Saturday 8th of May: Haldane Fisher Cup A4 & McKinley Contracts Shield Ladies Race Greenbank Industrial estate, Newry 9 am
Haldane Fisher Cup A4 race has some spaces left. McKinley Contracts Shield Ladies Race has still plenty of spaces left…come on girls!! Both races on Saturday 8th May to keep in line with latest restrictions Both races start/finish on the Newry Carriageway. With equal prize money for both ladies & men.A great race for anyone wanting to get started in road racing! https://eventmaster.ie/event/POnMIJDhLe
Sunday 9th May: John Haldane Memorial for A1/2/3/juniors Race start: Greenbank industrial estate, Newry 9:30 am (57-mile race) Promoters Newry Wheelers (Sold out!!)
Sunday 9th May: Bishopscourt Racing Track Downpatrick, Cycling Ulster Youth Academy Series (Rd 1) 9:30 am
For the Bishopscourt circuit on Sunday, there will also be a time-trial for riders U8 – U16, the first rider will be off at 09:30. On completion of the TT, there shall be a break of approximately 1 ½ Hour and then we shall begin the Crit Races with the first race U6 and then the other categories following on. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all events will be pre-entry via Eventmaster. Links to online entries will be posted prior to the event. Any queries please contact Peter Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) entry live now on https://eventmaster.ie/event/39l8cx4tZW
Sunday 9th May: Bishopscourt Down Patrick: Women’s racing promoted by CU Women’s Cycling commission 11 am
Big Weekend of Racing for Ulster Women
The racing season for Ulster’s Women kicks off this weekend with a double bill of racing in County Down!! First Up on Saturday Morning 8th May the women are racing for the Mc Kinley Contracts Shield as part of Newry Wheelers John Haldane Memorial Races. This race along the Carriageway from Newry to Warrenpoint is a super circuit and a great place to start racing. Drew Mc Kinley and his team at Newry Wheelers always put on a good show so it would be great to see plenty of women supporting this race. Good support for the race will also send out a positive message to other clubs thinking of hosting a women’s race. With a 9 am start the women will race three laps of the circuit with a total race distance of 29 Miles. This race will be the first race of the 2021 Cycling Ulster Women’s League of which further details will be published later. The Ulster Women’s Commission is currently working with clubs to secure further races for the league.
Riders ranked W2 and W3 can participate in the Ulster League.
On Sunday racing move around the County Down Coast to the closed-circuit at Bishopscourt were in partnership with the Ulster Youth Commission and host Club Phoenix CC, the Ulster Women’s Commission has planned a training event followed by a test race. The training session for those who haven’t raced or have limited experience will kick off at 11 am with a test race starting at 12 Noon. The test race will be 40 Minutes and two-lap duration. The beginner’s group will be given an advantage from the more experienced cyclists when the race commences.
The circuit at Bishopscourt provides an excellent venue for anyone new to racing as being a closed circuit there is no traffic so it’s a great opportunity to give racing a go
Working with the Youth Commission the Women’s Commission is planning a series of closed-circuit races at Bishopscourt and other venues to be announced. Once we have the calendar completed we will publish a full list of all races.
Shaun Mc Bride Secretary of Ulster Women’s Commission is delighted with the weekend of action looming large “this is a great start to the 2021 Season, Newry Wheelers are big supporters of Women’s racing so we were naturally delighted to include their race in our league, it’s always a great race. On Sunday we start something new and exciting and it’s great to be able to work so closely with our youth to provide different opportunities for women’s racing. All we need now is a good turnout of women who I have no doubt will deliver brilliant racing” Online entry only>> https://eventmaster.ie/event/kblRcK2TA2
For Further Information Contact
Shaun Mc Bride – Secretary: CU Women’s Commission