More funds needed to host new UCI cyclocross race in Ireland

Posted on: August 11th, 2018

BioRacer International Cyclocross

Let’s back this new international UCI-ranked cyclocross race for Ireland. Glenn Kinning – above, racing the Worlds for Ireland – is the man with the plan. He’s done the hard work, let’s help him.


Funds needed for BioRacer International Cyclocross in Ireland


More funds are needed to host the international cyclocross race planned for Belfast later in the year. And the organisers have established a GoFundMe page to help meet the target.

The new BioRacer International Cyclocross, as it will be known, joins the Rás and Dublin International Track GP in having secured UCI ranking.

It is sponsored by cycling clothing company BioRacer and Kinning Cycles; the Belfast cycling retailer owned by top Irish rider Glenn Kinning.

Indeed, Kinning has been the driving force behind the race coming here. But now having done the hard part he needs Irish cycling’s help to get it over the line.

So if you can spare even a few Euro/pounds please do get on and donate so the £1,000 target can be met or even exceeded.


BioRacer International Cyclocross

The new race could be huge and really grow into a spectacular event over the years.


The event will take place in Mallusk, Belfast, on Sunday, October 7th next. It will carry a C2 ranking, like the British national series and other races in the US, Australia and throughout Europe.

In the GoFundMe page message, Kinning explains why some additional cash is needed for the BioRacer International Cyclocross.

“The UCI international cyclocross race will be the first in Ireland. But I need your help, as this is a international event there are a lot more boxes to tick and a lot more expenses,” he says.

“We have backing from Bio Racer and have the race entries, but this does not cover anywhere near what is needed.

“Having a UCI race on home soil enables home riders to get world ranking points. These points give riders a better ranking and start position when they travel to Europe.

“This race is already attracting riders from Belgium, Italy and America.

“A few people suggested crowd funding, for those that want to help but aren’t racing. Any funding will help cover costs and make the event a great success.”

The target is a modest £1,000 and already almost £600 has been raised so the target is almost met.

It would, however, be fantastic to not just meet the target but to far exceed it.

That would give Kinning some deserved breathing space and ensure he had a head start in his efforts to bring the race back next year.

This is an ideal opportunity for the cycling community to rally around a rider who has given a huge amount; not only in racing himself but also by organising lots of events and sponsoring riders.

Don’t leave it to someone else; get onto the page and give what you can.