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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

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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

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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:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1145813005
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https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14886540

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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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

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Barrow Wheelers GP

A fantastic result for GoreyCC’s Brendan Dunne at the Barrow Wheelers GP on Sunday May 22nd. Brendan took second place in the A4 race among a very strong field. Also racing were Joe Christian and Darren Davitt, both finishing comfortably in the bunch. Well done lads!

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GoreyCC League Race 3 Results

Congratulations to Paul Kinch of Slipstream and Jim Wall of Rossbury on their wins in Race 3 of GoreyCC’s League. There was a great turnout of riders and spectators and the route proved very popular with the racers, despite a couple of testing kicks. Well done to all who took part and a big thanks to the marshals and drivers for keeping everyone safe.

Click on Sean Rowe’s Facebook photo gallery below for lots of pics from the race.

Results GoreyCC League Race 3:
A1/2/3/ Juniors
1. Paul Kinch – SlipstreamCC
2. Liam Curly – SERC
3. Reece Young – SlaneCC
4. Andrew Maguire – Rossbury
5. Davey Walsh – Velo Revolution
6. Marcus Harrington – Wexford Wheelers

A4’s
1. Jim Wall – Rossbury
2. Brendan Dunne – GoreyCC
3. David Dempsey – Barrow Wheelers
4. Cathal Glackin – GoreyCC
5. Andrew Farrell – Wexford Wheelers
6. Wayne Byrne – SERC

GoreCC League Race 3 details

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Round 3 of GoreyCC’s League is on this Thursday, May 12th. We’re moving the start/finish to Gorey Business Park (near new Tesco) for a 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 decent back towards the Gorey Business Park.

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

GoreyCC League Race 2 Results

Thanks to everyone who helped out at our 2nd league race on Thursday night, it was definitely a bit warmer than the previous week! It was a testing, but enjoyable fast course, with 4 ascents of Kilmurray hill to stretch the legs. A split developed early in the A1/2/3 race with Gorey’s Joe Christian among the leading group and Davy Walsh of Velo Revolution eventually took the win in the final sprint. The A4 group stayed together a bit longer, but a 2 man break eventually got some distance into the rest with GoreyCC’s Brendan Dunne winning out to Jim Wall of Rossbury on the final pull up to the finish. Well Done all!

Results:
A1/2/3
1. Davey Walsh – Velo Revolution
2. Joe Christian – GoreyCC
3. Dermot Gregan – SlipstreamCC
4. Patsy McCaffrey – Rossbury
5. Brian Cullen – Rossbury
6. Reece Young – SlaneyCC

A4
1. Brendan Dunne – GoreyCC
2. Jim Wall – Rossbury
3. Cathal Glackin – GoreyCC
4. Wayne Byrne – SERC
5. Mick Foley – SlaneyCC
6. Jonathan ‘Tonto’ Brady – SlaneyCC

Frank O’Rourke Memorial Race

A very strong performance from the GoreyCC lads at the Frank O’Rourke Memorial race in Wexford on Sunday, May 1st in testing conditions. Brendan, coming from his win in the GoreyCC league on Thursday, finished 7th in the A4 race. Darren contested the bunch sprint in the A3 race, 3rd rider of the bunch over the line and finishing 11th over all. Well done lads!

Photos thanks to Sean Rowe. See all his photos from the Frank O’Rourke Memorial here

GoreyCC League – Race 1 details

Gorey Cycling Club will be hosting its very first competitive cycle race on Thursday 28th April. It’s the first of a 5 race league run by Gorey Cycling Club, to take place over 5 consecutive weeks.
Round 1 is a Criterium style race over a 1.4km circuit. With each race lasting 30mins + 2 laps. Sign on from 6pm to 6.45pm outside Gorey Showgrounds.
A4 race off at 7pm sharp for 30mins + 2Laps
A1/2/3 & Juniors start at 7.35pm for 30mins + 2Laps
Points awarded for first 6 placings in each race. Only riders registered on 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.

 

GoreyCC League - Race 1