In order to take part in any off-road racing riders must have insurance from our governing body Cycling Ireland. Insurance can be taken out on an annual basis or as an Event Licence (one-day licence).
Day licenses will be available to purchase when you register, the cost of a day licence will be €20 for non-CI members and €10 for CI members who have a leisure licence. There are no Event Licences for youth riders. Youth riders must take out an annual licence from Cycling Ireland.
In order to compete in Irish National Championships, you must have an “IRL” UCI code on your licence (be of Irish Nationality). You cannot partake in the National Championship events on an Event Licence.
What type of licence do I need?
A Non Competition licence is the most basic form of licence (these are deemed ‘non-race’ licences), if you purchase this, you will also need to purchase an Event Licence for every race you enter. This is the recommended licence type if you will only be doing a few races per year.
A Limited Competition licence allows you to compete in all off-road events without having to purchase an Event Licence for every race you enter.
Where can I get a licence?
You can buy an annual licence on the Cycling Ireland website HERE. Alternatively, when you register you can buy an Event licence (one-day licence)
Award of licences to riders of other nationalities – it is important to note that the issuing of the licence is completely independent of the applicant’s nationality and the nationality of his or her team or club.