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Become a BMX Commissaire!
Cycling Ireland & BMX Ireland are running a BMX Commissaires course on the 11th and 12th of May 2013 at NO COST to the participants. This course is open to all although you must be a CI Member but the introduction level membership will suffice.
The tutor will be Mr Phil Townsend a British Cycling BMX Commisaire and a member of their BMX commission..
The course will be based on Cycling Ireland’s BMX Technical Regulations which can be found on the Cycling Ireland website. It will be a two day course based at Cherry Orchard BMX track
The course covers 5 areas:
1) Vulnerable Person Protection
3) Administration and Preparation
4) Technical (two parts – Bike / Rider and Track)
It is anticipated that items 1) and 2) be covered on line and as such the course will concentrate on items 3), 4) and 5) on the Saturday with Sunday morning devoted to a Question and Answer session and some practical sessions with the examination in the afternoon.
Saturday 11th May, registration 10:30 for a start time of 11:00, there will be one hour lunch break and the day will terminate at 17:00.
Sunday 12th May will run from 09:30 concluding around 16:00 with a one hour lunch break.
All costs associated with the course will be covered by Cycling Ireland although persons having to stay overnight will be responsible for their own accommodation.
Ms Alison Murphy (allie_jane [at] hotmail [dot] com telephone no. 0879091278) a member of BMX Ireland has kindly agreed to act as course coordinator and those interested in the course should contact her direct.
You can see some info on BMX Commisaires on the British Cycling web site HERE.
Don’t miss this opportunity!
Eamonn and Simon caught up with Diego P. Del Pobil at a recent DCBMX League race and asked him what he thought about Ireland …
Diego has turned Elite this year so keep an eye out for him on the European circuit. Check out Diego’s web site HERE.
LOVE / HATE / BMX
Three of our own BMX Racers are to feature in an upcoming episode of RTE’s excellent Love / Hate. The lucky three are Adam Davis from Unit 8 Haro, Aaron Steacy from CAAM Racing / Route 55 and Sam Murphy from Principal Stay Strong. As of yet we don’t know what their part will be in the episode (top secret) but we are already looking forward to it, roll on the new season.
Unfortunately we can’t recommend that you all watch the show due to the show’s content but maybe your parents can show you the edited clip.
Filming of the episode happened last Monday (8th April) or so we are told by the agent of the three. Rumor has it that the three new stars will be signing autographs at the next race … form an orderly queue girls!
2013 BRITISH BMX SERIES
The 2013 British BMX Series kicks off this weekend at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. Both of new Irish members of the Source Route 55 team, Corey Waller and Aaron Steacy will be on the start gate on Sunday morning. We’ll will be keeping track of proceedings on Sunday and will let you know as we hear. Good luck boys!
We plan to have a bigger Irish presence at some of the later UK Nationals, the Manchester Outdoor being the current favourite.
More info on the event can be found HERE.
Dates for all the UK Nationals are on our EVENTS page.
Video of the Manchester Indoor 2012 UK National.
Irish BMX’er PJ Gallagher’s Gig for Lucan Track
Mark your diary for the 12th April! The hilarious PJ Gallagher is back to help BMX again. After the very funny and successful gig he put on in Ratoath to support Ratoath BMX, PJ in association with The Dew Drop Inn (Kill, Co. Kildare) is now doing it for the newly planned Lucan Track.
As you know by now the planned Lucan Track need’s publically raised funds to unlock a large grant that will build the new bike park in St. Catherine’s Park in Lucan / Lexlip. You can read more about the park HERE.
Both PJ and the Dew Drop Inn are kindly donating the proceeds to the Lucan fund. Tickets will go on sale very shortly by the Dew Drop Inn so go like their facebook page HERE to get the latest news. There will also be draws on the night for some great prizes including some race bikes.
The tickets will only be about €15 per person so get in quick as there are limited seats available.
The Dew Drop Inn are already involved in BMX in Ireland, you may have seen their name on one Corey Waller’s race jersey!
BMX Ireland would like to give HUGE THANKS to both PJ and The Dew Drop Inn for their very generous support of Irish BMX.
Kelvin Batey Coaching Session 2 Feb 2013
Kelvin Batey was back over for another coaching session on the 2nd Feb. Organised by Ratoath BMX and hosted at the newly renovated DCBMX track there were two sessions held, one for under 12 years and one for older riders. Like the previous two coaching sessions at the Ratoath track, the knowledge imparted by Kelvin is a huge benefit to Irish BMX racers and the growth of the sport here in general.
The coaching sessions are becoming somewhat of a regular thing now, keep your ear to the ground for the next one and jump on it quick as places are limited.
We have some video from the last session below.
You can read about some of Kelvins achievements in BMX Racing HERE.
Principal Stay Strong hit our shores!
If there was ever a good cause brand in BMX well than Stay Strong is it. You all know the story about Stephen Murray and if you don’t you should, (go HERE and read about it). The Stay Strong brand is not just about supporting Stephen Murray, he is now using the foundation to support other riders in need too.
2013 see’s the introduction of the Stay Strong brand in Ireland. 1980′s BMX legend Simon Murphy and his company Principal Environmental Services have teamed up with Stay Strong UK to form the Principal Stay Strong team.
At this stage you all know who is going to be rocking the Black & Yellow this year but for the few who missed it, they are … Eamonn Wyer, reliving his youth as 2012 National number 1 and one of the driving forces behind the resurgence of BMX in Ireland.
KT O’Neil, the 2012 Number 1 female in the country and getting faster every time she hits the track, the boys better up their game.
Sam Murphy the 2012 National Champion has BMX in his genes and is arguably one of the most naturaly gifted multi-discipline BMX riders in the country.
New comer Ryan Quinn, also a 2012 National Champion, is real threat for the 2013 number 1 plate. This kid brings his bikes to bed with him, pretty much says it all right there. So not really a team to be taken lightly.
The introduction of Stay Strong on a formal level to the Irish BMX scene can only help the sport grow here. We need more of it.
And remember if your looking for a new Tee Shirt, cap, grips, or even stickers go hit up Simon, he’s the guy with the silly hat and clip board at the track … it’s for a good cause!
Route 55 Sign Up Ireland’s Aaron Steacy
Kelvin’s Route 55 is right up there with the best teams in the UK, during the 2012 National Series they finished second in the points table. Aaron got his first taste of UK Nationals last year in Braintree, the experience of that and this year’s Nationals are only going to make him faster!
Aaron finish 2nd in the Irish Nationals in 2012 but he is clearly much faster this year and is one to watch in the new SuperClass group.
In the first race of 2013 Aaron had some impressive win’s from outside gates in the tight indoor DCBMX track which his parents played a part in keeping open this year. Check out some video from that race meeting below.
We wish Aaron, his family and his new team all the best in BMX for 2013. This can only be good for Irish BMX …
You will be able to find out more about the Route 55 team on their SITE which will be live soon.