The calendar for this year's inter-club league has been finalised and the league will kick off with its usual early season opener on Sunday, February 26th, with a race over the Dorey's Forge circuit in Batterstown.

The league will then resume with the onset of the bright evenings on Thursday April 21st, with races taking place every Thursday evening until August 23rd.

The league committee has introduced one change to this year's calendar with the addition of a second race finishing at the top of the Sally Gap. This follows on from the success of the Sally Gap race following its reintroduction in 2010.

The committee has also introduced a new rule regarding eligibility for the league. From now on, only riders who have their Cycling Ireland licence taken out with one of the five league clubs are eligible to participate. League racers are still allowed to be a member of more than one club, but their primary registration, i.e. the club listed on their licence, must be with one of the five clubs.

Those who wish to compete in the club league need to have paid their Orwell membership fee and club league fee in full before their first race. They must also hold a club competition or open competition licence from Cycling Ireland.

All competitors in the club league will be required to marshal at least twice a season. Those who miss their marshalling slots are liable to be suspended from racing until they can make up for their missed night. A marshalling roster will be published on the site before the league kicks off.

John Marron and Damien Long are Orwell's club league reps for this year and can be contact either via email or through the forum to answer queries.

A copy of the league calendar is available on the front page of the website.