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2014 All Ireland Championship Information

 

 

 

2014 ALL IRELAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

INFORMATION 

 

 

 

EVENT DATE: Sunday 21st September 2014.

 

VENUE: Lucan BMX Club

 

DIRECTIONS: See here

 

DOWNLOAD EVENT GUIDE HERE

 

 

RACE CATEGORIES

Female: U7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14,  Jr. Women(14-19), Ladies (19+)

Male: U6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, Jr. Men(14-19), SuperClass (19+), Masters (30+), Vets 40+

 Your age group is based on the age you turn this year i.e. if you turn 14 years old by the end of 2014 you and in the Jr. Men class.

 

Riders must have a Cycling Ireland / UCI Licence with an  ’IRL’ designation on it in order to qualify to race.

 

 Entry fee to be paid on morning of event at the Lucan track.

Under 18 €10 / Over 18 €20

 

Please note: There is no prize money in Superclass for this event.

 

 

 

 EVENT TIMES 

(subject to change)

Saturday 20th September

Open Track Practice 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Gate practice 3.00pm – 5.00pm

 

Sunday 21st September

Rider registration / Entry fee payment 9.00am – 10.30am

Track practice (age groups) 9.15am – 11.00am

Racing starts 11.30am

Strider race between moto’s and finals

Finish time approx 4.00pm

 

Prize giving to follow shortly after last final.

Custom trophies kindly designed and produced by Reconcile Engineering.

 

 

 GAZEBO’S / TENTS / CAMPER VANS

Small Gazebo (3m x 3m approx.) – €15
Large Gazebo – €25
Camper Vans (very limited space) – €20

 

Please email info [at] lucanbmx [dot] ie to book a spot.

 

All cars must be parked in the Car Park adjacent to the track.

 

 

 

 

 

Kelvin Batey kills it in Holland

 

 

 Kelvin Batey kills it in Holland

 

2014 UCI BMX World Championships – Rotterdam, Holland

 

 

Photo: Jerry Landrum – bmxmania.com

 

 

Ireland’s Kelvin Batey (33) travelled to the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships with high expectations. A year of training all leading up to this event in Rotterdam where Kelvin would not only race in the Masters class but also the 30-34 year old Cruiser class.

 

Every year the Masters class gets harder as new riders reach the minimum age requirement of 30 years. This year Kelvin not only had to deal with Argentina’s Cristian Becerine, the number 1 USA BMX Vet Pro, but also Denmark’s Olympian, Morten Therkildsen. Not an easy field to navigate!

 

Kelvin’s Masters challenge got off to a perfect start with three perfect laps in the moto’s resulting in three wins. In the semi Kelvin went into the big sweeping first berm level with Becerine but came out in second where he sat comfortably for the rest of the lap, easing up on the final straight.

 

 

Photo: Simon Murphy

 

Master Moto’s – Kelvin Batey, World Number 2 – 2014

 

Master Semi Final – Kelvin Batey, World Number 2 – 2014

 

 

Second place in the semi final put Kelvin in gate 4 for the final with Becerine in gate 2 and Therkildsen in gate 5 beside Kelvin. With such a short first straight the advantage was firmly in Bercerine’s court.

 

The Argentinian got a brilliant gate giving him the holeshot at turn one. Kelvin came out in second and after a slight bobble on a jump sat in behind Becerine until the third straight where he opened up and took first place by the end of the straight but got checked in turn three, which killed both Kelvin’s and Becerine’s speed. That left the gate open for Therkildsen, who was behind by a significant distance, to whip by both of them on the last straight taking the title. Kelvin managed to regain momentum to take the silver medal on the line with Becerine in third. The Masters had been all about these three.

 

 

 Master Final – Kelvin Batey, World Number 2 – 2014

 

Photo: Simon Murphy

 

After the final Kelvin responded with ” It’s been a great year wearing the stripes and it’s been one of the proudest things I’ve ever done in my life. Silver medal this year after a great race and beaten by my long time friend and someone I really respect, Morten Therkildsen, congrats mate you deserve it. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and the support I have had at this championship.

 

It’s our opinion that Kelvin was visibly the fastest rider on the day, he is definitely faster now than he was in New Zealand 2013 when he won the Masters title but it’s the tiniest little things that happen in the frantic 30 seconds that can change everything.

