Ireland BMX Team Announced For 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

Cycling Ireland are pleased to confirm the Ireland BMX team that will compete in the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships from August 3rd to 13th in Glasgow and Scotland.

Four riders have been selected to represent Ireland in the elite BMX events, including BMX Racing, BMX Freestyle Flatland and BMX Freestyle Park.

BMX Racing events take place on August 12th and 13th in Glasgow BMX Centre, BMX Freestyle Flatland events take place August 8th to 10th while BMX Freestyle Park events are scheduled for August 5th to 7th. Both BMX Freestyle Championships will be held at Glasgow Green.

BMX Racing will also include a challenge, non-elite participation, category, which takes place from August 6th to 10th. 53 Irish riders from five Irish clubs are scheduled to take part. 

BMX Racing

Matthew Malone and Danny O'Gorman will represent Ireland in the elite BMX Racing events. Malone is a former elite BMX Racing national champion while Danny O'Gorman, from Cork BMX Club, will compete in the junior men's category. Both riders are competing in their first World Championships. 

Malone made his debut as an elite at the first European Cup at the beginning of the season, but subsequently suffered a broken arm and returned to international competition at the UCI BMX Racing World Cup in June.

BMX Freestyle Flatland

52-year-old veteran Dino Jeffers is one of Ireland's most experienced athletes competing at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships having competed in the UK and Europe since the early 1990's. A bladder cancer survivor, Jeffers is deaf and advocates for members of the deaf community to get involved in BMX cycling. He founded Deaf BMX in 2014. 

BMX Freestyle Park

Belfast rider Ryan Henderson will compete in the BMX Freestyle Park having previously represented Ireland at international events such as the European and World Championships. In August 2022, the Belfast rider made history as he became the first Irish rider to compete in the BMX Freestyle Park European Championships, impressing as he picked up a 10th place finish. Henderson followed that up in November by becoming the first Irish rider to compete at the World Championships in the event.  He also competed for Team Ireland at the 2023 European Games in June. 

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2023 UCI Cycling World Championships BMX Team 

BMX Racing

Matthew Malone 

Danny O’ Gorman (Junior)

BMX Freestyle Flatland

Dino Jeffers

BMX Freestyle Park

Ryan Henderson

BMX Racing Challenge

Belfast BMX Club

Lucy Groundwater

Jamie Dumigan

Brandon Mallon

Jay Mackness

Amelia Martin

Jacob Jamison

Tommy Caldwell 

Evan Oliver 

Cork BMX Club

Steven McClew

Donncha O'Hagan

Lisburn BMX Club

Lukas Kennedy

Calvin Kennedy

Freddie Simmons

Amy McConnell

Sorcha McConnell

Lee-Anne McClintock

Keith Redfern

Steve Bell

India Bennett

Lilly Walker

Samia Hughes

Emily McClintock

Lucy McClintock

Elijah McClintock

Evan Oliver

Noah Kelly

Rokas Grigorevicius

David O'Prey Mejia

Lewis Walker

Finn McConnell

Daniel Redfern

Ethan Abbot

Oliver Purves

Lucan BMX Club

Fabio Fioravante

Joey O'Neill

Eamonn Wyer

Jamie Owens

Finn Noud

Evan Bartley

Devansh Reddy Kolan

Szymon Przeczek

Malachy O'Reilly

Anna Szmyt

Ratoath BMX Club

Abigail Foran

Summer Glynn

Carly Hayes

Joe Jordan

Noah Byrne

Jacob Foran

Reuben Byrne

Jack Whitley Halvey

Adam Foran

Tommy Campbell

Josh Whitley Halvey