Category Archives: Cross Country

XC – Expression of Interest – European Championships

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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A great start to the XC NPS series

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.

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Irish team for the World Championships DHI/XCO 2018

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:

DOWNHILL
Jacob Dickson, Conor Bate, Jack Crowley with Junior riders Liam Wolfe and Cathal Fitzpatrick.
Team Manager: Mark Dickson

CROSS-COUNTRY
Gareth McKee with Junior riders Lee Harvey and Thomas Creighton
Team Manager: Simon Curry

Irish riders – results from outside Ireland 2018

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.

XC – Expression of Interest – European and World Championships

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.
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Date change for the 2018 NPS XC series

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 –

RoundDateVenueHost club
129 AprilTollymore ForestDromara CC
23 JuneSlade ValleyIMBRC
317 JuneLady Dixon Park, BelfastXmtb
424 JuneTracton WoodsMBCC
58 JulyDavagh ForestCarn 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