Pinergy Orwell Wheelers will host their annual Cyclocross Race at McCrystal's CX Track on Saturday 4th of November 2023. It is round 4 of the Leinster League of Cyclocross. Generously sponsored by Joe Daly Cycles, Footprints Early Years Preschool, All-American Laundrette and Bike Fitting Ireland.



The race will be held at McCrystal CycloCross Track, Jenkinstown, Co. Louth, A91 KD6.



EventMaster Sign-up Link (Closes Thursday 2nd Nov at 20:00): https://eventmaster.ie/event/2EEef2qc0z.


Competitors will require a Cycling Ireland licence. One-day licences available via EventMaster event.

Parents need to acquire a Youth Licence for each child competing from U6 upwards via the Cycling Ireland website before signing up for these races, the cost of which is €10.

As the event is occurring after November 1st, any license (except the 12 month Leisure license) purchased on or after November 1st will be valid until the end of 2024.

Advance entry only - no entry on the day.


Adult Entry: €20 pp
U23, Junior: €15 pp
U14, U16: €10 pp
Underage: Free*.

*There is allocation for 5 Under 6s, 15 Under 8s, 15 Under 10s, and 15 Under 12s. Pricing thereafter is €1 per Under 6 and €5 per Under 12.

Entry from U6 to U12 is generously covered by Joe Daly Cycles, Dundrum.

There will be a €20 Off a Bike Fit Voucher for Bike Fitting Ireland/Aidan Hammond at Sign-On for all competitors.



Whilst the McCrystal's CycloCross Track is a private venue, there are two course crossing points that require the attention of attendees. The first course crossing point is from the Carpark to the Race Village. The second course crossing point is from the Pit Carpark to the Pit.
Race attendees to follow the directions of event marshals. A First Aid service will be on-site at the event.
Young children are to be supervised and kept off the course during races.
Please do not litter and please do bring home your recycling / rubbish.



Race attendees must use the The McCrystal's CX Track designated parking area (free parking).



Strava Segment: McCrystal's CX 2022.

The race will be run on the standard 2.9km configuration of the McCrystal's CX Track.
Sign-On and collection of race numbers and timing chips will be located in the Race Village.
Pit Crews should bring their own water.


Course Outline



Port-a-loos will be located in front of The Barn.

Bike cleaning facilities are available behind The Barn.

On-Site Catering will be provided by The Last Lap Cafe, who will have Hot Food available. There is Petrol and Diesel available in the McCrystal's XL Shop, just off-site.

There are no showers onsite.


Race Live Timing

The Timing will be provided by the McCrystal's CX Track.

This allows us to show the live timing during the event: mccrystalstrack.com/results-feed/



The Gridding is available here: Gridding Rd 4 Orwell.


Race Schedule:

There will be a full schedule of races for both females and males of all ages as follows:

09:00 Sign-On Opens.

09:00 – 09:50 Full Course Practice (50 mins).


Under 12 Racing

09:50 Call up U12s Boys & Girls.
09:55 – 10:10 U12s Race (15 mins max).

U12 Race on Shortened Course. Rest of Course available for practice.

U12 Prizegiving will take place immediately after race.


10:10 – 10:30 Open course practice (20 mins).


Youth Male Racing

10:30 Call up U16 & U14 Boys.
10:35 – 11:05 U16 & U14 Boys Race (30 mins max).

U16 and U14 grids will be physically distanced by a few meters. Both grids will start at the same whistle.

This start procedure will be known as “Physical Distance, One Whistle“.

U14 & U16 Prize Giving will take place immediately after the race.


11:05 – 11:30 Open Course practice (25 mins).


Women and Youth Female Racing

11:30 Call up Women, U16 Girls, U14 Girls.
11:35 – 12:20 Women’s Race (Close to 45 mins).
11:35 – 12:05 U16 & U14 Girls Race (30 mins max).

Women, U16 and U14 grids will be physically distanced by a few meters. All three grids will start at the same whistle, the “Physical Distance, One Whistle” start procedure.

Women, U14 and U16 Prize Giving will take place immediately after the Women's race.


12:20 – 12:55 Open Course practice (35 mins).


