Ulster Cycling News

Coleraine and Antrim Crits and Bangor Coastal All Open for Entry

DSC4042Bann Wheelers Criterium, the Antrim Festival Criterium  and the North Down Bangor Coastal Challenge are now open for pre-entry. Places in all of these events are likely to fill up fast so you would be advised to get your entry in early.

Bann Wheelers Town Centre Crit Coleraine
Bann Wheelers will be promoting their town centre criterium in Coleraine on Thursday 16th June and this is now open for pre-entry. The race itself will start on Church Street go through The Diamond, Queen Street, Millburn Road, Union Street, Brook Street and back into the town centre along Church Street: Circuit. The pedestrian area will have barriers to keep spectators and riders safe.

There are two races on the evening:
A4 - 30mins plus five laps, start time is 18:30
A2/A3 scratch race - 30mins plus five laps, start time is 19:30

Each race will have a 'Prime' sprint every 5 laps and will be restricted to a maximum of 50 riders for safety reasons.

Registration for both races will be available from 17:15 to 18:30 in Abbey Street Carpark beside Coleraine Baptist Church.  To access the carpark, approach Coleraine via Lodge Road, Nursery Avenue, Terrace Row and Bannfield Place, keeping to the right hand lane passing Tesco on the left and Dominos Pizza on the right follow the 'P' sign straight ahead to the carpark.

The event is being sponsored by Trust Ford (Coleraine), Macaulay Wray Solicitors and Gibson Financial Planning Ltd.

First aid is provided by The Red Cross. Photographers will be at various locations throughout the event.


Sign On at Abbey Street Carpark
Sign On is open from 17:15 - 18:30.
Distance: 30mins plus 5 laps, Prime every 5 laps.
£12 entry fee (Non refundable) with Cycling Ireland Licence which must be presented at registration. £12 online or £15 on the day if start positions are available

To enter this event go to www.entrycentral.com

Antrim Festival Criterium Promoted by Old Bleach CC
Old Bleach CC will promote their criterium around the streets of Antrim as part of the Town Festival week on Tuesday 14th June. THis is hte second year that Old Bkeache have organised this event.

Last year it was highly successful and provided excellent racing. The sign-on will be based at the Market Square.   The race circuit takes riders on to  High Street, Railway Street, Castle Way, down to the A6/Antrim Road and in the bus lane back to High Street. This quite a technical course and promises fast and exciting racing. There are three races on offer namely U16 Boys/Junior Girs, A4 race and the A1/2/3 race. Spaces are limited so you are advsed to enter early Pre-entry closes on Monday 13th June.

To enter this evetn go to www.entrycentral.com


North Down Coastal Challenge
North Down CC will be promoting their annual Coastal Challenge on Sunday 19th June which takes in a scenic coastal route of 100km around the Ards Peninsula which has few inclines and takes a break in Portaferry for lunch. So whether you are a serious cyclist or a novice wanting to cycle the distance for the first time the North Down CC Bangor Coastal Challenge is the event for you! The Challenge starts and finishes on the Old Belfast Road at the Bangor Sportsplex which has ample car parking and changing facilities. En-route there will be water stations, a “broom wagon” for breakdowns etc. and the event will be overseen by local police assisted by an experienced team of marshalls, with motorcycle paramedics and ambulance back-up. All finishers within the time limit of 8 hours will receive a specially commissioned commemorative T-Shirt.

To Enter this event go to www.entrycentral.com

Marian Lamb UCN : marianlamb@ulstercyclingnews.com

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