Once again opening the Irish road racing season, the Banbridge CC promoted Travers Engineering Annaclone GP will take place on Saturday 3rd March with pre-entry opening on Monday 19th February at 7pm.
Two races will be on offer for competitors; a handicapped race catering for A1, A2 and A3 categories and a mass start A4 support race.
The ‘A’ race for A1, 2 & 3’s will be 6 laps of the traditional circuit for a total race distance of approx. 50 miles / 80 km, with the winner being awarded the Eddie Sands Memorial Cup. The ‘B’ race for A4 men and A3/A4 women will cover 5 laps of the same course giving a total distance of approx. 40 miles / 65 km. Please note ‘A3’ women have the choice to enter either the ‘A’ or ‘B’ race. Both races will be restricted to a maximum of 80 riders.
Details of the circuit can be found here.
Entry will be via the Cycling Ireland online pre-entry system at a cost of £15 per adult rider & £10 for junior riders. A link to the pre-entry will be made available both on the Banbridge CC website and Cycling Ireland on Monday 19th.
For the ‘A’ race we will be reserving 35 places for A1 & A2 category riders for a limited time until 6pm on Friday 23rd February, after which all places will be open to all category riders (A1, A2 & A3). The ‘B’ race will be open to A4 category riders only. Entry for both races will close at midnight on Wednesday 28th February. A reserve list will be operated for both events in the scenario of all places being filled.
Both races will start at mid-day, with a roll out from the Event HQ in Annaclone GAA Club at 11:40am.
A valid racing licence is required for all entrants – no exceptions. As per a change at the recent Cycling Ireland AGM, One-day/ Event licences are no longer available. Further details of the event will be released in due course via banbridgecc.co.uk
Event Director: Aaron Wallace – firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0) 7713 147 968