning a medal you must have a full Cycling Ireland Licence with an IRL code and you must Pre Register on www.cyclingireland.ie.
If you don’t have a licence you can still enter on the day and race for the craic as normal!
The Irish have had some great successes racing abroad this year. This document (here) summarizes the results from the riders for 2018 (up to the end of July) covering cross-country, downhill and enduro. Well done to all those who make the journey and thanks also to their families and team who support and/or finance them.
If you notice any missing results please see instructions in the document.
The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from riders in the Junior and Under 23 age group who would like to be supported to race in the Enduro World Series (EWS) in September.
The Board of Cycling Ireland has just approved the Enduro National Championships for 2018 after the successful test event held in 2017. The Off-road Commission is therefore seeking expressions of interest in running the 2018 event. There is no set date for this event.
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.
- Downhill Co-ordinator
- Cross-country Co-ordinator
- Cyclo-cross Co-ordinator
- Enduro Rep
- Youth Development Co-ordinator
- Women’s Rep
On Sunday 20 August 2017 the first Irish National Enduro Championships took place at Carrick Mountain, Co. Wicklow hosted by Biking.ie. This was a demonstration event and also doubled up as the Gravity Enduro championships as well so there was lots to play for. The running of the national championships was part of recognition of the discipline within Cycling Ireland with a set of rules produced accordingly (see rules here).
This is the second notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM). This meeting will take place on Saturday 21 January 2017 – Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. Meet at 11:30 with start time at 12:00.
Round 3 of the Enduro World Series took place at Carrick Mountain, Co. Wicklow on the weekend of 13-15 May. This is the second time that this international event has visited the venue and it is testament to the great job that Niall Davis and the Biking.ie crew did last year to see its return. The format was as before, 7 timed Enduro stages. Like the previous year the sun shone and the crowds gathered and lined the stages, in costumes and making lots of noise. Greg Callaghan relived the fairytale of 2015 and took the win again in the Men’s category, much to the delight of the crowds of spectators. Leah Maunsell took the win in the Women’s Under 21s, Killian Callaghan took the win in the Men’s Under 21s, with the legend that is Robin Seymour taking first in the Masters.
A great job again by Niall and the small army of helpers.
For a full list of results click here.
The second round of the Enduro World Series took place at Carrick Co. Wicklow and attracted riders from across the world. Named the Chain Reaction Cycles Emerald Enduro it took place over the weekend of 22-24 May 2015. The fastest rider across the seven stages was local lad Greg Callaghan. Continue reading