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Offroad Commission AGM Motions & Notifications

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This years Offroad AGM will be held on the 25th of October (venue TBC but close to Dublin)

Please send motions and nominations to offroad.commission@gmail.com.
The deadline for motions is Monday the 20th and Wednesday the 22nd for nominations. We are accepting nominations for the position of the Chairman, Treasurer, CX and DH coordinator and regional development officers for all 4 provinces.
Please see the attached structure for 2015. Offroad Commission 2015 Structure.

Thank you
The Offroad Commission

Gearing UP Off-Road | Instructor Course

The next Gearing Up Off-Road Instructor Course is been run this weekend the 20th/21st of September. Limited places left.

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GEARING UP OFF-ROAD INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

The Gearing Up Off-Road instructor training is of two days duration.  Day 1, focuses on each of the sessions with time being spent on basic mountain biking techniques. The morning of Day 2 will provide the candidates with the opportunity to deliver a Gearing Up session to their course colleagues.  Candidates who do not hold a Mountain Bike leadership award will gain some basic leadership skills on the afternoon of Day 2.

The intention is to provide a basis for a limited range of leadership in a restricted location that has been previously risk assessed. This experiential section of the course is not intended as a substitute for a recognised Mountain Bike leadership award. The intention is to allow Gearing Up Instructors to include a ride as a part of each Gearing Up sessions.

On satisfactory completion of the Gearing Up instructors course, candidates will be able to operate as a Gearing Up Off-Road Provider running the Gearing Up Off-Road Programme and complete any administrative functions associated with the programme.

GEARING UP OFF-ROAD PRE-ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Individuals wishing to deliver the Gearing Up Off-Road Programme are required to hold a Cycling Ireland coaching qualification or a Mountain Biking Leadership qualification prior to attending training.
Where an individual attends and passes the Gearing Up Off-Road course with only a foundation coaching qualification they will be qualified to deliver the programme but only with a qualified Gearing Up Instructor who has a Level One or Leadership qualification. Therefore they can only Instruct on their own on completion of the Level One or Cycling Ireland Trail Cycle Leader course.

Individuals will be required to complete the Gearing Up Off-Road Instructors Course. This course consists of two days (16 hours) training. Upon successful completion of training and approval by Gearing Up Off-Road Tutor individuals will be qualified to deliver the Gearing Up Off-Road Programme.

Irish XC MTB site is being assimilated!

No, not by the Borg Collective or anything sinister like that.

In an effort to reduce maintenance, cost and data duplication, this site is being turned-off for 2012 and will be replaced by the OffroadCyclingIreland site which will contain all the new posts and information for XC and well as the other disciplines such as DH, CX and BMX.

The majority of the various pages from the Irish XC site have been migrated over to the new site.

Please update your bookmarks to reflect this change.
A temporary redirect will remain on this site for a limited time to point users to the new site.

Trail Information Request for National Mountain Bike Strategy

The CI Offroad Commission is currently making submissions to Coillte regarding a draft National Mountain Bike Strategy.
While we are confident we are aware of many of the key hotspot areas for mountain bike activity, there may be areas of Coillte lands being use that we are not aware of.

If you are a local club active in an area that you feel we may not be aware of please email offroad.commission@gmail.com, with details of both your club and the location.
The purpose of this exercise is to gain a better understanding of the level of activity across Coillte lands and to form the basis of a frame work which may lead to future trail development at both local and national level.

All information will of course be treated as confidential and will not be used for any form of punitive reasons.

There is quite a tight deadline which we have to work to so as far as possible could you please send submissions by Sunday 30th October.

If you feel you would like to make a submission but have concerns please feel free to contact Sean Herlihy at 087 9854445 to discuss.

Regards

CI Offroad Commission

Reminder: Motions & Nominations for 2011 Offroad AGM

This is a reminder that Motions and Nominations for the 2011 Offroad AGM must be submitted to the Offroad Commission email by Saturday 1st October at 1:00pm, any motions or nominations received after this date/time will not be accepted.

