As the return of Irish Road Racing appears on the horizon after a drought due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Banbridge CC are delighted to bring some positive news that it has received approval to host the 2020 Ulster Road Race Championships in Dromore, Co Down.
As a result the 2020 John Beggs Memorial will be rescheduled from Saturday 1st August, but is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 30th August and will host the Championships. Three Championship races will take place at the event;
Race 1: Elite, U23, Junior Men & Senior A3 combined
Race 2: Master 40 Men
Race 3: Elite Women, Master 50 & Master 60 Men combined
Further details regarding the event will be confirmed in the coming weeks, but we look forward to welcoming more excellent racing back on the Co Down roads. 2019 Ulster Elite Men’s RR Champion James Curry will look forward to defend his title on a home circuit, but can expect plenty of competition as riders will be fresh from a National Championships the week before.
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 environment we find ourselves facing, the Banbridge CC Committee have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Banbridge Crit. As previously announced the event had been due to host the Irish National Criterium Championships, but as a result of the COVID restrictions had been curtailed to a local event. However due to the nature of the criterium the organising committee felt it inappropriate to host an event that would actively encourage crowds to gather in a town centre venue. We look forward to hosting the hugely popular event again in 2021.
Plans are still in place to hold the club’s two further open road events in 2020, the Noel Teggart Memorial road race and the Thomas White Memorial TT.