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IVCA Members Annual prize presentation Lunch Springfield hotel 24th November 2.00pm

The annual prize presentation Lunch will take place on Sunday 24th November from 2.00pm in the Springfield hotel Leixlip.

Come along and mingle with your fellow members and chat about the season just passed. 

This will be the only opportunity to collect trophies and prizes that you may have won throughout the season.

You can also bring along your transponder if you have not already done so. 

Entry is €30, payable at the door. Members are requested to bring their membership cards, so that they can be scanned, to enable the organisers to know who is attending, and speed up the process of only calling those present to collect prizes.

Race committee. 

First Time-Membership Process for for the 2020 Season – Pre Application Form – Closing Date 15 December 2019

The IVCA is open to males who are / will be 40 years of age or older, and females who are/will be 35 years of age, or older, in the calendar year to which membership applies.  If you wish to be considered as a new racing member please download the form below, and follow the instructions contained therein, returning the form to the email stated by the closing date of 15 December 2019.

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***Membership renewal for current members for the 2020 Season will open in due course***

Gay Farnan Memorial Tour – Sun 20th October, 10am, Dunsany GAA Club


The 2nd Gay Farnan Memorial tour will be held on
next Sunday 20th October starting at Dunsany GAA
Club at 10.00am. As some of Gay’s family and former
Work colleagues will take part, there will be 40km and
75km routes.

Gay Farnan was a board member of the IVCA for many,
many years and served both as Touring Director and
Chairman of the Wicklow 200 organising committee.

This event is extremely important to the Farnan family
and it is hoped that there will be a good turnout from
the IVCA membership. The winner of the Gay Farnan trophy will be
decided by lottery among members only.

There is no entry fee for members, but there will be a charge of €10
for non-members (who are most welcome) to cover
Insurance costs. Refreshments will be served in the
clubhouse afterwards.


Dick O’Brien Touring League Update

Brendan Johnston and Tony Pearson are still joint leaders of The Dick O’Brien Touring League after 8 rounds – both having completed the 100 in 8 on 11th August.  It definitely looks like the trophy will be heading to Towers CC for the second year running, the winner mostly likely being decided by The Joe Hoare.

Round 9, The West Wicklow,  takes place on 8th September starting at The Cycle Superstore at 9.00am.

The Gay Farnan Memorial Tour, which was due on 8th Sept has been postponed until 6th October as it clashed  with Ras na mBan, IVCA racing, etc. The distance is 70/40km starting at Dunsany GAA at 10.00am.  Gay Farnan contributed hugely to the IVCA for many years both as a board member and Chairman of the W200.  The Farnan family are very involved in this event and Gays Memorial Trophy will be decided by lottery among IVCA members.  A good turnout from the membership is expected.

Touring League Round 8: 100 in 8 – Sunday 11th August from Clonee at 9.00am.

***All Enquiries to the Touring Committee***

The Touring Committee is pleased to announce the next event in the Touring League- please see below the route map of the 100 in 8 which is Round 8 of The Touring League. The starting point is Clonee at 9.00am on Sunday 11th August and route is same as last year.

A silver medal is awarded to any member completing the 50 in 4, W200 and the 100 in 8.

We’ll Meath Again Tour Report


We’ll Meath Again Tour is traditionally a wind down after the W200 and last Sundays tour was in keeping with tradition. Seamus Brennan organised and led the tour through 75km of beautiful country roads in the most amazing weather, probably the best cycling Sunday of the year so far.

Seamus, during his briefing, asked the group to turn their thoughts for a minute to fellow touring member Sean Pender, who tragically lost his son in Spain 3 weeks ago and to the late great Gay Farnan who so aptly named this tour many years ago. May they rest in peace.

Three members of the group had recently returned from a 600km cycle on the Costa Verde with The Irish Hospice Foundation which took them across the Picos de Europa including the torturous Cavodonga, which is regularly included in the Veulta, and they proudly sported their jerseys to prove it. Not to be outdone Seamus wore an even more colourful outfit which must be almost as old as he is but looks as good as the first day it was worn.

Seamus kept the group together at a very steady pace all day with just one puncture to report. Coffee stop was at approx. 50km in Jordan’s of Summerhill after which it was straight back the Summerhill Road at speed to the finish in Clonee.

After 7 rounds of the league Brendan Johnson and Tony Pearson are joint leaders with maximum points. Round 8 is the 100 in 8 and takes place on 11th August with a 9.00am start in Clonee.

Touring League Round 7: We’ll Meath Again Tour- Sunday 14th July from Clonee at 10.00am.

***All Enquiries to the Touring Committee***

The Touring Committee is pleased to announce the We’ll Meath Again Tour which is round 7 of The Touring League taking place on Sunday 14th July from Clonee at 10.00am.

Route: Starting in Clonee-Dunboyne-Blackhall-Dunshaughlin-Dunsaney-Kilmessan-Trim Road-Kiltale-Summerhill.
Tea stop in Summerhill Jordans Londis. Bike racks outside,seating area inside (tea only €1.25)

Back to Clonee Distance just under 75k.

IVCA Prizes available for World Masters Participation


The IVCA is pleased to announce that a prize fund is being made available for competitor members in the IVCA who wish to participate in the forthcoming Worlds Masters. Further to the motion agreed at last years AGM whereby this fund would be made available by way of prize awards, 7 prizes in total are available, with 4 categories being for Road Races, and 3 categories for Time Trial. To be eligible, the application must be in the top 5 (of those who apply) of their 5-year age band (as per rankings of 31 July). A condition of the award of a prize to any member is that IVCA kit must be work at the World Masters. Each prize is subject to a cap of EUR50 per day of attendance at the World Masters, subject to a further cap of EUR250 per individual. Only one prize is allowable per individual.

To apply for entry for the prize competition, please contact the Race Committee (for the 4 available road races prizes), and the Time Trial Committee (for the 3 available time trial prizes):

Race Committee;
TT Committee;