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.
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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.
Sunday 9th, 9.00am – 4pm – Men juniors, M40, M50, M60, Masters Women, Senior Women, Senior Men
Racing takes place on the main course.
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.
A 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
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
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.
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.