Monthly Archive: August 2019

Dick O’Brien Touring League Update

Brendan Johnston and Tony Pearson are still joint leaders of The Dick O’Brien Touring League after 8 rounds – both having completed the 100 in 8 on 11th August.  It definitely looks like the trophy will be heading to Towers CC for the second year running, the winner mostly likely being decided by The Joe Hoare.

Round 9, The West Wicklow,  takes place on 8th September starting at The Cycle Superstore at 9.00am.

The Gay Farnan Memorial Tour, which was due on 8th Sept has been postponed until 6th October as it clashed  with Ras na mBan, IVCA racing, etc. The distance is 70/40km starting at Dunsany GAA at 10.00am.  Gay Farnan contributed hugely to the IVCA for many years both as a board member and Chairman of the W200.  The Farnan family are very involved in this event and Gays Memorial Trophy will be decided by lottery among IVCA members.  A good turnout from the membership is expected.

IVCA Sat TT_10 .

The final event of the Saturday TT League took place yesterday, 17/08/19, in mixed weather with a stiff wind blowing.
Joe, Ken and Ciara took the prime places on Age standard with Ciara knocking 37 seconds off the current Ladies Age Standard record in spite of not being happy with her form 🙂
Joe, Ken and Ian O’Hara took the actual time positions whilst Barry, Ken and Ciara filled the handicap slots.
Congratulations all and thanks as ever to the timekeepers and marshals who make it all possible.
Numbers were done somewhat but holiday time and weather probably not helping there. Next Saturday, 24th we are back at Mother Hubbards for ” BAR options Day ” where last opportunities to improve on 25 and 50 times are available. I just wish I could avail of the opportunity but it’s not to be. Fingers crossed for 2020 🙂
Tuesday 27th wraps up the TT Leagues leaving just the end of season markers of the 2-up and hill climb to round off 2019 competition.


IVCA 50 mile TT Championship. 03/08/2019.

Just eleven entrants on Saturday. A mixed weather day but not disasterously so.

Thanks to Harry and Dave for the timekeeping and to the full compliment of marshals. It was good to see that the road works at the Kinnegad bypass end of the course were to no detriment, in fact we though it was improved by the Garage and Tesco sites.

Hugh shaved an impressive 4 min 1 sec off the age 72 record held by Sean Lally, with his Gold Medal winning time of 2:09:11 for a plus 26:49 age standard. He also collected 3rd on handicap on the way.

Ian Cassidy’s 1:53:53 took the Silver Medal although, by his standards, somewhat off the pace.

Ian O’Hara’s personal best 1:58:07 took Bronze medal and a well deserved first place on handicap.

Brendan Byrne shaved a couple of minutes off his handicap to take the third place on handicap.

Congratulations also to Paddy Davis with a new Age
( 72 ) Standard Record of 2:33:05 taking 1:48 off Patsy Fitzsimons effort in 2010.

Another chance to do it all again, or to ride if you missed Saturday, arises in two weeks time, 24/08, on BAR Options Day.

The final event of the TTL is on Tuesday 27/8, the circuit TT on the Culmullin cct.

Touring League Round 8: 100 in 8 – Sunday 11th August from Clonee at 9.00am.

***All Enquiries to the Touring Committee***

The Touring Committee is pleased to announce the next event in the Touring League- please see below the route map of the 100 in 8 which is Round 8 of The Touring League. The starting point is Clonee at 9.00am on Sunday 11th August and route is same as last year.

A silver medal is awarded to any member completing the 50 in 4, W200 and the 100 in 8.