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2016 Travers Engineering Annaclone GP - Event Details

The Banbridge CC promoted Travers Engineering Annaclone GP will once again be the opening race of the Ulster road racing calendar on Saturday 20th February.  Held on the popular 8 mile circuit with rolling roads it will be the opportunity for those who have had a good off season to flex their muscles and test their race legs out in a bid for some early season glory.

Two races will be on offer for competitors; a handicapped race catering for A1, A2 and A3 categories and a mass start A4 support race. The ‘A’ race for A1,2 &3’s will be 6 laps of the traditional circuit for a total race distance of approx. 47.5mi / 76.5km.  The ‘B’ race for A4’s will cover 4 laps of the same course giving a total distance of approx. 31.5mi / 51km.  Both races will be restricted to a maximum of 80 riders.

For the ‘A’ race we will be reserving 30 places for A1 & A2 category riders for a limited time until 7pm Wednesday 10th February, after which all places will be open to all category riders (A1, A2 & A3).  The ‘B’ race will be open to A4 category riders only.  Entry for both races will close at 7pm on Tuesday 16th February.  A reserve list will be operated for both events in the scenario of all places being filled.

A valid racing licence is required for all entrants - no exceptions.   If you have not yet received your racing numbers from Cycling Ireland please bring alternatives and make the sign-on desk and Commissaires aware.  All competitors must wear visible race numbers on their back.

Sign-on for both races will open from 10:30am and close sharp at 11:30 – please note pre-registered riders who have not signed by 11:30 risk losing their place to a reserve rider.  All races will roll out together at 11:45am for a 12noon start at the Hawthorn Inn.

‘A’ Race:

  • Eligible Categories: A1, A2 & A3
  • 6 Laps, total distance approx. 47.5mi / 76.5km
  • CI Points: Top 10
  • Prizes: Top 8 + fastest rider

‘B’ Race:

  • Eligible Categories: A4
  • 4 Laps, total distance approx. 31.5mi / 51km
  • CI Points: Top 8
  • Prizes: Top 6 + 1st unplaced lady.

Race Director:  Aaron Wallace,   aarwallace@gmail.com / 07713 147 968