Category Archives: Cross Country

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/
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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.
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XC – Expression of Interest – European Championships

The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from male and female riders to compete in the 2019 European Cross-country (XCO) Championships which are being held in Brno, Czech Rep 27-28 July 2019. https://www.mtbbrno.eu/program

A maximum of two riders would be sent to the event (less if riders do not meet the criteria) along with support staff. The race categories would be Junior, Under 23 and Elite riders.
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A great start to the XC NPS series

The first round of the Irish Cross-country Mountain Bike National Point Series took place at Davagh Forest, Co. Tyrone, on Sunday 19 May 2019. Course designers from the host club, Carn Wheelers, are well used to the venue but had to do some amendments this year due to construction of the Dark Sky Observatory due to open in spring 2020. This had a direct impact on the original start/finish area as well as car parking. The new start/finish was moved to one of the tarmac roads a short distance away. Riders gathered at the venue from early morning from all over Ireland. The day remained largely dry, but overcast with light rain on occasion.

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