Ards Cycling Club will promote their Annual 3-Day event over the weekend of Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July. This year the club welcomes new sponsor SPIN11, a Dublin based company specialising in the production of ‘Team Kit Design’ cycling and triathlon apparel. The company is run by Philip Cassidy who has long been regarded as one of Ireland’s top cyclists, having won the coveted Ras twice (1983 and 1997), and competed at the Olympics twice. In 2005, Philip indirectly ventured into the world of club cycling clothing production when he realised that there was a demand in the market for top quality clothing. The Ards Cycling Club is delighted to be sponsored by this successful local business and their support will enhance our popular 3-Day in this its’ 12th year.
The race will follow a similar format to last year, and, we advise early entry as the field will be strictly limited to 60 riders.
Entry details available through the club website www.ardscyclingclub.co.uk
Entry is only secured when payment has been made.
Madigan GP - Saturday 4th August
Team Madigan Cycling Club, Carrickfergus will promote the 24th Madigan Cycles Grand Prix at Kilroot near Carrickfergus Co. Antrim starting at 11.00amand finishing at around 1.15pmon Saturday 4th August. For the 24th year the race is again kindly sponsored by Mr Ronnie McKeegan of Madigan Cycles in Carrickfergus and also for the 4th year by Carrickfergus Borough Council. A generous prize fund of £600 is up for grabs. The 55-mile 3 lap (A) Race for A+, A1, A2, A3 riders will have cash prizes for the first 6 over the line plus first unplaced in each category. The (B) Race for A4 category will be 2 laps = 36-miles with the first 6 riders over the line taking cash prizes. The Ladies will have their own race and again it will be 2 laps = 36-miles and the first 3 over the line win cash prizes. We also welcome back the Masters category for 2 laps = 36 miles and cash prizes for the first 3 riders over the line.
Please note if a club licence is held and not a racing licence then an upgrade one day licence can be obtained at sign-on for £10 or €10. If no licence is held a Rider may take out a one day licence, the fee is £20 or €20. Entry fees are £10 or €10. Sign-On is from 9.45amto 10.45am. Light refreshments available after the racing. Please note there is no underage racing.