Ulster Cycling News

Closed Circuit Racing at Bishopscourt Open for Entry

Dromara Cycling Club is hosting a series of races at the Bishopscourt Motorcycling Circuit near Downpatrick County Down on Saturday 4 June 2016. The location boasts a 2.1 mile circuit on 12 metre wide smooth tarmac. There are toilets and showers on site as well as ample parking. The circuit has its own website with plenty of photos.

Dromara will not only be promoting the Emma McMullan Trophy Race for A2/A3 riders and the Ronnie Smyth Cup Race for A4’s but a host of other races for all categories including youth and handcyclists.

To enter this event go to Entry Central


Race Schedule
There is a full race schedule planned with each of the 6 races running separately on the course.

Sign on opens at 8:00am
Race 1: Under 12s Start time: 09:00 - Fee: £5
Race 2: Under 14s Start time: 09:45 - Fee: £5
Race 3: Under 16s Start time: 10:45 - Fee: £5
Race 4: Masters (over 50s), Women & Hand Cyclists Start time: 12:00 - Fee: £15
Race 5: A4 riders Start time: 13:15 - Fee £15
Race 6: A2/A3 riders Start time: 14:45 - Fee £15 (Juniors £10)

Maximum of 80 riders in the A4 race
Maximum of 80 riders in the A2/A3 race

The races will be run under Cycling Ireland rules. This race will NOT be treated as a Crit race, therefore laps cannot be skipped. Chip timing will be provided.

Youth gearing will be checked on the day.

Sign on closes 15 minutes before the start of each race.

Food supplied after each race.

Cycling Ireland licences must be presented at sign on. Both race numbers must be attached to your race jersey.

The facility has plenty of toilet facilities on site. Any rider caught using 'other' means will not be allowed to race.


Top 3 boys and girls in the U12, U14 and U16 races.
Top 3 Masters
Top 3 Women
Top 3 Hand cyclists
Top 6 A4 riders - the winner will also receive the Ronnie Smyth Cup
Top 6 A2/A3 riders - 1st unplaced A3, 1st unplaced veteran, 1st unplaced junior - the winner will also receive the Emma McMullan Cup


Under 12s - 3 laps
Under 14s - 7 laps
Under 16s - 10 laps
Masters & Women - 10 laps
Hand Cyclists - TBC laps
A4 riders - 15 laps
A2/A3 riders - 15 laps

Marian Lamb UCN : marianlamb@ulstercyclingnews.com

Pic by Bronagh Kirk

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