Cross-country National Series Round Four Preview 

Robin Seymour in action during the 2023 Cross-country National Series (Image: AtomCreates)

The Cross-country National Series continues this weekend as riders take on a challenging course around Tonygarrow, Co. Wicklow, on Sunday, June 18th. 

Hosted by Team WORC, the fourth and penultimate round of the series will prove decisive as riders bid to score vital points in the overall points standings.  

And taking on a unique course around pine woodland in Co. Wicklow, riders know they’ll need strong legs and technical skill to be first to the finish on Sunday. 

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of round two.    

Round Three Recap   

Dean Harvey and Caoimhe May topped the bill after a great day of racing at the third round of the Cross-country National Series on Sunday, June 4th.  

Riders descended on a sun-soaked Fossa, Killarney, for the latest installment of the series, hosted by Killarney Cycling Club, as a host of races provided an exciting day of action.  

It was Harvey who turned up the heat in the men’s senior 1 race with a dominant victory in his first outing in this year’s series, showing strong form after riding in the Tour of Japan at the end of May.  

May earned her second win of the series, after an opening round win, in the women’s senior 1 race ahead of Ciara McManus – who rode extremely well to battle with to finish just 55 seconds behind the victor and well clear of the other riders.   

Full results can be found here.    

Overall points rankings after round three can be found here. 

Course Location & Sign On   

Course – Tonygarrow, Co. Wicklow. Private site off L1011 between Glencree and Curtlestown. Link to location here.  

Sign on - Sign on will take place at the race village. Signage will be in place to direct riders to the race village and sign on area. 

Sign on opens at 9 am and riders must collect their numbers at least 15 minutes before their race.    

Race Timetable   

09:00 – Sign on opens   

10:00 – Under 6s fun race   

10:15 – Under 8s   

10:30 – Under 10s   

10:50 – Under 12s   

11:15 – Prize giving for U8s, U10s and U12s   

12:00 – Under 16s, Senior 4 men, Senior 2 women, Senior 3 women, Under 14s   

13:30 – Prize giving for U14s, U16s, S2 women, S3 women and S4 men   

14:00 – Senior 1 men, Juniors, Senior 1 women, Senior 2 men, Senior 3 men   

15:45 – Prize giving for S1, S2 and S3 men, Juniors and S1 women   

Practice Times  

Saturday, June 17th – 1-4pm   

Sunday, June 18th – 9am to 11.45am & 1.15pm to 1.45pm.   



Entries are open until Friday, June 16th, at 8 pm here.   


Quotes Corner  

Team WORC said:  

“Team WORC is excited to return to hosting events for Round 4 of the XC Series. The WORC crew have worked tirelessly to carve out a new generation XC loop on private land in Tonygarrow, Co. Wicklow.” 
“The venue is unique with native woodland as well as areas of granite boulders and pine forest. The granite allows for some exciting features including rock steps and drop offs which will challenge all levels of riding ability. To facilitate a flowing course the Team WORC team have put in multiple bridges and literally moved boulders, bring your climbing legs and your downhill skills!” 
“This is a race not to be missed as the venue can only be accessed by the public on the race weekend, the venue is private and not open to the public. Please respect the landowner and race organisers to ensure the venue will be accessible in the future.” 

More information on the 2023 Cross-country National Series is available here.