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IVCA Sat TT_02. 10 mile TT. Hatchet Inn.

Hi All.
There have been changes at the Hatchet. The garage has reopened and is not available for our use.
However, this is not a problem as the Hatchet Inn are making their car park available to us and will be opening up at 0830.On a different subject. I apologise that I’ve been struggling to get results up on this first week. There’s a lot of prep work on the system required which I normally have done before the first event but I did not manage it this year. Should be back to normal at the weekend.
The weather men are forecast better weather from the weekend so hopefully we’ll get better conditions and bigger entries.
See y’all Saturday morning,
Phil.

Change of Venue For Sundays Race May 6th – Now Dunsany

Due to circumstances beyond our control the race committee has to change the venue for next Sunday’s race 6th May.
The Dermot McGrath memorial will now take place on the green sheds circuit.
The venue is Dunsany GAA, Dunsany Co.Meath.  https://goo.gl/maps/ib4HPJR6or82
Sign on open 8.00am – 8.45am
Race 1  5 Laps
Race 2  4 Laps
Race 3  3 Laps
Race 4  2 Laps
 
Marsjhals please arrive early.
Marshal briefing 8.30am
 
There will be a prize presentation afterwards in the clubhouse where refreshments will be served. All welcome.

Results – TTL_01. Tuesday, 24/04/18. 10 TT, Black Bull.

TT Results now available on the TT Result page here TT Results – 2018

Thanks to Marshals – Hugh Byrne, Ian O’Hara, Tony Woods, Peter Rice, Eddie Dunne, Aidan Yates, Jason Ludgate, Gavin Kelly and Time keepers on the night, Ger Madden & Harry Sherratt.

Licence Name Gender Age Handicap Time Age Std Time Finish time Actual Time Actual Time Pos. Nett Age Std Time Age Std Pos. Age Std Points. Handicap by % Handicap by % Position Handicap by % Points.
Ian Cassidy M 44 00:20:21 00:25:31 00:39:51 00:21:51 1 00:03:40 1 10 107.37% 6 5
Hugh Davis M 71 00:24:09 00:28:09 00:28:55 00:24:55 6 00:03:14 2 9 103.17% 3 8
Joe Sheehy M 51 00:22:38 00:26:03 00:36:03 00:23:03 4 00:03:00 3 8 101.84% 1 10
Tony O’Malley M 46 00:20:00 00:25:40 00:43:58 00:22:58 3 00:02:42 4 7 114.83% 13 2
Pat Byrne M 54 00:22:58 00:26:17 00:34:37 00:23:37 5 00:02:40 5 6 102.86% 2 9
Mark Nicholls M 40 00:20:00 00:25:13 00:42:38 00:22:38 2 00:02:35 6 5 113.17% 11 2
Peter Raftery M 65 00:24:22 00:27:16 00:33:13 00:25:13 8 00:02:03 7 4 103.49% 4 7
Tom Malone M 60 00:23:23 00:26:45 00:32:37 00:25:37 12 00:01:08 8 3 109.58% 10 2
John Kinahan M 49 00:20:00 00:25:54 00:42:10 00:25:10 7 00:00:44 9 2 125.83% 15 2
Rodney Joyce M 51 00:23:33 00:26:03 00:39:32 00:25:32 10 00:00:31 10 2 108.42% 7 4
Ruairi White M 47 00:20:00 00:25:45 00:44:34 00:25:34 11 00:00:11 11 2 127.83% 17 2
Aishling Barry F 36 00:20:00 00:26:54 00:35:45 00:26:45 14 00:00:09 12 2 133.75% 19 2
Justin Lohan M 40 00:20:00 00:25:13 00:37:28 00:25:28 9 -00:00:15 13 2 127.33% 16 2
Greg O’Neill M 49 00:20:00 00:25:54 00:42:24 00:26:24 13 -00:00:30 14 2 132.00% 18 2
Kevin McFeely M 57 00:25:35 00:26:31 00:37:11 00:27:11 15 -00:00:40 15 2 106.27% 5 6
Anne Coleman F 43 00:20:00 00:27:29 00:50:33 00:28:33 19 -00:01:04 16 2 142.75% 22 2
Lar Callaghan M 58 00:20:00 00:26:36 00:42:52 00:27:52 17 -00:01:16 17 2 139.33% 20 2
Leonard Carrigan M 51 00:25:02 00:26:03 00:50:21 00:27:21 16 -00:01:18 18 2 109.28% 9 2
Brendan Byrne M 68 00:26:54 00:27:40 00:30:14 00:29:14 20 -00:01:34 19 2 108.70% 8 3
Fergal Quinn M 46 00:20:00 00:25:40 00:33:52 00:27:52 18 -00:02:12 20 2 139.33% 21 2
Paddy Davis M 75 00:27:32 00:28:58 00:34:29 00:31:29 22 -00:02:31 21 2 114.35% 12 2
Enda Smyth M 49 00:24:38 00:25:54 00:31:35 00:29:35 21 -00:03:41 22 2 120.13% 14 2
Phil Ormrod M 74 00:26:07 00:28:45 01:00:00 00:55:00 23 -00:26:15 23 2 210.64% 23 2

