The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from male and female riders to compete in the 2019 European Cross-country (XCO) Championships which are being held in Brno, Czech Rep 27-28 July 2019. https://www.mtbbrno.eu/program
A maximum of two riders would be sent to the event (less if riders do not meet the criteria) along with support staff. The race categories would be Junior, Under 23 and Elite riders.
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The first round of the Irish Cross-country Mountain Bike National Point Series took place at Davagh Forest, Co. Tyrone, on Sunday 19 May 2019. Course designers from the host club, Carn Wheelers, are well used to the venue but had to do some amendments this year due to construction of the Dark Sky Observatory due to open in spring 2020. This had a direct impact on the original start/finish area as well as car parking. The new start/finish was moved to one of the tarmac roads a short distance away. Riders gathered at the venue from early morning from all over Ireland. The day remained largely dry, but overcast with light rain on occasion.
Continue reading A great start to the XC NPS series
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 2019. The aim is to have five rounds.
Continue reading Expression of interest in hosting 2019 Cross-country NPS including National Championships
The Irish Off-road team headed to Lenzerheide in Switzerland to compete in the World Championships of both downhill and cross-country. Both courses proved very tough. With big crowds and super atmosphere this was truly a big occasion for the team.
Continue reading World DHI/XCO Championships – Lenzerheide
The Downhill and Cross-country World Championships will take place in Lenzerheide in Switzerland from 4-9 September 2018. The following riders will be representing Ireland at this competition:
Jacob Dickson, Conor Bate, Jack Crowley with Junior riders Liam Wolfe and Cathal Fitzpatrick.
Team Manager: Mark Dickson
Gareth McKee with Junior riders Lee Harvey and Thomas Creighton
Team Manager: Simon Curry
On the weekend of 21-22 July 2018 the cross-country (XC) and downhill (DH) National Championships took place.
The XC championships took place at Castlewellan Forest Park. Report and results here.
The DH championships took place at Bike Park Ireland. Results here. Video by Home of the Mind here.
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 male or female riders to compete in the 2018 European Cross-country (XCO) Championships which are being held in Glasgow 7 August 2018 and the 2018 World Cross-country (XCO) Championships which are being held in Lenzerheide, Switzerland 5-9 September 2018.
A maximum of two riders would be sent to each event (less if riders do not meet the criteria) along with support staff. The race categories would be Junior and Elite riders.
Continue reading XC – Expression of Interest – European and World Championships
Due to circumstances outside of their control, MAD MTB is no longer able to host a round of the 2018 Cross-country National Point Series. A lot of work had been going on in the background with developing Ticknock but there was an event clash on the chosen date and other dates do not suit. We hope to have the club and venue back next year.
In order to maintain a 5 round series we simple went to the next club who were looking for an NPS round this year but there were none left. Xmtb was already going to run a round of the Ulster XC series on Sunday 17 June at Lady Dixon Park in Belfast and they are happy to double that round up as an NPS round. This has meant a slight renumbered of the rounds.
These circumstances do happen and we do hope that riders will still be able to get to all the rounds they can.
This leaves the 2018 NPS XC as –
|1||29 April||Tollymore Forest||Dromara CC
|2||3 June||Slade Valley||IMBRC
|3||17 June||Lady Dixon Park, Belfast||Xmtb
|4||24 June||Tracton Woods||MBCC
|5||8 July||Davagh Forest||Carn Wheelers
Eagle eyed readers will note that 3 of the 5 rounds are in Ulster. This was in contrast to last year when there were none in Ulster. This is just how it fell out this year. Ideally it would be great for 2019 to get a spread of venues across all 4 provinces.
Details of the races will be up on www.irishxcnps.ie
The first round of the 2018 Cross-country Mountain Bike series kicks off on Sunday 29 April at Tollymore Forest hosted by Dromara Cycling Club. This will be the first of 5 rounds with the Cross-country Championships happening in Castlewellan Forest.
Details can be found on www.irishxcnps.ie.