There is plenty of racing action on the roads of Ulster this St. Patrick’s weekend as Clann Éireann CC and North Pole CC host events on St. Patrick’s Day itself, Omagh Wheelers promote the McCann Cup on Sunday and Banbridge CC host the postponed Annaclone GP on Monday. We have added updated information for some of the events below.

Derrymacash GP – Saturday 17th March


NPCC St. Patrick’s Day Road Race – Saturday 17th March


McCann Cup – Sunday 18th March

Omagh Wheelers Cycling Club are delighted to be hosting the 16th McCann Cup cycle race. With the first racing events of the 2018 Cycling Ireland Calendar having been unfortunately cancelled due to the inclement weather, we expect a larger than usual turnout this year.
In previous years we have attracted racing cyclists from as far away as Dublin and Belfast, Derry and Donegal, and expect a field of 300+ cyclists this year. Morning races start at 11am with Women and Masters competitors completing 3 laps of the 10 mile circuit. Afternoon races start at 1pm with A4 cyclists completing 4 laps of the course, A3 cyclists 6 laps, A2 & A1 cyclists 7 laps.
Ballymore Services are delighted to be the main sponsor this year for the McCann Cup cycle race.
Anthony Marley (Director) commented “We have been involved with the McCann Cup for the last two years. Having seen first-hand the planning and organisation that goes into running an Omagh Wheelers Event. We at Ballymore Services are proud to be the main sponsors for the McCann Cup 2018″.
Online entry via will close Friday 16th March 2018.
£14 sign-on fee online
We will take additional entries on the day for races that have not reached their entry threshold.
£18 sign-on fee on the day. 
Circuit takes cyclists into Seskinore Village, continues on to the ‘Green Spot’, turning left towards Tattyreagh and back to Carnalea bridge.
With the assistance of the PSNI we will enforce a ‘one way system‘ from 1pm until 3.30pm to ensure ultimate safety for the competitors.
Headquarters for the day will be St Patricks Hall, Fintona BT78 2AD
Car-parking will be available behind the public toilets at the junction of Main Street BT78 2AE and King Street, Fintona BT78 2BG
Car park at HQ – behind St Patrick’s Hall – will be reserved for officials vehicles only to ensure swift passage to start line at Carnalea Bridge, Fintona BT78 2JQ
Sign on for morning events opens 10am and closes promptly 10.45 am
Sign on for afternoon events opens 11.15am and closes promptly 12.45pm
All queries to be directed to Hugh McCann in the first instance ‭on 07836 617975‬.
Annaclone GP – Monday 19th March

Following the disappointment of having to make the decision to call off the 2018 Travers Engineering Annaclone GP on Saturday 3rd March due to the effects of heavy snowfall and freezing conditions, Banbridge CC are delighted to confirm the event has secured a new promotion date.

Racing will now take place on the St Patrick’s Day Public holiday; Monday 19th March.

We have worked closely with Cycling Ireland to secure the new date, and are able to transfer all existing race entries across to the revised promotion.

Two races will be on offer for competitors; a handicapped race catering for A1, A2 and A3 categories and a mass start A4 support race.

The ‘A’ race for A1, 2 & 3’s will be 6 laps of the traditional circuit for a total race distance of approx. 50 miles / 80 km, with the winner being awarded the Eddie Sands Memorial Cup. The ‘B’ race for A4 men and A3/A4 women will cover 5 laps of the same course giving a total distance of approx. 40 miles / 65 km. Please note ‘A3’ women have the choice to enter either the ‘A’ or ‘B’ race. Both races will be restricted to a maximum of 80 riders.

Details of the circuit can be found here;

Both races will start at mid-day, with a roll out from the Event HQ in Annaclone GAA Club at 11:40am.

A valid racing licence is required for all entrants – no exceptions. As per a change at the recent Cycling Ireland AGM, One-day/ Event licences are no longer available.

The Race Information Manual can be downloaded here:

For further information contact Event Director Aaron Wallace via