Category: CHAIN GANG

Liam Horner Memorial Tour – Sunday 14th April

Hi all

The IVCA wish to invite members to participate in the Dick O’Brien Leisure League – The Liam Horner Memorial Tour 2024 on Sunday 14th April 2023.  Sign on at the Grass hopper pub car park in Clonee from 09.30am. Departure 10.00am sharp. Please see below link for the route map. Distance is approx. 80km.  There will be a tea stop at Tara Hill 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.

https://strava.app.link/G0Tm4MKqJIb

Regards,

Brendan Johnston – Touring director – 2024

IVCA Safety Briefing Dates

Here are the 2024 dates for the safety briefings so you can put them in your diary. 

All briefings will be held at the Springfield Hotel, Leixlip.

Please note the following:

Saturday 16th March Afternoon 2pm and 4pm

Sunday 24th March Afternoon 2pm and 4pm

Tuesday 26th March Evening 7:30pm

You will be notified by email of the exact times nearer the date.

Race numbers will only be distributed at the safety briefings, and only to the competitor.  You will not be able to ask a mate to collect your number.

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

 

Dick O’Brien Leisure League – Round 7 Sunday 9th July 2023

The IVCA wish to invite members to participate in round seven of the Dick O’Brien Leisure League – The We’ll Meath Again Tour – 2023 on Sunday 9th July 2023. Sign on at the Grasshopper Pub Car Park Clonee, Co. Meath, from 08.30 am. Departure 09.00 am sharp. Total distance = 75 KM Approx.. There will be a tea stop at 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.

Link to route on Mapmyride

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/5605321684/

Regards,

Brendan.

IVCA Track Accreditation Friday 9th June 7pm

Hi all,

The IVCA will hold a free IVCA Track Accreditation on Friday 9th June 7pm

You must register on the link below to take part .

IVCA Track Accreditation 2023: https://eventmaster.ie/event/9bLqtw5HWJ

Sign on closes Thursday 08th June.

There is also an option to attend a pay Accreditation this coming Saturday 3rd  at 2.30pm.
That one costs 15€. Details on www.trackcycling.ie for that one

 
Regards
 The IVCA Race Committee – 2023

Some Video from the Vets!

Fred Harte, has kindly sent in some video clips from his Fly 6, see clips and comments below.
Click on the links to open the video clips in new tab.
thanks Fred!
I have a Fly 6 for my bike that not only acts as a rear light but has an inbuilt
video cam as well. The device works well, only marred by a drop of water should
it get on the lens, or if the sun is shining directly into it. Here are three
videos of IVCA events which illustrate the quality. No transitions were used –
they’re fairly obvious anyway.
1. Joe Hoare tour. 17th Oct. 2021. [2:55] Wet roads didn’t dampen the day. After
a coffee stop in Summerhill the video ends with a good shot of Evelyn Doyle.
2. Dermot McGrath race. 17th Apr. 2022. [5:16] Green Sheds circuit.
Highlights: (a) The Red group being overtaken by faster ones. (b) Rider catching
up to the Red group from the Grange. (c) Two riders racing through the Reds on
the “inside”. (d) The Finish – always nice to end upright!
3. Gay Farnan tour. 2nd Oct. 2022. [10.04]
No race that Sunday so some riders who would have normally raced turned out for
the tour instead. The video ends after the drag at Dorey’s Forge at Elliot’s
where most of the participants turned towards Summerhill for a coffee stop while
a small group chose to head directly back to Clonee
4. The Trouble with Dogs! – Fred Harte
Going up the drag into Garristown a dog ran at me.
I couldn’t see it as it was either at my right leg
or directly behind me. At one stage it was joined by
another unseen dog that was stirred into action by
the excited barking of the first one. I couldn’t
sprint away, and kept cycling up the drag in the
hope that the “chasing pack” didn’t tear lumps out
of my calf. Only when I got home and looked at the
video did I see the threat. Had I been bitten,
I’d have had hard evidence available.

