Irish Cycling Diary 21st Sept 2018 #Irishcycling

by Tommy Campbell

Well, the stage is set for the World Cycling Championships, beginning Sunday with the T T T’s (Team Time Trails).
Irish Cycling News will be there to keep abreast of all the action. Don’t be surprised if your snapshot comes up on the screen. 
On paper, Cycling Ireland have left no stone unturned in their preparation for the ‘worlds.’
Of course the big news during the week was the announcement that Eddie Dunbar, a former JUNIOR TOUR WINNER had signed on the dotted line for SKY and he is absolutly flying. (Well Done Eddie) it certainly sent a buzz around cycling circles. BUT! Was it a surprise that the inimitable Eddie would be on the side-lines after Aqua Blue left the stage?
Obviously the people in the background were confident that all would come right. I have a feeling that Eddie will not be just a number in Innsbruck.
On the home scene, preparations have been announced for the various AGM’s both Regional and National.
The opportunity I am sure is out there for members of Cycling Ireland to get involved at regional or national level?
Whilst there is no competitive edge to this week’s activities.
Next weekend the re-scheduled Leinster Championships will feature along with the HILL CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIPS and in a couple week’s time CYCLO CROSS comes to the Ulster region.

Leinster AGM 2018

The Cycling Leinster AGM will take place on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at 8pm in the West County Hotel Chapelizod.

The following positions on the committee are up for re-election: 

  • Treasurer
  • Women’s Rep
  • Track Rep
  • 1 x Selector

If anybody is interested in the above positions if you could email your intentions to

If you would like to forward on any motions, forward to, by Saturday 6th October 2018.

All current cycling Leinster members are welcome to attend.

Munster 2018 AGM

NOTICE: Munster Provincial Executive – 2018 AGM


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Munster Executive will be held at 7:30p.m on Monday the 22nd of October in the 

Charleville Park Hotel

The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be
A. To consider the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting.

B. Season Reports:

– Board President: Con McAuliffe,

– Commissaries Administrator: Brian Jordan,

– Calendar co-ordinator: Tom Shanahan

– Youth/Track: Dan Curtin

– Cyclocross: Munster Rep. John Dempsey

– Leisure: Munster Rep. Donie Kelleher

– MTB: Munster Rep. Chris O’Callaghan

C. To receive and consider the annual accounts.
D. To receive and consider the financial statements of the province for the previous year.
E. To elect members of the Board,

Four of the below Board positions, having all completed their two-year term: Each of these newly elected positions will run as a two-year term except for the President. This will only be a one-year post as Con McAuliffe was co-opted into this role earlier this year,

President; currently held by Mr. Con McAuliffe (One-year role)

Secretary; currently held by Mr. Kevin Hayes

Treasurer; currently held by Mr. John Breen
Board member; (Calendar co-ordinator; currently held by Mr. Tom Shanahan

Board member; (Commissaire co-ordinator); currently held by Mr. Brian Jordan

Nominations are invited for the above posts on the nomination form found HERE, to reach the Secretary no later than Wednesday the 17th of October.

Nominations will be accepted by email or post to:

Kevin Hayes,
Secretary, Cycling Munster
Co Cork.

F. To approve the principles of the following year’s budget.
G. To transact & discuss any Special Business of the Executive.

H. To discuss & vote on motions put forward for the AGM.

Notice, motions for discussion must be received by the Secretary no later than the Wednesday the 17th of October. Please remember if you put an item forward then you must be present to discuss the item.

By order of the Board.
Kevin Hayes
Provincial Secretary wishes all the best to the Team / Management and Supporters.

Team Announcement – World Road Championships

Team Announcement - World Road Championships

Cycling Ireland has named the Junior, U23 and Elite teams for the 2018 UCI Road World Championships, which take place in Innsbruck-Tirol, Austria, from the 23-30 September.

Racing for the Irish team will commence this Monday (24th September) with the Women’s Junior Individual Time Trial.

Junior WomenLara Gillespie (TT and Road Race)
Maeve Gallagher

Junior Men

Ben Healy (TT and Road Race)
Aaron Doherty (TT and Road Race)
Breandán Flannagan
Archie Ryan
Adam Ward (Reserve)

U23 Men

Eddie Dunbar (TT and Road Race) (Eddie has opted out of TT to concentrate on Road Race)
Michael O’Loughlin (TT and Road Race)
Daire Feeley
Matthew Teggart
Darragh O’Mahony
Conn McDunphy (Reserve)

Elite Women

Eileen Burns (TT only)
Kelly Murphy (TT only)
Alice Sharpe

Elite Men

Dan Martin
Nicolas Roche (TT and Road Race)
Ryan Mullen (TT and Road Race)
Conor Dunne


Reminder – Cycling Ireland 2018 AGM

Registered Office: Kelly Roche House, 619 North Circular Road, Dublin 1

CRO registration number: 134567


Directors: Anthony Mitchell, Brendan Tallon, Carl Fullerton, Ciaran McKenna, David Smyth, Eugene Moriarty, Gillian Mc Darby, Jack Watson, Michael Mannix, Ronan McLaughlin

The Irish Cycling Federation trading as Cycling Ireland, an Irish registered company limited by guarantee.

