Updated race format for 2024 Travers Eng Annaclone GP

27 February 2024
27 February 2024 Aaron Wallace

In response to the profile of entries for the upcoming Travers Engineering Annaclone GP, the event organisation have taken the decision to revise the format of races hosted on the day.

The feature race, competing for the Eddie Sands Memorial Cup, will accommodate A1 and A2 rider categories.  As per previous years a sporting handicap will still be applied.  This race will cover 6 laps of the rolling Co Down circuit for a total race distance of approx. 50 miles / 80 km.  Prizes will be available for the top 6 riders overall, including the top 3 A2 riders.

In a change to the previous editions the support race will accommodate A3 and A4 rider categories.  A handicap will also be applied in this race which will cover 4 laps of the same course giving a total distance of approx. 32 miles / 51 km. The overall victor will be awarded the Travers Cup, with prizes available for the top 6 riders overall, including the top 3 A4 riders and first unplaced woman.

The usual circuit starting from the Hawthorn Inn will be used, taking in Richies Bridge before a sharp left through Annaclone Village, Mays Corner and Katesbridge before returning to the Hawthorn Inn via the Ardbrin Rd.  A detailed course profile can be found here.

Full event details will be available via the Event Information Manual which will be available for download and distributed to all entrants.

Pre-entry remains open until 6pm this Thursday, 29th Feb, via Eventmaster.


Cover photo courtesy of Caroline Kerley.


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