Monthly Archive: October 2019

First Time-Membership Process for for the 2020 Season – Pre Application Form – Closing Date 15 December 2019

The IVCA is open to males who are / will be 40 years of age or older, and females who are/will be 35 years of age, or older, in the calendar year to which membership applies.  If you wish to be considered as a new racing member please download the form below, and follow the instructions contained therein, returning the form to the email stated by the closing date of 15 December 2019.

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***Membership renewal for current members for the 2020 Season will open in due course***

Gay Farnan Memorial Tour – Sun 20th October, 10am, Dunsany GAA Club


The 2nd Gay Farnan Memorial tour will be held on
next Sunday 20th October starting at Dunsany GAA
Club at 10.00am. As some of Gay’s family and former
Work colleagues will take part, there will be 40km and
75km routes.

Gay Farnan was a board member of the IVCA for many,
many years and served both as Touring Director and
Chairman of the Wicklow 200 organising committee.

This event is extremely important to the Farnan family
and it is hoped that there will be a good turnout from
the IVCA membership. The winner of the Gay Farnan trophy will be
decided by lottery among members only.

There is no entry fee for members, but there will be a charge of €10
for non-members (who are most welcome) to cover
Insurance costs. Refreshments will be served in the
clubhouse afterwards.


Dolan Does It!

Paul Dolan proved to be the fastest rider in the IVCA Hill Climb held on Cromwellstown Hill outside Rathcoole on 6th October.

Having missed out by just one second in 2016, Paul made no mistake this year and posted a time of 5 minutes 38 seconds, a comfortable 8 seconds ahead of runner-up Eamon Byrd who posted a time of 5:46. Rounding off the podium was Joe Sheehy with a time of 5:53.

On Handicap Time, Pat Byrne was the clear winner, beating his handicap by 40 seconds. Second place on handicap went to Joe Sheehy (20 seconds improvement), while Thomas Kabs rounded off the top three on handicap, beating his previous time by 17 seconds.

Full results of the event are posted below.

Many thanks to all who took part in the event and those who came out to marshal; to time keepers Harry Sherratt and Dave Cormack, pusher-off-er Mick Mullen, and photographer Brendan Cullen.


IVCA Hill Climb to top off the season

The Road Race Leagues may be over, but for those racing members longing for the buzz of competition, there is one last chance to flex your muscles this Sunday, 6th October at 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%).  Prizes will be awarded for the three fastest riders and the first three on handicap time.  Anyone who has ridden the Hill Climb previously, either on Cromwellstown Hill or the old course at Kilmacanogue, has a handicap time for the event. All other will ride off Scratch.

Sign-on will be at the nearby Beech Park Golf Club, Rathcoole.  You can find the location by clicking here.  Sign-on is from 10.15 am, for an 11 am start.  Refreshments and prize-giving afterwards in the Golf Club.