Inaugural Cycling Ireland eRacing National Championships to take place in January 2022

Posted in: E-Racing
By Scott Graham, Marketing & Communications Manager
Nov 23, 2021 - 11:01:44 PM


Media Release: 23.11.2021

Cycling Ireland has today confirmed that the inaugural Cycling Ireland eRacing National Championships will take place on Saturday, 15th January.

The top 10 male and female riders from the qualification event will be invited to participate in Ireland’s first eRacing National Championships, taking place in-person in Dublin, Ireland. Finalists will race using the full Wahoo ecosystem including a KICKR Smart Turbo Trainer, KICKR Climb and KICK Headwind. The in-person Championship event will be live broadcast with full details to be published shortly.

The qualification event takes place at 10am on Saturday, December 18th over 1-lap of the Watopia Figure 8 course, a total distance of 29.8 kilometres. Men and Women will start separately at an interval of 1-minute.


Cycling Ireland virtual races and training activities have proven popular over the past 18-months with Cycling Ireland hosting the largest sporting event during the early stages of Covid-19 restrictions in the summer of 2019 when 1,900 people took part from their own homes. At it’s peak, a single round of the Cycling Ireland Zwift Series achieved over 35,000 live stream views. In 2021, over 21,000 people have participated in a Cycling Ireland organised eRace or mid-week structured workout on the Zwift cycling platform.

The qualification event is open to all however to qualify for the Championship event competitors will need to satisfy the criteria set out within the Technical Guide. These include:

- 2021/2022 Cycling Ireland Member
- Dual Power Recording
- Weight and height verification
- Public Strava Profile Link
- .fit files for best outdoor 5min & 20min effort

Please read the Technical Guide carefully and submit details in advance to avoid ineligibility for the Championship event.

Technical Guide link:

Qualification Event, Saturday, December 18th
Men @ 10am | Women @ 10:01am
Watopia Figure 8
29.8 km distance | 234m elevation
Top 10 men and top 10 women who satisfy the criteria set out within the Technical Guide to qualify

Cycling Ireland eRacing National Championships, Saturday, January 15th
Women @ 6pm | Men @ 7:30pm

New York, Astoria Line 8
34.5km distance | 423m elevation
An in-person event taking place in Dublin Ireland.
Racing on the full Wahoo ecosystem including KICKR Smart Turbo Trainer, KICKR Climb and KICK Headwind.

Register for the qualification event on December 18th is open link below