Author: Tony O'Malley

Round One 2019 Dick O’Brien Leisure League Sunday 13th January

Happy New Year to all in the IVCA.


The 1st Round of the 2019 Dick O’Brien Leisure League will take place on Sunday 13th January.


The event will start at 10.00am departing from Wheelworx Bike & Triathlon Store, Unit 48, Fonthill Retail Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin. There is plenty of parking available.


For Wheelworx location map click here:


The distance will be approx 73km with a tea stop planned for Clane.


For a route map of the tour click here:

2018 Annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner

The annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner of the IVCA will take place at:

The Springfield Hotel, Leixlip, on Sunday 4th November, commencing at 2.30pm

This is a great end-of-season social event and provides an opportunity to catch up with fellow members to discuss the year just gone.

And, yes, there will be prizes to award, too, to the many winners across racing, touring and track events in 2018.

We hope to see as many people as possible in attendance – all members and partners are welcome.  The cost of the 3-course meal is €25, payable at the door.

The event is being subsidised by the IVCA and we are trying to gauge interest, so if you’re interested in coming could you please fill out the (very simple) form below:

IVCA Hill Climb Sun 23rd September – Rathcoole

Hi all ,

The Final IVCA  event for 2018, Hill Climb takes place this Sunday 23rd September.  Due to the volume of traffic using the Long Hill in Kilmacanogue, we have changed the venue for the event this year.  The new climb will be Cromwellstown Hill, outside Rathcoole.  Sign-on and refreshments afterwards will be at the nearby Beech Park Golf Club.  You can find the locations by clicking HERE .


Also see Below for Course Route, and Beech Park Golf Club locations



IVCA Track Meets

You may have noticed that we are running 2 evening track meetings this year in addition to our track championships.

The meetings will cater for all vets age and ability groups and there will be RRL pionts and prizes on offer.
To ride the track you need  accreditation   and this is a very simple and straightforward affair. Its purpose is to make sure everyone has a firm grasp of the principles of riding the track safely. 
The dates for accreditation are ;
Sat 6th May 2pm
Sat 27th May 2pm
our 1st evening meeting is Wed 21st June and 2nd is Sat 24th June 2 pm.
Accreditation costs are €10 or unwaged €5. Track bike hire is available €5 or unwaged € 2.   Hire bikes are equipped with LOOK keo pedals,
L👀k forward to seeing you at Sundrive Velodrme soon.
if further information is needed contact racecomm2017’

Results RRL-05 Sunday 23rd April – Dundalk

Race 1 stayed together, with it coming down to a Sprint finish, there was no stopping Ken Power of McNally Swords CC taking the win ahead of Joe Christian and Mark Kidd of Fixx Roulers. Unfortunately there was crash in this race within 5km of the finish, a few riders came down, with a couple admitted to hospital and released Sunday evening. We wish Mike Claffey And Andy Kavanagh a speedy recovery, hope to see them back in the bunch soon.


Race 2 ending in a sprint with Lloyd Scott Smart Lamps taking the win, 2nd Aidan Delaney Cuchulainn CC, 3rd Alan Carroll Clontarf CC


Race 3 also ending with a Gallop too Paul Byrne of Slaney CC taking the win from Declan Crean Bray Wheelers with Liam Hogan of Tour De Force in 3rd. Oh and welcome to the Vets Peloton ex- finglas raver  Nick Keegan who was also in the points.


Race 4 Gallops Again ! Keith Lambourne home 1st with Colm Conway of IVCA in 2nd and Jim Morahan McNally Swords in 3rd Place


Full Results Below ( which are also on the Race Results in Main Menu )


Black and Orange Group – Race 1
Ken Power 660 McNally Swords CC F 12
Joe Christian 715 Gorey CC G 11
Mark Kidd 717 Fixx Rouleurs G 10
Linus Devlin 648 Bray Wheelers F 9
Mark Mearns 726 LCRC G 8
Fearghal Regan 719 Kilcullen CC G 7
Eddie Lynch 614 Orwell Wheelers F 6
Patrick Deegan 724 IVCA G 5
Leonard Carrigan 747 Velo Club Dynamic G 4
David Holland 634 Cuchulainn CC F 3


White and Green Group – Race 2
Lloyd Scott 544 Smart Lamp E 12
Aidan Delaney 429 Cuchulainn CC D 11
Alan Carroll 449 Clontarf CC D 10
Gavin Kelly 428 McNally Swords CC D 9
Gerard Murphy 435 Clontarf CC D 8
Seán Lally 421 Smart Lamp D 7
Tony Woods 418 Clontarf CC D 6
Roy Bowden 524 Sorrento CC E 5
Derek Gormley 550 Ratoath Wheelers E 4
Desmond King 548 Lucan Stagg E 3


Blue and Purple Group – Race 3
Paul Byrne 331 Slaney Cycling Club C 12
Declan Crean 317 Bray Wheelers C 11
Liam Hogan 325 Tour De Force C 10
William McCormack 330 Velo Club Balrothery C 9
Tommy Dempsey 309 Dublin Wheelers C 8
Yvonne Doran 341 Orwell Wheelers C 7
Nicholas Keegan 327 Fixx Rouleurs C 6
Ray Scanlon 324 Dublin Wheelers C 5
Daniel Roberts 318 Dublin Wheelers C 4
Bobby Messett 338 Bray Wheelers C 3


Red Group – Race 4
Keith Lambourne 101 Laois CC A 12
Colm Conway 121 IVCA A 11
Jim Morahan 106 McNally Swords CC A 10
Eddie Dunne 113 IVCA A 9
Bernadette O’Brien 109 McNally Swords CC A 8
Derek McCullagh 116 IVCA A 7

RRL 05 Dundalk Race Details Sunday April 23rd

Sunday’s race Sign-on is at St. Joseph’s GAA grounds  Commons Road, Co Louth
Coordinates 53.932554,-6. 407859

Sign-on Opens at 8.00AM, Race starts at 9.00AM

Marshals please arrive early for your briefing.