 

 

Photo: Jerry Landrum – bmxmania.com

 

Photo: Jerry Landrum – bmxmania.com

 

 

 Masters Award Ceremony

 

On the Friday Kelvin hopped on to a borrowed Cruiser for the first time this year, swapping all the parts he could from his bike on to it, stating that he was ‘going to ride it like a 20″ ‘. And that’s just what he did, not dropping a lap all day in the moto’s, quarters and semi. A class above! In the final our man did not get the best of gates but by half way down the first straight he was level and being the only rider to jump the big triples going into turn one put him out front. From there he was gone and cruised to victory and his second World Championship title in as many years. Kelvin Batey, World number 1, again.

 

One week, two bikes, two medals. Brilliant.

 

 

 30-34 Cruiser Moto’s –  Kelvin Batey World number 1 – 2014

 

 30-34 Cruiser Final –  Kelvin Batey World number 1 – 2014

 

 Kelvin interviewed right after winning.

 

 

Kelvin will be back next year to reclaim his Masters title at BMX Zolder in Belgium. But what are Kelvin’s plans post Belgium? Well this is where it gets really interesting … an extended period off work, serious full time training and a return to the SX Series with an eye on Olympic qualification for Rio 2016 when the World Championships roll into Medellin, Colombia … “Its the last piece of my career that’s missing so I want to fully go for it this time“. Start planning, we’re going to Brazil …

 

 

You can download the Masters Results HERE

 

You can download the Cruiser Results HERE

 

Photo: Simon Murphy

 

 

 Photo: Get Racing

 

 

 

 

 

2014 World BMX Championships Rotterdam

 

 

 2014 BMX World Championships, Holland

 

 Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam, Holland on July 21st – 27th 2014

 

 

HOW THE IRISH DID IN HOLLAND 

 

 

 

 

 

 Opening Ceremony

 

 

Masters 30+ : Wednesday 23th   17.45 – 21.30
Kelvin Batey #1    Moto#54

Result: Very close between the top three, Kelvin gets a second in the final after a photo finish. W2!! Well done Kelvin. See HERE for more info.

 

 Master Final – Kelvin Batey, World Number 2 – 2014

 

Master Semi Final – Kelvin Batey, World Number 2 – 2014

 

 

Boys 7: Thursday 24th   7.30 – 13.00

Tommy Campbell #91    Moto#17

Result: Tommy had a fall in his last moto and was unlucky not to progress.

 

 

Boys 10: Thursday 24th   7.30 – 13.00
Ryan Quinn #384    Moto#77

Result: Made it to the 1/8′s but with a gate 8 pick it was always going to be hard. Ryan finished with a great 6th in the 1/8′s.

 

 

Boys 14: Thursday 24th   15.00 – 20.40

Matthew Campbell #182    Moto#68

 

 

Boys 15: Thursday 24th   15.00 – 20.40
Eoin Corrigian #304    Moto#96
Sam Murphy #305   Moto#95

 

 Boys 15 years – Motos


 

 

Boys 16: Thursday 24th   15.00 – 20.40
Jake Campbell #422    Moto#119
Aaron Edwards #423    Moto#118
Jake Lynch #424   Moto#117

 

 Boys 16 years – Motos


 

 

Cruiser 30 – 34: Friday 25th   8.00 – 13.10
Kelvin Batey #293    Moto#43

Result: Kelvin didn’t drop a lap all day. 1st in the final.World Number 1! See HERE for more info.

 

 

 

 Cruiser 30-34 Final – Kelvin Batey, World Number 1 – 2014

 

 

Cruiser 45+: Friday 25th   8.00 – 13.10
Tom Campbell #462    Moto#66
Result: Tom made it to the 1/8′s, just missing the 1/4′s.
Eamonn Wyer #463    Moto#67
Result: Some good moto results got Eamonn to the 1/8′s but an outside gate pick meant he was up against it.

 

 45+ Cruiser Moto’s – Tom Campbell & Eamonn Wyer

 

 

 

THE OFFICIAL BMX WORLDS WEBSITE HERE

 

THE FULL RESULTS CAN BE FOUND HERE

 

THE UCI 2014 BMX WORLDS COMPETITION GUIDE CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abby Steacy gets GHP’ed

 

 

 Abby Steacy gets GHP’ed

 

 

 

 

It’s been obvious for awhile now that young Abby Steacy has been getting faster and faster as the weeks go by, the regular trips to the British BMX Series are starting to pay off. She always looks pretty trick too in her stealthy mirrored goggles and matching gear so understandably it was only a matter of time before she got noticed by the talent scouts.

