Cyclo-cross National Series Round Four Preview

The Cyclo-cross National Series continues this weekend as round four takes riders to Thurles as Upperchurch Drombane CC play host.

It's been an exciting series so far as the Cyclo-cross season heats up over the winter months, with Upperchurch Drombane once again welcoming Ireland's best riders to the Premier County.

Round four comes after the young riders proved to be the stars of the show in Westport last month, with national champion Dean Harvey winning the senior race as first-year junior Greta Lawless impressed many with victory in the women's race. Full results from round three can be found here. 

Here's everything you need to know ahead of round three of the 2023/24 Cyclo-cross National Series:

Date and Location

Round Three of the Cyclo-cross National Series takes place in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, on Sunday, November 12th. 

Racing will take place in Technological University of the Shannon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, E41 PC92.


9:50am - Under 6s

10:00am - Under 8s

10:15am - Under 10s

10:35am - Under 12s

11:30am - Under 14s, Under 16s, Women

12:55pm - Junior, M50s, M60s, Support race

2:15pm - Senior, M40s


The following categories will be included in the Cyclo-cross National Series:

• Under 14 boys

• Under 14 girls

• Under 16 boys

• Under 16 girls

• Junior

• Women (an additional prize for the first unplaced Junior and master on each round)

• Senior

• M40

• M50

• M60


Entries close at 8pm on Friday, November 10th.

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Quotes Corner

Upperchurch Drombane Cycling Club said:

"Upperchurch Drombane CC will host Round 4 of the National Series. This time it's in a new venue in Thurles on the grounds of TUS college campus racecourse road. With the help of dedicated club members and the kind permission of the college we hope to incorporate a fast-paced course with a mixture of tarmac, grass, a technical embankment and a small wooded section. It also has ample parking facilities close to the circuit. We look forward to welcoming riders and spectators to Thurles on November 12th."

More information on the 2023/24 Cyclo-cross National Series can be found here.