National CX Series 2023

2023 sees the second year of the National Cyclo-cross Series. This year there will be 6 rounds. Each round will be held on one day. It is expected that the course will be available for practice on the day before each race. The series will be overseen by the Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission (CIORC).

The dates for this year’s competition are shown in the table below.

RoundDateProvinceHost clubLocation
1Sun 17 SeptUlsterVC GlendaleFalls Park, Belfast
2Sat/Sun 14/15 OctMunsterClonmel CCClonmel
3Sun 22 OctConnachtWestport Covey WheelersWestport
4Sun 12 NovMunsterUpperchurch Drombane CCDrombane, Thurles, Co Tipp
5Sat 30 DecLeinsterBellurgan WheelersMcCrystal Track, Co. Louth
6Sun 7 JanLeinsterTeam WORCStepaside, Co. Dublin

For the national series, all 6 rounds will count. Riders in categories Under 14, Under 16, Women, Senior men, M40, M50 and M60s will be part of the series.
Within the Women’s race the sub category of Masters Women will be identified on the results. This should then match the current medal categories for the national championships.

Host clubs can have an adult Support race as well as races for Under 6s, Under 8s, Under 10s and Under 12s. These won’t count towards the national series.
For the National Series events, the Support race is for those with mountain bikes or gravel bikes with tires greater than 33 mm wide.


09:00Registration open13:45
09:00Course open for practice09:45
09:50Under 6s fun race09:55
10:00Under 8s10:10
10:15Under 10s10:30
10:35Under 12s11:00
11:00Prize giving for U8, U10, U12
11:00Course open for practice11:20
11:20Call up Women, U16, U1411:30
11:30Race Women, U16, U1412:25
12:25Prize giving for Women, U16, U14
12:25Course open for practice12:45
12:45Call up for Junior, M50s, M60s, Support race12:55
12:55Junior, M50s, M60s, Support race13:45
13:45Prize giving Junior, M50s, M60s, B' race
13:45Course open for practice14:05
14:05Call up for Senior, M40s14:15
14:15Senior, M40s15:15
15:15Prize giving for Senior and M40s

Race Fees
Standard fees for the series will be
Adults – €20 / £17
Juniors – €15 / £13
Under 14/Under 16 – €10 / £8.50
Under 12/Under 10/Under 8 – €5 / £4
Under 6s – €1 / £1
On top of this will be the Eventmaster fee.

Overall Series Points
The overall series would have trophies which would be presented at the final round. All rounds count towards the league. The points awarded are shown below.

Top 3 riders in each of the following categories will receive a National CX Series award.
• Under 14 boys
• Under 14 girls
• Under 16 boys
• Under 16 girls
• Junior
• Women [top 3 Junior, top 3 senior and top 3 master]
• M50s
• M60s
• Senior
• M40s

Support races
There will also be support races for Under 6s, Under 8s, Under 10s, Under 12s and a Support race (mountain bike, gravel bikes?).

Gridding for Rounds 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be based on UCI points and then points from the overall series. Round 1 would only be based on UCI points.

Age categories for cyclo-cross 2023-2024

Age categoryYear of birth
Under 8s2016, 2017, 2018 etc.
Under 10s2014-2015
Under 12s2012-2013
Under 14s2010-2011
Under 16s2008-2009

National Cyclo-cross Championships
The national series will count towards the gridding for the national cyclo-cross championships, along with the results from the provincial cyclo-cross championships.