The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from riders, male and female, in the Junior and Elite (Under 23) age-groups who would like to be supported to race in either the UCI Cross-country (XCO) World Championships or the UCI Downhill (DHI) World Championships. Both events take place in Val Di Sole, Italy on 25-29 August 2021.
Continue reading Cross-country and Downhill World Championships 2021
The 2021 downhill mountain biking series has been launched. More details can be found on http://www.irishdownhillseries.com/
The World Downhill Championships took place in Leogang in Austria over the weekend of 9-11 October 2020. With the current COVID-19 pandemic there was a restriction on which riders could attend (none could be based in Ireland). The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission was, however, able to authorise 4 representatives to compete.
Junior men: Chris Cummings, Oisin O’Callaghan
Junior women: McKenna Merten
Elite men: Jacob Dickson
The conditions in Leogang were very muddy on the 2.3 km course. A real challange for all riders.
After the practice day on Friday Chris was second fastest with Oisin 8th in the Junior men’s category. McKenna was 9th in the Junior women and Jacob was 32nd (out of a field of 87 riders) in the Elite men. The final took place on Sunday. McKenna retained 9th place, Jacob, unfortunately did not finish, Chris finished 21st but Oisin went on to win his category!! The first gold medal in downhill world championships for Ireland. A superb result.
The Irish Off-road team headed to Lenzerheide in Switzerland to compete in the World Championships of both downhill and cross-country. Both courses proved very tough. With big crowds and super atmosphere this was truly a big occasion for the team.
Continue reading World DHI/XCO Championships – Lenzerheide
The Downhill and Cross-country World Championships will take place in Lenzerheide in Switzerland from 4-9 September 2018. The following riders will be representing Ireland at this competition:
Jacob Dickson, Conor Bate, Jack Crowley with Junior riders Liam Wolfe and Cathal Fitzpatrick.
Team Manager: Mark Dickson
Gareth McKee with Junior riders Lee Harvey and Thomas Creighton
Team Manager: Simon Curry
On the weekend of 21-22 July 2018 the cross-country (XC) and downhill (DH) National Championships took place.
The XC championships took place at Castlewellan Forest Park. Report and results here.
The DH championships took place at Bike Park Ireland. Results here. Video by Home of the Mind here.
The Irish have had some great successes racing abroad this year. This document (here) summarizes the results from the riders for 2018 (up to the end of July) covering cross-country, downhill and enduro. Well done to all those who make the journey and thanks also to their families and team who support and/or finance them.
If you notice any missing results please see instructions in the document.
The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from riders in the Junior and Elite age-groups who would like to be supported to race in the UCI MTB DH World Championships taking place in Lenzerheide, Switzerland on 5-9 September 2018.
Continue reading Early notification for selection for support in Downhill World Championships
This is the first notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM). This meeting will take place on Saturday 21 October 2017 – venue to be confirmed (Dublin based).
Positions on the Commission
The commission will be made up with the following 8 positions. Apart from the position of Chair (which is a two year post) all of the posts are up for re-election.
- Downhill Co-ordinator
- Cross-country Co-ordinator
- Cyclo-cross Co-ordinator
- Enduro Rep
- Youth Development Co-ordinator
- Women’s Rep
Continue reading First notification of the Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM
Kilbroney Forest in Rostrevor County Down was the venue for the 2017 Irish National Downhill Mountain Bike Championships which took place over the weekend of 22 and 23 July 2017. Local club, Rostrevor MTB, under the guidance of Mark and Jennifer Cumming, had been working hard in the months leading up to the event creating the track, satisfying the administration tasks and then gathering a small army of volunteers to do sign on, marshalling etc. Continue reading A great setup at Rostrevor for the Downhill National Championships