TTL_01 Results Black Bull Tuesday 19th April

Hi all

Apologies for the late posting of the time trail results to the website, we had a few issues with our TT excel master file, which we needed to fix, thanks to Mark Prendergast and Phil Ormrod for resolving. The Master file will be available in the TT Results drop-down menu on the bottom navbar.

Thanks to our medics, marshalls and timekeepers on the night without whom we cannot run these events!

Licence Name Gender Age Handicap Time Age Std Time Finish time Actual Time Actual Time Pos.
Joe Sheehy M 55 00:21:42 00:26:22 00:50:59 00:21:59 1
Brian McNally M 43 00:20:05 00:25:26 00:49:05 00:22:05 2
Noel Conway M 50 00:21:33 00:25:58 00:50:12 00:22:12 3
Ken O’Neill M 51 00:22:03 00:26:03 00:52:27 00:22:27 4
Gareth Robinson M 49 00:20:00 00:25:54 00:38:04 00:23:04 5
Ian O’Hara M 50 00:22:44 00:25:58 00:49:12 00:23:12 6
Malcolm Kell M 51 00:20:05 00:26:03 00:30:22 00:23:22 7
Jonathan Grimes M 51 00:20:05 00:26:03 00:45:24 00:23:24 8
Rodney Joyce M 55 00:23:42 00:26:22 00:36:04 00:24:04 9
Gerald Horan M 59 00:20:00 00:26:41 00:48:20 00:24:20 10
Keith Hughes M 45 00:20:00 00:25:36 00:45:32 00:24:32 11
Declan Weldon M 54 00:24:35 00:26:17 00:37:33 00:24:33 12
Fergal Quinn M 50 00:23:59 00:25:58 00:32:41 00:24:41 13
Linus Devlin M 58 00:24:04 00:26:36 00:41:46 00:24:46 14
Thomas Kabs M 45 00:24:38 00:25:36 00:35:47 00:24:47 15
Darach MacNamara M 42 00:20:00 00:25:22 00:41:05 00:25:05 16
John Maher M 43 00:20:00 00:25:26 00:48:37 00:25:37 17
Aishling Barry F 36 00:20:05 00:26:54 00:31:38 00:25:38 18
Ciarán McSweeney M 48 00:20:00 00:25:49 00:44:44 00:25:44 19
Mark Sheedy M 45 00:20:05 00:25:36 00:45:45 00:25:45 20
Clodagh Allen F 35 00:20:00 00:26:49 00:31:51 00:26:51 21
Brian Coonan M 54 00:20:05 00:26:17 00:41:16 00:27:16 22
Phil Ormrod M 78 00:25:58 00:29:44 00:30:30 00:27:30 23
Jimmy Murphy M 66 00:27:34 00:27:23 00:38:01 00:28:01 24
Leonard Carrigan M 55 00:25:49 00:26:22 00:46:09 00:28:09 25
William Parnell M 62 00:28:25 00:26:56 00:32:57 00:28:57 26
Brian Kane M 47 00:27:51 00:25:45 00:38:43 00:29:43 27
Brendan Byrne M 72 00:27:53 00:28:20 00:34:04 00:32:04 28
Peter Rice M 76 00:30:25 00:29:13 00:35:07 00:34:07 29

 

Paddy McInerney RIP – Dublin Wheelers CC & IVCA

Hi all

Paddy served as Racing Sec of the IVCA for some years in the early/mid eighties. His funeral is on Tuesday, 19th April, at 10.30 am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Putland Road, Newcourt, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Because he passed away some weeks ago in Australia and because (with COVID) there hasn’t been the usual engagement with people, the family has asked that anyone with memories, funny stories etc. about Paddy should post them on the rip.ie condolences page link below

https://rip.ie/death-notice/patrick-mcinerney-wicklow-town-wicklow/489093

People who knew Paddy are welcome next Tuesday to the mass and to the ‘afters’.  The DWCC is bringing along some trophies that Paddy won – at the request of the family.

I would be grateful if you would circulate the info amongst IVCA members.

best regards

Brian Carolan DWCC