Gorey Cycling Club 2018 League

This years Gorey Cycling Club League will be held on the 3rd of May and for the usual five weeks. The race will be held on the Gorey, Clogh, Barnadown course but this year it will be finishing at Frankfurt Hill, this is where the Gorey 3 Day TT starts.

All riders must have a valid Cycling Ireland membership and must present their license at sign on. Riders may only ride in the category they first signed on, if a rider moves up a grade they will remain in the category they initially started the league in.

Due to the lack of a marshalling plan for the leagues it is imperative for the safety of the competitors that we have enough marshals, to this end we would ask clubs coming to race to bring some individuals to help out. If a race is deemed to be unsafe due to lack of marshals it will be called off.

Sign on is from 6.15pm at Gorey Business Park, Ramstown, Gorey with the A1/2/3 & Junior race off first at 7pm sharp and the A4’s following immediately behind. Both races are 4 laps of the circuit. Points awarded for first 6 placings in each race.

Please bring €5 Sign on fee. Marshals must also sign on at the start line where they will be assigned their junction, hi-viz, signs, etc.


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Irish National Hill Climb Results

Elite Race

1 Mark Dowling Asea Wheelworx 03:59.89
2 Lindsay Watson Plush MTB 04:06.94
3 Conor Kissane Killarney Cycling Club 04:16.89
4 Marcin Mizgajski Rossbury Racing 04:17.45
5 Ryan Sherlock Un-Attached Leinster 04:17.74
6 Mike Millar 04:31.78
7 James Davenport Dunboyne Cycling Club 04:32.62
8 Ross Collins UCD Cycling Club 04:38.28
9 Richard Barry St. Finbarrs CC 04:41.16
10 Andrew Maguire Rossbury Racing 04:43.53
11 Michael Fitzgerald STRATA3/VeloRevolution Racing Team 04:48.10
12 Brendan Dunne Gorey Cycling Club 05:15.58
13 Robert Farrell Lucan Cycling Road Club 05:18.27
14 Sam Gilmore Arcane Cycling Team 05:24.03
15 John O’Regan St. Tiernans Cycling Club 05:29.24
16 Bob Hall Clondalkin CC 05:42.61
17 Ciara Kinch Scott – Orwell Wheelers 05:46.78
18 Kenny Bucke Team RAD 05:56.53

Masters 40 Race

1 Dermot Radford Tipp Wheelers 04:20.80
2 John Lee Trim Cycling Club 04:26.82
3 Frank Billings Lucan Cycling Road Club 04:37.52
4 Jerry McCarthy Tralee Manor West iBike 04:44.32
5 Frank Dunne STRATA3/VeloRevolution Racing Team 04:51.11
6 David Walsh STRATA3/VeloRevolution Racing Team 05:00.55
7 Brendan Corcoran Lucan Cycling Road Club 05:02.77
8 Valerio Di Bacco Galway Bay CC 05:10.03
9 Marcus Dowling St. Tiernans Cycling Club 05:10.46
10 John Caffrey Lucan Cycling Road Club 05:13.30
11 Wayne Byrne South-East Road Club 05:14.44
12 Keith Hughes Un-Attached Leinster 05:15.90
13 William Barclay Xmtb McConvey Cycles 05:16.01
14 Martin Gill 05:23.06
15 Paul English Bohermeen CC 05:28.66
16 Gerry Byrne Barrow Wheelers 05:31.76
17 Jamie Busher Scott – Orwell Wheelers 05:32.74
18 Nigel Allen Wexford Wheelers 05:33.78
19 Jason Howick Bray Wheelers M40 05:40.71
20 Mark Dillon Clondalkin CC M40 05:56.61

Masters 50 Race

1 John Madden Inspired Cycling 04:39.80
2 Aj Murphy Midleton CTC 04:47.68
3 Mark Murphy Bray Wheelers 04:57.14
4 Micheal Corkery De Ronde Van Cork CC 05:11.20
5 Paul Bolger Slaney Cycling Club 05:15.00
6 Jimmy Treacy Raparee Cycle Club 05:25.17
7 Patrick Bergin North Tipperary Wheelers 05:27.70
8 Kevin Cronin Bree Mountain Biking 05:43.34
9 John Kissane Killarney Cycling Club 05:53.02
10 Paul Gammell Southside Wheely Wheelers 05:55.04

