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OTHER CYCLING : Sundry Items Last Updated: 5 Dec 2022 - 2:42:53 PM

Cycling Ireland - News Roundup Extra
By Cycling Ireland
22 Nov 2022,

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McKerrow departs from Chief Executive Role at Cycling Ireland


Chief Executive Officer, Matt McKerrow
Cycling Ireland is today announcing that the Chief Executive Officer, Matt McKerrow will depart the role with the organisation on 12 December 2022.

The Board would like to thank Mr. McKerrow for over three years of service during a difficult period for the organisation and wish him well in the future. An interim CEO will be appointed in due course to aid with the transition and while a recruitment process takes place.


Cyclo-cross National Series Round One Results


Dean Harvey and Aine Doherty were the winners of the feature races in the first round of the inaugural Cyclo-cross National Series on Saturday, November 19th.

The first-ever Cycling Ireland National Series in the off-road discipline, fans were treated to an exciting day of racing across categories of all ages in Westport, Co Mayo.

And after a bright start to the morning, wet and windy conditions for much of the morning made for tough racing before the elements subsided somewhat in the afternoon.

In the senior men’s race, Harvey finished some 2 minutes and 27 seconds clear of second placed Kevin McCambridge as JB Murphy came home in third 55 seconds later.

The Spellman-Dublin Port rider and Darren Rafferty were neck and neck in a great battle for spectators in the opening two laps, but a mechanical issue in lap three meant Rafferty finished further down the field.

In the women’s race, junior rider Aine Doherty was the strongest as she finished 42 seconds clear of W40 rider Grace Young in second place, with Doherty pulling away after the pair fought for the lead in the opening three laps.

In the men’s junior race, Navan Road Club rider Joseph Mullen had 24 seconds to spare over second placed Trevor Harkniss. Tadhg Killeen was a further 35 seconds back to complete the podium.

In the Masters categories, Alan Bingham took the M40 win – with the race run alongside the senior men race – in a fine individual display alone out in front.

Inspired Cycling rider Jason Henry had 28 seconds to spare over Fearghal Regan in the M50 race, while Pierre Kinsella finished 27 seconds further back in third place.

David Lawless was too strong in the M60 race, finishing 1 minute and 25 seconds clear of Paul Birchall in second. 15 riders took part in a men’s ‘B’ race that saw Michael Davis take the win, 18 seconds ahead of Jakub Klapa.

There was also a full complement of youth races to start the day, with U8 all the way to U16 categories featured.

Attention now switches to Thurles and the second round of the series, which will take place on Saturday, November 26th.

Senior Men
1 Dean Harvey Spellman-Dublin Port
2 Kevin McCambridge Un-Attached Ulster
3 Jack Bernard Murphy Kilcullen Cycling Club Murphy Geospacial

Women (mixed cats)
1 Aine Doherty VC Glendale
2 Grace Young All human/VeloRevolution Racing Team
3 Caoimhe May Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club

Junior Men
1 Joseph Mullen Navan Road Club
2 Travis Harkness VC Glendale
3 Tadhg Killeen Kilcullen Cycling Club Murphy Geospacial

Cycling Ireland UCI eSports World Championships Consideration Race


Cycling Ireland are pleased to release the selection protocol that will be used to select the team for the UCI eSports World Championships in February, with a team set to be confirmed before the UCI's December 8th deadline.

The final round of the Cycling Ireland eRacing Winter League on December 2nd at 7 pm will be the nominated selection consideration race.

On the back of the successful Cycling Ireland Zwift Winter League, run in conjunction with RWB, we will be using the final race of the series as one of the three selection considerations noted below.

1. Past performances on Zwift over the past 4-6 months
2. Performance in nominated selection consideration race
3. Power profile suited to the world championship format

The only difference on race day is that riders that want to be part of Cycling Ireland's UCI eSports Worlds Team selection consideration will be racing for all Primes in the race.

Points will be scored on all primes and finishing points also being awarded. Only those meeting the required protocols detailed in this document can score FAL points

For anyone wishing to be considered as part of the selection process, they must race under the following additional requirements as used by all Zwift Racing Athletes in the recent Continental Qualifier events and provide the required evidence on the morning of the event.

Riders can submit their data up until midday on the 2nd Dec 2022

Additional Requirements and Evidence
- Must be a Member of Cycling Ireland
- Height / Weight verification
- Must dual record (Provide data within 90mins post event)
- Must wear Heart Rate Monitor

Information on the consideration race, protocols and requirements
Contact tommy.evans@cyclingireland.ie for more information.

Would You Like To Be A Cycling Ireland Women In Sport Advocate In 2023?



Are you passionate about getting more women and girls cycling? Cycling Ireland is looking for individuals to take up the mantle of being a Cycling Ireland Women in Sport Advocate and inspire other women and girls during 2023 to take up or stay involved in Cycling.

The Cycling Ireland Women in Sport Officer will support the advocates along with the current 21 advocates!

The advocates will help Cycling Ireland to showcase women in Cycling across the four pillars of the Sport Ireland Policy on Women in Sport – Active Participation, Coaching and Officiating, Leadership & Governance and Visibility.

Cycling Ireland are looking for women who are passionate about cycling and sharing their journey of our beloved sport. As a member of your local club, being an advocate means encouraging women in your local club and your local community with their cycling journeys and championing the sport. We are looking for advocates from each province and across the various cycling disciplines.

Women in Sport Advocate Role:

The role of the advocate is to promote women and girls cycling in their local area to encourage more participation.

· Act as an advocate for female cyclists in your local area, across Cycling Ireland and the cycling community.
· Sharing the story of your journey into cycling to inspire others.
· Help promote female cycling via social media.
· Signpost women to websites such as Cycling Ireland and Sport Ireland Women in Sport for further inspiration/information on local opportunities.
· Support other women and girls through their own journey (either through promotion, attending or helping to deliver events etc).
· Most importantly, be an inspiration to other women in cycling to be more active and support where possible.

What you will receive:
· Cycling Ireland ‘Women in Sport Advocate’ Jacket.
· Entry to a Cycling Ireland event of your choice during 2023.
· Cycling Ireland leisure membership for 2023 (we will refund you if you have already signed up).

Central to being an advocate is simply loving cycling! Cyclists are hugely passionate about their sport and this is infectious. Cycling Ireland Women in Sport advocates will champion the sport in their community for new and experienced cyclists alike.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 28th November 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Cahill on elaine.cahill@cyclingireland.ie

To apply, please complete the application form here

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