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National Championships Eligibility

Cycling Ireland host a number of Master’s National Championships for which riders need to have the correct Rider Category in order to enter.


M30 Men

If you turn 30 in the calendar year or are in your thirties and wish to take part in some of our Masters 30 Championships, please ensure you select M30 when you renew your membership. You may still take part in SENIOR championships where no equivalent M30 championship takes place. Make sure you have a UCI category of Elite selected with M30 to take part in SENIOR Champs


M40 Men

If you turn 40 in the calendar year or have yet to switch from SENIOR, please make sure you select M40 when you renew your membership, to take part in any M40 championships. If you wish to ride the Rás, International Track GP or any Elite UCI events you may do so with the combination of M40 and Elite UCI Category.


M50 & M60 Men

These are automatically selected for you once you reach the qualifying age


Masters Women

There are no specific Masters Women rider categories however once a female rider turns 40 in the calendar year she is eligible for the Masters Women prize in the National Road Race and TT Championships


IRL Nationality

To take part in any National Championship you must have IRL as your Nationality. If you are born in Northern Ireland and have GBR as your Nationality you may apply to switch nationality. We must send such applications to the UCI to be verified. This can take over a month. Please note that once you make the switch you cannot change back. Please get in touch with the office if this applies to you at: contactus@cyclingireland.ie.


A3 National Championships

M40, M50 & M60 licence holders are not eligible for the A3 SENIOR championships. Only Riders with SENIOR or M30 Rider Categories can take part