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.
- Eligible Categories: A1, A2 & A3
- 6 Laps, total distance approx. 47.5mi / 76.5km
- CI Points: Top 10
- Prizes: Top 8 + fastest rider
- 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, email@example.com / 07713 147 968