The Irish Veteran Cyclists Association Blog

Liam Horner Memorial Tour – Sunday 14th April

Hi all

The IVCA wish to invite members to participate in the Dick O’Brien Leisure League – The Liam Horner Memorial Tour 2024 on Sunday 14th April 2023.  Sign on at the Grass hopper pub car park in Clonee from 09.30am. Departure 10.00am sharp. Please see below link for the route map. Distance is approx. 80km.  There will be a tea stop at Tara Hill as usual. All those wishing to participate must be IVCA members and or CI licence holders and the rules of the road must be observed.


Brendan Johnston – Touring director – 2024

IVCA Safety Briefing Dates

Here are the 2024 dates for the safety briefings so you can put them in your diary. 

All briefings will be held at the Springfield Hotel, Leixlip.

Please note the following:

Saturday 16th March Afternoon 2pm and 4pm

Sunday 24th March Afternoon 2pm and 4pm

Tuesday 26th March Evening 7:30pm

You will be notified by email of the exact times nearer the date.

Race numbers will only be distributed at the safety briefings, and only to the competitor.  You will not be able to ask a mate to collect your number.

The IVCA 50 in 4 Tour – Sunday March 10th

Hi all,

The IVCA invites you to take part in the third tour of the IVCA Dick O’Brien Leisure League – the 50 in 4 Tour – will take place on Sunday, March 10th next, at 10.00am departing from the Grasshopper pub car park, Clonee, Co.Meath. see route map below

The distance will be approx. 80 KM and there will be a tea stop in Summerhill.

All IVCA members welcome and all riders must hold a current CI licence.

Kind regards,

Brendan Johnston

Wheel Meath Tour – Sunday Feb 11th

 The IVCA invite you to join us for the Wheel Meath in February Tour 2024

The second tour of the IVCA Dick O’Brien Leisure League – Wheel Meath in February Tour – will take place on Sunday, February 11th next, at 10.00am departing from the Grasshopper pub car park, Clonee, Co.Meath. see route map below

The distance will be approx. 75 KM and there will be a tea stop near Ashbourne.

All IVCA members welcome and all riders must hold a current CI licence.

 Brendan Johnston

IVCA – East Kildare Tour 14th Jan 2024

2024 IVCA Dick O’Brien Leisure League

Round 1

Jan 14th 2024 10.00am

Wheelworx Fonthill


Happy New Year to all in the IVCA.

The 1st Round of the 2024 Dick O’Brien Leisure League will take place on Sunday 14th January.


The East Kildare Tour

The distance will be approx. 73km with a tea stop planned for Clane.

For a route map of the tour click here:

The event will start at 10.00am departing from Wheelworx Fonthill, Unit 48, Fonthill Retail Park, Yellow Walls, Lucan, Co. Dublin, D22 R940.

There is plenty of parking available.


IVCA Renewal procedure 2024 for current & returning members

Hi All.
IVCA MEMBERSHIP for 2024 is now open.

You will need to join Cycling Ireland first as you’ll need your 2024 CI membership number to proceed.

As a minimum, you’ll need a Limited Competition licence for Road, Track & TT .

or Leisure licence for Leisure only membership.

Then please follow these steps:

Follow this link:

Enter your CI Licence Number and Date of Birth, click the PROCEED button

NOTE – if you can’t get past this stage, contact either Cycling Ireland or Eventmaster and NOT the IVCA Race Committee. We have no control over the CI or Eventmaster sites.

Where it asks if you have an Access Key, click where it asks you to, below are the keys for each licence
enter the one for the licence type you require
        Female Leisure Member:                       IVCA2024FL
        Female Track and TT Only Member:      IVCA2024FT
        Female Road Race Member:                  IVCA2024FR
        Male Leisure Member:                            IVCA2024ML
        Male Track and TT Only Member:          IVCA2024MT
        Male Road Race Member:                      IVCA2024MR

It then asks if you have previously been a member of the IVCA  —   you click Yes
and proceed to pay the required fee.

The Closing Date for renewing Membership for current members is 4th Feb. NO EXCEPTIONS

It is compulsory on joining the IVCA that you attend one of the Safety Briefings . You will be informed by email of the dates.

At the meeting you will receive your IVCA licence and Race numbers (if applicable) .

You will also receive your marshalling slots and information on the Group you will race in.

IMPORTANT: If you join as a Road Race Member, you will receive marshal duties, so Track and TT Only members ensure to pick the correct Membership option!

Road Race Members, We will give you the option to let us know the dates that you will not be available to marshal on the IVCA Website in the next week or so.

As always if for whatever reason you cannot Marshal on a particular date, you must try and find a  replacement from  within your club.

As mentioned in the T & C on your application it is a condition that on taking up membership that you fulfill your marshalling slots and also marshal in the Wicklow200.  Failure = Penalty  = race ban.

For Returning Members, please follow the same process above. Please let the race committee know of your intention to rejoin the IVCA and we will include you on the Group Email list

Please check  the website regularly as information is frequently updated


Race Committee

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