Banbridge Criterium – Friday 6 July
Banbridge CC are pleased to once again promote the Banbridge Criterium for 2018 on Friday 6th July. Following the success of the event in previous years, including 2016 when it hosted the Irish National Championships, the club have confirmed that the event will use the same popular 1km circuit, starting and finishing on Banbridge town’s main high street – Newry St – to bring the fast paced action of crit racing to the town centre where it belongs.
Also confirmed are the inclusion of two support youth races catering for the Under 16 and Under 14 categories. The youth races will be supported by the David McCall Foundation, Maneely Mc Cann Accountants and Rodgers Stoves Rathfriland who are kindly providing prizes for these events.
The main feature senior race will cater for A1, A2 & A3 categories.
Pre entry to the event will open on Wednesday 27th June via the Cycling Ireland website. The senior race will be limited to 60 riders with pre-entry closing on Wednesday 4th July, or once all places have been bought. Entries to the youth races will be accepted on the night. Entry to the senior race will be £15 with youth entries priced at £5.
Always a very popular event, early entry is advised for all senior riders. A budget has been reserved to accommodate prizes for the first 6 riders overall with hot spot prime laps and unplaced rider prizes also available for A2’s & Juniors.
While at first glance the circuit may look flat and relatively straight forward, a sharp descent, fast and tight corners, and a drag onto the start/finishing straight that will sap the legs has proven to provide both competitors and spectators some exciting racing over the years.
Racing for the youth will kick off at 18:45 with the under 14’s facing a 20 minute race, and the under 16’s will follow at 19:15 and will race for approx. 30 minutes. The main senior feature race will start at 20:00, with the race being started officially by Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Julie Flaherty. The feature race will last for approx. 50 minutes, featuring 2 x prime laps.
Sign on for all races will open at 17:45 in the Downshire Arms Hotel, closing 15 mins sharp before each race.
Ernie Magwood Super Six TT R3 – Saturday 7 July
Rd 3 of the 2018 Ernie Magwood Super 6 league takes place at Frosses on Saturday 7th July.
Sign on is from 09:00 first rider off at 10:00 Pre entry is compulsory.
Riders will require a minimum of a limited competition licence, and also a rear light. (Front light also advisable)
All other tt rules apply. No warming up on course after 10am, no passing timekeeper, no drafting or white lining. Please treat all riders, officials and volunteers with respect if you wish to return.
Sign on is from 09:00. First rider off at 10:00. Riders will start in order of sign on, priority will be given to hand cyclists. Enter here
NW Youth League – Saturday 7 July
JG Memorial – Saturday 7 July
This coming Saturday cyclists will take to the road in Cranford, 25km north of Letterkenny, for the popular JG Memorial Race.
This annual event has the honour of being Donegal’s longest established cycle race.
The 80k A1/2/3 race tests riders over two laps of a challenging 40km course.
There will also be an A4 race held over one lap (40km) and a Masters Race (40km).
Cyclists wishing to compete can sign on at Logue’s Bar in Cranford from 11am on Saturday, with the first race due to start at 1pm.
SLCC GP – Sunday 8 July