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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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GoreyCC League Race 4 details

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Round 4 of GoreyCC’s League is on this Thursday, May 19th and we are returning to the Kilmurray – Baker’s Cross circuit which featured in Race 2.

Sign on is at from 6.15pm at naomh eanna gaa complex, Clonattin Road, Gorey.
A1/2/3 & Junior race will start at 7pm sharp with the A4’s following immediately behind. Both races are 4 laps of the 10km 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/13455231

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

1916 Commemoration Cycle

On Good Friday, GoreyCC members Kevin, Gerry and Jason cycled from the GPO in Dublin to the Civic Centre in Gorey to commemorate the epic cycle undertaken by Paul Galligan from Dublin to Enniscorthy in 1916 to say that the rising was to go ahead.

The lads had an early start from Gorey and arrived outside the GPO about 8.30am. After meeting up with fellow cyclist Donal Evoy and a quick photo, it was onto the road for the approx. 94km ride home. It was a very enjoyable cycle in what turned out to be very good conditions for the time of year, despite a light headwind most of the way. They were welcomed at the Civic Centre in Gorey by family, fellow club members, town councillors and photographers about 1pm.

Thanks to Joe Dixon Photos and Derek Webb for some of the shots.

The 1916 Commemoration cyclists outside the GPO in Dublin

The 1916 Commemoration cyclists outside the GPO in Dublin

The cyclists arriving at the Civic Centre Gorey, 25/03/2016

The cyclists arriving at the Civic Centre Gorey, 25/03/2016

Among the greeters was town councillor Malcolm Byrne

Among the greeters was town councillor Malcolm Byrne

Gorey 3-Day 2016

This Easter weekend sees the 50th edition of the Gorey 3-Day cycle race. Gorey Cycling Club are proud to have 2 of its members, John Whyte and Darren Davitt (pictured) taking part in this years event. The lads will be managed by Derek Webb along with a support crew of GoreyCC members.

Stage one on Easter Saturday is 103km, following the route from St. Kevins Community Centre, Blessington Co. Wicklow to Gorey and finishing in Craanford. There is a change to this years format with only one longer stage on the Sunday, 120km comprising of 5 laps of a loop between Gorey, Craanford and Camolin. Monday will see the riders depart Gorey for the return trip back to Blessington, a journey of 91km.

John Whyte and Darren Davitt racing the 2016 Gorey 3-Day

John Whyte and Darren Davitt will be racing the 2016 Gorey 3-Day

John Whyte and Darren Davitt racing the 2016 Gorey 3-Day

John Whyte and Darren Davitt training for the 2016 Gorey 3-Day

Joe finishes 6th at World Masters

Congratulations to GoreyCC’s Joe Christian who finished 6th in his category at the World Masters Championships in Austria on August 29th. A fantastic achievement among some tough competition and over a fairly challenging course. Chapeau!

Joe Christian at the 2015 World Masters

Joe Christian at the 2015 World Masters

Joe Christian off to World Masters Championships

Gorey Cycling Club’s Joe Christian will be heading off to Austria next week to compete in the World Masters Cycling Championships. Joe has several race wins and podium finishes already this season and recently competed in the Irish Masters Road Race Championships, finishing 8th in the Masters 40 category. The Irish Masters were run in conjunction with the National Road Race Championships in Omagh in June. Joe was also one of a three man team from Gorey Cycling Club to compete in this year’s Gorey 3 Day Cycle Race over the Easter weekend. The competition at the Masters is always tough, but if Joe is showing some great form at the moment, the latest win only this week in Camross at the Bike Shop League.

About the World Masters Championships
St. Johann in Tirol in Austria has been the site of World Masters Road Championships for 44 years. The road race in St. Johann in Tirol is one of the biggest cycle sports event in the world. Over 3500 participants from 53 nations do battle in several categorised races for those sought-after medals. The Masters is open to all licensed racers, between the ages of 18 and 80 and they will race over multiple laps of a 40km circuit.

Joe Christian sporting his World Masters kit and custom painted championship bike

Joe Christian sporting his World Masters kit and custom painted championship bike

Mark Radford’s London to Paris Ride

We would like to congratulate club member Mark Radford on completion of his London to Paris cycle in aid of children’s charity, Action Medical Research. Mark had been training hard on the hills around Monaseed and Holyfort in preparation for this event, which covered nearly 500km over 4 days. Mark is also director of MeasurIT Technologies, one of our sponsors.

Action Medical Research is a charity offering hope to the many thousands of families who are dealing with the trauma of a baby born too early, striving to support a child affected by disability, or facing the challenge of caring for a child with a rare and devastating disease for which there is no cure. If you would like to help Mark’s cause, visit his fundraiser page here: http://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/markradford

Mark Radford after completing his London to Paris charity cycle

Mark Radford after completing his London to Paris charity cycle

Barry Hammel at L’Etape du Tour 2015

Club man Barry Hammel took on and completed the gruelling L’Etape du Tour 2015, Sunday, July 19th. A total of 15,000 participants followed the route of the 19th stage of the 2015 Tour de France.

They set off from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne at 7am and after 138.3 kilometres of intense effort and four mythical mountain passes climbed in sunny conditions, the riders reached the resort of La Toussuire-Les Sybelles.

L’Etape du Tour has been running for over 20 years. The idea behind it was to allow thousands of amateur cyclists to share the beauty and toughness of Tour de France mountain stages. Anyone up for 2016?

Club Member Barry Hammel at this year’s L’Etape du Tour