 

Neil Anyon from Greg Hill Products UK (GHP UK) has had an eye on Abby since the 2013 Manchester National and has seen the improvements, so much so that since the Preston round of the British Series Abby is now officially part of the GHP UK team! You couldn’t pick a better place for a young female BMX racer to be, she will be surrounded by brilliant female BMX talent. It’s not hard to get inspired by British Champion Louise Abbott or World #7 Libby Smith. If that’s not enough, GHP UK have also got one of the most naturally gifted BMX riders of our generation in French man Denis Teullet on the team.

 

 Abby meeting her new team.

 

 Abby in action in the UK

 

 

Greg Hill, the man behind GHP, is a legend in the BMX world. Greg dominated the Pro BMX ranks during the 1980′s winning countless titles in the US and internationally. Now Greg spends his time designing new products and training young riders. Greg will be in the UK coaching in the near future, be nice to Abby and she might hook you up.

 

 Greg Hill in front as always

 

 

As you can imagine, Abby’s dad, Keith, is pretty delighted too “We are so happy for the chance, a big thanks to all at GHP UK for making Abby’s dream come true”. Keith will be travelling with Abby to the remainder of the 2014 UK Nationals and on into the 2015 series. Hopefully, they will bring some of Abby’s new team mates to this side of the Irish Sea for some racing and clinics. Mr. Teullet would love Ireland.

 

Abby will be rocking the GHP colours and the delicious 2014 GHP fame at a track near you soon, form an orderly queue to stare in jealously.

 

 

 

 

 Denis Teullet has got skills!

 

 Abby’s new team mates.

 

 

 

Ormeau Park Track Build

 

 

Ormeau Park, Belfast, Track Build

 

 

Location: Ormeau Park, Belfast

 

Contractor: Belfast City Council

 

 

 

 

 THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY, CHECK BACK SOON.

 

PLEASE DO NOT  VISIT THE TRACK SITE DURING CONSTRUCTION AS THERE IS NO PUBLIC ACCESS AND AS WITH ALL CONSTRUCTION SITES, IT IS DANGEROUS.

 

 

 

30th April 2014   Lots of work done, whole track is now there with basic shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14th Febuary 2014   Layout and basic shaping of new track is in full swing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14th January 2014   Out with the old, in with the new. Start date!

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Ireland – A Commission of Cycling Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

We are proud to announce that from 1st March 2014, BMX Ireland has become a Commission of the National Cycling Federation, Cycling Ireland.  This is a major development for BMX Racing in Ireland as it recognises our Sport as a growing and progressing cycling discipline.  The Membership of the Commission and its Terms of Procedure can be viewed on our ABOUT‘ page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucan Track Build

 

 

Lucan Track Build

 

 

Location: St. Catherines Park, Lucan

 

Contractor: Euro Services

 

Designer: Kelvin Batey

 

 

 THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY, CHECK BACK SOON.

PLEASE DO NOT  VISIT THE TRACK SITE DURING CONSTRUCTION AS THERE IS NO PUBLIC ACCESS AND AS WITH ALL CONSTRUCTION SITES, IT IS DANGEROUS.

 

 

 

14th March 2014 Almost there now. Start hill and berm 2 to tar. Gate arrives in April. Fence, power and water next.

 

 

 

 

 

5th March 2014 Final shaping done (mostly) and surface going on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25th February 2014 3rd and 4th straight coming along nicely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19th February 2014 lots of work on jumps happening but still shaping to do, third straight got going today. Video does not convey the scale …

 

 

 

 

17th February 2014 more work on jumps, shaping and layers of stone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14th February 2014 fourth straight coming together, some shaping still to do. Berm 2 rises from the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31st January 2014 Jumps slowly appearing, weather has not been ideal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23th January 2014 First Berm is almost done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20th January 2014 First layer of tar going on to the monstrous first berm.

