Monthly Archive: March 2016

Next Event Monasterevin Road Race 3rd April 2016

Again, It’s very important that when you sign-on at each race that you have your racing card swiped otherwise you won’t be listed on the start sheet ! So please ensure arrive early and in plenty of time.
Marshals please arrive at least 30 mins before the race start for your briefing.

Safe Riding and Enjoy !

Sign on Opens 8:15 AM at the GAA Club Monasterevin

Start time : 9.00 AM

Start Location :  Junction of R445 / R417

DMS Event of  4 laps – 89.6km, 3 laps – 67.2km and 2 laps 44.8km

Marshall Briefing will be at 8:30 AM

Course Details




KM Road / Route no Description
0 km R445 / R417 Rolling Start – Race Neutralised for 1km
600m R417 Cross finish line
1km R147 Start racing at top of the hill towards Kildangan
4.2km R147 Enter Kildangan
4.5km R417 / L3004 Turn left onto L3004 towards Kildare town – Caution Ramps
4.7km L3004 Cross over railway bridge – Caution telegraph pole on the left on the roadway
7.3km L3004 / L7005 Straight at Duneany cross towards Kildare Town
13.8km L3004 / R445 Turn left onto R445 towards Monasterevin
14.5km R445 Caution “S”  bend over railway bridge
19.7km R445 / Junction 14 Mayfield Straight on towards Monasterevin
22.4km R445 / R417 Turn left onto R417 – Start next lap

The IVCA’s Christian’s Baptism……

Race 1

The 1st race of the new 2016  season, sees IVCA newcomer Joe Christian of Gorey CC taking his win in fine style. In a late break he broke free to win on his own from Paul McKenna of Kilcullen Murphy Surveyors coming in 2nd and Emmet Reilly of Smart Lamp taking 3rd place.

Race 2

Race 2 saw Mike Ciaffey of Bray Wheelers take the win with Mark McGarry of Sorrento CC in 2nd and David Holland Of Cuchulainn CC in 3rd spot.

Race 3

Gerard Murphy of Clontarf CC takes the honors in race 3 with Graham Synnott of Droghedea Wheelers in 2nd and Gerry Jameson of Blanch Wheelies CC in 3rd

For Results in full see the Road Race Results Spread in the Results Section here

Thanks to Brendan for the photos click on the click below.

Brendan Culleton’s Photos from the day

1st Road Race Details Kilcullen 27th March 2016



It is very important that when you sign-on at each race that you have you racing card swiped otherwise you won’t be listed on the start sheet
As this is the first race of the season so please ensure arrive early and in plenty of time
Marshals please arrive at least 30 mins before the race start for your briefing

Sign on from 8.00am – 8.45am; Race Starts 9.00AM !

Take M7 from Dublin , Merge onto M9 and take exit 2  R448 To Kilcullen/Kilmead,  follow R448 to New Abbey Road R413 and turn left. Entrance is 200mtrs on the left.

Click below for

Google Maps Link for Kilcullen



KM Road / Route no Description
0km R418 Start between M9 Motorway & R448/R418 Junction
2.1km L8008 Junction 1 – Turn Left onto L8008 towards Calverstown

Caution riders must yield to traffic from the right

4.3km L8008 Caution enter Calverstown and Ramps for 900m ( 6 in total)
4.8km L8008 Junction 2 – Crossroads in Calverstown
9.0km L8008 Enter Narraghmore
9.2km L8008 / L8015 Junction 3 Turn left at T junction onto L8015 – Caution 2 ramps
10.8km L8015 Pinch Point – Caution road narrows for 400m
10.9 L8015 300m before Motor way bridge
11.2km L8015 Motor way bridge
12.2km L8015 / R448 Junction 4 – Turn left at T Junction onto R448
21.5km R448 Finish Line / Start next lap
21.5km R448 / R418 Junction 5 Turn left onto R418 to begin next lap – Caution fast decent to T junction


50 in 4 Report

IVCA-Dick O Brien Leisure League 2016 Round 3 – 13th March 50 in 4.
Report by Tony Pearson
50 years ago today, the 13th March 1966, the first spin of the Irish Veteran Cyclists Association was held. With this backdrop it was a privilege to have the opportunity to organise the 3rd Round of the Dick O’Brien Leisure League. This is thanks to Gay Farnan, through his leadership qualities, guided and supported many touring ‘apprentices’ and afforded them opportunity to organise an IVCA event.

The 3rd round of Leisure League commenced at the new start point of Clonee with sign on commencing at 8:30 for a 9:00 start. The weather forecast was favourable with temperatures of 6 degrees with dry roads and even some blue skies in the horizon.

A total of 29 riders signed on which accounted for 24 IVCA members and 5 guests. Before setting out on the newly planned route the group were issued with a route map and reminded of the safety rules. It was agreed to keep the group together until the tea stop at Summerhill on the return leg of the tour and then break into two groups.

Before starting Seamus Brennan informed the group of some local news and advised that the Patricks Day Parade was taking place in Dunboyne and a detour may be required on the home run, he also advised the group to take extra care on the Maynooth Road. The group set out in the direction of Dunboyne at a steady pace however as the group moved up the road towards Summerhill the pace increased and some riders found the pace challenging. Noting this the group adjusted the pace to ensure all riders stayed together as agreed.

On the approach to Summerhill a quick thinking Arthur Ebbs went up the road to make arrangements with the local coffee shop ‘Bernie’s Cafe’ for the coffee stop on the return trip.
The group stopped for a minute in Summerhill to ensure all riders were together before heading for Knightsbrook. On the approach to Knightsbrook Philly Newton with a smile on his face moved to the front and was half wheeling yours truly. There was plenty of banter in the group as we rounded the corner heading for Mayne. The group continued at a steady pace until the well earned tea stop in Summerhill.

The pre planning by Arthur proved dividends with pots of tea and coffee ready on arrival with a selection of pastries on offer, not to mention the pancakes which Jimmy and Brian made disappear.

After the tea stop the group split in two and made their way back through Kilcock, Maynooth, on the road to Dunboyne Jimmy Murphy noticed he was losing air from the back wheel and decided to keep going to the finish in Clonee where Philip Brogon came to his aid with a track pump. As Jimmy decided that a tube change was not necessary at this juncture he headed for home with Brian from TCC. Just to be on the safe side the TCC number 2 support car was dispatched which provided support to Jimmy and Brian on the home run.
The total distance of the tour was recorder as 80.9K.

A note of thanks to all who participated and in particular to fast group who stayed with the main group until the tea stop as agreed.

The next tour is the Liam Horner Memorial scheduled for the 10th April at 10:00am starting in Clonee. (check the IVCA web site closed to the day to confirm)

Tony Pearson.

Printing documents from Google docs

Here are a couple of quick tips if you want to print down the Race Calendar, Marshals list or Ability Group listings….

When you are on the page for any of these documents, select “Click Here to View Full File”. When the screen changes you see will a little down-arrow with a line under it on the menu bar at the top of the screen. This allows you to Download the file fully (you will get an option to Open it or Save it). Once you download the file, you should be able to format the file in whatever way you want for your printer.