The announcement of the revised “Roadmap for Reopening Society” has allowed for an accelerated return of club activities and events. The following is an extract from the Cycling Ireland website outlining some of the implications for clubs.
Club training and racing can now return from June 29th once strict protocols are adhered to. Guidelines developed by Cycling Ireland in conjunction with the Sport Expert Group and UCI are available to clubs wishing to organise group training rides and club competitions during Phase 3. A Cycling Ireland booking system has been developed to assist clubs with meeting government’s contact tracing requirements.
Open events will return from July 17th to allow sufficient time for event organisers to implement the necessary protocols and provide athletes with adequate time to prepare for competition. A revised calendar will be made available next week with online registration through the Cycling Ireland events system a requirement for contact tracing purposes. Guidance for event organisers can be viewed below and our events team are available to assist you through this process.
While group training activities and events are returning, Covid-19 remains a highly contagious and debilitating virus, and in some cases a fatal one. Members, clubs, and event organisers should consider their own circumstances and assume personal responsibility when deciding to partake in group activities.
Drogheda Wheelers urges all its members to familiarise themselves with all of the rules and protocols laid out by Cycling Ireland and to enjoy a safe return to our sport. We hope to be in a position over the coming days to announce plans regarding our scheduled events.
Drogheda Wheelers Cycling Club have made the difficult decision, in the interest of safety to competitors, parents, volunteers and other supporters to postpone Rás na nÓg, in line with recent developments with Covid-19.
At this time, the club has made no decision regarding The Peter Bidwell Memorial or The Coombes Connor Memorial, which are to be held on April 4th and 5th. We will closely watch developments in this regard and update as soon as we can. Likewise, there has been no decision made on the rescheduling of Rás na nÓg.
We will liaise with Cycling Ireland to process refunds to those who have already entered for Rás na nÓg. We are very disappointed to have to cancel this event, but we feel it is the best action to take for the safety of everyone involved.
Further updates regarding our senior events on April 4th and 5th will follow as the situation develops.
Thank you to everyone for your co-operation, and we hope everyone stays safe during this time.
Following on from a statement from Cycling Ireland, all activities have been suspended until March 29th, at the earliest.
That means Drogheda Wheelers must postpone the Boyne GP, originally set for March 22nd. At this time, rescheduling of dates is unknown but any later arrangements will be posted as soon as we are aware of them.
The Boyne GP will take place on Sunday, 22nd March. Details are as follows:
Sign on from 8:30am in Ryan’s Pub Gormanlough (6kms from Slane on the R163 Kells Road)
Riders will sign on at the pub and then go to parking at Stackallen Pitch and Putt Club where all the races will start. Races will be on the usual 12k circuit finishing at the usual place at the school.
Presentation will be in Ryan’s pub
10:00 – A4 race 5.5 laps (66km) 12.00 – Combined A1 / A2 race 8.5 x laps (102km) 12.03 – A3 race 6.5 x laps (78km)
Please note that absolutely no parking will be available at the pub area. All parking will be at the pitch and putt club
For further information contact Gerard on email@example.com.
Drogheda Wheelers’ annual membership night takes place on Wednesday 4th December from 7:30 pm in the Thatch Bar, Donore Road, Drogheda. The fee for new members is €20. Cycling Ireland licence fees can also be paid on the night. Details of cycling Ireland’s license fees can be found by clicking here.
Membership application forms can be filled out on the night or can be downloaded and completed in advance by clicking on the following links:
Congratulations to Shane Coll who is our club Champion for 2019 – just a week after winning the Mark Mullen League!
Shane was one of five riders who quickly broke clear of the chasing pack. on a challenging Crufty circuit. These five stayed together to contest a sprint finish with Shane taking the win by a bike length from Aaron McCann in second and Terence Diehl in third.