Exciting grass cycling spectacle comes to Enniscrone
A full weekend of cyclo cross events will be held at Castlefield park in the centre of Enniscorne town Co Sligo on the weekend on January 11th and 12th.
Cyclo cross is basically a cycle race on grass with narrow nobble tyres, the courses are technically demanding and feature steep, muddy climbs and descents, high hurdles that are often bunny-hopped, some of the sections can become un-ridable which sees riders thrown their bikes on their shoulder and running, because the races are held on a lap course that is narrow it usually throws up a few crashes and spills.
The entire course in Enniscrone can be viewed from any part of Castlefield park as its like an amphitheatre and this will be a rare opportunity to see Ireland’s best international cyclists competing on grass.
With nearly ten championship races over two hectic days the course is bound to be well cut up and mucky, it will be a real test of strength and endurance and those who are a bit dare devilish will surely win the laurels.
Saturday 11th will see the Irish 2020 National Youth Cyclo-cross Championships take place, there are non-championship youth support races for under 8s, 10s and 12s’ entry fee is free for these. Sunday 12th there All Ireland medals on offer for Junior, Senior and Master athletes male and female.
The weekend National Championships events are being hosted and promoted by Ballina Cycling Club with support from Cycling Ireland, Connacht Cycling, Velotec clothing, Hollister and Sport TG4
To make it a Belgian style event hot-food vendors will be on site along with plenty load music, heckle bells and loads of fanfare so it promises to be an exciting weekend out.
Live on the TV; for the first time ever all of Sunday’s championship events will be live on a www.cyclingireland.ie link. Highlights of the weekend will be shown on TG4.
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