The Peter Bidwell Memorial – Saturday 25th July, Donore, Drogheda, Louth 5 pm (Youth racing 3 pm)
Senior Event is COMPLETELY FULL !! Youth Events still have someplace remaining (Link to youth events entry: https://eventmaster.ie/event/D8xcmAcJr ) PLEASE NOTE: The start time for the youth races is 3 PM, not 10 AM as advertised on the ticket issued by EventMaster. 3 PM – U16 (4 laps – 26km) 3:03 PM – U14 (2 laps – 13km) 3:06 PM – U12 (1 lap – 6.5km) ASSEMBLY: Riders are to make their own way to the assembly point at the finish line, which can be found at the checkered point on the route below. All riders are expected to be at the assembly point at 2:50 pm sharp. If you miss your group, that is not our problem and you will not be re-admitted to the race.
Senior Events >>PLEASE NOTE: The start time for the senior event is 5 PM, not 10 AM as advertised on the ticket issued by EventMaster. 5 PM – A1/2/3/4 (8 laps – 51km) ASSEMBLY: Riders are to make their own way to the assembly point at Mullaghcrone Quarry, where the race will start from. It can be found at the green dot through the route link below.
There will be four groups, in order of category, and you will be assembled in that order at the quarry. All riders are expected to be at the assembly point at 4:50 pm sharp. If you miss your group, that is not our problem and you will not be re-admitted to the race. RACE PARKING: All riders are asked to park at the Drogheda Retail Park and then ride to the assembly point. There is a link below that shows the directions from the car park to the race start. They are asked to immediately pass through the finish line and then ride to the car park once the race has concluded. DO NOT CONGREGATE AFTER THE FINISH. Peter Bidwell Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2718780146161972908 Car Park – Peter Bidwell start directions (SENIOR EVENTS ONLY) https://www.strava.com/routes/2718789213293087576
The Brendan Campbell Memorial – SUNDAY 26th July, Bellewstown Racecourse Drogheda: 10 AM
PLEASE NOTE: This race is not being held on the usual circuit. This is to prevent the congregation in Donore Village. We are running the race on the circuit that we usually use for ‘The Coombes Connor Memorial’. 10 AM – A4 (4 laps – 56km) 11:30 AM – A1/A2 (6 laps – 84km) 11:33 AM – A3/JUN (5 laps – 70km) ASSEMBLY: Riders are to make their own way from the car parking facilities to the start line for assembly of riders. A4 riders are expected to be at the line for 9:45 am sharp and all other riders to be at the line for 11:15 am sharp for assembly. If you miss the start, that is your own fault and you will not be re-admitted into the race. RACE PARKING: The car park for this race is located BESIDE Bellewstown Racecourse. It is not in Bellewstown Racecourse and it is not the usual car park used for The Coombes Connor Memorial. You can find the correct car park/entrance by looking at the picture below. Below there is a link with directions from the car park to the race start (Don’t worry – it’s all downhill!) Again, we are asking that as soon as your race is concluded, please pass through the line and ride directly to the car park. DO NOT CONGREGATE AFTER THE FINISH! Brendan Campbell Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2718788560775413592 Car Park – Brendan Campbell start directions: https://www.strava.com/routes/2718789845233352536 There will be a full prize list for both races, details regarding the distribution of prizes will be confirmed in due course.
This is a very important post for all riders, spectators, and interested parties. Please read the following post carefully “First and foremost, the entire club has worked extremely hard to ensure that these races can go ahead. There has been a huge amount of cancellations nationwide, but we have planned vigorously over the last few months to ensure that we can offer you this weekend of racing, for everyone, including youth cyclists. Any rider, spectator or anyone wishing to attend the races, should complete this Cycling Ireland self-assessment personal screening questionnaire: http://www.cyclingireland.ie/…/covid19%20protocol%20-%20sel… *IF YOU ANSWERED ‘YES’ TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE EVENTS*
If there are any riders who are entered for either race next weekend and are no longer able to attend, we urge you to PM this page, text Ger Campbell on 086-8192205, or email on Gercampbell1@hotmail.com. We can then allocate your place to a rider in the reserve list. There has been a huge interest and we want to allow as many to race as possible. Thank you very much!