Please submit your Motions via e-mail to offroad.commission@gmail.com with the subject “2011 Offroad AGM motion”

Please submit your Nominations for election to the Offroad Commission via e-mail to offroad.commission@gmail.com with the subject “Offroad Commission nomination”

You MUST include your Cycling Ireland licence number and your full name.

Here is an example of a motion:
I [Joe Bloggs] CI Licence number: []  propose that the XC National points series be the premier XC series each year and that all other proposed series be outside the NPS season”

Here is an example of a nomination:
” I [Joe Bloggs] CI Licence number: [] would like to nominate [John Doe] for the position of [insert proposed role/responsibility here]”

2011 Cycling Ireland Offroad AGM details

The 2011 Cycling Ireland Offroad AGM will be held on Saturday Oct 8th. in Taylor’s pub, Ticknock, Dublin.

Map to the location here.

Important notice for all 2011 National Championship medal winners:
As in 2010, all 2011 Off-road National Championship Medals (XC, CX and DH) will be presented at the Off-road Commission AGM Prize giving Ceremony.

Please click here: list of all 2011 trophy winners for details of the event and medal winners (some results yet to be added).

Schedule as follows:

10:30 – Self-paced mountain bike spin Ticknock Forest. No CI licence required.

13:00 – Post-spin refreshments served for AGM attendees only (soup & sandwiches). (CI licence required to attend)

14:00 – MTB AGM (Taylor’s pub, Ticknock, Dublin.) (CI licence required to attend)

16:00 – Prize Giving for XC & DH NPS, Offroad Nat. Champs  & Leinster XC League. No CI licence required.

18:00 – Wrap-up

The 2011 Offroad AGM agenda will be comprised as follows:

1. Chairman’s welcome
2. Minutes and matters arising from of 2010 AGM
3. Off Road Commission Reports
4. Questions regarding reports
5. Elections/Nominations
6. Motions
7. AOB

Motions

The list of Motions &Nominations as received before the cut-off date can be seen here. (this will be updated as info is received)

If you wish to put Motions & Nominations forward to the AGM please send them to offroad.commission@gmail.com by Saturday 1st October at 1:00pm. (Motions/Nominations will not be taken on the day).

Nominations
A number of positions on the commission are either up for re-election or are being vacated.
Click this link for details.

We have created an Online Registration form for all participants so we can get an idea of numbers, and also vote on your favourite riders/races etc.. of 2011, please fill-out the form below.
Trophy winners need to advise us if they can make the meeting to collect their trophy – there is section on the form for you to advise the name of someone attending who can collect the trophy on your behalf.

 

Off-road Commission Awards 2011

For 2011 the Off-road commission is introducing a series of awards to recognise events and individuals who have stood out over the season, categories listed below.

Any licence holder can cast a vote, up until midnight on Saturday 1st October, the winners will be announced at the prize giving and presented with a fine lump of glass.

Best XC race of 2011 (Excluding National Championships)

This award is for the Cross Country event that people feel was a cut above the rest. It could be the best organised, the best course, the best racing, or simply just your favourite for whatever reason. It can be an NPS, regional event or even a small local event, anything except the Nationals (which you can vote for under “Best event”).

Best DH race of 2011 (Excluding National Championships)
This award is for the Downhill Event that people feel was a cut above the rest. It could be the best organised, the best course, the best craic, or simply just your favourite for whatever reason. It can be an NPS or Winter League, anything except the Nationals (which you can vote for under “Best event”).

Best event of 2011
This award is for the Best Irish Mountain Bike Event of the year. The biggest, the best, the one that made the impression, for whatever reason. The contenders are the National Championships for the various disciplines, and other high profile standalone events, eg; The Blast, The Cooley Thriller etc..

Best XC competitor of 2011
This award is for the Irish Cross Country Rider that people feel has really stood out during the year. It can be the guy or girl won most races, the person who pulled off the biggest upset, the guy / girl who was always there with a smile of their face giving it 100%. The person who showed the biggest improvement or just simply a rider you admire for whatever reason. It’s entirely up to you to decide.

