Monthly Archive: August 2016

SAT -10, Kilcock, 20/08/2016.

What a day to close the leagues season. Pouring rain and blowing a gale !!
Just six hardy souls, or idiots, answered Harry’s call to the start line. Ian ( Cassidy )did a storming 21:22 to win fastest and age standard. Needless to say no one got near there handicap, Pat being closest at 101.71%.
I’ll make a separate report of the final league tables when I’ve recovered, which according to my Garmin will be on Tuesday !!
Thanks to Harry for his final timekeeping stint of the season, and bon voyage for his trip down under. He’ll be heading for spring as opposed to what seems like nearly winter already here.
Many thanks also to the three volunteer marshals who got just as wet as the riders and probably a lot colder. One of them get’s his picture posted 🙂

The IVCA Track Champs 2016

Hi all,
The IVCA Track Champs will take place on Saturday 3rd September. This is the week before the Masters National Champs and we will be running an identical programme. This will be a great way to prepare for the Masters Nationals.

We will run M40, M50 and M60 programmes if we have minimum 5 in each category. Otherwise categories will be combined. Medals for the 1st 3 in each category.
Programme as follows;
Flying 200m to qualify for sprint. 1st eight to qualify for quarter finals of match sprints. (Maybe 1st four depending on numbers/time)
750m TT M40
500m TT M50/M60
 3km Pursuit M40
 2km Pursuit M50/M60
Scratch race each category (maybe combined depending on numbers/time)
First rider off at 10am
Entry Free.
We need as many riders as possible to make this event a success, particularly M40s. We also need helpers on the day.
If you would like to take part but haven’t ridden on the track before, or haven’t ridden for a while, we will run an accreditation session on Friday evening 26th August if we have a minimum 6 people.
Register now to ride or help stating name and category (M40 etc)
Same address for accreditation
Best Regards,
Aidan – IVCA Race Committee

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Change of venue – Sonny Cullen race

Due to a clash with other events in the Kilcullen area, next Sunday’s Sonny Cullen Memorial Race has been changed to the Kentstown circuit.  Please spread the word amongst members.

Marshal who were rostered for Sunday should turn up for duty in Kentstown by 8.30 am.

As usual, there will be four separate races, with the Sonny Cullen trophy being contested by Race 1.

TTL-10. Cullmulin Circuit Time Trial.

Cool, dull and windy, the story of the 2016 season.
A good turnout of nineteen riders but only 50% of the scheduled marshals turned up. NOT ACCEPTABLE !!
Neil smashed the field with a new course and age record time of 28:25, great ride.
Neil was riding off scratch so not in the running but no one came close to beating handicap giving an indication of the tough conditions. Best on handicap was Jimmy Murphy.
So that’s it for the TTL and just one last event in the Sat TT Series ( 20th August, Kilcock ). After that we have a two week break before the TT Options day to finalise BAR /FAR possibilities and then the 2up TT and the Hill climb to close hostilities for the year. A float day for Kilcock and the 25/50 options would not go amiss if anyone out there has any influence with the minister for weather.

PS . The order has gone in for the new skinsuits. I can increase quantities if anyone wants to make a last minute decision.  I doubt that there will be another order chance for 2016 kit.

TTL_09. IVCA 50 TT Championship.

Very disappointing turnout of both rider and marshal numbers for this championship event, the second last of the Time Trial League. Eleven riders took a battering on yet another windy day. However that did not stop three of our numbers recording age records for the distance. The medals went to Hugh, Gold, with an age 69 record od 2:4:35. Ian, Silver, with an age 42 record of 1:52:56, ( also the fastest ever IVCA 50 time ), and Peter, Bronze, with a super new PB of 2;9:27 which also won him the Handicap prize. Peter will feel his new TT bike has paid for itself already 🙂 Patsy recorded a new age 82 record of 2:55:20, what a man !
Thanks as ever to the timekeepers, Harry and Kevin. Kevin was signed off by Timing Chief Harry having completed and shown proficiency in his training, well done and welcome to the team Kevin.
Thanks to the five marshals who did turn up and also to Nicky Lynch who came out with Patsy to support. Nice to see Nicky back after some absence.
We move on to our last evening TTL of the season on Tuesday ( 9th ) with the Batterstown / Culmullin circuit time trial. Parking and start finish are at the Green Sheds Roundabout, Batterstown.

Please note that the final Saturday series TT is to be held on the Kilcock / Enfield course, 20th August, not The Beehive, in the hope of facilitating some greater speed 😉


Leisure League update

The 100 in 8 took place on Sunday, 7 August and we’ll bring you a short report on that event soon.  In the meantime, attached is a report on the previous round of the Leisure League, held in July.  The report is courtesy of Tony Pearson.

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100 in 8

The IVCA’s 100 in 8 tour takes place next Sunday, 7th August.  With road racing taking a break this weekend, we’re hoping for a good turn out for the touring event.  Even if you only want to ride part of the way, our touring members would be glad of the company and shelter from the wind as they take on this challenge.  Remember though – it is a tour and not a race.

Covering 100 miles in 8 hours is one of cycling’s major standard touring challenges and has been a feature on the IVCA events calendar for many years.  An engraved Silver Medal is awarded each year to any member completing the 50 in 4, the Wicklow 200 and the 100 in 8.

This year’s event will start from the Grasshopper Inn in Clonee (not the Phoenix Park as indicated in the published calendar, out of safety considerations).  Sign on is at 8:30am for a 9:00am start.  The route will go in the direction of Bracetown, Ratoath, Kentstown, Navan, Athboy and on to Delvin for a tea stop.  The return journey is through Killucan, Ratharney, Rathmolyon, and Summerhill to Clonee.

A map of the route is available hereThanks are due to Jimmy Murphy and Tony Pearson for arranging this route and marking the major turns along the way.
The cost of the tea and sandwiches in Delvin will be in the region of €5.00.
We would ask as many members as possible to support this tour in our 50th Anniversary year.