Roadmap for Reopening

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.

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Rás na nÓg 2020 Postponed

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.

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Boyne GP 2020 Update

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.

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Boyne GP 2020

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

Race Programme

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 086-8192205/gercampbell1@hotmail.com.

Race route – note distance quoted is for 1.5 laps

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Membership Night

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:

Leisure Member Application Form

Junior Member Application Form

Competitive Member Application Form

 

 

 

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Annual Louth Coastal Tour

The club’s Annual Coastal Tour will take place on Sunday 10th November. The route will be our normal 80km spin along the beautiful Louth coast

The event will begin at 10:30am from the sign venue at Donore National School and refreshments will be provided afterwards. Entry fee is €20 with all proceeds going towards the school.

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2019 Autumn Race

Drogheda Wheelers (supported by Cycling Leinster) will host its 2019 Autumn Race on Sunday August 4th.

Sign on at Bellewstown racecourse will be from 9:00 am.

Races, over a tough 12.5km circuit will segregated as follows: 
A1 /A2 / A3 race 7 laps (87km)
A4 race 5 laps (62km)

Both races will start 10.30am.

2019 Autumn Race Circuit

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Shane Coll Wins Club Championship

Aaron McCann, Shane Coll and Terence Diehl receiving their medals at the 2019 Club Championship

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.

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Brendan Campbell Memorial Race 2019 Results

Senior A1/2/3/Jun Race

1st Liam Curley (Strata 3 Velo Revolution)
2nd Darnell Moore (Caldwell Cycles)
3rd Conor Murnane (UCD)
4th Lindsay Watson (Powerhouse Sport)
5th Angus Fyffe (Caldwell Cycles)
6th Alan Bingham (Newry Wheelers)
7th James Davenport (Strata 3 Velo Revolution)
8th Sean McKenna (Pactimo Dan Morrissey)
Geraoid Campbell presents Liam Curley Strata3 Velo Revolution with the Brendan Campbell Memorial trophy at Donore. The race wa sponsored by Richies Bikestore. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

Unplaced A2s

1st Tiit Talumaa (St Tiernan’s)
2nd Kevin Lynch (Newry Wheelers)
3rd Kieran Merriman (Waterford RC)

Unplaced A3s

1st Fergus Crilly (Navan RC)
2nd Colm Bracken (Kilcullen CC)
3rd Fergus Whelan (Kildare CC)

Unplaced Juniors

1st Aaron Wade (NRPT)
2nd Aaron Rafferty (Bohermeen CC)
3rd Shane Coll (Drogheda Wheelers)
Noel Clarke representing sponsor Richies Bikestore presents Simon Ward from Lucan CRC with the A4 trophy at the Brendan Campbell Memorial races at Donore. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

A4 Race

1st Simon Ward (Lucan CRC)
2nd Francis McGee (Ratoath CC)
3rd Alan Geraghty (Yellow Furze)
4th Terence Diehl (Drogheda Wheelers)
5th Gavin McDermot (Cuchulainn CC)
6th Alan Kelly (Cuchulainn CC)
Simon Ward from Lucan CRC crosses the line to win the A4 race at the Brendan Campbell Memorial races at Donore sponsored by Richies Bikestore. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

Under 16 Race

1st Andrew Kelly (Moynalty CC)
2nd Eoghan Cooke (Oounvarra CC)
3rd Ciaran Connor (Drogheda Wheelers)
4th Andrew Ryan (Scott Orwell Wheelers)
5th Conor Shortt (SERC)
6th Rory McGinn (Navan RC)
1st Girl Ellen Murray (T C Racing)
Noel Clarke representing sponsor Richies Bikestore presents Andrew Kelly from Moynalty Cycle Club with the U-16 trophy at the Brendan Campbell Memorial races at Donore. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

Under 14 Race

1st Josh Callaly (Navan RC)
2nd Joseph Mullen (Navan RC)
3rd Joe Norris (Navan RC)
4th Darragh Lenehan (Navan RC)
5th Christopher Marshall (Scott Orwell Wheelers)
6th Sean Tolan (Drogheda Wheelers)
1st Girl Katie Reilly (Scott Orwell Wheelers)
2nd Girl Aoibhe Murray (Moynalty CC)
3rd Girl Zoe Shakespeare (Navan RC)
4th Girl Lauren Murray (T C Racing)
Noel Clarke representing sponsor Richies Bikestore presents Josh Callelly from Navan Road Club with the U-14 trophy at the Brendan Campbell Memorial races at Donore. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

Under 12 Race

1st Cillian Owens (Bohermeen CC)
2nd Niall Browne (Drogheda Wheelers)
3rd Daragh Peters (Drogheda Wheelers)
4th Noah Harris (Bray Wheelers)
5th David Quinn (Scott Orwell Wheelers)
6th Toby Sweetman (Stamullen CC)
1st Girl Aine Reilly (Scott Orwell Wheelers)
2nd Girl Aoibhinn Sharkey (Stamullen RC)
3rd Girl Joann Connor (Drogheda Wheelers)
4th Girl Aoife Reilly (Moynalty CC)
Noel Clarke representing sponsor Richies Bikestore presents Cillian Owens from Bohermeen CC with the U-12 trophy at the Brendan Campbell Memorial races at Donore. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

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Mark Mullen League 2019 Final Results

Aaron Rafferty of Bohermeen won the sixth and final round of this year’s Mark Mullen league. Sean Landers of UCD was second and David McCaul of Swords third.

Shane Coll picked up a single point which was enough to see him retain his lead at the top of the league and so claim overall victory.

Toby Sweetman of Stamullen won round 6 of the underage league ahead of teammate Aoibhinn Sharkey. Darragh Peters of Drogheda Wheelers finished third.

Well done to Conor Murphy of Rostrevor who won the overall classification.

Click here for the overall tables.





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