2022 sees the launch of the National Cyclo-cross Series. This is a series of four events, one in each province of Ireland.
The dates for this year’s competition are shown in the table below.
|Sat 19 Nov||Connacht||Westport CC||Westport|
|Sat 26 Nov||Munster||Upperchurch Drombane CC||Drombane, Thurles, Co Tipp|
|Wed 28 Dec||Leinster||Bellurgan Wheelers||McCrystal Track|
|Sat 7 Jan||Ulster||Velocity Road Club||CyclocrossNI, Portadown|
For the national series, all 4 rounds will count. Riders in categories Under 14, Under 16, Women, Senior men, M40, M50 and M60s will be part of the series.
Within the Women’s race the sub category of Masters Women will be identified on the results. This should then match the current medal categories for the national championships.
Host clubs can have a Men’s B’ race as well as races for Under 6s, Under 8s, Under 10s and Under 12s. These won’t count towards the national series.
|09:00||Course open for practice||09:45|
|09:50||Under 6s fun race||09:55|
|11:00||Prize giving for U8, U10, U12|
|11:00||Course open for practice||11:20|
|11:20||Call up U14, U16||11:30|
|11:30||Race U14, U16||12:10|
|12;10||Prize giving for U14, U16|
|12:10||Course open for practice||12:30|
|12:30||Call up for Junior men, Women, M50s, M60s, Men's B' race||12:40|
|12:40||Junior men, Women, M50s, M60s, Men's B' race||13:30|
|13:30||Prize giving Junior men, Women, M50s, M60s, Men's B' race|
|13:30||Course open for practice||13:50|
|13:50||Call up for Senior men, M40s||14:00|
|14:00||Senior men, M40s||15:00|
|15:00||Prize giving for Senior men and M40s|
Standard fees for the series will be
Adults – €20 / £17
Juniors – €15 / £13
Under 14/Under 16 – €10 / £8.50
Podium riders will receive a National CX Series trophy.
top 3 Under 14 boys
top 3 Under 14 girls
top 3 Under 16 boys
top 3 Under 16 girls
top 3 Junior men
top 3 Women + unplaced Junior and master
top 3 M50s
top 3 M60s
top 3 Senior men
top 3 M40s
Gridding for Rounds 2, 3 and 4 will be based on the overall series. No gridding for Round 1
National Cyclo-cross Championships
The national series will count towards the gridding for the national cyclo-cross championships, along with the results from the provincial cyclo-cross championships.