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Banbridge Crit - Full details of main event and support races

As part of the SEAT Super 7 series race in Banbridge on Friday 24th July, Banbridge CC will host support races for the ever popular over 50’s and Women’s categories along with a ‘non-open’ race aimed to cater for club level racers.  The addition of the non-open race is hoped to attract the local competitive club racers giving plenty of local interest and an opportunity to race on the fast town centre circuit ahead of the main event.

The non-open will be the first race of the evening  starting at 18:45.  Sign-on will open from 18:00 in the car park of Banbridge Baptist Church and close sharp at 18:30 .  This race will last 30 minutes with a prime lap at the halfway mark.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 6 riders as well as first unplaced Banbridge CC rider.

The Over 50’s and Women’s race will commence at 19:20, also lasting for 30 minutes with a prime lap at the halfway mark.  A separate prize fund has been allocated to the both the Over 50’s and Women categories.  Sign on for this race will open from 18:00 and close at 19:00.  Entry for both the non-open and Over 50’s/Women’s race will be accepted on the night at a cost of £12.

The main race of the evening will start at 20:15 sharp lasting for 1 hour with prime laps at 15, 30 & 45 minutes.  Prizes will be awarded on the night to the top 6 riders as well as first unplaced A2, A3 and Junior riders.  This event is pre-entry via Entry Central, with places reserved for the top 10 riders in the league standings.  Entries will be accepted on the night for any remaining places at a cost of £15.

Boasting on overall prize pot of £1000 for the Criterium races Banbridge CC hope to see the event elevated to a new level this year in terms of competition and local interest with the generous support of Agnew SEAT, Chain Reaction Cycles and Joe McAleenan’s Hardware Store.

Race Details Summary:

‘Non-Open’ Clubman’s Race;  Sign-on closing 18:30 sharp, Race start 18:45.  Race duration 25 mins + 3 laps, prime lap at 15 mins.

Over 50’s / Women’s Race; Sign on closing 19:00, Race start 19:20.  Race duration 25 mins + 3 laps, prime lap at 15 mins.

SEAT Super Seven race for A1/2/3/J; Sign on closing 19:55, Race start 20:15 Sharp.  Race duration 55 mins + 3 laps, prime laps at 15, 30 & 45 mins.

Useful Event links:

Pre-registration (required for A1/2/3/J SEAT Super Seven race only): Entry Central  (NOW CLOSED)

Sign-on Location: Banbridge Baptist Church

Race Circuit:: Ride with GPS

Changing Facilities / Showers: Banbridge Leisure Centre