Masters 60 Race

1 Sean Hargan Phoenix CC 05:40.15
2 Sean McIlroy Panduit Carrick Wheelers 06:04.96
3 Dominic Drumm Bann Wheelers CC 06:11.43
4 Patrick Whitney Slaney Cycling Club 08:22.88
5 Joe Grennell Arcane Cycling Team 08:33.90
6 Denis Toomey Tandem Cycling Ireland N/S

Junior Race

1 Eoin Byrne Scott–Orwell Wheelers 04:26.82
2 Conor Leech Clonard RC 04:42.54
3 Cian Keogh South-East Road Club 05:21.57
4 Andre Grennell Arcane Cycling Team 05:37.79

Irish National Hill Climb Championships 2016

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The National Hill Climb Championships 2016 held by Gorey Cycling Club are due to take place in Ballyfad Co. Wexford on Saturday 22nd October.

Course Details: Distance 1.7km or 1 mile


Sign-on: from 12.30pm at Ballyfad Hall, beside Ballyfad National School (directions below)
Start time: 2.00pm
Entry fee: €20 – online registration is now closed

National Championship medals are only awarded to the 4 events below. There are no separate medals for Juniors or Women as they take part in the main event. There are no medals for best team. If minimum entry requirements are not met the event will not be run.

Championship Events:

National Hill Climb Championship – open to Junior, Senior and Women – minimum 12 entries
National M40 Hill Climb Championship – open to M40 riders only – minimum 12 entries
National M50 Hill Climb Championship – open to M50 riders only – minimum 6 entries
National M60 Hill Climb Championship – open to M60 riders only – minimum 6 entries

Licences accepted are A+, A1, A2, A3, A4, LC, JR.
One Day Licences are not available for this event

National Championship Skinsuits will be ordered for the winners after the event

Directions to Sign on:
Travelling on the M11, exit at junction 22 (Gorey North).
At Tinnock Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto R772 (Sign for Inch) and continue for 3.8km.
In Inch village turn left onto L1004 (for Coolgreany) and continue for 2.5km.
Continue onto Main St. Coolgreany for 260m and turn left at The Coolgreany Inn (top of Main St.).
Continue for 2.4km until you reach Ballyfad with church and school (sign on location) on the left


Wexford County Road Championships 2016

The Wexford County Road Road Race Championships 2016 will be held on Saturday July 23rd. Sign on at Naomh Eanna GAA Complex, Clonattin, Gorey at 9.30am with the first riders off at 10.30am sharp. A4’s will go off first followed by A3’s then the A2’s & A1’s.

The route will take the riders north up to Kilmurray cross roads and a right turn heading for Ballymoney village. In the village the riders will turn left, passing the Tara Vale Pub, and tackle the first climb (details) up to a T-junction. Turning right, the route follows the lumpy road all the way around Tara Hill. Going through Tara Hill village the riders will start another short climb, which will bring them along to the T-junction at the top of Kilmurray Hill. Turning left at this junction will start the fast descent back to Kilmurray crossroads and the end of the lap. At the bottom turn left again to start a new lap. Its 5 laps but a very lumpy hard road.

On the last lap when you descend Kilmurray you will go straight through the cross roads back towards the sign on location and finish at the 50km speed signs near the Naomh Eanna GAA complex. The finish is a perfect straight up a slight incline.

Route Maps:


Remember, all participating clubs need to provide marshalling help to ensure entry for their riders and the safety of the race. I will be in touch with the respective clubs over the coming days. Anyone with Cups, etc. please ensure they are returned before the race day for the post race presentations.

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Being part of Gorey Cycling Club

I woke up last Saturday at stupid o’ clock like a child ready to go on a school tour. What was I excited about? It would be my first trip away with Gorey Cycling Club and the destination was Belfast for the 2nd Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland. The Gran Fondo was epic, a special cycling experience with fully policed closed roads and as we cycled through the countryside we were met by the locals cheering and waving us on our way. There were 2 routes; the 173km Mourne Route for the more advanced athletes in our club and the less challenging but more enjoyable 58km Strangford Route for those of medium ability such as myself or as we call it The ‘Touring’ Group.

The weekend wasn’t all about cycling; it was a celebration of the training and effort put in over the last few months. Being a member of Gorey Cycling Club isn’t just about training or getting fitter. The benefits are far greater, you get to hang out with an amazing crew and make lifelong friends.

