2023 Cross-country National Championships Preview

Excitement is building ahead of the 2023 Cross-country National Championships, hosted by Bellurgan Wheelers on July 22nd and 23rd.

Taking place in Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth, along a tough and demanding course, the best cross-country riders in the country will do battle for the honour of being crowned an Irish national champion.

A host of non-championship races across youth categories will take pace on Saturday, July 22nd, to kick off a bumper weekend before nine national championships categories ranging from U14 to senior men and women as well as the M40, M50 and M60 categories on Sunday, July 23rd. 

It's been an exciting cross-country season so far with the successful running of the Cross-country National Series (Irish Cross-country National Points Series) in a host of venues around Ireland as riders now target the prestigious national champion's jerseys across a variety of categories.

More information on the 2023 Cross-country National Championships can be found in the Technical Guide here. 

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the championships: 


Bellurgan Park, Bellurgan, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 FP86, Ireland.

The sign on will take place in centre of the Bellurgan Park. Non-championship races: The registration desk opens at 4:30 pm on Saturday, July 22nd.

Championship races: The registration desk opens at 9 am on Sunday, July 23rd.

Riders must collect their race numbers no later than 15 minutes before the start of each race.

Race Schedule And Practice Times

Saturday, July 22nd

Sunday, July 23rd

Quotes Corner

Bellurgan Wheelers said:

"Bellurgan Wheelers are delighted to be hosting the National Championships once again. Bellurgan park is a gem of a course and we feel very lucky to be able to use it. Good luck to all the competitors."

Start lists

Start lists can be found here.