High octane fun for bike riders of all ages.


Raced over a mix of fire road, singletrack, and some mountain sections, the Cross-Country (XC) National Series requires the perfect mix of physical fitness and technical skills.

2022 Cross-Country National Series


DateEventPromoting ClubLocationEnter
30.04.2022XC National Series Round 1Ards Cycling Club
Newtownards, Co.DownResults
22.05.2022XC National Series Round 2Killarney Cycling Club
Killarney, Co. KerryResults
05.06.2022XC National Series Round 3Northwest MTB
Union WoodResults
19.06.2022XC National Series Round 4Bree MTB
Bree Hill, Co. WexfordResults
03.07.2022XC National Series Round 5Mullaghmeen Mountain Bike Club
Mullaghmeen, Co. WestmeathResults


Categories

Senior Men

CategoryAgeLapsDurationAbout
Senior 117+5 laps1:30hrs maxElite / Top level racing
Senior 217+4 laps1:30hrs2nd category racing
Senior 317+3 laps1:15hrs3rd category racing
Senior 417+2 laps50minsIntroductory / Beginner Category


Senior Women

CategoryAgeLapsDurationAbout
Senior 117+4 laps1:30hrsElite / Top level racing
Senior 217+3 laps1:15hrs2nd category racing
Senior 317+2 laps50minsIntroductory / Beginner Category


Youth

CategoryAgeLapsAbout
Under 1614 - 152 lapsYouth category (boys and girls) This category is for riders who were 14 or 15 years old on the 1st of January in the current year.
Under 1412 - 131-2 lapsYouth category (boys and girls) This category is for riders who were 12 or 13 years old on the 1st of January in the current year.
Under 1210 - 111 lapYouth category (boys and girls) This category is for riders who were 10 or 11 years old on the 1st of January in the current year
Under 108 - 91 lapYouth category (boys and girls) This category is for riders who were 8 or 9 years old on the 1st of January in the current year
Under 86 - 71 lapYouth category (boys and girls) This category is for riders who were 6 or 7 years old on the 1st of January in the current year


Youth riders compete on a short course – Under 14’s may be allowed to compete on the full course, this is determined by the hosting club.


To align with the UCI criteria for race durations, Junior boys can compete up to SENIOR 2 MEN*, and Junior Girls can compete up to SENIOR 2 WOMEN*.


Points & Scoring

Separate rankings apply across senior, junior and youth categories for men and women.


PositionPoints
1st30
2nd25
3rd21
4th18
5th16
6th14
7th12
8th11
9th10
10th9
11th8
12th7
13th6
14th5
15th4
16th3
17th2
18th1
19th1
20th1
20th +1

Please contact cross.country@offroadcyclingireland.ie with ranking queries.

Images by Gareth Gibbons