2023 Road National Championships Complete Guide
Rory Townsend celebrates winning the 2022 Senior Men's Road Race
The biggest week of the Irish road racing season is upon us as the 2023 Road National Championships take place in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, from June 22nd to 25th.
The best Irish riders from home and abroad descend on the roads of Co. Tyrone this week as Island Wheelers play host, with a new set of national champions set to be crowned.
In what's already been an exciting road season with the Rás Tailteann and Road National Series providing plenty of exciting racing, all eyes are on Dungannon this weekend.
Action kicks off with the Time Trial National Championships across several categories on Thursday evening before the weekend brings road races in the senior, U23 and junior men and women's categories.
It's an unmissable week for everyone involved in road racing, here's a complete guide for everything you need to know ahead of the 2023 Road National Championships.
Thursday, June 22nd
Time Trial – 6.30pm
Saturday, June 24th
Junior Men’s Road Race – 9am
Senior Women’s Road Race – 1pm
Sunday, June 26th
Junior Women’s Road Race – 8am
Senior Men’s Road Race – 10.30am
Race HQ - Killymaddy Centre BT70 1TF
Start Line - Killymaddy Centre BT70 1TF
Finish Line - Woodlough Road, Dungannon BT70 1RR
Alice Sharpe sprints to victory in the 2022 Senior Women's Road Race
Designated spectator sections
Killyliss Road - This is a short sharp climb in the final 5km of each lap. There is spectator Parking along the Industrial Complex (Image Attached).
7-Hills of Carnteel - (Parking Available at Clonaneese Presbiterian Church - Upper Carpark only
Please advise that any spectators walking along the course should walk on the "right" side of the road toward oncoming traffic.
Finish Line - Parking Available before and after the finish line for 1KM on both sides of the road. Race organisers ask that all spectators access the finish area from the A5 / Woodlough Road junction signed for Parkanaur & travel with the flow of the race.
All spectators are advised that the circuit is tight and there may not be a safe place to stand and spectate in some areas. Please be mindful of both the riders and local traffic / residents in the area. Spectators are reminded to respect the countryside and not leave litter behind.
Toilets - Kilmaddy Centre Car Park (Race HQ)
Food and Catering - Quinn's Corner Restaurant (1km from finish line)
Filling station - Fred Martin's Filling Station (1km from finish line)
Detailed information on the routes of the time trial and all road races are published here.
How To Follow The Action
Live timing will provide provisional time updates and results from all races, however Cycling Ireland will publish full official results after each race.
Live timing will be available for each race and links are available below.
Race Previews And Start List
Time: 6.30 pm, June 22nd
Junior Men’s Road Race
Time: 9am, June 24th
Senior Women’s Road Race (Incorporating U23 Race)
Time: 1pm, June 24th
Distance: 122.6km (Including 3km neutral start)
Junior Women’s Road Race
Time: 8am, June 25th
Senior Men’s Road Race (Incorporating U23 race)
Time: 10.30am, June 25th