Expression of interest for Juniors/U23s to compete at the first round of the British XC series

The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from male and female riders to compete in the first round of the HSBC British Cross-country Mountain Bike Series which takes place at Hadleigh Farm, Essex on 21/22 March 2020. This opportunity should be seen as part of rider development.

A maximum of four riders would be supported to compete at the event. The race categories would be Junior and Under 23 riders.

NOTE 1: Riders will be competing under their club name and wearing their own club colours.
NOTE 2: There will be a van leaving Dublin. All other travel arrangements to be confirmed closer to the time.
NOTE 3: All selections are made by the Cycling Ireland Off Road Commission.
NOTE 4: A rider contribution of up to €100 will be required towards the costs.
NOTE 5: This opportunity is based on budget being approved from Cycling Ireland and of gaining entries to the race.
NOTE 6: The race is an “open” event and riders can travel over independently


The rider must have a current UCI competition membership licence with “Nationality = Ireland”.

The rider should be displaying commitment to cross-country mountain bike racing. Any 2020 results from cross-country events as well as 2019 results should show high position finishes.

How to apply

Those interested in putting their name forward need to send an email to attaching your cycling CV.

An example CV is provided here.

This email needs to arrive by close of play on Friday 28 February 2020.

The email address above can also be used for queries about the event.