Thank you to Cycling Ireland for the poster image.

Orwell Wheelers is proud to be the host club for the 2017 Irish National Youth CycloCross Championships.


The Under-16 Boys, Under-16 Girls, Under-14 Boys and Under-14 Girls races are championship events. With medals and National Champions’ Jerseys.

The Under-10 and Under-12 race will not be a championship event, it will be a support race.

There will also be an Under-6 and Under-8 Strider race.

There will be a limited number of CycloCross bikes available for racing. These will be free of charge. They will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.


As with other Youth CycloCoss Events, we ask Parents to bring smiles and to be supportive of all riders.


Pre-Registration for Championship Events:

Link for Cycling Ireland Pre-Registration:  National Youth Cyclo Cross Championships

Opening Date: Tuesday 7th of February 2017 at 4pm

Closing Date: Friday 17th of February 2017 at 4pm

Entry Fee: €5 / £5 per child


The Under-10 and Under-12 Races can be entered on the day, the Fee is €5 / £5 per child.


Event Particulars:

Date: Sunday 19th of February 2017

Time: Course open at 11:30, racing begins at 12:30. Each race will be around the 30 minute mark.

Location: Corkagh Park Cycle Racing Track, Dublin.

Facebook Event: 2017 Irish National Youth CX Championships


Technical Guide

The Technical Guide is available here: Technical Guide Irish Youth National CycloCross Championships.

The technical guide states that there is a Team Prize in each race, if the requirements are met. The minimum requirements for a Team Prize are; there must be three teams with three riders. Medals will only be awarded to the winning team.

There must be at least six riders in a race for it to be counted as a Championship Event.

Under-14 riders are those with a birth year in 2003 or 2004. Under-16 riders are those with a birth year in 2001 or 2002.

Riders are required to have a Cycling Ireland license for 2017. The license's UCI code must begin with "IRL".

Official team kit, or plain kit, must be worn in the championship event.


Event Timetable



Notes 1

Notes 2

Sign On Support races U6-U10




Sign on Championship categories & U12




Main Course open for practice


Only riders and licensed coaches allowed on the course


Race Start U6/U8/U10


Separate short course

All races completed in 30 mins. Prize giving immediately after each


Race Start U/12

12.30 main course  

2 laps

Approx. race time 15 mins Prize giving straight after race

Race Start U/14 Boys


3 laps

Approx. race time 20-25 mins

Race Start U14 Girls


3 laps

Approx. race time 20-25 mins

Race Start U/16 Boys


4 laps

Approx. race time 20-25 mins

Race Start U/16 Girls


4 laps

Approx. race time 20-25 mins

Prize Giving for Championships



15 mins


All riders will be called to the start line 10 mins before their race. 


Draft Course Outline