Dear Club Secretary / Commission Chairperson / Provincial Secretary,

The AGM and Awards’ Night will be held on separate dates as shown below:

AGM – on the 10th of November at the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Awards’ Night – on the 24th of November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Motions and Board Nominations to be returned no later than 1700 hours on the 21st of September 2018 to Cycling Ireland preferable by email to with the subject line “2018 CI AGM”. All submissions will be acknowledged. It is recommended that any motions of a sporting or technical nature should be discussed with the relevant Commission(s). See attached forms to be included with motion or nomination submissions.

Motions should be submitted using the motions form included with this notice. National Commissions and Provinces AGMs ideally should be held in advance of the deadline for motions and nominations to the Cycling Ireland AGM in order to facilitate submission of motions arising from National Commissions/Provinces AGMs. National Commissions and Provincial Executives are reminded that the standard requirement for final notification of Commission and Provinces AGMs is 21 days. This would require Commissions/Provinces to issue preliminary notice of their AGM and invite motions and nominations for vacant posts in sufficient time so as to be included on the final notice of their AGM.

Download the AGM first notice here.

Download the board nomination form here.

Download the technical regulation motion proposal form here.

Download the non technical regulation motion proposal form here.

Yours sincerely,

Geoff Liffey,

Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary,

Cycling Ireland


In Ennis on the 29th




Bioracer – Atlasssian International UCI Cyclocross
Bioracer - Atlasssian International UCI Cyclocross

Bioracer – Atlasssian International UCI Cyclocross

The Irish cyclocross scene both north and south of the border has seen phenomenal growth in recent years and it takes another huge step forward this coming season with it’s inaugural UCI race, the Bioracer – Atlasssian International Cyclocross, promoted by Kinning Cycles, taking place in Belfast on Sunday October 7th. The event is also supported by co-sponsors McKinley Contracts.

The event, a UCI C2 graded race, is the first of it’s kind ever to take place in Ireland and will see witness to international riders from the USA, Italy and France so far as well as the best riders on the Irish domestic circuit.

The Bioracer – Atlasssian International Cyclocross boasts one of the highest prize funds for any single day bike race in Ireland, with almost 4,000 euro spread across the UCI events. Women will receive equal prize money to men, another milestone for Irish cyclocross.

With valuable UCI points up for grabs in the Junior, Women’s and Men’s elite events, the racing is sure to be exciting. The course in Mallusk, just outside Belfast has been used for previous Ulster Championships and is a mixture of fast straights, cambers and road sections to provide a diverse range of conditions for riders.

The event was born out of a conversation between Glenn Kinning and Cycling Ireland Cyclocross Coordinator Andy Layhe earlier this year. Layhe said, “Driving to the last World Championships, myself and Glenn saw no reason why we couldn’t organise a bigger event back home because it seemed like a natural progression alongside the huge growth of the sport here.” Layhe added, “I take my hat off to Glenn for organising so many events through the season alongside his own racing – if it were not for committed people like Glenn the scene wouldn’t be where it is today.”

Peter Van den Abeele, UCI Head of Off-Road and Deputy Sports Director echoed the progression of Irish Cyclocross that saw the largest ever team take part in last season’s world championships, “It is great to have a UCI cyclocross event taking place in Ireland for the first time. I thank Glenn Kinning – athlete, coach and event organiser – and his team for taking on the challenge of hosting an international event. This addition to the UCI International Calendar is in line with the continued globalisation of the cyclocross discipline, which is reaching an ever-increasing number of countries outside the traditional cyclocross nations. I have no doubt that the BioRacer Atlasssian International Cyclocross will delight the spectators and provide a magnificent showcase for our sport. I wish everyone racing in Mallusk, Belfast, the best of luck.”

The full day’s race schedule is yet to be finalised, but will include a series of supporting events including U14, U16, B race, M40 and M50 events prior to the official UCI races.

The organisers would also like to thank the passionate cyclocross community who have assisted in donating to a Crowdfunding page that was set up to help raise funds for the event. The £1000 fund target was met in just 7 days. Details of the crowdfunding page can be found here:

The organisers look forward to welcoming everyone to the event which is hoped will generate a great atmosphere and some really exciting racing.

A dedicated web page for the event will be live soon. If you or your company would like to be involved or require more information please