Best DH competitor of 2011
This award is for the Irish Downhill Rider who people feel has really stood out during the year. It can be the guy or girl won most races, the person who pulled off the biggest upset, had the best crash, pulled the biggest whip or just the guy / girl who was always there with a smile of their face giving it 100%. The person who showed the biggest improvement or just simply a rider you admire for whatever reason. It’s entirely up to you to decide.

Irish MTB promotion awards
The offroad commission has identified several special awards to recognise various people who helped promote the image and appeal of Irish MTB and will be announced on the night.

Regards,
Cycling Ireland Offroad Commission.



Nominations for Offroad Commission members

Please note there are various positions on the Cycling Ireland Offroad Commission up for nomination.

Nominations must be received by the Offroad Commission by Saturday 1st October at 1:00pm, any nominations received after this date/time will not be accepted.

Vacant positions for nomination:

  • The position of Treasurer is up for nomination.
  • The position of DH coordinator is up for nomination, Rory O’Keefe is stepping down from this role – thanks to Rory for his work in this area to date.
  • The position of CX coordinator is up for nomination, Ollie Castle intends to step down from this role if a person is nominated into/interested in this role.

Positions up for re-election as follows:

  • Orla Baxter (Commission member)
  • Ciara MacManus (Commission member)

Members who currently do not require re-election:

  • Morgan O’Connell (Chairman)
  • Fergal Kilkenny (Secretary)
  • Damien Duggan (DH Development rep.)
  • Alison Murphy (BMX rep.)
  • Sean Herlihy (Access rep.)

To nominate a person for election to the Offroad Commission, please send an email to offroad.commission@gmail.com with the subject “Offroad Commission nomination” Nominations must be received by the Offroad Commission by Saturday 1st October at 1:00pm, any nominations received after this date/time will not be accepted.

You must be present at the AGM to propose your nomination or have a representative to act on your behalf.

Here is an example of a motion:
” I [Joe Bloggs] CI Licence number: [] would like to nominate [John Doe] for the position of [insert proposed role/responsibility here]”

Request for motions for 2011 Offroad AGM

Motions are now being accepted for the 2011 Offroad AGM, any Cycling Ireland members wishing to submit a motion for the upcoming Offroad AGM must do so by email.

Please submit your motions via e-mail to offroad.commission@gmail.com with the subject “2011 Offroad AGM motion

The date of the Offroad AGM is Saturday 8th October, further details & location will be announced in due course.

Motions must be received by the Offroad Commission by Saturday 1st October at 1:00pm, any motions received after this date/time will not be accepted.
Submitting a motion to the AGM is your opportunity to influence how offroad cycling in Ireland is administered.
Any successful motions relating to changes to Technical Regulations or formal Operating Procedures of Cycling Ireland have to be approved by the Board of Cycling Ireland.

You MUST include your Cycling Ireland licence number and your full name.

Here is an example of a motion:
” I <Joe Bloggs> CI Licence number: <11OV123> propose that the XC National points series be the premier XC series each year and that all other proposed series be outside the NPS season”

Cycling Ireland Rules Updates

The General Administrative Regulations, Technical Regulations and Procedures have been updated to reflect the various new rules or amendments to rules introduced since the previous version, a synopsis of the changes is also provided.

Remember that members should be aware of and are required to abide by the rules contained therein!

The updated rules can be found on Cycling Ireland here.

Changes of interest to offroad riders include a clarification of the rules for single-sponsored mtb riders, protective clothing requirements for youth riders in downhill, categories for women’s national championships, and gridding for cyclocross national championships.

2011 New XC Racing Categories Announcement

As previously communicated, the Offroad Commission has investigated the introduction of ability-based XC racing categories for 2011 and subsequent years. After consultation with various members of the XC racing community, a final decision has now been made.

Men

The new ability-based XC race categories for 2011 and beyond will be named Senior 1/2/3/4

Women

Women’s categories were already ability-based with the existing categories, these categories will be now renamed Senior Women 1/2/3.

The composition of these categories is as follows:

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