 

 

 

 

 

17th January 2014 First bike on the track for some berm testing. Berm 1 gets some more shaping for tar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16th January 2014 Berm 3 gets a coat of Tarmac … big day! Start Hill gets a little higher along with some shaping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10th January 2014 Important but unsexy stuff like drainage is complete. Berms 1 and 3 get some shape. Are they some jumps appearing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

29th November 2013 Start hill reaches 5 meters.

 

 

 

 

20th November 2013 The four straights are laid out, first and third berms started.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GET GOT KELVIN

 

 

Ireland’s World No. 1 Joins GET Racing 

 

 

Kelvin Batey, Ireland’s World Number 1 will be riding for GET Racing for the up coming 2014 season.  As well as some heavy hitting BMX brands on board such as Prophecy BMX the team are looking pretty impressive to say the least. Along side Kelvin is his old team mate from Route 55, Dom Skidmore who is moving up to the Championship / Elite class. Making a return to racing is Emily Batey in the Championship Women. Expect GET Racing to rack up some serious points in the 2014 British Series.

 

See the press Release from GET Racing below and don’t forget that Kelvin is back in Ireland at the end of the month for more coaching sessions.

 

 

 

 GET Racing 

Press Release

 

 

After making their debut in the 2013 UK race season, GET Racing is pleased to announce their new team roster and sponsors for 2014.

 

With big long term plans for the next few years GET Racing have put together a group of riders and sponsors that will develop together under the guidance of  Team Manager Scott Evans who’s passion and dedication to the team will keep driving things forward.

 

The team riders range from the 6 and under class all the way through to the Elite with 4 girls adding a bit of girl power to what is a very strong squad. With National, British and World Champions making up GET Racing for 2014 there is a good mix of ages, characters and abilities in which riders will be able to reach their full potential.

 

Ryan Evans   6x
Ralph Grimmett   7x
Chad Hartwell   11x
Mackenzie Rennison   11x
Jake Evans   13x
Terry Yates   15x
Kody Evans   15x
Oliver Webley   17-29x
Dominic Skidmore   Championship/Elite
Kelvin Batey   Elite
Chloe Yates   8-9 girls
Olivia Howard   13-14 girls
Charlie Hartwell   15-16 girls
Emily Batey   Championship Women

 

As team coach and current Masters World Champion Kelvin Batey moves onto the team after 5 years of managing the Route 55 team. ” There is some regret in having to let the Route 55 squad go as we have had some very memorable and successful times but now with GET Racing I am looking forward to seeing where we can take these riders in their careers and hopefully help them get the results their potential is showing at the moment. It’s a very tight group of riders and parents so I’m already excited about racing in 2014. We are lucky to have such good support from the team sponsors and having rode the new Prophecy frame for the last few weeks I’m already seeing some improvements in different areas of my riding.”

 

Riding alongside Kelvin in the showcase UK class is his training partner Dominic Skidmore #555 who has made the move up to the Championship/Elite after a few successful years in the 17-29 category. ” With a few years of experience in the 17-29 class I think it’s time to take my riding to the next level and having enjoyed riding the pro sections for the last few years I feel I’m ready to compete with some of the best riders in the country. I’ve been on the team for almost half a year now and with some great support I hope I can also do well at the Europeans and Worlds next year.”

 

 

The team are proud to be supported by some great companies and thank them for this support for 2014 and beyond.

 

Prophecy BMX       Answer BMX       Stak Clothing       Get Solutions       Instarmac

 

V Installations       LifeStyle Fitness       Sterling Heating

 

 

 

 

 

Corey Waller is on the move!

 

 

Corey Waller is on the move!

 

 

Corey Waller has had a good 2013! Number 1 in Ireland,  Irish National Champion,  number 1 Irish team and over in the UK he finished with an impressive National number 8 in the British BMX Series.

 

 

 

For 2013 Corey plied his trade for World Number One Kelvin Batey and his Route 55 team but for the 2014 British BMX Series Corey will be rockin’  the colours of Finelines Racing supported by Bomshell Components.

 

Corey’s winter training program in preparation for the first 2014 UK National (probably at the Manchester Indoor Arena during March) is due to kick off in mid November under the watchful eye of Kelvin.

 

Look for Corey to be out in front again for 2014 both in Ireland and the UK.

 

See the Finelines Racing website for more info on the group http://www.finelinesracingproducts.co.uk/