Category: XC NPS 2016

Youth Development Day 26th June

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When:

10:00 a.m  – 12:00 p.m
26th of June 2016

Where:

Ticknock (link with directions and map HERE)
Dublin Mountains
Meeting point: top car park

Who is it for:

Under 8s to Under 14s

What’s involved:

  1. Quick introduction
  2. Bike set up (taking kids light weight into consideration)
  3. Demonstration of effects of body positioning on the bike
  4. Practical skills drills (race starts, braking, overtaking, line choice, cornering)
  5. Short 1 lap race simulations
  6. Q&A session

What’s required:

  • mountain bike or kids bike in good working order and suitable to off-road riding (The session will not be suitable for balance bikes)
  • helmet (mandatory!)
  • suitable clothing (gloves and long sleeves recommended)
  • bring your own water, snacks etc.
  • Cycling Ireland licence, this can be purchased on the day for €5 (it’s necessary for insurance purposes)

Online registration (please register to help us judge the numbers)

Online Registration

Notes:

Please note that at least one parent or guardian needs to present with the youth rider for the duration of the training session (for the full 2 hours)

For more information please contact Max at cross.country@offroadcyclingireland.ie or +353 87 968 4081

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Round One – Union Wood – only 4 weeks away!

Sligo



2015 XC NPS Throphy Winners!

Dear All

Below is the list of all the overall 2015 trophies  that will be awarded next Saturday the 23rd of January, at the Offroad AGM.

Details about the AGM can be found in the link below
http://www.offroadcyclingireland.ie/wordpress/2015/12/14/cycling-ireland-off-road-commission-agm-23-jan-2016/

2015 Overall Trophy Winners
Category Position Name Club
Junior Men 1 Peter Davison Dromara Cycling Club
2 James Curry Banbridge Cycling Club
3 Matthew Waters Connemara MTB
Senior 1 Men 1 Graham Boyd Xmtb McConvey Cycles
2 Gareth McKee Banbridge Cycling Club
3 Sean Feeney Scott / Donnybrook Landscape Co
Senior 1 Women 1 Marlena Drozdziok Scott / Donnybrook Landscape Co
2 Ciara MacManus Summit Mountain Biking
3 Claire Oakley Xmtb McConvey Cycles
Senior 2 Men 1 Chris Campbell Epic MTB / Expert Cycles
2 Paul Caldwell IMBRC
3 Mark Harvey Xmtb McConvey Cycles
Senior 2 Women 1 Erica Grant Epic MTB / Expert Cycles
2 Caroline Murphy Epic MTB / Expert Cycles
3 Shannon Buller Banbridge Cycling Club
Senior 3 Men 1 Anthony Finn Killarney Cycling Club
2 Nigel Glynn Naas Cycling Club
3 David O’Carroll Irish Road Club
YOUTH CATEGORIES
Under 16 Boys 1 Adam Duff XMTB McConvey Cycles
2 John Buller Banbridge Cycling Club
3 Craig McCarthy XMTB McConvey Cycles
Under 16 Girls 1 Orla Conroy Bray Wheelers
2 Klaudia Bajolek Specialized Profidea
3 Leah Maunsell Team Ballyhoura
Under 14 Boys 1 Adam McGarr IMBRC
2 Lee Harvey XMTB McConvey Cycles
3 Mark Buller Banbridge Cycling Club
Under 14 Girls 1 Amanda Draper MBCC
2 Miriam Draper MBCC
3 Darcey Harkness Carn Wheelers
Under 12 Boys 1 Dean Harvey XMTB McConvey Cycles
2 Darren Rafferty Island Wheelers
3 Donnacha Desmond MBCC
Under 12 Girls 1 Caoimhe May
2 Katie Neill Carn Wheelers
3 Medeina Considine Newbridge CC
Under 10 Boys 1 Oisin Ferrity Island Wheelers
2 Adam Rafferty Island Wheelers
3 Shane Scullion Island Wheelers
Under 10 Girls 1 Aine Doherty VC Glendale
2 Eimer Skelly Carn Wheelrs
3 Hannah Mullin Trail Demons Cycling Club
Under 8 Boys 1 Darragh Saunders
2 Harry Hobbs VC Glendale
3 Oisin May Unattached
Under 8 Girls 1 Aliyah Rafferty Island Wheelers
2 Faith Robinson Bray Wheelers
3 Hannah O’Keefe EpicMTB / Expert Cycles


Lap count changes for 2016

Welcome back everyone!
We would like to start the preparations for the 2016 XC season with a proposal (to be decided upon at the 2015 offroad AGM) change in lap count format which we believe would improve the quality of XCO racing in Ireland (the U14, U16 and Women’s categories would benefit the most) and would prepare our riders better for racing abroad (UK and beyond).

Up to this year the Irish cross-country races were designed around having a senior course of around 20 minutes for the top end riders.  Going into 2016 we would like to shorten the lap length (in terms of time) to around 14 minutes which would provide more flexibility on the number of laps across categories and make the race more interesting for the spectators.

To sum up, the benefits of the shorter laps include:

 

- more flexibility in adding / removing a lap depending on weather conditions
- more flexibility on the number of laps across categories
- less course to be built and maintained for each race
- riders will ride through tech / feed zones more often
- there will be no need for a separate U14 course
- U16 race time will be slightly extended compared to 2015
- lap count in line with British XC NPS and World Cup XCO races
- closer racing across all categories, races more interesting for the spectators

Category

2015

2015

2015

2016

2016

2016

Laps

Lap length

Estimated total race time

Laps

Lap length

Estimated total race time

Senior 1 men

5

20

100

7

14

98

Senior 2 men

4

22

88

6

15

90

Senior 3 men

3

24

72

5

16

80

Senior 4 men

2

26

52

4

17

68

Junior men

4

22

88

5

15

75

Senior 1 women

4

24

96

6

15

90

Senior 2 women

3

26

78

5

17

85

Senior 3 women

2

30

60

3

19

57

Under 16s

2

22

44

4

15

60

Under 14s

2 (short)

30

2

17

34

Also, just a quick reminder that the 2016 XC NPS dates are as follows:

Round 1 – 17th April
Round 2 – 1st May
Round 3 – 22nd May
Round 4 – 5th June
Round 5 – 26th June
Round 6 – 14th August

XCO Nationals – 16/17 July
XCM Nationals – 10/11 September

 



2016 Irish XC NPS dates announced!

Here are the XC NPS dates for 2016 season:

Round 1 – 17th April
Round 2 – 1st May
Round 3 – 22nd May
Round 4 – 5th June
Round 5 – 26th June
Round 6 – 14th August

XCO Nationals – 16/17 July
XCM Nationals – 10/11 September

No clashes with the British XC NPS this year, or any major local races.

We already have 2 clubs penciled in for organizing 2016 dates (one in Connacht and one in Ulster) but 4 NPS rounds are still available and so are the Nationals. If you are interested in running an event please contact us via e-mail or FB message.