Emyvale Cycling Club host their highly renowned annual Grand Prix on Sunday 22nd May after a two year absence.

This year’s race once again takes place just outside Monaghan town on the Ballybay road based at Tommy Martins Fuels yard. Eircode H18 D267.

As you are probably aware, there is a clash with Navan Road Club’s hosting of the National Road series on the same day, so we have liaised with Navan RC and decided mutually that we will avoid hosting conflicting races. Hence we will not be hosting an A1 or A2 event this year and likewise Navan RD will not be hosting an A3 or A4 race. We encourage all relevant categories’ riders to attend the appropriate event in either Emyvale or Navan.

Emyvale CC’s racing begins at 10am with the A3/Junior race, followed at 3 minute intervals by the A4, Masters and Women’s races. The women’s race is a part of the Cycling Ulster Women’s League, but all women are welcome on the day.

The parcours is a lush rolling Ulster terrain suitable for all abilities of good smooth roads with a short sharp climb up Berrie’s Brae at the start and a steady curving climb to the finish at Ardgahy village. It has been used successfully several times previously by Emyvale CC and has been very well received by previous participants and their supporters. As always it will marshalled and adjudicated to the highest standards.

A3/junior 3.75laps -94k & 1,048m elevation gain

A4 / Masters / Women’s 2.75 laps -69k & 785m elevation gain

A3/Junior open race points and prizes:
• 10 x places for CI points
• 6 x A3 places for cash prizes
• 1 x 1st unplaced Emyvale rider prize

A4 open race points and prizes:
• 8 x places for CI points
• 6 x A4 places for cash prizes
• 1 x 1st unplaced Emyvale rider prize

Masters race prizes:
• First 3 in categories for points

CU Women’s league and prizes:
• First 3 for women’s league for points and prizes

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