Expressions of interest are being sought from clubs who would like to host a round of the Irish Cross-country MTB National Point Series (NPS) in 2018. Provisional dates have been pencilled in the calendar (see below).
The 2018 season looks like another packed one for all off-road disciplines.
The calendar link here includes international dates in the various disciplines that some Irish riders will be attending.
All disciplines would like you to register early for their events. We need to support the organisers in order to ensure the races take place.
Keep an eye out on the various discipline website for more details.
If you know of any additions or amendments for this calendar please email email@example.com
Minutes from the Off-road Commission’s AGM which was held on 21 October 2017 – here
This is the third notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM). This meeting will take place on Saturday 21 October 2017 – Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. Meet at 11:30 with start time at 12:00. Tea and coffee will be available on arrival, however, there is no lunch scheduled so make sure you eat before you arrive.
This update has a list of the motions, nominations and number of delegates per club.
This is the second notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM). This meeting will take place on Saturday 21 October 2017 – Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. Meet at 11:30 with start time at 12:00. Tea and coffee will be available on arrival, however, there is no lunch scheduled so make sure you eat before you arrive.
Now in its 6th year the Red Bull Fox hunt took place over the weekend of 7-8 October 2017 at Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor. The event has gained fame over those years attracting riders from all across Ireland and across the world. 450 places went online and were sold out in less than one hour.
Pre-entry is now open for the 2017 National Marathon Championships. The link to pre-entry is given here.
The technical guide for the event is given here.
A list of the results from mid-June to the end of August can be found here.
Get in touch if we have missed any other results (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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).
The 2017 Irish National Cross-country Mountain Bike Championships took place at Djouce Woods in Country Wicklow on Sunday 23 July. The venue is one that host club EPIC MTB would be very familiar with having run many similar events in this location over the years. The car parking, sign on and event village were all based in the field beside the woods which offered a stunning view of Powerscourt Waterfall and the Wicklow mountains. Riders and spectators could enjoy an uninterrupted view of the valley with its peaks, fields, wooded areas and scattered houses. From the vista point we could watch the rain clouds approach or the patches of blue sky appear. This venue is know for the wind that whips up from the valley floor but today the wind conditions were favourable. The day started out grey with some light showers during the morning but by the afternoon blue sky prevailed and sunshine appeared. It finished on a very pleasant warm day allowing the volunteers to pack up and tidy up bathed in sunshine. Continue reading