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Dick O’Brien Leisure League 12th May – 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 & attachment for the route map.

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Wheel Meath Tour – Sunday Feb 11th

 The IVCA invite you to join us for the Wheel Meath in February Tour 2024

The second tour of the IVCA Dick O’Brien Leisure League – Wheel Meath in February Tour – will take place on Sunday, February 11th next, at 10.00am departing from the Grasshopper pub car park, Clonee, Co.Meath. see route map below

The distance will be approx. 75 KM and there will be a tea stop near Ashbourne.

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

 Brendan Johnston

IVCA – East Kildare Tour 14th Jan 2024

2024 IVCA Dick O’Brien Leisure League

Round 1

Jan 14th 2024 10.00am

Wheelworx Fonthill


Happy New Year to all in the IVCA.

The 1st Round of the 2024 Dick O’Brien Leisure League will take place on Sunday 14th 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:

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.


IVCA Renewal procedure 2024 for current & returning members

Hi All.
IVCA MEMBERSHIP for 2024 is now open.

You will need to join Cycling Ireland first as you’ll need your 2024 CI membership number to proceed.

As a minimum, you’ll need a Limited Competition licence for Road, Track & TT .

or Leisure licence for Leisure only membership.

Then please follow these steps:

Follow this link:

Enter your CI Licence Number and Date of Birth, click the PROCEED button

NOTE – if you can’t get past this stage, contact either Cycling Ireland or Eventmaster and NOT the IVCA Race Committee. We have no control over the CI or Eventmaster sites.

Where it asks if you have an Access Key, click where it asks you to, below are the keys for each licence
enter the one for the licence type you require
        Female Leisure Member:                       IVCA2024FL
        Female Track and TT Only Member:      IVCA2024FT
        Female Road Race Member:                  IVCA2024FR
        Male Leisure Member:                            IVCA2024ML
        Male Track and TT Only Member:          IVCA2024MT
        Male Road Race Member:                      IVCA2024MR

It then asks if you have previously been a member of the IVCA  —   you click Yes
and proceed to pay the required fee.

The Closing Date for renewing Membership for current members is 4th Feb. NO EXCEPTIONS

It is compulsory on joining the IVCA that you attend one of the Safety Briefings . You will be informed by email of the dates.

At the meeting you will receive your IVCA licence and Race numbers (if applicable) .

You will also receive your marshalling slots and information on the Group you will race in.

IMPORTANT: If you join as a Road Race Member, you will receive marshal duties, so Track and TT Only members ensure to pick the correct Membership option!

Road Race Members, We will give you the option to let us know the dates that you will not be available to marshal on the IVCA Website in the next week or so.

As always if for whatever reason you cannot Marshal on a particular date, you must try and find a  replacement from  within your club.

As mentioned in the T & C on your application it is a condition that on taking up membership that you fulfill your marshalling slots and also marshal in the Wicklow200.  Failure = Penalty  = race ban.

For Returning Members, please follow the same process above. Please let the race committee know of your intention to rejoin the IVCA and we will include you on the Group Email list

Please check  the website regularly as information is frequently updated


Race Committee

IVCA 2024 New Member Pre Applications

Hi all,
The 2024 New Member Pre Application is now available on the IVCA Website (Membership Tab) to Download and print.
Please let all your fellow Club members who are eligible to join, to fill in this form and send it to The Race Committee before 17th December 2023,
At the moment we will only be accepting Applications for New Members as they will need to be Assessed for Membership by the Race Committee.
All Current Members will be prompted to join at a later date.
If you have any questions or queries, please email


IVCA Race Committee 2024.

2023 Hill Climb Results

Despite an unusually low turn-out for the IVCA Hill Climb on Sunday, 8th October, the competition was as intense as ever on Cromwellstown Hill outside Rathcoole.
Colin Robinson went one place better than last year, taking victory with a time of 6 mins. 3 secs., ten seconds clear of 2019 winner Paul Dolan on 6:13. Third place went to Conor Brophy on 6:35.
Ian Devlin was the best against Handicap Time. Repeating his success of last year, Ian posted a time just 7 seconds outside his handicap. Colin Robinson was second in this category, 14 seconds outside his handicap time, while third place went to William Parnell, 15 seconds off his handicap.
See the full results of the 2023 Hill Climb below.
A special word of thanks to timekeepers Harry Sherratt and Dave Cormack, marshals Michael Bolton, Terry Ferris, Phil Ormrod and Colm Cassidy, and to photographers Brendan Culleton and Ned Costello.

Hill Climb Results 2023


The IVCA Hill Climb Champs – Sunday 8th October

Hi All.
The Road Race and Time Trial Leagues may be over, but there is one last chance to flex your muscles this Sunday, 8th October in the IVCA Hill Climb.

The race takes place on Cromwellstown Hill, outside Rathcoole, over a 2.25 km course with an average gradient of 5.5% (maximum of 17%).  See the course route by clicking here.

Parking and check-in will be at the nearby Beech Park Golf Club.  You can find the location by clicking here.  Sign-on is from 10.00 am to 10.45 am, with the first rider off at 11 am. 

Refreshments and prize-giving will take place afterwards in the Golf Club. Prizes will be awarded to the three fastest riders, to the three best improvers on Handicap Time (i.e. your most recent time recorded on the hill) and to the fastest unplaced woman.  Anyone who has not ridden the Hill Climb previously on Cromwellstown Hill will ride off a handicap time of 5:38, the hill record set by Paul Dolan in 2019. 

A pre-entry form will be circulated separately by e-mail to assist with allocating start times.
 William Parnell

Gay Farnan Memorial Tour – Oct 8th 2023

The  IVCA wish to invite members to participate in round ten of the Dick O’Brien Leisure League – The Gay Farnan Memorial Tour- 2023 on  Sunday 08th October 2023. Sign on at the Grasshopper Pub Car Park Clonee, Co. Meath, from 09.30am. Departure 10.00am sharp.

There will be two routes to choose from – a 42km &  75km route – see route maps attached.

There will be tea, coffee & refreshments provided in the Grasshopper Pub following the event. Please make an effort to show up and remember the founding father of the IVCA Leisure League, the late great Gay Farnan. Members of Gay’s family will be in attendance on the day.

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 attachment for the route map. –