As the return of Irish Road Racing appears on the horizon after a drought due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Banbridge CC are delighted to bring some positive news that it has received approval to host the 2020 Ulster Road Race Championships in Dromore, Co Down. As a result, the 2020 John Beggs Memorial will be rescheduled from Saturday 1st August, and is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 30th August, and will host the Championships. Three Championship races will take place at the event.

Race 1:  Elite, U23, Junior Men & Senior A3 combined, Race 2: Master 40 Men, Race 3: Elite Women, Master 50 & Master 60 Men combined. Further details regarding the event will be confirmed in the coming weeks, but we look forward to welcoming more excellent racing back on the Co Down roads. 2019 Ulster Elite Men’s RR Champion James Curry will look forward to defending his title on a home circuit but can expect plenty of competition as riders will be fresh from a National Championships the week before.

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 environment, we find ourselves facing, the Banbridge CC Committee has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Banbridge Crit. As previously announced the event had been due to host the Irish National Criterium Championships, but as a result of the COVID restrictions had been curtailed to a local event. However, due to the nature of the criterium, the organising committee felt it inappropriate to host an event that would actively encourage crowds to gather in a town center venue. We look forward to hosting the hugely popular event again in 2021. Plans are still in place to hold the club’s two further open road events in 2020, the Noel Teggart Memorial road race and the Thomas White Memorial TT, the Banbridge CC committee told social media

But some other cancellations I am afraid to

*** Events Cancellation Notice *** Blarney Cycling Club would like to announce that we will not be hosting the following events this year that are currently scheduled in the Cycling Ireland Calendar. The 3R Mobility Paracycling Series & Cork County TT Champs – 25th July, the Munster RR Champs – 30th August and the Donal Crowley Memorial – 27th September.”As a club, we feel we have a moral responsibility to the local communities that we organise these events in, which includes preventing exposing them to large groups of riders from all over Ireland with all that has been happening over the last few months. We apologise to everyone who was looking forward to these events this year, but we will be back next year with what we hope will be the same lineup of events, Kind Regards, Michael Crowley, Blarney Cycling Club Secretary & Events Organiser.