Ulster Cycling News

Competitive Events this Week including Track at Orangefield and Youth Events

Track Training and Accreditation Thursday 15th May
On Thursday night training and track accreditation will get underway at the Tommy Givan outdoor track at Ornagefield, Belfast.  For those who would like to try track racing then this is the place to be as you will need to be accreditated before being allowed to enter competition. If you do not have  a track specific bike a small number are available for hire for a nominal sum.

Unfortunately as this is an outdoor track it cannot be used when it is raining so the event may be cancelled if the inclement weather continues.

Saturday 17th May - Donegal Bay Kermesse

The race is being held in the village of Mountcharles which is situated 5km west of Donegal Town on the N56. There will be two races, an A4 only race starting at 10am and a A1/2/3/J race starting at 1pm. Race headquarters is the St.Nauls GAA clubhouse in Mountcharles. There will be two different routes.

Race 1 - A4 race starts at 10 am. 5km circuit, 13 laps, total 65km.

Sign on at St. Nauls GAA grounds, Mountcharles from 8:30-9.30am.

Click HERE for map of the route for the A4's

Race 1 -A1/A2/A3/J race starts at 1pm. 6.3km circuit, 13 laps, total 82km

For more information about this evnet and Kermesse racing in general go www.donegalbaycyclingclub.com

Sign on at St.Nauls GAA grounds, Mountcharles 11.30am-12.30pm

Click HERE for map of the route for the A1-A3 Race

Saturday 17th May - Tommy Givan Memorial

he Tommy Givan Memorial Race takes place on Saturday 17th May 2014 on the roads around Hillsborough. The promoters, Maryland Wheelers will be running two separate races for Seniors as well as a New U16 event.

There will be  a race  for A* - A3 of  100km - seven laps of the traditional nine mile circuit. There will be a short handicap for the A3 riders;

The A4 event will cover 60km -  4 laps of the traditional nine mile circuit.

The entries will open on Sunday 11th May at 7.00pm. Entry for the A* - A3  race is limited to 50 riders. Entry for the A4  race is limited to 55 riders. Entries are made online through Entry Central only on www.entrycentral.com  Riders should assume that their entry has been accepted unless they are notified by e.mail that their entry has been placed on the reserve list. Entries will open on Sunday 11th May at 7.00pm

Prizes for the A* - A3 race will be awarded to the first 6 riders with prizes also awarded to the first unplaced A2, A3, Vet and Woman

Prizes for the A4 race will be awarded to the first 6 riders.

The entry fee is £15. (£5.00 Junior riders)

The event Headquarters are in the Hillsborough Village Centre, Downshire Primary school, Hillsborough with changing facilities, and car-parking.

Sign-on opens at 8.30am and closes at 9.30 am with the A* - A3 race starting at 10.30am sharp at the Free Presbyterian Church on the Comber road. Car-parking and toilets are provided at the start

The A4 race will start at 10.40 am

Refreshments will be provided after the event in the Hillsborough Village centre.

The McCann Givan Stewart Youth Classic - U16 Race

On Tommy Givan road race day May 17th Maryland Wheelers will run an Under 16's road race over 3 laps of the course starting at 0900 from the Comber Road church just outside Hillsborough.

The race has been very generously sponsored by the families of Maryland veterans Gerry McCann, Tommy Givan and club president Billy Stewart and will be called

Youth-TrophyThe photo shows Gerry McCann with the new U16 trophy.

Along with this there will be medals for the 1st 2nd and 3rd, vouchers for £50 £30 and £20, donated by Gerry's son Paul McCann of Maneely/McCann accountants

Slane Cycles have also very generously donated a jersey and shorts kit for a prime prize and Maryland will also provide prime prizes.

There is no pre entry for this race but a reply to Phil Holland at phil.holland4@btopenworld.com showing your  interest would be beneficial.

Sign-on will be from the Hillsborough village centre from 8 am.
Directions to it are, into Hillsborough centre and take the road to Ballynahinch, the village centre is on the left after 500 metres, the start is from the church on the comber road, after sign-on take left out of the centre, up the hill and at Lisnagarvey hockey club take a left, the church is 200 metres on your left.

Sunday 18th May - Emyvale GP
Emyvale Grand Prix this Sunday 18th May. Change of Venue and course this year sees the return of the race to Emyvale and the traditional route of Emyvale, Monaghan, Glaslough, Emyvale.

Click HERE for a Map of the route

Senior A1& A2 5 LAPS x23.8kms
Senior A3 & Juniors 4 LAPS
Senior A4 3 LAPS
Women (Irish National League Event) 3 LAPS
Masters 3 LAPS

Prizes for first 6 in each race. Intermediate Sprint Primes during Race.

Sign on open from 9.30am to 12:30 in Emyvale Leisure Centre, Main Street Emyvale. Races Start 1 pm.

NO PARKING Behind the Leisure Centre as this will be the assembly area for race officials and cyclists. Parking is available behind the Scarna Inn Pub opposite the leisure Centre.

Youth Racing Sunday 18th May.Sponsored by Emyvale Credit Union.
Prizes for 1st 6 in each race. Prizes for 1st Unplaced Under 15, Under 13 and Under 11 and 1st unplaced girl in each race. These races are part of the Davy Mc Caul Ulster Youth League.
Sign on open from 9.30 am in Emyvale Leisure Centre, Main Street Emyvale. Racing Starts at 11am sharp.
Parking Available behind the Scarna Inn Pub opposite the leisure centre.

Click HERE for a Map of the route

Under 16s 4 Laps x 9.2kms
Under 14s 2 Laps
Under 12s 1 Lap

Marian Lamb

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