On the opening day of the 2020 Irish road racing season, Banbridge CC will once again promote the Travers Engineering Annaclone GP. Taking place on Saturday 7th March, pre-entry will open on Monday 17th February at 7pm.
Pre-entry open on the Cycling Ireland portal here; https://bit.ly/2vBYs95
Two races will be on offer for competitors; a handicapped race catering for A1, A2 and A3 categories and a mass start A4 & Women’s 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. 47.5mi / 76.5km. The ‘B’ race for A4 men and A3/A4 women will cover 5 laps of the same course giving a total distance of approx. 40mi / 64km. 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 is 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 17th.
Generous cash prizes have been reserved for the top 8 finishers, 1st A2 & 1st A3 in the A race and top 6 in the B race which will also have a prize for 1st woman.
For the ‘A’ race we will be reserving 30 places for A1 & A2 category riders for a limited time until midnight Monday 2nd March, or until all 30 places have been filled, after which all places will be open to all category riders (A1, A2 & A3).
The ‘B’ race will be open to A4 category men and A3/A4 women riders. Entry for both races will close at midnight on Thursday 5th March. A reserve list will be operated for both events in the scenario of all places being filled. Please note refunds will not be available after
Both races will start at mid-day, with a roll out from the Event HQ in Annaclone GAA Club at 11:40am.
A valid Cycling Ireland racing licence is required for all entrants – no exceptions. Cycling Ireland One day/ Event licences will not be made available for this event. An Event Manual with further details will be released in due course via banbridgecc.co.uk
Event Director: Aaron Wallace – email@example.com / +44 (0) 7713 147 968
Cover Photo courtesy of Toby Watson