Photos in feature poster courtesy of Alain Vandepontseele, Frans De Coninck, Martine Verfaillie and BP Media, info from the CI website with thanks to you all…

Sean Nolan (EvoPro) in action in Boom (Antwerp)

Excitement is building ahead of the first-ever UCI Cyclocross World Cup stage to be hosted in Ireland on December 11th. The best in the world will take on a special purpose-built course in the Sport Ireland Campus in Blanchardstown, Dublin. With exceptionally strong demand for tickets, it’s set to be a brilliant occasion for all ages to attend and enjoy an action-packed day of racing. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Dublin:

TICKETS: Adult tickets will cost €15 in online pre-sale until December 10th and are available to buy on >> << Tickets will be available on the day for €18. Children under the age of 12 years old can attend free of charge without the need for a ticket, an I.D. for proof of age may be required.


Women’s Junior Race – 9.30 am

Men’s Junior Race – 11.00 am

Women’s Elite Race – 12.40 pm

Men’s Elite Race – 2.10 pm.


Spectators will have access to parking at the M3 Parkway Dunboyne and TUD Blanchardstown on a park and ride basis, more information on specific parking arrangements for ticket holders will be emailed directly to ticket holders. Please note that there will be no available parking for spectators on the Sport Ireland Campus for the event. A free shuttle bus service will be available for drop off & collection from the Sport Ireland Campus for the duration of the event for ticket holders availing of the external car parking facilities. Disability parking is available on the Sport Ireland Campus and is located at the FAI building.


There will be limited availability for camper parking on the Sport Ireland Campus for the event. A link will be made available to avail of this parking in due course with a small fee applicable.


By Bus: 38 or 38A – from O’Connell Street/ Hawkins Street in the City Centre to Snugborough Road in Blanchardstown. or N4 – from POINT VILLAGE to Snugborough Road or 40D – to Rosemount Business Park

By Train: Maynooth service from Connolly to Maynooth stops at Castleknock train station.(35 minute walk to Sport Ireland Campus)


There will be a Fan Zone area located right beside the Cyclo-cross World Cup course with music and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Skill Zone: A Skill Zone will offer children a chance to practice their cycling skills under the tutelage of Cycling Ireland coaches. Bikes and helmets suitable for children under 12 years old will be provided.


There will be a food & beverage offering in locations across the Sport Ireland Campus for the duration of the event.