Category Archives: Downhill

XC and DH World Championships 2021 – expressions of interest

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.
https://www.valdisolebikeland.com/en/uci-mountain-bike-world-champs-2021/

Selection Criteria
The riders must hold a 2021 UCI competition membership licence with the country code “IRELAND”.
Those interested in putting their name forward need to send their CV to secretary@offroadcyclingireland.ie.
The CV should contain results within the period 11 June to 8 August 2021.
An example CV is provided here.
This email needs to arrive by close of play on Monday 9 August 2021.
If there are more applications than places available a selection panel will select riders based on results.
NOTE: Permission to travel to the World Championships will depend on the COVID-19 restrictions.

Cross-country and downhill national championships 2021 – update

The commission has just received confirmation today regarding the venues for the 2021 cross-country and downhill mountain biking national championships.

CROSS-COUNTRY
The venue will be Tinkerhill Motorcross site which is situated on the outskirts of Newry in County Down. The site is private and will only be available for practice on the race weekend which is Friday 27 August (support races in the evening) and Saturday 28 August.

DOWNHILL
Gravity BC has confirmed that they will host the downhill national championships at Carrick Mountain, County Wicklow on 25/26 September.

More details and links to registration pages for both events to follow.

If you would like to put your name down as a potential volunteer for these events please send your contact details to secretary@offroadcyclingireland.ie.

Cross-country and downhill national championships 2021

The commission is supporting the efforts of the host clubs to try to secure dates, venues, first aid and volunteers for the national championships for both downhill and cross-country. Provisionally the downhill date would be end of September with a provisional date for the cross-country as the end of August. Once we have confirmation we will publish details.
If you would like to put your name down as a potential volunteer for these events please send your contact details to secretary@offroadcyclingireland.ie.

Cross-country and Downhill World Championships 2021

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.
https://www.valdisolebikeland.com/en/uci-mountain-bike-world-champs-2021/
Continue reading Cross-country and Downhill World Championships 2021

Junior World Downhill Champion!

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.

Results here

Irish team for the World Championships DHI/XCO 2018

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:

DOWNHILL
Jacob Dickson, Conor Bate, Jack Crowley with Junior riders Liam Wolfe and Cathal Fitzpatrick.
Team Manager: Mark Dickson

CROSS-COUNTRY
Gareth McKee with Junior riders Lee Harvey and Thomas Creighton
Team Manager: Simon Curry

Irish riders – results from outside Ireland 2018

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.