Offroad Commission Members
|Name Richard Lynch
RoleCommission ChairmanIntroduction:After a very late arrival on the cycling scene about five years ago in my late 40s I’ve tried to make up for lost time by spending as much time as possible on my bike! Prior to that I had been a keen off-road and on-road motorcyclist racing (slowly) in Enduro and Moto-X events!I love bike racing and will regularly be seen competing at XC, Cyclo-X and even road races where I make up for my lack of ability by pushing my aging body beyond reasonable limits! I make no apology for enjoying the social as much as the competitive aspect of these events and always get a great buzz from meeting people and having the Craic!
Living in Shankill, County Dublin with Tracey my partner and 10 year old son Sam, with my 19 year old daughter Jodie living nearby with her Mum!
|Name Conor Farrell
Email email@example.comRole SecretaryIntroduction:Born in Australia, and prior to moving to Ireland in the early 90′s, I spent over 10 years riding BMX at State and National Championship level with my home club being that of current World #1 Sam Willoughby. With the rebirth of BMX racing in Ireland in 2011, I welcomed the opportunity to get back on the saddle and participated in the 2012 National BMX Race Series. My body wasn’t quite as enthusiastic about racing again as I was after nearly 20 years, but I had a blast anyway!
I am working toward attaining Level One certification as a Cycling Ireland coach with a view to specialising in MTB and BMX.
I am working with a group in Tullamore to get a BMX Race Track and Cycle Training Academy established which will cater to cyclists from all disciplines including BMX, Commuter, CycloX, Leisure, MTB, Road and Track.
My aim is to bring a little cohesion to the efforts of everyone involved in off-road cycling in Ireland no matter what discipline and get as many people trying out different disciplines also. Any queries, comments or suggestions you have for the Off-Road Commission, please get in touch.
|Name Aine Conneff
Introduction: I am a qualified accountant with too many hours spent in the office so I have taken to MTB. I am currently a member MADMTB. I have been around the MTB scene helping out for the last 5 years, and I have been actively biking for the last 16 months or so.
I hope that with all my organising skills I will be able to do my part in helping to improve things for all mountainbikers.
|Name Maciej ‘Max Power’ StaroniewiczEmail firstname.lastname@example.org
Role XC Co-ordinator
Introduction I first started mountain biking in the 90s when I was in the secondary school when this sport was only taking off in Poland at the time and I absolutely loved it. But then came the usual college life distractions and it wasn’t until 2008 when I re-discovered mountain biking once again here in Ireland. In the ranks of Epic MTB / Expert Cycles I started racing XC and in the last 3 years I attended nearly every XC event in the Republic and a few up in the North. Until now I’ve been putting all my efforts into training and getting better and better results (with great success) but for 2013 I decided to do something more and join the Off-road Commission as the XC Coordinator. Except for XC I love racing Enduro, Road and occasionally BMX… not crazy about CX (maybe next year!) I’m also a qualified Cycling Ireland Trail Cycle Leader and plan to further develop my guiding and coaching skills in the following years. I see my role as an opportunity to make sure that all Cross Country National Points Series events are run to the same very high standard and that the riders are kept up to date with what is going on the XC racing scene and get their race results promptly.
|Name Natalie O’Carroll
Role DH Development Squad Manager
Introduction I have worked with the DH development & Elite squad on and off over the last few years and look forward to working with the Development squad this year. For 2012 we aim to have some training days, have the squad racing the full IDMS series & BDS as well and some international events.
All of the above combined with some fitness & nutritional advice will develop help the guys in progressing to Elite level.The Squad for 2012 are:
Dan Sheridan, Christopher McGlinchy, Stephen McCormack, Cameron Cornforth.UNDER 16:
Ben Kennedy, Luke Cornforth, Jacob DicksonUNDER 14:
Jack CrowleyI look forward to helping all the guys in 2012!
|Name: Jon Hynes
Email:email@example.comRole: XC Development Squad
Introduction:I have taken on the position of XC Development Officer. My background is that I have worked for the last 20 years as an Outdoor Instructor and for the last ten years I have ran my own business which offers tuition in Surfing, Sea Kayaking, Coasteering etc. I have also travelled extensively around the world on many adventures.
I have vast experience of working with young people and helping them to achieve their potential in adventure sports. My Mountain Biking experience is wide and varied but it is XC that I am most passionate about. I race at Munster & NPS Level and finished the Transalp Mountain Bike Race in 2012.
I am also a father of 2 great kids who both enjoy their Mountain Biking. I am based in Cork and am a member of MBCC.
I am looking forward to working with youth & adult riders to bring the sport of XC Mountain Biking to new heights here in Ireland. Please feel free to contact me and share your ideas or help out.
Role Commission Member (Downhill)
IntroductionI’ve been Mountain biking since 2001 and have been racing downhill pretty much full time since, finished 10th overall in Seniors twice and always win Practice!
I have been the main trail builder in Dunmanway Co Cork since 2002, ran a few races there including 4 DH NPS races before the the last felling break there
I was also a founding member of the Rebel racing club which has since merged with 021racing.
its my first time on the MTB commission but I have been the MTB rep on the Munster council for 2004 and 2005. My aim for the year is to push Downhill on to a new level, make it more accessable for new riders and push the young elite riders to new heights.
|Name Alison Murphy
Role Commission Member (BMX)
Introduction I started racing BMX in the early 80’s, competing in Ireland and the UK including the World Championships in ’86. A group of us are working on putting together a BMX race scene here starting with a track in Ratoath and hopefully building from there. We’re currently fundraising for the Ratoath track so all donations/sponsorship welcome! Visit Ratoathbmx.com. Our aim is to promote BMX racing here and encourage more young riders, male and female, into the sport. As soon as they can ride a bike without stabilizers, they’re capable of riding a BMX race.