Ulster Cycling News

West Down GP Now Open – Dunloy Races Opens This Friday

The West Down Wheelers will promote the West Down GP on Saturday 21st May 2016. This event is now open for pre-entry.  There are 3 Races on offer, the (A) Race for A2/A3 category riders only (Limited to 80 riders), the (B) Race for A4 category riders only (Limited to 80 riders) and the Masters (over 50's) and Women. The (A) race will cover 6 laps of the circuit and on the last lap (the 6th Lap) it will be the sting in the tail, the Rathfriland Hill and then back again to the finish at Katesbridge as per last year, the race distance is approx 56 miles. The winner will receive the ‘’West Down GP Cup’’ there will also be cash prizes for the first 5 to cross the line.

The (B) race will cover 5 laps of the circuit with a race distance of approx 45-mile; again there will be cash prizes for the first 5 to cross the line.

Masters (over 50's) and Wmen will cover 3 laps with a race distance approx 27 miles; there will be cash prizes for the first 3 to cross the line. (sign on the day)

Race HQ, Sign-On, Changing and race start location at the Katesbridge Hall, post code BT32 5NG.
No refunds will be given after race entry.
Sign on opens @ 9.00am / closing @ 10.45am
1st race starts A2/A3@ 11am approximate

West Down GP Route Map

Dunloy Open Races Opening for Entry Friday 13th May
Dunloy Open Races will be opening for entry this Friday evening 13th at 8pm on Entry Central
This will be one of, if not, the toughest/most enjoyable races on the calendar for A3, A4, Masters and Women racers. Building on the success of the inaugural race last year an additional lap will be added to the A3 and A4 race to give these categories the experience of a tough race over a longer distance. Coming as it does the week before Rás Donegal it is perfect to test fitness for A3's and allow strong A4 riders the opportunity to gain points and get upgraded.

Dunloy CC will be promoting three races on Sunday 29th May 2016.
A3 Only (no juniors) - 4 laps (71miles) - Sponsored by CDE Global with a prize fund of £300
The circuit starts in Dunloy with the tough climb of Millbrae on each lap. See map HERE

A4 - 3 laps (54 miles)  - Sponsored by Pappy's Bakery
Same circuit as above

Dunoy CC will also be running a Masters/Women's Race sponsored by Altarichard Concrete solutions Ltd.- 2 laps (36miles) with entry on the day. Again on the same circuit
Sign-on from 11 30am to 12 30pm at Dunloy GAA clubrooms, Bridge road, Dunloy.
First race off at 1.00pm from the start point on Dunloy Main Street.
This will be the A3's followed shortly by the A4's and then the Masters/Women's race

Each race will have a limit of 80 riders

Contact: Philip McGuigan, 07876395470
Email: philipmcguigan@hotmail.com
Entry fee £12. There will be no refunds.

Showers will be available in the clubrooms afterwards.
Tea and refreshments will also be available before prize giving in the GAA clubrooms

Marian Lamb UCN: marianlamb@ulstercyclingnews.com

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