Week two of the new season and after the rain, wind and snow of week one we have our fingers crossed that the weather will play ball this weekend!! As always if you have any events coming up that you would like to share with the club please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For a full listing of events remember to check the Cycling Ireland Website and the Events Calendar pages. Below are a few local & choice events to consider/

RACING:

Rás Naomh Finian


The 2019 edition of Clonard Road Club open races roll out from the race HQ at Moyvalley Hotel and Golf resort in Co. Meath at 11am on Saturday.
There are five separate races on the card with A1s, A2s, A3/Juniors, A4s all racing for a separate prize list.

There is also a round of the Women's Intermediate League which is great chance for those new to racing to give it a go - all you need for the Intermediate League is a Limited Competition license.

EVENT WEBSITE: HERE
FACEBOOK EVENT
: HERE
CLUB: Clonard Road Club 
DATE: Saturday, 9 March
START: 11am, Moyvalley Co. Meath (SIGN ON 9am)

 

Newbridge Grand Prix


Newbridge Cycling Club are planning a four race menu based on the popular 17.5km 'Boston Hill' circuit at the Curragh in Kildare this Sunday. Separate races for A1s and A2s are planned but that race may be amalgamated depending on numbers. There are also races for A3s/Women/Juniors and an A4 race.
The sign-on venue at Newbridge Community College on the Kingscourt Road from 12pm.

CLUB: Newbridge CC
DATE: Sunday, 3rd March
START:12pm, Newbridge Community College, Co Kildare.

 

SERC Time Trial:

Round two of the SERC TT will be run over a slightly longer course of 15.5km ( https://www.strava.com/routes/17423402 ) and with improved weather conditions predicted there may be a few surprises when the stop watch is put into action.

All cyclist with a current CI licence and €5 in their back pocket are welcome to test themselves against the clock .

Sign-in from 8.30am, first rider off at 10am sharp.

For those traveling From Dublin Take exit 20 for Arklow. Then take 3rd Exit at the roundabout go over bridge and straight through the next roundabout.
Cyclist traveling From Wexford Take Exit 20 Arklow and 1st exit at the roundabout.

 

OFF ROAD:

Biking Blitz
The 2019 Biking.ie Biking Blitz mountain bike cross country series heads to Connacht this Sunday where the third round of the popular beginner friendly series takes place in Derroura MTB trail, County Galway.
Biking Blitz is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, aimed primarily at beginners but with something for everyone.

EVENT WEBSITE: HERE
FACEBOOK EVENT: HERE
CLUB: Biking.ie
DATE: Sunday, 10th March
START: 9am, Oughterard, Derroura, Oughterard, Galway

 

AUDAX:

Tara 200
Following last weekend's snowfest in Kildare which only the hardiest riders with ice in their veins survived, Audax Ireland will be hoping for more clement weather for the Tara 200 on Sunday in Meath.
There are three controls with two providing food and drink for the event which gets under way in Ashbourne at 10am.

EVENT WEBSITE: HERE
CLUB: Audax Ireland
DATE: Sunday, 10th March
START: 8am, Ashbourne Retail Park, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

 

YOUTHS:

Youth Tour of Scotland – April 5 - 8

We were delighted to receive the official confirmation this week that our entry to this prestigious event has been accepted. This event was one of the highlights of 2018 and we are over the moon to be going back again!

One of the reasons we got in last year and kept our place this year, is that we send a Girls team as well as a Boys team . This commitment to Girls and Women's cycling is something that we take seriously as a club - keep up the great work everyone!

 

SOCIAL:

Don't forget to keep Wednesday night the 13th of March free for the Launch of the Summer Leisure & Racing Program. We will be meeting in The Union Cafe, Beacon South Quarter at 7.30pm. It's near Dunnes Stores and only a few minutes walk from the Stillorgan Luas stop.  We are looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible, catching up on the off season cycling and hatching plans for the summer!

 

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