Monthly Archive: June 2018

IVCA 25 Mile TT Championship. Moy Valley, 24/06/18.

Race Report.
Although a beautiful clear and calm morning, which I thought would prove to be a fast one, it transpired to be harder going than many of us expected.
Non the less there were great rides in abundance with Hugh Davis leading the pack with an emphatic win with a superb plus 12:16 on age standard, 1:09 ahead of Ian Cassidy in Silver medal position and 2:02 ahead of Pat Byrne in bronze medal position.
Three riders managed to beat handicap with Karl Gallagher taking the win from Tony O’Malley and Peter Raftery.
Fastest of the 25 starters was Ian Cassidy setting a new age 44 record in the process of 54:43. Second fastest was Jonathon Grimes with a fine first ride with us of 56:27 . Third fastest¬† was David Carroll on 56;45 from whom Ian took the age 44 record, commiserations Dave ūüôĀ
Many thanks as ever to the timekeepers and marshals and a special mention to the Mother Hubbards’ staff for the great plates of pancakes at the after race breakfast.

Next TT event is next Saturdays ( 30th June ) first use of what we expect to be a super 10 TT course at Athy. HQ is at Clannard Court Hotel from 0830 for a start time of 0930.
Hope to see a good turnout,


Here’s the strava segment for Next Week’s Athy 10Mile TT

Clanard Court Hotel

Also a Pin Drop for Start Location

Hi All TTers.
Ian and I have ridden this course and it looks very promising. Hope to see a good turn out usual Saturday start time 0930 HQ , parking and facilities at the Clannard Hotel from 0830.


Founders Cup, 17 June 2018

After a very successful Wicklow 200 last weekend (and once again thanks to everyone who turned out to help), Sunday racing resumes this week in Summerhill with the prestigious Founders Cup to be competed for.

The Founders Cup was donated by the original founding members of the IVCA, whose names are engraved on the cup: Phil Byrne, Des Troy, Tom Dempsey, E. Dunphy, Denis Goody, Donal O’Connell, Dick O’Brien, Fred Smith and Paddy McInerney.

Sean Lally holds the record for the most engravings as winner of the event!

The race is run each year in an Age Related format.  Riders are handicapped in 5-year age groups, with the oldest riders first away.  This race is not part of the Road Race League, but the competitive spirit will no doubt be as strong as ever.


Wicklow 200 route

The Wicklow 200 route has been broken down into 6 zones with marshal points at key areas in each zone.  Click here to check out the Wicklow 200 route and Marshal points.  Select a specific point and zoom in to see its exact location.

When you select a marshal point, you can also click on the  arrow button which you will find on the top left of a PC screen, or at the bottom of a phone screen, to get directions to the marshal point.