Round 6 of the 2016 Ulster Road Series takes place on Saturday with the East Antrim Club`s Audi Grand Prix at Ballynure.
A healthy £100 is up for grabs for first across the line, with prizes for the top 6 and first Junior and A3.
The 100km event has its race HQ at the Straid Orange Hall, with sign-on open from 930 and racing at 11am.
The race is round 6 of the Ulster series, with the current standings below –
On Sunday there is a choice events with Road Races, a Time Trial and one of the calendar`s most popular Leisure events taking place.
In County Down, Banbridge CC host the Noel Teggart memorial race; A race with a long history and a past winners list which reads like a ‘who’s who’ of Irish domestic cycling, the 2016 edition of the Noel Teggart Memorial looks to continue that tradition. Coming just 1 week ahead of the Irish National Championships the races will surely attract a very competitive field of riders.
The main event for the day will be for A1/A2 riders which will cover 7 laps of the 12 mile circuit for a total distance of approx. 82 miles / 128km and with a £300 cash prize for 1st place, and cash prizes for the top 10 finishers and first A2 rider the demand is expected to be high and attract a very competitive field.
A dedicated race for A3 Senior and Junior riders will cover 6 laps for a total distance of approx. 70 miles/112km. Again a very generous cash prize pot will be on offer for the first 6 riders as well as first woman.
The A4 race will cover 5 laps to give the competitors a total distance of approx. 58 miles / 93km and also offer up cash prizes for the top 6 riders as well as first woman.
As usual there will be a programme of youth events on offer for under 16’s, 14’s and 12’s. The under 16 race will cover 3 laps of the same course as the seniors to give a total distance of approx. 34 miles/54km.
The under 14 race will cover a total distance of approx. 10.5 miles/17km while the under 12’s will face a total race distance of 5 miles/8km.
Prizes for the first 3 rider in each youth race will be on offer as well as a prize for the first girl in each.
All races will commence at 12:00 from Havlock Park, with sign-on available from 10:00 – 11:30.
Further North in County Antrim, and Ballymoney CC are running the Fathers Day 25 Mile Time Trial on the A26. Sign on is from 8am with the first rider off a 9.
All entry money goes to the prize fund with the first 5 overall, 1st Woman and £50 to a Charity of the winner`s choice.
Meanwhile in the West, Strabane-Lifford CC are promoting the SLCC GP with two races on the Programme, One for A3 & A3 Juniors and the second for A4s, Women and A4 Juniors.
HQ is Maggie`s Tavern bar, St. Johnston, Co Donegal with sign-on from 9am.
Sunday also sees north Down CC`s Coastal Challenge Leisure event taking to the perimeter roads of the Ards Peninsula.
One of the most popular events on the Calendar, now in to its 15th year, with more details on www.northdowncc.com