Please find below notice from Chief Commissaire Brendan Kirk ahead of this weekend's events. Please note this rule will be applied to ALL RACES.
The wearing of non-regulation kit has been a regular occurrence in recent weeks. Despite warnings from Commissaires this rule continues to be ignored. It is disrespectful to clubs, sponsors and all involved in the promotion of our sport.
I am the Commissaire at the Banbridge Criterium on Friday night (24th July) and I will have zero tolerance on this issue. Riders dressed in non-club kit including shorts and gilets will not be permitted to start. See Cycling Ireland Regulation below.
Chapter T5 Article 2 – Costumes and Identification
3. Riders belonging to a Cycling Ireland affiliated club must when competing in an open road race or time trial authorised by Cycling Ireland and organised under Cycling Ireland rules, wear the registered jersey of their affiliated club. In races where a one piece suit is normally worn and a club one piece suit is not available then the rider, with the Commissaires agreement, may wear a plain one piece suit.
Cycling Ireland Rules and Regulations: http://www.cyclingireland.ie/downloads/rules2015v22.pdf