On Sunday 3rd September Banbridge CC will once again promote the popular Thomas White Memorial Time Trial, incorporating the Cycling Ireland Paracycling National Series. We also once again welcome Leckey, and their parent company Sunrise Medical, aboard as the event sponsor.
Leckey, a local Lisburn-based company is a globally recognised pioneer in the research, design and manufacture of solutions to deliver postural care for children with special needs. Together with their parent company, Sunrise Medical, which has “Team Sunrise” – the largest and most renowned athlete ambassadors in the assistive mobility industry, there are already strong links to the para-cycling community. This sponsorship further demonstrates their commitment to improving people’s lives and contribution to the communities.
On announcement of the 2023 event, General Manager of Leckey, Firefly and Sunrise Medical UK Operations, Erwin McKee, says;
“We are very proud this year to be supporting Banbridge Cycling Club for the second year running at their annual Thomas White Memorial time trial. At Leckey we aim to improve the quality of life of children and young people with additional needs, so supporting an event which promotes inclusion of paracycling is very important to everyone at Leckey.
Leckey as part of the Sunrise Medical group, has been supporting competitive paracycling, with specially adapted hand bikes on a global scale for several years now; so as we move into the future we will collectively continue to lead through innovation and clinical focus, developing equipment that empowers people with additional needs to live life to their fullest potential”.
Event Director, Aaron Wallace, added;
“We’re delighted to have Leckey and Sunrise Medical return to support the event for 2023. Looking at the fantastic life changing products that Leckey and Sunrise Medical design and produce, It’s hard to think of a more fitting partnership for the event which has fully embraced the Paracycling National Series for a number of years now.
The event has attracted world class riders through our inclusion of paracycling and to attract a world class producer of equipment that facilitates those with additional needs feels like a perfect match.”
Event HQ, Start Times & Registration
Location: Newry Rd, Warrenpoint
Parking is available beside the start/finish area and also within Warrenpoint town. Please refrain from parking in the fuel station adjacent to the start area.
Please also take heed of traffic which may be entering and/or exiting the Warrenpoint Fuel Station. Riders are asked to be at the start line 5 minutes in advance of their start time and make themselves known to the race officials at the start area.
The fist rider will start at 11:01 am, 2nd rider 11:02, etc.
A full start list, with starting times, will be published following the closure of the online registration on Thursday 31st September.
Registration is now open via Eventmaster at a cost of £8 per rider. You can enter here.
The course will remain the same as previous years, starting outside the gates of Warrenpoint Enterprise Centre, travelling via the Warrenpoint Rd dual carriageway to the main Greenbank roundabout on the outskirts of Newry before returning on the opposite side of the dual carriageway. Please note the finish line is just beyond the start as you approach it – this will be marked with a chequered flag.
You can view the course profile here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34006279
The event will be held on the Warrenpoint/Newry dial carriageway 10 mile circuit, starting at the event HQ, Warrenpoint Enterprise Centre.
Refreshments will be available at the Event HQ and prizes will be awarded to winners of the below categories following the conclusion of the race;
- Fastest Overall
- Para-cyclist – Solo
- Para-cyclist – Hand
- Para-cyclist – Woman
- Fastest Woman
- Fastest Tandem
- Fastest Junior – boy
- Fastest Junior – girl
- Fastest Master 40
- Fastest Master 50
- Fastest Master 60