Annual Grand Prix Open Race

We are pleased to announce the latest edition of the race will be held on Saturday 10th March 2018, on the Woods/ Ballyronan/ Loup Course close to Magherafelt. Map My Ride Course details.

The club are once again promoting 2 separate races A & B and are proud to have the following local sponsors on board to make this event possible.
• Cathcart’s Centra Spires
• Henry Brothers
• S McMaster Auto Services

The A Race will be for A1, A2, A3 riders.

80nr. Riders in total
The race will complete 6 laps of the 8.1 mile course – Total distance = 48.6miles
Race Start time – 12 noon
All riders to assemble at the Woods Parish Church @ 11:50am for briefing

Cash prizes are available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Overall, 1st Unplaced A2, 1st Unplaced A3, 1st Unplaced Junior and 1st Unplaced Lady.
(For clarity unplaced prizes will be awarded to the 1st rider in their category not placed in the top 5 overall)
Cycling Ireland points will be awarded as set out by Cycling Ireland Technical Rules.

The B Race will be for A4 riders only.

The race will be a mass start event. (80 riders max.)
The race will complete 4 laps of the 8.1mile course – Total distance = 32.4miles
Race Start Time – Approx 12:05pm.
All riders to assemble at the Woods Parish Church @ 11:50am for briefing
Cash prizes are available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Overall and 1st Unplaced Lady.
(For clarity unplaced prizes will be awarded to the 1st rider in their category not placed in the top 5 overall)
Cycling Ireland points will be awarded as set out by Cycling Ireland Technical Rules.

Sign On will Open from 10:00am

Located in Ballyronan @ the Marina Centre

Sign on will close at 11:00am sharp.

Please note sign on will close at 11:00am sharp after which time pre-registered riders who have not signed on risk losing their place to a reserve list rider.
A valid racing licence is required for all entrants – no exceptions.

No license no race, commissares/sign on decision is final.

All competitors must wear visible race numbers on their back. 

Prize Giving & Refreshments

Prize Giving will be held and refreshments will provided in the Marina Centre on conclusion of the races.

Showers will be available after the race @ the Marina Centre

Entry Fee

The entry fee for both Races will be £15 (+ fee).

Please note that £5 of the entry fee is being paid as non refundable deposit in the event that race is cancelled.

for riders withdrawing will be issued.

Support Vehicles

Please be advised that there will be a sweeper van following the races.

Due to the volume of traffic on the rural roads the race is run on, we would ask that clubs and teams do not have team cars on the course.

If clubs insist on having support vehicles under no circumstances should they enter the race convoy.

No race radios for support vehicles will be available.

Please be aware that the race will start at Woods Parish Church.

The Woods Parish Church is approximately 1.6 miles from sign on location on the B160 Magherafelt Road.

There will be no organised roll out. 

Riders to assemble in the Church Car Park on the Carraloan Road at 11:50am

Please be aware there will be STRICTLY NO PARKING AVAILABLE through the start finish area

All races will finish at the Woods Parish Church.