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
For Google Maps Direction click here
Circuit Details 
Route Description
Race starts at Fane Bridge heading for Dunleer
At Dunleer roundabout race does full 360 and heads back towards Dundalk
At Dorians Pub race turns left heading for Ardee
At Ardee roundabout race takes right turn heading for Dundalk.
At Dundalk M1 roundabout race does full 360 heading back to Ardee
At Ardee Roundabout Race takes left turn heading towards M1 and Dorians Pub
At Dorians pub Race takes a left towards Dundalk and finishes a Fane Bridge

Results RRL-04 Sunday 16th April – Kilcullen

Damp and miserable conditions for easter racing greeted the riders for Sundays proceedings, chapeau to all for braving them !

Race 1 saw an early break going clear from the 5km mark and sticking to the end, Cathal Miller of Clontarf CC taking the win ahead of Eoin McGovern DWCC and Diarmuid Collins of Orwell Wheelers taking 3rd.

Race 2 also saw a move going clear splitting the bunch, Stephen O’Brien Blanch Wheelers taking 1st with Roy Bowden of Sorrento in 2nd and Paul Fahy of Slaney CC taking 3rd

Race 3

Slaney CC’s in the points again with Paul Byrne taking the win with Josephy Murphy Marble City Wheelers in 2nd and Tom O’Connell Murphy Surveyors in 3rd


Race 4 Fanastic to see a lady winner ! Bernie O’Brien of Swords with a decisive victory, breaking away on the first lap opening up a large gap. She then went on to increase it, winning on her own with minutes to spare. Colm Conway of IVCA coming in 2nd and JJ Boylan of Unlaoised CC in 3rd place.




Thanks to the race committee and the marshals for another days great racing with the IVCA.

Results below ;

Race 1

Cathal Miller 739 Clontarf CC G 12
Eoin McGovern 748 Dublin Wheelers G 11
Diarmuid Collins 703 Orwell Wheelers G 10
Patrick Deegan 724 IVCA G 9
Paul McKenna 729 Kilcullen Murphy Surveyors G 8
Mark Kiernan 746 Kilcullen CC G 7
Ken O’Neill 749 Orwell Wheelers G 6
Billy Bourke 605 Sorrento CC F 5
Gavin Dodd 641 Orwell Wheelers F 4
Ian O’Hara 721 Lucan Stagg G 3

Race 2

Stephen O’Brien 539 Blanch Wheelers CC E 12
Roy Bowden 524 Sorrento CC E 11
Paul Fahy 545 Slaney Cycling Club E 10
Gerard Murphy 435 Clontarf CC D 9
Aidan Delaney 429 Cuchulainn CC D 8
Barry Cahill 455 Bray Wheelers D 7
Michael Meehan 553 CKRcc E 6
David Bradley 432 Orwell Wheelers D 5
Jason O’Toole 505 McNally Swords CC E 4
Colin Bell 531 Dublin Wheelers E 3

Race 3

Stephen O’Brien 539 Blanch Wheelers CC E 12
Roy Bowden 524 Sorrento CC E 11
Paul Fahy 545 Slaney Cycling Club E 10
Gerard Murphy 435 Clontarf CC D 9
Aidan Delaney 429 Cuchulainn CC D 8
Barry Cahill 455 Bray Wheelers D 7
Michael Meehan 553 CKRcc E 6
David Bradley 432 Orwell Wheelers D 5
Jason O’Toole 505 McNally Swords CC E 4
Colin Bell 531 Dublin Wheelers E 3

Race 4

Bernadette O’Brien 109 McNally Swords CC A 12
Colm Conway 121 IVCA A 11
JJ Boylan 104 Unlaoised CC A 10
Des Howe 103 IVCA A 9
Jim Morahan 106 McNally Swords CC A 8
X X To be confirmed X X
Eddie Dunne 113 IVCA A 6
Paddy Davis 123 Usher IRC A 5
Derek McCullagh 116 IVCA A 4
Eddie Scully 120 Smart Lamp A 3

Dunsany GAA Sportive this Saturday 15th April

Hi all
Dunsany GAA are running a sportive this Saturday 15th April.
They will be having two routes to choose from, a 50K route and an 80K route. The routes are the same as last year. Routes plans are shown below.  Registration is from 8:30/9:00am at the Dunsany GAA clubhouse on Saturday morning 15th April with a start at 10:00am sharp. There will be a refreshment stop in Summerhill at the 40K mark and there will be further refreshments in the clubhouse on completion of the cycle. The cost of the event is €20 per person.
We would ask that as many members as possible support this event in an effort to cement relations between the IVCA and Dunsany GAA
Routes Below 
80K Route

Next Race Sunday 16th April Brannockstown DMS 9AM

Sign on open from 8.00AM Sunday morning at Killcullen Community Center, Race starts 9AM see map below;


Due to unforeseen circumstances we will NOT be using the Brannockstown circuit this Sunday but the same circuit as the VETs Nationals. Sign remains the SAME !