Category: Leisure

IVCA – Dick O’Brien Leisure League – Round 5 – The Mind the Gaps Tour – 2024

The IVCA wish to invite members to participate in round five of the Dick O’Brien Leisure League – The Mind the Gaps Tour – 2024 on Sunday 12th May 2024. Sign on at the Cycle Superstore car park in Airton Rd, Tallaght, from 08.30am. Departure 09.00am sharp. Total distance = Approx. 120km. There will be a tea stop at Laragh. All those wishing to participate must be IVCA members and or CI licence holders and the rules of the road must be observed.

Please see below link for the route map.

Check out my activity on Strava: https://strava.app.link/Xe73N3cHPyb

Regards,

Brendan

The IVCA 50 in 4 Tour – Sunday March 10th

Hi all,

The IVCA invites you to take part in the third tour of the IVCA Dick O’Brien Leisure League – the 50 in 4 Tour – will take place on Sunday, March 10th next, at 10.00am departing from the Grasshopper pub car park, Clonee, Co.Meath. see route map below

https://strava.app.link/Y8H9Qmp1jHb

The distance will be approx. 80 KM and there will be a tea stop in Summerhill.

All IVCA members welcome and all riders must hold a current CI licence.

Kind regards,

Brendan Johnston

The Joe Hoare Reliability Trial- 2023 on Sunday 10th September 2023

The IVCA wish to invite members to participate in round ninth of the Dick O’Brien Leisure League – The Joe Hoare Reliability Trial- 2023 on Sunday 10th September 2023. Sign on at the Grasshopper Pub Car Park Clonee, Co. Meath, from 08.30am. Departure 09.00am sharp. Total distance = 70 KM Approx.. There will be a tea stop in Summerhill as usual. All those wishing to participate must be IVCA members and or CI licence holders and the rules of the road must be observed. Route linked below

https://www.strava.com/activities/6127216037

 

The 100 in 8 Tour – Sunday 14th August

Hi all,
 The next IVCA Touring event, The 100 in 8 takes place this coming Sunday 14th August, starting in Clonee
at 9.00 am.  Registration from 8.40 am.  See the Route map below.
Many thanks,
Evelyn Doyle.

2022 Dick O’Brien Leisure League – Jan 16th

IVCA Dick O’Brien Leisure League

Round 1

Jan 16th 2022 10.00am

Wheelworx Fonthill

 

Happy New Year to all in the IVCA.

 

The 1st Round of the 2022 Dick O’Brien Leisure League will take place on Sunday 16th January.

 

The East Kildare Tour

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

For a route map of the tour click here: https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2357374312

The event will start at 10.00am departing from Wheelworx Fonthill, Unit 48, Fonthill Retail Park, Yellow Walls, Lucan, Co. Dublin, D22 R940.

There is plenty of parking available.

 

For Wheelworx location map click here: Wheelworx | Bike Shop – Lucan, Dublin and scroll to the bottom of page for map.

Gay Farnan Memorial Cycle – Sunday 26th September – Grasshopper pub – Clonee

Hi All

The Gay Farnan Memorial Event starts from the Grasshopper in Clonee at 10.00 am this Sunday, 26/09/2021

 ALL participants must register for the event using the following link:

 https://eventmaster.ie/event/kbm4sK2TA2

 The event is free to CI licence holders but 10.00 for the day licence if not a CI member.

 Refreshments will be provided following the event at the grasshopper pub.

 There are two routes – a 40km & a 75km

Thanks in advance,

 Brendan Johnston.

IVCA Membership 2020

Current / Past Members – Closing Date 1st Feb 2020

IVCA membership for 2020 is now open and this year renewal will be via completed forms to be emailed back to the Treasurer (treasurer@theivca.com), along with an accompanying EFT to the IVCA bank account. 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 prefer, you can still post cheques via normal post – however payment via EFT is the preferred option, as it is a much quicker option and speeds up administration.

The closing date for membership applications is 1 February 2020 and will be strictly applied. There are a number of licence options open to you, as set out below.

With regard to licence fees, and as mentioned in a recent email to all members, due to unprecedented and significant rise in Insurance costs, the licence fee has had to be increased in line with the schedule of fees as outlined below. All licences are affected, and the IVCA has arrived at the fee structure after careful consideration of costs going forward. In particular, it was sought to keep the R2 licence below EUR300, and the only way that this could be realistically achieved means that for 2020 and most likely going forward, the award of all prize monies will be discontinued.

First-Time Members – Closing Date for pre-Application: 15 December 2019

If you are applying as a first-time member, please see the instructions at the bottom of this page with regard to pre-Application; there is no need to fill out any other form(s) at this point, and you will be contacted if you have been approved and need to fill out further forms.

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IVCA Membership Options 2020

Non-competitive Cycling membership (i.e. Touring. Leisure)

Option NC1 (EUR 140)
Fee covers basic membership, insurance and free entry to the Wicklow 200

Option NC2 (EUR 110)
For members 66 years of age or over in 2020, with 10 years’ unbroken membership immediately prior to 2020. Fee includes free membership and insurance cost and also free entry to the Wicklow 200
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Racing membership

Option R1 (EUR 145)
For members 66 years of age or over in 2020, with 10 years’ unbroken membership immediately prior to 2020. Fee includes free membership and racing fees, and also provides insurance cover.

Option R2 (EUR 295)
For racing members other than those in Category R1, this option covers basic membership, insurance and participation in all road races, time trial and track events.
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TT and Track racing only

Option T1 (EUR 110)
For members 66 years of age or over in 2020, with 10 years’ unbroken membership immediately prior to 2020. Fee includes free membership and racing fees, and also provides insurance cover.

Option T2 (EUR 190)
For TT/track riders other than those in Category T1, this option covers basic membership, insurance and participation in time trial and track events only.

IVCA Membership  2020 – Forms to be completed and returned by Email, along with EFT

Racing (including Full Racing Membership, or TT & Track only):

Non-Competitive:

Membership Options:

IVCA First-Time Member – Racing Membership  2020 – Pre Application Form

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 (Race Committee) by the closing date of 15 December 2019:

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

*** ALL ENQUIRIES TO THE TOURING COMMITTEE ***

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.

*** ALL ENQUIRIES TO THE TOURING COMMITTEE ***

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.