Leisure Group News

Following last night’s meeting, the club have decided to formalise the structure of the leisure and intermediate groups, and to appoint road captains for each group.
The road captains will lead and direct their respective spins. Members must at all times:

  • Obey directions from road captains (whilst cycling within the rules of the road)
  • Respect all other group riders
  • Ride within the limits of the group (as dictated by the road captains)
  • Enjoy yourselves 🙂

The committee would like to thank the following riders for agreeing to become road captains.
Leisure Group: Jackie Crinion and Dave Turner
Intermediate Group: Conor McCabe and Eric McGovern
Road captains for the race group will continue to be Colin O’Connor and Andrew Watters

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Club Meeting

Our next club meeting will be held next Tuesday (June 7th) at 8:00 pm in the Thatch Bar. The main purpose is to discuss the upcoming Mark Mullen League which will run from Monday June 20th until Monday July 25th inclusive (total 6 x Mondays) and anything else that is on peoples minds.

We would urge all race / committee members to attend so that arrangements can be finalised as early as possible.

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Mark Mullen League 2016

Drogheda Wheelers’ annual Mark Mullen League gets underway again on Monday 20th June. Racing will take place at 7:30 each Monday night for six weeks in total. Each race consists of 5.5 laps of the Donore Circuit. All races are run on a handicap basis and are an ideal opportunity for those who’ve never raced before but would like to give it a try. Anyone wishing to race must hold at least a Cycling Ireland Club competition license (club members who have non-competition licenses can upgrade by applying to Cycling Ireland).

Riders must ride in a minimum of 4 rounds to be eligible for overall prizes. Riders who ride all 6 rounds will have their worst result deleted (best 5 results to count).

Sign-on for each race will be outside Donore National School. The entry fee will be €5 per race, payable at sign-on.

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Dunsany GP

Drogheda Wheelers (and an assembly of friends) will promte the Dunsany GP Races this Saturday, May 7th.

HQ will be Dunsany GAA Grounds with sign on from 9:00 am. Racing starts at 10.30 am

Race 1 A3/Jun 4 x laps of the green sheds circuit 68k

Race 2 A4 3 x laps 51k

Both races will come off circuit at the end of the final lap to finish adjacent to the church at Dunsany.

For further Info, contact Ger 086 8192205 (after 6:00 pm) email:gerry.campbell@droghedawheelers.ie

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Club Meeting

Our next club meeting will be on Wednesday, 4th May at 8:00 p.m. in Thatch Bar. The purpose of the meeting is to debrief after race weekend and to finalise any outstanding issues from same, plus AOB that members would like to discuss.

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Rás na n’Óg Results

Under 16 Overall
1 Conor Halvey Errigal
2 Aaron Doherty Covey Whlrs 
3 Liam Curley   SERC
4 Adam Ward Omagh Whlrs
5 Brendan Flannagan  Ballymoney 
6 PJ Doogan  Errigal   
Under 15 Overall
1 Mark Smith Moynalty
2 Shay Daley Ballymoney 
3 Cathir Doyle   Carn Whls
Amanda Gallagher Caldwell Cycl 
Ballymoney 780 points
Under 14 Overall
1 Tom Moriarty O Leary Stone   
2 Mark McGarry Dungarvan     
3 Cathal Gallagher Errigal   
4 Sam Barrett Tralee
5 Darren Foy  Covey Wlrs
6 Fionn Desmond Galtee WHLS
U13 Overall
1 Darren Rafferty     Island Whlrs
2 Callum Keane Leinster
3 Eoghan Cooke    Leinster
Orla Desmond Galtee WHLS
Leinster 756 points
Under 12 Overall
1 Adam Gilsenan Leinster
2 Adam Mc Geever AAA
3 Andrew Kelly Leinster
3 Conor Gallagher Errigal    
5 Scott Roberts XMTB
6 Shea O Kane     Pheonix  
Leinster 843 points
Under 11 Overall
1 Adam Rafferty Island Whlrs  
2 Quillan Donnelly Leinster
3 Aoife O Brien  Leinster girls
Amelia Tyler NDCC

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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


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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