6 March 2018 Adam McGreevy

Following the disappointment of having to make the decision to call off the 2018 Travers Engineering Annaclone GP on Saturday 3rd March due to the effects of heavy snowfall and freezing conditions, Banbridge CC are delighted to confirm the event has secured a new promotion date.

Racing will now take place on the St Patrick’s Day Public holiday; Monday 19th March.

We have worked closely with Cycling Ireland to secure the new date, and are able to transfer all existing race entries across to the revised promotion.  

We understand fully that not all entrants will be able to race on the 19th and so we will issue a full refund to those who request it.  If you are unable to attend, please do let us know at your earliest convenience so that your place may become available to someone else. Requests for a refund should be made by contacting Aaron Wallace.

Event pre-entry is now open once again and will remain open until 9pm Thursday 15th March.  Pre-entry can be accessed here:  https://cyclingireland.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=034A3A1B28BBF786F890C4E2E4ED9AAABB6896D3

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; https://ridewithgps.com/routes/253906

Entry will be via the Cycling Ireland online pre-entry system at a cost of £15 per adult rider & £10 for junior riders.

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.

The Race Information Manual can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KJ31YthEkA-NFj_OY7NRBsOSShuH24s5

For further information contact Event Director Aaron Wallace via aarwallace@gmail.com


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