Underage Racing

12:20 Underage Fun Races (U6, U8 and U10).
U6: 2 minutes.
U8: 5 minutes, or 10 minutes max.
U10: 10 minutes.

Underage race on a shortened course, rest of course will be available for practice.



12:55 Call up A-Race.
13:00 – 13:50 A-Race (Close to 50 mins).

A-Race Prize Giving will take place immediately after the race.


13:50 – 14:10 Open Course practice (20 mins).



14:10 Call up B-Race.
14:15 – 15:00 B-Race (Close to 45 mins).

B-Race Prize Giving will take place immediately after the race.




All competitors in the underage races (U6 – U12) will receive a prize.

The Entry Fee for the Underage Racing is kindly covered by Joe Daly Cycles, Dundrum, Dublin 16.

Links: joedalycycles.com / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter.

Joe Daly Cycles have long been a supporter of Orwell Wheelers and nationwide Cycling events. They're returning to sponsor our CycloCross Race for a fifth year. If you're in the market for a new bike, mechanic assistance, some bike parts and/or advice for all ages check them out. Joe Daly Cycles stock Trek, Scott, Merida, Frog and Squish.



U16 Boys: 1st, 2nd and 3rd

U14 Boys: 1st, 2nd and 3rd

U16 Girls: 1st, 2nd and 3rd

U14 Girls: 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Podium positions in each of the four races will receive a prize.

The Prize Pool for the Youth Races is kindly sponsored by Footprints Early Learning PreSchools, Marrowbone Lane in Merchants Quay and Inchicore. 



Overall: 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Unplaced: Junior, U23, M40 and Orwell Rider.

A pre-race analysis of both Leinster and Ulster standings, showed that there weren't any M60 riders. So we decided to swap that prize to a Unplaced U23 prize.

Update 3rd November: The entry list showed no M50s in the Women's race, so we swapped the prize to a Unplaced Orwell Prize.

The Prize Pool for the Women's Race is kindly sponsored by All-American Laundrette, George's Street, Dublin 2.

Links: allamericanlaunderette.com

The All-American Laundrette, owned by Orla Hendron, returns for its fifth Orwell CX Race Sponsorship. Orla Hendron has been a driver behind Women's Cycling for a very long time. Orla has been involved in founding and running the 6 week Orwell Crit League which runs from late April to early May, as well as holding numerous Committee Positions, and enjoying her own Track success on the World Stage. If you're considering Laundrette Services, please consider The All-American Laundrette.



Overall: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

The Prize Pool for the B-Race is kindly sponsored by Footprints Early Learning PreSchools, Marrowbone Lane in Merchants Quay and Inchicore.

Links: footprintsearlyyears.com / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter.

Footprints Early Learning, owned by Rácheal Govin, returns for its third Orwell CX Race Sponsorship. Footprints Early Learning have two locations in Dublin; in Marrowbone Lane and Inchicore, and cater for PreSchool aged children, school aged children in After School daycare and Camps for the School Holidays. If you're considering childcare facilities, please consider Footprints Early Years.



Overall: 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Unplaced: Junior, M40, M50 and M60.

The Prize Pool for the A-Race is kindly sponsored by Bike Fitting Ireland/Aidan Hammond, Kilmacanogue, Wicklow.

Links: bikefittingireland.com / Facebook / Instagram.

Bike Fitting Ireland/Aidan Hammond, returning as a sponsor of the Orwell CX Race for the fifth year. Aidan is Ireland's Number One Bike Fitter, a fully qualified Physio and a Level 3 Cycling Ireland Qualified Coach. Winter is a perfect time for setting goals; be they racing, sportives or fitness for 2024, as a coach Aidan can help you achieve these goals. If you need to review your Bike Fit, the winter is a good time to make these changes, so you can adapt to them before your season. Aidan also offers vouchers, so with Christmas approaching, a Bike Fit Voucher could make a nice stocking filler.

Group Club Bike Fitting Days is another service that Aidan offers, where he can bring his equipment to a location to Bike Fit a number of clubmates.

There will also be a €20 Off Voucher for a Bike Fit by Aidan at the sign-on.


Race Organiser

Contact: Luke Potter; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via The Leinster League of CycloCross Instagram or Facebook pages.