PHOENIX CYCLING CLUB
in association with
McCONVEY CYCLES, BELFAST
are proud to host the
2014 IRISH NATIONAL CYCLOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN on Monday 23rd DECEMBER (via ENTRY CENTRAL) and remain open until midnight Sunday JANUARY 5th.
Signup via entry central here: http://www.entrycentral.com/index.php?festivalID=436
- Pre-registration only – there will be NO exceptions.
- A 2014 License is required.
Update – For those people who haven’t got their 2014 licence sorted out yet, you should pre-enter using your 2013 licence number (or leave the field blank if you do not have a 2013 licence), but understand that you will need your 2014 licence number for race day. Please email your 2014 licence number as soon as possible to the race organisers (on entry central) to facilitate pre-race licence check and speed up sign on.
The club will be running a full programme of Championship races on the day; and a Non-Championship race for Senior men & 15-16 year olds.
CHAMPIONSHIP RACE CATEGORIES:-
- Elite Men
- U23 Men
- Junior Men
- Veteran Men
- Award of National titles in all races are subject to minimum entry requirements as determined by the UCI & subject to agreement / ratification by Cycling Ireland.
- 15 and 16 year olds are those born in 1998 or 1999.
- Juniors are those born in 1996 or 1997.
- U23 are those born between 1991 – 1995.
- Veterans are those born in or before 1974 and have taken out a veterans licence for 2014.
- Club colours must be worn for Championship races.
- Club colours must be worn at medal ceremony.
- UCI code must be supplied at sign-on.
- A valid 2014 license must be presented at sign-on.
- Riders in championship races must have at the least a restricted competition licence.
- Day licences will NOT be issued for any races.
- Cyclocross specific bikes ONLY will be allowed.
The full Cycling Ireland rules may be downloaded from: http://www.cyclingireland.ie/downloads/Technical-Rules-2013(1).pdf
11:00am – Non Championship race – (for Senior men & 15-16 year old boys & girls)
12.15pm – Veteran men, Junior men & Women championship races
1.45pm – Elite Men and U23 men championship race
3.00pm – Medal ceremony
NOTE 1 – Veteran men, Junior men & Women championship races will be set off at a 1min interval between each
NOTE 2 – ALL RIDERS ARE REQUIRED TO BE AT THE START LINE 10 MINUTES BEFORE THEIR RESPECTIVE RACE START TIMES TO PERMIT GRIDDING. FAILURE TO BE PRESENT WHEN NAMES ARE CALLED WILL RESULT IN THAT RIDER NOT BEING GRIDDED
Sign on will open at 9.30am and closes at:-
10.30am for Non-championship race
11:00am for ALL Championship races
Paul Watson (Chief); Jack Watson (Asst); Aidan Higgins (Asst)
NON CHAMPIONSHIP RACE
This race is to facilitate senior men who may feel they don’t want to do the championship race but would still like to race on the day. We are also opening this to 15-16 year old boys & girls. The race will be the full course, and prizes will be awarded to the first 3 over the line in the Senior men and to the first 15-16 year old finishers depending on numbers.
Gridding will be published on Friday 10th January
The course will be the same as that used in Round 2 of the 2013 Ulster Cyclocross series, with a few small changes. Videos of the 2013 Ulster Round 2 Cyclocross series may be viewed below:
Seniors – £17.00
Juniors, U16 – £11.00
National Championships carry UCI points for Elite Men & Women, U23 and Junior men ONLY
Chip timing will be provided for all races by Elite Timing Ireland.
Saturday 11th January 2014 between 1.30pm – 4.30pm – the course will be open for practice
Sunday 12th January 2014 – practice can take place from 9.30am – 10.45am– there will be STRICTLY NO practice on the course whilst other races are taking place.
Please note that this is a public park, and as such, will remain open to the members of the public both during practice and the actual races themselves, so ALL riders & spectators are responsible for their own actions and we would ask that they please be aware of this, take care and watch out for all other park users – be they human or animal etc.
Outside of the above times, we would respectfully ask that riders stay off from the course. It is a privilege to have the use of this park and it is the great working relationship that has taken the Club many years to build up with Stephen Quinn (Park Manager) and Belfast City Council Parks Dept., which has facilitated this.
Our aim is to provide a fantastic course, in fantastic condition, in a fantastic setting…and your help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Food – The Club will be providing hot food, to be served after the Senior mens race finishes. This is for the riders only.
Tea & Coffee will be provided by the club FOC during the day. There will be a collecting bucket for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust (Cody’ Challenge) and any donations will be gratefully received.
Please note, The Stables coffee shop, located adjacent to lower car park is open from 10am to 4pm daily.
Car Park 1
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Car Park 2
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Car Park 3
The course is close to car park 1. Car park 2 and then 3 should be used if/when car park 1 is full.
BIKE WASH LOCATION
Once again this race wouldn’t take place without the help & co-operation from:-
Our race sponsors – McCONVEY CYCLES
BELFAST CITY PARKS DEPT and, in particular, STEPHEN QUINN, Park Manager
LEASE OPTIONS – club sponsors; providers of this year’s number plates for the Elite men & U23 races
ANY QUESTIONS:- PLEASE POST IN MESSAGE BOARD
We look forward to welcoming as many riders as possible on the day but even if you don’t plan to race, these races are always great to watch, so why not come along and give the competitors a bit of support
(And if you do, please note that the use of cowbells, horns and whistles etc. will be actively encouraged!!!!! – the more noise the better).