by Tommy Campbell
It’s all systems go this weekend. Tomorrow (Saturday) evening in the Crown Plaza, Santry is the place to be! It is the AWARDS NIGHT. Unfortunately, I can’t even guess who are in pole position for honours! It is a wait and see situation. The following day, Cyclo Cross will be order of the day. Bray Wheelers CC are staging their event in the grounds of Kilruddery House on the outskirts of Bray, Co. Wicklow. The club is also staging the Leinster Championships. For those participating, they are aware that dry spell, ground a bit dusty. Unfortunately the heavens opened in the last few days. I have a feeling that course is now a very soggy! It will take skill to participate, but this will not deter a huge turnout on this beautiful estate in the heart of Co. Wicklow. You can bet your life that there will be no sore heads from the night before! After all it will blow away the cobwebs! FOR Directions-
Killruddery House & Gardens is situated 20kms south of Dublin, just
beyond Bray in Co. Wicklow. Take the M50 southbound onto the N11
then take the Bray/Greystones exit and follow signs to Greystones. We
are on the right near the end of the Southern Cross road leading from
the N11 to the Greystones Road.
Kilruddery Cyclocross to double up as Leinster Cyclocross Championship
Bray Wheelers have stepped in to promote the Leinster Cyclocross Championships along the Killruddery Cyclocross.
The event takes place this Sunday 26th November in Kilruddery House, Southern Cross Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow with racing from 10.30am.
The Cycling Ireland Awards Night is THE annual celebration of Irish cycling. This year it takes place tomorrow evening (Saturday) in the Crowne Plaza, Santry Dublin at 8pm.
The Awards Night is a visual celebration of cycling, with top racing performances recognised, as well as some of the top cycling moments, including a celebration of the National Champions and outstanding achievement awards.
One of the main attraction of the Awards Night is the Members Awards – which are a series of categories nominated by Cycling Ireland Commissions and voted to by the members.
NOMINATED BY COMMISSIONS, VOTED BY CYCLING IRELAND MEMBERS:
National Volunteer of the Year
Female (Domestic) Rider of the Year
Male (Domestic) Rider of the Year
Club of the Year
Leisure Event of the Year
Competitive Event of the Year
Club Coach of the Year
OPEN FOR CYCLING IRELAND MEMBERS:
Bike Shop of the Year
Connacht Volunteer of the Year
Leinster Volunteer of the Year
Munster Volunteer of the Year
Ulster Volunteer of the Year
VOTED BY SPORTS MEDIA:
International cycling performance of the year.
Cycling Munster Training Camp – December 3rd
The Munster Cycling Academy will be holding a training camp on Sunday the 3rd of December.
The camp is open to all Munster rider category’s 12, 14, 16 along with Junior & U23riders.
This camp is part of the program for riders looking to get selected for Provincial squads & also riders looking to get selected for Irish squads in 2018.
Open to all Munster youth riders U12, U14, U16, Jnr & U23 (Girls are also included)
Sign On: Kanturk Rugby Club.
Sign on Time: 10.00am to 10.45am.
Roll out at 11.00pm sharp (A talk will be given to the group before rolling out).
The day will involve a road session for each of the age groups.
A meeting will be held after all riders return on the plans for the academy in 2018.
Sign on fee is €10 including Lunch.
Showers will be available in the Kanturk Rugby Club.
Please email to register for the camp with the following 3 lines of information completed before the 28th of Nov to [email protected]
Category 2018 Season ________________________
Note: All Riders must complete this form
Riders under 18 needs to have the form signed by aParent/Guardian.
This form must be handed in on the day of sign on
Membership Now Open for 2018
Cycling Ireland is pleased that the GoMembership system is now open for 2018 renewals.
The 2018 racing season is almost upon us and there are a number of things you will need to consider for the coming year. Please read carefully below;
- You must have a physical licence and back numbers to race, so renew early and at least one month before you intend to race
- Check with your club to make sure they have fully affiliated for 2018 as we can’t issue your physical licence until they do so
- Make sure that if you are of Masters age and wish to ride Masters Championships you select the correct Rider Category
If your club has yet to affiliate or meet the minimum requirements for an affiliated club (i.e. 6 registered members to include Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer), your licence will be held back from postage until the club meets these regulations. We encourage riders to download the Cycling Ireland mobile app which will show you your licence, renewal and delivery status, and also lets you know whether your club has affiliated fully. The ruling this year is that if you don’t have a licence and back numbers on race day you cannot take part.
We would also encourage club officials to affiliate their clubs as early as possible to ensure licences and back numbers are able to go out to members as early as possible in January.
Leisure membership runs for 12 months from the date of purchase, your next expiry date will be printed on your licence and you will also receive a reminder email that your licence is due for renewal a month before it is due to expire. There is no need for leisure members to renew their licences before the expiry date. Download our new mobile app today to display your Licence status.
Presentation of cheque from the cycle which was inaugurated for twofold reasons! One raise money for senior citizens committee to fund Christmas party for the senior citizens of the parish also to bring cycling back into the public eye in this area. A lot of people in this area grew up with Alo Donegan being the owner of local bicycle shop, also Emo had an annual sports day and grass track cycling featured with some of the top cyclists participating, the likes of Mick Kinsella, the Flanagans, Doyle’s etc. Then in latter years our own children participated until our son Alan was killed also Ann Kinsella was unique in being the First Lady commissionaire. Cycling has been on a revival with clubs starting up locally in Portarlington and Portlaoise. So it offered an opportunity to organise the event, this was the fourth year. Originally Fisherstown was the location, but moving to Emo this year. MARK THE DATE FOR 2018???????? Sunday September 23rd, the weather is scheduled to be hot and sunny! Now that’s forecasting in a big way-end-