 

 

Hi All.
I’m short of details for some of the new members so hope to have the results and report up in full tomorrow.
We had a good turnout of 23 riders and what appeared to be reasonable conditions time wise.
Cheers,
Phil.

Death of Kevin Simms

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our friend and colleague, Kevin Simms, who passed away yesterday, 20th April, in his 87th year.  Kevin was an IVCA stalwart and continued to turn out to our races well into his 80s.  That, however, was only one part of a distinguished cycling career which stretched back to his participation in the first Ras Tailteann in 1953.
In 2012, Kevin rode the time trial in the World Master’s Championship in Austria and finished in 12th place in his age group, for which he proudly collected a trophy.
Kevin was also a fabulous artist and occasionally brought his latest piece of work to share with his friends in the IVCA.
Above all, Kevin was a quiet, modest man, but with a great sense of humour.  Our thoughts are with his family at this time.  He will be sorely missed.
Kevin’s funeral arrangements can be found by clicking here.
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RRL_05 IVCA DMS Dundalk Details

This Sunday’s race venue is St. Joseph’s GAA club. Commons road, Dundalk.
Sign on open from 8.00am till 8.45am
Race start at 9.00am
Marshals please arrive at 8.15. Marshal briefing 8.30am sharp.
Take junction 15 Castlebellingham
Turn right top of slip rd. Travel straight in to castlebellingham to major T Junction.  Turn left towards Dundalk. Travel 4km where turn will be sign posted left Commons Road . Proceed to St Joseph’s GAA grounds on right after cross roads
Coordinates 53.932554,-6.407859

Time Trial season 2018.

Hi All.
As I will, hopefully, be sunning myself in Mallorca all next week this is an early advice that Tuesday week, 24th April is the TT season opener. Sign on at Black Bull from 1815.
Looking forward to welcoming new members and the old faithfulls and hoping for a warm and wind free series of float days. Some hopes !!!!
Cheers, Phil.

Good turn out for 50 in 4

The 50 in 4 tour took place on 11th March and saw a good turn-out, with 19 riders, including two new members, signing on for the event.  Read Tony Pearson’s report on the tour below.

The next event in the IVCA Leisure League will take place on 8th April, starting at 10.00 am in Clonee.

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Leisure League Round 2 report

Round 2 of the Dick O’Brien Leisure League – the North Dublin Tour – took place on 11th February.  Click on the thumbnail below to see a short report on the tour.

 

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50 in 4 next Sunday, 11th March

A reminder that the 50 in 4 (50 miles in 4 hours) tour takes place next Sunday, 11th March, setting out  from The Grasshopper Inn, Clonee at 9:00 am.  The route will head towards Summerhill and on to Knightsbrook, returning to Summerhill for a tea stop; then it’s on to Maynooth and finishing back in Clonee.  (Click on the image below for a larger view of the route).

Following a series of weekends of bad weather, this spin provides a great opportunity to get the legs and lungs working again.  The 50 in 4 is also the first leg of the IVCA “triple” which see the award of a silver Touring Medal to any rider completing the 50 in 4, Wicklow 200 and 100 in 8 in the same year.  We hope to see as many members as possible on the start line in Clonee.

 

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