You don’t have to be great to start cycling but you have to start to be great. I cycled my bike for the 1st time on March 18th last year. I got a mile down the road and had to phone the bike shop to find out how to change the gears! Just 15 months on I have completed every challenge I set myself. The first was the Sean Kelly 100 km in Dungarvan last August. At the start of the summer I was cycling 30km and with 12 weeks training I completed the 100km. This year I’ve already participated in 4 sportives and I’ve proudly worn my orange jersey in the Wexford leg of the Cycle against Suicide, it was the reason I began cycling. I never thought I could cycle up to 80km but you can do anything you set your mind to.

On Sunday I travel to Greystones to take part in the Wicklow 100, another opportunity to challenge myself and with every finish line I cross; my confidence in my own ability grows.

Gorey Cycling Club are not looking for super athletes, we are recruiting Ladies to join our touring group and train a few times a week with a goal of participating in the Sean Kelly tour of Dungarvan in August. There are 3 options, the 50km, 100km and 160km. Why not come out on our training sessions and meet the gang, you won’t regret it. The weekly training nights are Wed and Fri meeting in the carpark across from Revolve at 6.30pm. The official Sunday spin meets at the same place at 9.30am.

If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got! Take a chance and create a life worth living. Come, join us and enjoy the spin!


GoreyCC League Final

A big thank you to everyone who turned out to either race, marshal or just enjoy our final League race. The riders didn’t disappoint, with some great racing right from the start as both leagues were still wide open with several riders in contention for top spot.

The A4 league was tied going into the final round GoreyCC’s Brendan Dunne and Rossbury Racing‘s Jim Wall both knowing that only a win on the night was going to guarantee the title. But South East Road Clubs Wayne Byrne had other ideas and stayed away from an earlier break for a great solo win, which left a sprint finish battle for 2nd and Brendan just edging out Jim on the line!

The A1/2/3 league title decider was shaping up to be a lively affair with only 3 points separating the top 7 riders and a two man attack right from the start confirmed we were in for some thrilling racing. They were quickly reeled back in however by the high tempo of the chasing bunch. Another 3 man break developed later in the race and managed to open a sizable gap back to the bunch, with Rossbury’s Martin Mizgajski, Slipstream Cycling Club‘s Declan Kinch and Slaney Cycling Club‘s Reece Young battling for the win. A photo finish confirmed it was Matin however who literally “inched” out Reece on the line, with Declan taking 3rd.

A big thank you to our sponsors, without whom there would be no league. To all the marshals over the 5 weeks who kept everyone safe, especially the lead car drivers and moto riders Pat and Gary of Slipstream and Gordon and Shane on the motos. To the clubs and riders for not disappointing and keeping us all well entertained with some great racing. To Derek Webb for all his organisational skills and tireless work behind the scenes. To Chef Nicola Redmond for the post race BBQ and thanks as ever to Sean Rowe for his fantastic pics which you can see more of in the link below.

Final League tables:
League-Standings-A1 League-Standings-A4

GoreyCC League Race 5 details

This Thursday the 26th is the final round of GoreyCC’s League. We’re back to Gorey Business Park (near new Tesco) for the 10km circuit, heading towards the Tesco roundabout at the Gorey monument, out the Enniscorthy Road, taking a left in Clogh village, an immediate left again towards Ballyminaun/Walsh Mushrooms, left at the crossroads continuing to the top of Ballyminaun Hill and the fast descent back towards the Gorey Business Park. We will have the prize giving and some post race refreshments organised directly after the race.

Sign on is at from 6.15pm at Gorey Business Park, Ramstown, Gorey (see map) with the A1/2/3 & Junior race off first at 7pm sharp and the A4’s following immediately behind. Both races are 4 laps of the circuit. Points awarded for first 6 placings in each race.

Only riders registered on Wexford Cycling’s leaguerace.me marshal website will be allowed enter. Please bring €5 Sign on fee. Marshals must also sign on at the start line where they will be assigned their junction, hi-viz, signs, etc.

Route details here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13614264


Mt Leinster Challenge 2016

The 2016 Mt Leinster Challenge was run on Saturday 21st May and the mostly nice weather saw a great turnout. GoreyCC was well represented and all got around safely.

The GoreyCC crew at this year's Mt Leinster Challenge

The GoreyCC crew at this year’s Mt Leinster Challenge