Monthly Archive: October 2023

IVCA 2024 New Member Pre Applications

Hi all,
The 2024 New Member Pre Application is now available on the IVCA Website (Membership Tab) to Download and print.
Please let all your fellow Club members who are eligible to join, to fill in this form and send it to The Race Committee before 17th December 2023,
At the moment we will only be accepting Applications for New Members as they will need to be Assessed for Membership by the Race Committee.
All Current Members will be prompted to join at a later date.
If you have any questions or queries, please email


IVCA Race Committee 2024.

2023 Hill Climb Results

Despite an unusually low turn-out for the IVCA Hill Climb on Sunday, 8th October, the competition was as intense as ever on Cromwellstown Hill outside Rathcoole.
Colin Robinson went one place better than last year, taking victory with a time of 6 mins. 3 secs., ten seconds clear of 2019 winner Paul Dolan on 6:13. Third place went to Conor Brophy on 6:35.
Ian Devlin was the best against Handicap Time. Repeating his success of last year, Ian posted a time just 7 seconds outside his handicap. Colin Robinson was second in this category, 14 seconds outside his handicap time, while third place went to William Parnell, 15 seconds off his handicap.
See the full results of the 2023 Hill Climb below.
A special word of thanks to timekeepers Harry Sherratt and Dave Cormack, marshals Michael Bolton, Terry Ferris, Phil Ormrod and Colm Cassidy, and to photographers Brendan Culleton and Ned Costello.

Hill Climb Results 2023


The IVCA Hill Climb Champs – Sunday 8th October

Hi All.
The Road Race and Time Trial Leagues may be over, but there is one last chance to flex your muscles this Sunday, 8th October in 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%).  See the course route by clicking here.

Parking and check-in will be at the nearby Beech Park Golf Club.  You can find the location by clicking here.  Sign-on is from 10.00 am to 10.45 am, with the first rider off at 11 am. 

Refreshments and prize-giving will take place afterwards in the Golf Club. Prizes will be awarded to the three fastest riders, to the three best improvers on Handicap Time (i.e. your most recent time recorded on the hill) and to the fastest unplaced woman.  Anyone who has not ridden the Hill Climb previously on Cromwellstown Hill will ride off a handicap time of 5:38, the hill record set by Paul Dolan in 2019. 

A pre-entry form will be circulated separately by e-mail to assist with allocating start times.
 William Parnell