There have been a few posts about racing in Belgium, where to go? How much does it cost? Lots of standard questions that are a little easier to answer once you have done it. Young riders need places like the SKA to get an instant home base in Belgium. The Irish federation saying the place was always underused is true and it's a shame. The US fed does the same thing with a quirkie formula, 1st you get picked from an application and then you pay your own way($3000-4500) for a few weeks. The Irish fed should reach out to Aussies and Americans that would love to load there bike into a car and driven directly to a race and return to take a hot shower without figuring every detail for themselves. The application could be as simple as asking are you a Cat2 with 10 top ten results this year and can you pay 3000 dollars for food,car and lodging. I was given the name and number of a old guy that worked for 2 pro Belgian teams, His daughter got on the phone and said" Are you good?You like to race bike,in Belgium,yes? Send me 600 dollars". They subscribed to the racing news and told me what races were good for me. I had an instant support group and a new title as"our American" as if they got a poodle. If you are Irish you should write to your fed and tell them to run a cheap ad on CN to see if there is interest. Once it's gone it's hard to get it back. This is a great resource for cyclists it's a shame it was never promoted.