Two road races, the East Tyrone GP and Bann Valley Classic, the opening round of the Ernie Magwood Super Six TT series and the first round of the Ulster XC MTB Series take place this weekend.
East Tyrone GP – Saturday 14th April
Entry available by clicking here
East Tyrone C.C. will be running three separate races;
A – Race: (A1, A2 categories) limited to 80 riders (handicapped). A – Race, 6 laps (9.4 miles/lap)
B – Race: (A3 categories) limited to 75 riders. B – Race, 5 laps (9.4 miles/lap)
C – Race: (A4 category) limited to 80 riders. C – Race, 4 laps (9.4 miles/lap)
As stated, entry for each race is limited to 80, 75 & 80 riders respectively. Riders should assume that their entry has been accepted unless they are notified by email that their entry has been placed on the reserve list.
The entry fee is £15.00 (€20)
Sign on will take place at the Loup GAC, 111 Ballyneill Road, Loup, Moneymore BT45 7TE with changing facilities and car-parking. Sign on available from 10:00 – 11:00. Races begin at 12:30pm
U16 – Race: 3 laps (9.4 miles/lap)
U14 – Race: 2 laps (9.4 miles/lap)
Sign on takes place in the Loup GAC from 09:00 – 09:30. Races begin at 10:00.
The entry fee is £5 (€10) which is paid on the day of the race.
Ladies & Masters Race (combined): 4 laps (9.4 miles/lap)
Sign on the day from 09:00 – 09:30. Race begins at 10:00. The entry fee is £15 (€20)
Please note: Race Pack available here showing all details including course, elevation, marshals etc.
Bann Valley Classic – Sunday 15th April
Entry available by clicking here
Sign-on from 12:30 at Clady Community Hall (sign-on closes at 13.30). RACING STARTS AT 14:00 SHARP.
3 RACES ON OFFER
A RACE (A1&A2) SPONSORED BY BICYCLE SHACK – PORTGLENONE
RACE DISTANCE 7 x 8 MILE CIRCUIT – 56 MILES.
B RACE (A3 only) SPONSORED BY DW KENNEDY PAVING & GROUNDWORK
DISTANCE 6 x 8 MILE CIRCUIT – 48 MILES.
C RACE (A4 only) SPONSORED BY PG1 CLOTHING OUTLET
DISTANCE 5 x 8 MILE CIRCUIT – 40 MILES
Ernie Magwood Super Six TT Series Round 1 – Sunday 15th April
Entry available by clicking here
Round 1 of the 2018 Ernie Magwood Super 6 league takes place at WOODGREEN on Sunday 15th April. 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 9am. First rider off at 10am. Riders will start in order of sign on, priority will be given to hand cyclists.
Prizes for fastest overall, ladies, vets, juniors and hand cyclist.
Qualifying riders riding 5/6 events will be eligible for prizes in the following categories;
Ulster XC MTB Series Round 1 – Sunday 15th April
Date: Sunday 15 April 2018
Event: Ulster XC Series Round 1
Venue: Craigavon Lake
Host club: Apollo Cycling Team
To accommodate building works for the new swimming pool, this year sees the course move from the South Lake to the North Lake, using Tannaghmore Gardens as Race HQ. The brand new course, incorporates some of the course used in 2015, along with some brand new natural sections and a mixture of existing trails and pathways. The main course layout is challenging but offers interest to riders of all skill levels, whilst the youth courses incorporate some of the adult course.
Race report 2017: here
Results from 2016: here
Results from 2015: here
Race report from 2014: here
Race report from 2013: here
Race report from 2012: here
Race report from 2011: here
Race report from 2010: here
Directions: Craigavon Lakes – Tannaghmore Gardens
Located at the Tannaghmore Gardens Farm/Museum, which is off Tannaghmore Gardens Rd, adjacent to Silverwood Road Industrial Estate, Lurgan. If leaving the M1 motorway, come off at junction 10 and follow the signs for Craigavon Centre. At the Ballynamony Road roundabout, take the second exit for Tannaghmore Garden.
Click here to view in google maps
Co-ordinates: N 54.4669698, W 6.3824131
09:00 – Sign on opens
10:00 – Under 6s fun race
10:15 – Under 8s
10:30 – Under 10s
10:45 – Under 12s
11:10 – Prize giving for U8s, U10s and U12s
12:00 – Under 16s, Senior 4 men, Senior 2 women, Under 14s
13:30 – Prize giving for U14s, U16s, S2 women and S4 men
14:00 – Senior 1 men, Juniors, Senior 1 women, Senior 2 men, Senior 3 men
15:45 – Prize giving for S1, S2 and S3 men, Juniors and S1 women
NOTE: SIGN ON CLOSES 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF EACH RACE.
Senior beginners (S3 women – S4 men)
The sport will only grow when we attract new people to give cross-country racing a ‘go’.
For 2018 both the Senior 4 men and Senior 3 women have a reduced entry fee as per a proposal passed at the 2017 Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission AGM.
Also for 2018 the Senior 3 women’s race will share the Under 14s course as per a proposal passed at the 2017 Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM.
Both the Senior 4 men and Senior 3 women’s races should last less than 50 minutes.
For the main course
09:00 – 11:45
13:15 – 13:45
Practice time may also be available on the Saturday afternoon. 3 pm to 5 pm.
NO PRACTICE ALLOWED ON COURSES WHICH HAVE RACES GOING ON
|Fees||Register and pre-pay||Just register – pay on the day||Just turn up on the day|
|Senior men (S1, S2, S3)||£15||£18||£20|
|Senior men (S4)||£12||£15||£17|
|Senior women (S1, S2)||£15||£18||£20|
|Senior women (S3)||£12||£15||£17|
Juniors: £10 (€10)
Under 14s & Under 16s: £5 (€5)
Under 8s, 10s & 12s: £2 (€2)
Under 6s fun race: £1 (€1)
Until 13 April 2018 (8 pm)
To see who has entered click on the link here. (Password to open – “Craigavon”)
Gridding: There will be no gridding for Round 1 of the 2018 Ulster XC series.
Notes: Ensure bicycles are in good working order and that bar-ends have been fitted.
No electric bikes or motorised bicycles permitted.
No cyclo-cross bicycles permitted.
Catering: Snacks/refreshments will be available to purchase from the dedicated mobile catering supplier for Tannaghmore Gardens.
Facilities: Craigavon Lakes – Tannaghmore Gardens
Car Parking: At Tannaghmore Gardens. Strictly no parking in Tannaghmore Gardens Animal Farm car park or on the west bound side of the Tannaghmore Gardens road. Please follow marshal’s instructions at all times.
Toilets: On site
Bike Wash: No
Cafe: None on site. (Local garage on Silverwood road has full range of hot/cold food)
Gazebos: Contact the host club if you are looking to erect a gazebo in the start/finish field. Gazebos must be on-site before 9 am.
Host club website: Apollo CT
Race organiser: Robbie Smyth (email)
Contact number: 07762 683632