Ulster Cycling News

Bann Wheelers GP Now Open for Pre-Entry

Bann Wheelers Cycling Club will be running their first open road race in celebration of their 50th anniversary on Saturday 21st May 2016. Held on a testing 11 mile circuit with 560ft (171m) of climbing per lap, this event should have a broad appeal to those who favour the climbs or sprints. Each race main peloton will be accompanied by motorcycle outriders/marshalls and first aid is provided by The Red Cross. Static and mobile photographers will be at various locations throughout the event. The Bann Wheelers GP is now open for entry via Entry Central. This race has been selected as one event in the Woman's Cycling Ulster Road Race Trilogy Series

Sign On at Ballerin Sarsfields GAA Club, Coolnasillagh Road, Garvagh, BT51 5EW, where full changing and shower facilities are available.

Sign On is open from 10.30am - 11:30am.

Neutralised roll out / cars & riders to be ready at 11:45 at Sarfields GAA Club - roll out through Boleran Road to the race circuit (approx. 2.2 miles) - race will start at the start line at the Cashel Road and finish at the finish line at Craigmore Road.  After finish line competitors are required to turn RIGHT onto the Mayboy Road then LEFT onto Boleran Road to return to GAA club without crossing the circuit as other races will still be in progress.

A2/A3 will be a scratch race with racing to start at 12.00noo although there may be a handicap given to the A3’s depending on the entry numbers.

5 minutes after A2 start, the A4 will begin then a further 5 minute delay to the vets/ladies race.


A2/A3 - 5 laps - 56 miles / 90km*
A4 - 4 laps - 45 miles / 72.5km*
Masters / Women - 3 laps 34miles / 54.7km*

*with a 1 mile run up to the finish.

Refreshments after with presentation in the Sarsfields GAA Club.

£12 entry fee with Cycling Ireland Licence

£12 online or £15 on the day.

Disqualification : Note : open circuit with white lines on all roads - riders who ride on the right hand side of the road, endangering other riders, car users, public or themselves will be removed from the race or DQ'd after the race. Where the peloton races in a dangerous manor the Commissaires and / or the organisers will reserve the right to neutralise or stop the race

Toilets available at the sign on area.

Marian Lamb UCN : marianlamb@ulstercyclingnews.com



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