2022 Cyclocross National Championships

The 2022 Cycling Ireland National Championships, hosted by Square Wheels CC and sponsored by ABC Council, will take place in the City of Armagh on the 8th and 9th January. The championships are located in the city centre, set in 300 acres of the Palace Demesne. It promises to be an exceptional weekend of action packed Cyclocross, in a stunning location for both competitors and spectators.

Start List


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Competitors: £1–20, more details on entry page

Spectators: Free


  • Saturday, 8th

    9.00am – 2.00pm – U6 Fun race, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 

    Racing will take place on a separate youth course and also on the main course.


    EventUntilTime (mins)
    10:15Registration opens13:25
    10:15Youth course open for practice10:5540
    10:15Main course open for practice12:30135
    11:00Under 6s fun race11:052
    11:10Under 8s race11:205
    11:30Under 10s race11:4510
    11:50Under 12s race12:1015
    12:10Prize giving: Under 8s, 10s, and 12s12:2010
    12:30U16, U14 girls called up to start grid12:4010
    12:40U16 girls start 13:2030
    12:40U14 girls start13:2030
    13:25Prize giving: Under 14s and 16s13:3510
    13:40U16, U14 boys called up to start grid13:5010
    13:50U16 boys start14:3030
    13:50U14 boys start14:3030
    14:35Prize giving: Under 14s and 16s14:4510
    14:30Main course open for practice16:0090
    16:30Park closes

  • Sunday, 9th

    9.00am – 4pm – Men juniors, M40, M50, M60, Masters Women, Senior Women, Senior Men

    Racing takes place on the main course. 

    FromEventUntilTime (mins)
    09:00Registration opens14:00
    09:00Course open for practice09:3030
    09:30Riders called up to start grid09:4515
    09:45Junior men's start time10:3040
    10:35Prize giving: Junior men10:4510
    10:30Course open for practice11:0030
    11:00Riders called up to start grid 11:1515
    11:15M40 men's start time12:1045
    11:16M50 men's start time12:1045
    11:17M60 men's start time12:1045
    12:10Prize giving: M40, M50, M6012:2510
    12:15Course open for practice12:3525
    12:35Riders called up to start grid12:5015
    12:50Women's start time13:4545
    12:50Master's women start time13:4545
    13:50Prize giving: Women14:0010
    13:45Course open for practice14:1530
    14:15Riders called up to start grid14:3015
    14:30Senior men's start time15:4050-60
    15:45Prize giving: Senior Men15:5510
    16:30Park closes

Course Map

The 300 acre of Palace Demesne, in the centre of Armagh City, was the residence of the Archbishops of the Church of Ireland from 1770 until 1975, when ABC Council took up residence.

Two courses (youth & main) have been developed in the grounds by the host club, Square Wheels CC over the past 5 years, with a focus on both riders and spectators.

spectacular venue, renowned for its steep gradients, technical wooded areas and deep, deep mud – true championship courses – they will test every aspect of the cyclocross rider.

Spectators will find it easy to catch all the thrills and spills from several key locations, which are also wheelchair accessible

Armagh City

Known world-wide as the home of St Patrick, Armagh is no stranger to large cycling events, having hosted Stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia in 2014. The city’s stunning Georgian architecture and world class attractions make it the perfect location to mix explosive cyclocross action with a weekend get-away.


2 cathedrals, a city centre park, theatre, planetarium, star theatre, museum, restaurants and cafés all lie within this beautiful, compact Georgian city. Find out what’s happening over CX Nationals weekend by visiting www.visitarmagh.com


Armagh has a variety of hotels, B&B, guesthouses and self-catering all within walking 

distance of the championship course. Visit https://visitarmagh.com/accommodation/ to 


Armagh City Hotel: 

The closest accommodaiton to the course is Armagh City Hotel, located adjacent to the 

Palace Demesne, with pedestrian/cycle access onto the course itself. The hotel is offering visitors a special CX Nationals offer: "CXNATIONALS22” discount code is now in place at the Armagh City Hotel.

Tel: 02837518888 (press 1 for reservations). 

For Group reservations tel: 02890381111 (press 1 for reservations) and quote the 

discount code.


Single Room: £89 per night

Double or Twin Room: £99.00 per night

Family Room £99.00 (plus £10 per child) per night.

All rates are inclusive of Breakfast.

Late check out on Sunday afternoon.

Secure bike storage for competitors.

Transport Links

Great road connections to the rest of the Island mean less time in the car and more time on the course. Journey times from Dublin & Derry are less than 2 hours and Cork & Galway are less than 4 hours.

Simply plug in your starting point here to find the quickest route to a fantastic weekend of action packed racing.