Important Notice : Pre Race Meeting

All club members are reminded that there will be an ALL STAFF pre race meeting in the Thatch Bar this Wednesday night 13th at 8pm.

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Drogheda Wheelers Weekend of Racing Sat / Sun Apr 16th / 17th

Full details for our weekend of racing are as follows:

Headquarters: Bellewstown Racecourse, County Meath.

Rás na n’Óg 2 day Youth Stage race sponsored by IVCA and Cumiskeys VW Commercials and grant aided by Cycling Ireland stage race grant funding.

Saturday 16th Sign on opens at 8:45 am

Stage 1 Saturday 10.30am

U16 10 x Laps of 1.8k lap
U14 8 x laps
U12 5 x laps

Stage 2 Saturday Sign on 1.30 to 1.55

U14 3 x Laps of 6.5k 2:00pm
U12 1 x Lap of 6.5km 2:04pm
U16 5 x laps of 6.5km 2:50pm approx.

Stage 3 Sunday Sign on from 8.45

U16 5 x laps of 7.6km 10:00am
U14 3 x laps of 7.6km 10:04am
U12 1 x lap of 7.6km 10:08am

The Final presentation will take place at Bellewstown Racecourse at 1:30pm Sunday.

For route maps click here

Senior Races

Saturday 5:30pm

The Peter Bidwell Memorial handicap race for all senior cats plus Juniors 51 km.
Sign on will be from 3:30pm in Drogheda Retail park Security Office, Donore Road, Drogheda.
Presentation will take place in the Thatch Bar, Donore Road, Drogheda.

For a route map, please click here

Sunday

The Coombes Connor Memorial race for all senior cats.
Sign on in racecourse from 10:00 am.

A4 race @11.30am 4 x laps of 14 km circuit (56 km)
A4 prizes will be presented at podium on finish line when other senior races departs (approx. 1:25 pm)

A1 race 9 x laps of 14k (126km). Departs racecourse at 1:00 pm neutralised to circuit for a rolling start at 1:15 pm.

A2 race 7 x laps of 14k (98km). Departs racecourse at 1:03 pm neutralised to circuit for a rolling start at 1:18 pm.

A3/Jun race 6 x laps of 14k (84 km). Departs racecourse at 1:06 pm neutralised to circuit for a rolling start at 1:21 pm

Final Presentation in Racecourse afterwards.

Click here for the Coombes Connor Memorial route map.

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Club Meeting

Our next committee meeting will be held this Wednesday night 6th at 8 pm in the Thatch Bar.
We will have an all staff meeting the following week on a night TBC

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Club Group Photo

Our very own club photographer, Colin Bell, has posted this on our facebook page:

As announced at the last committee meeting there will be a club group photo taken next Wednesday 30th March at 7.30pm before the committee meeting at 8pm. It is requested that all members attend, and as many as possible to wear club gear (cycling or Leisure). As the club has nearly 100 members it will take a while to set this photo up so I would suggest everyone gets to the Thatch for 7.15pm at the latest. Depending on how many turn up we may have to move location to the retail park up the road. I will look for a suitable spot over the weekend. It would be great if we could get some sort of an estimate of people who would be available for the photo. That way we could be better prepared and save time. If you can attend please like this post. DO NOT CLICK LIKE IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND!

Click here to visit the facebook page.

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Gorey Three Day : Help Required

This weekend, the club will again be represented at the Gorey 3 day event. Between riders and back-up crew we will have a total of seven persons. It will be next to impossible for the team car to bring everyone’s bags/gear to Gorey on Saturday during Stage 1.

Also Stage 1 finishes in Cranford, which is about 15 km from the B & B where the team will be staying. If anyone from the club is available on Saturday with a car or van to bring some of the gear to the finish and also transport a few of the riders to the B & B it would be appreciated. Petrol costs will be covered.

We may be able to manage on Sunday as the riders (weather permitting) can ride from the B & B to the start and again from the finish. Nonetheless, if anyone is available for the whole weekend all the better.

If you’re in a position to help, then please contact Gerry asap @086 8192205, email: gercampbell1@hotmail.com

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Race Committee Meeting

Members please note that our next Race Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday Night, March 30th at 8:00 pm (and not March 23rd as previously scheduled)

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Rás na nÓg Race Details Announced

This year’s event will take place during the weekend April 16th / 17th 2016. All three stages will be the same as last year’s.

The three stages are the same as last year:

  • Saturday Stage 1 : Bellewstown Short Crit Circuit (10:30 am).
  • Saturday Stage 2 : Bellewstown Circuit (2:00 pm).
  • Sunday Stage 3 : Cooperhill / Crufty / R150 Circuit (10:00 am).

For route maps click here

Sign on will open Saturday morning at 8:45 am in Bellewstown racecourse.

Entry forms can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Rás na nÓg 2016 Entry Form

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Weekend of Racing : Volunteers Needed!

Drogheda Wheelers’ weekend of racing will take place during the weekend April 16th/17th 2016. It features the Rás na n’Óg, Ireland’s premier stage race event for younger riders and the Peter Bidwell (April 16th) and Coombes Connor memorial races (April 17th) for senior riders. Over the years, our races have come to be regarded as among the safest and best organised on the calendar. In order to maintain that reputation (and given the increasing scrutiny that road racing is subject to – particularly in our area), we’d like to increase our stewarding presence throughout the weekend. The club would appreciate assistance from anyone who may be available to help out during the weekend (particularly on the Sunday). Experience isn’t essential – those of you who haven’t stewarded before will work alongside our more experienced stewards. If you’re able to lend a hand, then please contact Gerry @086 8192205, email: gercampbell1@hotmail.com

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Club Meeting

Our next Club Meeting will take place on Thursday, 10th March at 8 p.m. in The Thatch Bar, Donore Road.

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Boyne GP

This year’s Boyne GP will take place on 13th March.

Sign on will be open from 9.00 am in Ryan’s Pub Gormalough (6kms from Slane on the R163 Kells Rd).

As the circuit is only 12kms long it is necessary to have staggered times for race starts. This is to facilitate the staging of an A2 only race as part of the programme. The largest fields are expected in the A3 and A4 races so there will be a large field and smaller field race on the circuit at the same time.

Race Programme

10.30 A2 race 7 x laps 84km
10.33 A4 race 5 x laps 60km

12.45 A1 race 8x laps 96km
12.48 A3/Jun race 6 x laps 72km

For further info Ger @ 086 8192205 gercampbell1@hotmail.com

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