Cross-country National Series Round Four Preview 

The cross-country National Series hits its business end as riders compete for round victory as well as ever-important overall ranking points this weekend. 

Round four, hosted by Fermoy Cycling Club, brings Irish cycling’s mountain bike elite to Co. Cork and Glensheskin Wood for what is sure to be yet another cracking round of racing. 

As scorching weather and fiercely contested racing proved the highlights of the opening rounds, riders and spectators will be looking forward to this weekend’s action.  

The excitement for this round is also doubled by the inclusion of cross-country short track racing on Saturday, June 15th, for the first time in the series. 

Cross-country Short Track (XCC) is an exciting and relatively new format of Cross Country (XC) which was introduced by the UCI in 2018. The 20-minute race sees riders battle over a course that ranges between 1km to 1.3km long – around two to three minutes per lap. 

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the third round of the 2024 Cross-country National Series: 

Date & Location 

Round Four of the 2024 Cross-country National Series takes place on Sunday, June 16th at Glensheskin Wood, Graigue, Kilworth, Co. Cork. 



09:00 – Sign on opens 

10:00 – Under 6’s fun race 

10:15 – Under 8’s 

10:30 – Under 10’s 

10:50 – Under 12’s 

11:15 – Prize giving for Under 8’s, Under 10’s and Under 12’s 

12:00 – Under 14’s, Under 16’s, Senior 1 women, Senior 2 women, Senior 3 women, Senior 4 Open  

13:30 – Prize giving for Under 14’s, Under 16’s, Senior 1 women, Senior 2 women, Senior 3 women and Senior 4 Open 

14:00 – Senior 1 open, Juniors, Senior 2 open, Senior 3 Open 

15:45 – Prize giving for Senior 1, Senior 2 and Senior 3 Open and Juniors 



Click here to enter.

Entries close at 8pm on Friday, June 14th.  

Short Track Races – Saturday, June 15th 

A programme of cross-country short-track races will take place on Saturday, June 15th. 


12:00 – 12:50 - Sign-on & practice. 

13:00 : Race 1 – U14’s, U16’s & Women (Junior, Senior, M30, M40, M50, M60). 

13:30 : Race 2 – Open (M40, M50, M60). 

14:00 : Race 3 – Open (Junior, Senior, M30). 


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. 

NOTE: There are no registrations on the day – only race number collection. 

The registration desk opens at 9am on Sunday, June 16th. 

Riders must collect their race number at least 15 minutes before the start of their race. 

Overall Rankings 

With riders’ best results from four of the five rounds counting towards their overall rankings, this round will be one of the most important yet for those with eyes on overall honours. 

View the overall rankings after three rounds of racing here.  

2024 Cross-country National Series 

Round 1: May 5th -, Co. Wicklow 

Round 2: May 19th - Epic MTB, Co. Dublin 

Round 3: June 2nd - Banbridge CC, Co. Down 

Round 4: June 16th - Fermoy CC, Co. Cork 

Round 5: July 7th - Bellurgan Wheelers, Co. Louth 

Results from all previous rounds can be found here. 


Find out more about the 2024 Cross-country National Series here.