Banbridge CC will once again host the Noel Teggart Memorial road races for 2021, taking place on Sunday 6th June. Having missed the promotion of the event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to see it’s return.
Always a busy day as a promoting club, there will be a total of 6 races promoted including 3 races for the youth categories and 3 senior races. Racing will take place on the traditional circuit, starting in Banbridge and making its way out to the villages of Gilford and Scarva before the long drag back to Banbridge for a finish on the Scarva Rd.
With a reputation in recent years as one of the highest paying events in the country, this trend is set to continue with the promoters setting aside a generous prize pot of £1,800, which includes a winner’s prize of £300 for the A1/A2 race.
Of the 6 races being promoted on the day, the A1/A2 race will be the first to roll out at midday to face 7 laps of the circuit to give them a total race distance of 130km. Prizes will be on offer for the first 8 riders across the line and the first 3 A2 category riders.
A dedicated A3 race always provides fierce competition. This year they will once again cover 6 laps of the circuit, giving a race distance of 110km. Prizes will be awarded to the top 6 riders in this race, with the winner also being awarded the Peter Donaghy & Stanley Thompson Cup.
The A4 Men and A3/A4Women’s race will face 4 laps to give a total race distance of 73km. Prizes will be awarded to the top 4 riders overall and the top 3 women, dependent on sufficient entry numbers.
A full suite of youth races will also be promoted, accommodating our under 16, 14 & 12 riders. The under 16’s will compete for the George Lilly Memorial Cup and will complete 3 laps for a total race distance of 55km. The under 14’s will complete 1 lap covering 17km, while the under 12’s will be neutralised to their official race start at the Banville House Hotel roundabout where they will race to Scarva village, a total race distance of 9.5km. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 boys and top 3 girls in each youth race.
Event entry for all races will open via EventMaster on the Cycling Ireland portal at 7pm on Monday 24th May. The event will be strictly online pre-entry only for all races. Entry for all senior riders will be £17 plus booking fees, with juniors offered a reduced price of £10 plus booking fees. Entry to the youth races will be £5 plus fees.
With racing only making a recent return to the roads and restrictions on events in the South still in place, demand for this event is expected to be high so we recommend an early entry to guarantee a place.
Further event details and an event manual will be published following the opening of the entry system.