Ulster Cycling News

Road Races and Leisure Events this Weekend

There are three road races on this coming weekend and a number of leisure rides. Road Races include the Audi GP on Saturday and the Strabane Ligfford GP and Noel Teggart on Sunday. The Bangor Coastal Challenge for leisure riders is being promoted on Sunday by North Down. Apollo CT are also running a leisure event and details of this can be viewed in a separate story HERE. Full details of the other competitive and leisure events can be viewed below.

Audi Grand Prix Saturday 18th June
East Antrim CC Audi will promote the Audi Grand Prix on Saturday 18th June 2016. The event is for A1, A2 & A3 riders with the field limited to 60 riders in total so this is sure to sell out quickly. The race covers 100kms on the Ballynure circuit with the Race HQ and Sign-On in the Straid Orange Hall, Straid, County Antrim, BT39 9NG. Sign on is 9.30am to 10:30am with the race starting at 11:00am.

Entries are being accepted on the Cycling Ireland website via the Events Booking section. The entry fee is GBP12.00. To enter login to your account and use the the events button to register for the event.

Strabane Lifford Grand Prix Sunday 19th June
On Sunday the 19th of June 2016 Strabane lifford Cycling Club are holding the SLCC Grand Prix Road Races. Starting From Maggies Tavern Bar St Johnston Co Donegal Sign on from 9.00am 10.00am road no R265. There will be two races first race is for Cat A3, & A3 Juniors. The Course consists of 4x 15mile laps finishing 1 mile from Maggies Tavern Bar

Race 2 is for A4 Vets Women A4 Juniors. The Course Consists of 3 Laps of a 15mile course and finishing 1 mile from Maggies Tavern Bar.

Entry FEE is £12.00 Non Refundable Entry can be taken on the day if places are available. Enter HERE

Course Map HERE 

Noel Teggart Memorial Races Sunday 19th June
Banbridge CC will be promoting 3 senior races on Sunday. The main event for the day will be for A1/A2 riders which will cover 7 laps of the 12 mile circuit for a total distance of approx. 82 miles / 128km and with a £300 cash prize for 1st place, and cash prizes for the top 10 finishers and first A2 rider the demand is expected to be high and attract a very competitive field.

A dedicated race for A3 Senior and Junior riders will cover 6 laps for a total distance of approx. 70 miles/112km.  Again a very generous cash prize pot will be on offer for the first 6 riders as well as first woman, and with the usual high demand for A3 places an early entry is advised to secure your place.

The A4 race will cover 5 laps to give the competitors a total distance of approx. 58 miles / 93km and also offer up cash prizes for the top 6 riders as well as first woman.

As usual there will be a programme of youth events on offer for under 16’s, 14’s and 12’s;

The under 16 race will cover 3 laps of the same course as the seniors to give a total distance of approx. 34 miles/54km.

The under 14 race will cover a total distance of approx. 10.5 miles/17km while the under 12’s will face a total race distance of 5 miles/8km.

Prizes for the first 3 rider in each youth race will be on offer as well as a prize for the first girl in each.

All races will commence at 12:00 from Havlock Park, with sign-on available from 10:00 – 11:30.  A full event manual will be published in the coming days which will give more detail of the races on offer for those unfamiliar with the course or event from previous years.  In the meantime you can view the circuit here: Noel Teggart Mem. Circuit

Pre-entry for ALL RACES, including youth, is available.  If there are spaces still available we will accept entries on the day, however we expect a full field for all senior races so would advise an early entry to avoid disappointment.

Pre-entry for all senior races is £13.  If paying on the day entry will be £15.  All youth races will be £5.

The pre-entry to all races is available on the Cycling Ireland website, here:

2016 Noel Teggart Memorial Pre-Entry

For further info please contact Race Director Aaron Wallace via aarwallace@gmail.com

Bangor Coastal Challenge Sunday 19th June
NDCC are proud to offer 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 NDCC 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.7

Online entry for this event is now closed.

Marian Lamb UCN : marianlamb@ulstercyclingnews.com


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