Last Updated : 18 February, 2011
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Draft, TEAM  MADIGAN  2011 RACE / EVENTS  CALENDAR

( Club Calendar last updated on 23. 12.  2010 )

A big effort has been made to provide a comprehensive programme of events for our members in 2011 as agreed at our AGM on 27 September 2010. Please take a look through the calendar and let me know your thoughts!  Note as the distance in Road Races has gone up a bit over the past few years, handicapping will be adjusted to reflect the change so that we give everyone a fair chance!  Davy Ross. davy_ross@btinternet.com

Marshal Roster for Club Road Races (Note: not Open Races, T.T.s or MTBs)!  Riders will be selected by name in a running order from A to Z.  We have 9 Club Road Races that need Marshals. It works out at around 4 or 5 Marshals per race.  Each person Marshals one race only!  Non competing members will be selected to cover the Handicap Road Race Cup event so that all racing members can have a chance of winning the cup.  An extra 2 Road Races have been slotted in this year so that you don't lose out in regard to the 25 points system for Marshalling.  Note: this whole Marrashalling system will only work with the support of everyone in the club!  You can swap with another member but you must let me know!  This is so that I can show the change on the roster here on this page.  Most important: If you can't attend a race to Marshal you must let me know as I will have to try to obtain a reserve Marshal.

Also we will require Marshals for the Madigan G.P. Open on Saturday 7th August.  As well as the (A) Race there will also be a (B) Race for A4 category riders.  Please let me know if you are available to Marshal from 11.00am to 1.30pm. Thanks! DR.      Please advise me if you spot any error in the Calendar below so that I can correct it!

 DATES

EVENTS

VENUE

TIME

MARCH      
Sun 13th Pre-Season Triple Club Fun Runs 50 / 40 / 20 miles. Carrick Cricket Club. Buffet in Cricket Club after the finish around 1.45pm. All the runs finish around the same time. Buffet is £5 per person!  For you to be added to Start Lists and Buffet contact Davy Ross. We want as many members as possible to be involved but I will need numbers in advance for catering.  Showers available too.  Your Families are also very welcome at the Buffet.  DR. 50 & 40 milers 10.30am

20 miler 12.00am

APRIL
 

 

 
Wed 6th Club, Hill Climb (1 of 2 counting for Cup) Carncastle (Car parking at the top of the climb) 6.45pm
Wed 13th Club, 20-mile H'Cap Road Race (1) Glenoe (Rectory Road) 20 Laps. Marshals: 6.45 pm
Wed 20th Club, 10-mile Time Trial (1) Ballygalley - Glenarm (A2) park in Ballygalley Public Car Park 7.15pm
Wed 27th Club, Mountain Bike XC (1) Magheramorne Quarry, meet at gates behind Oxygen Therapy building 6.30 pm
MAY      
Wed 4th Club, 25-mile H'Cap Road Race (2) Bellahill Road, Beltoy 5 Laps. Marshals: 7.00pm
Wed 11th Club, 10-mile Time Trial. (2) Oldwood Road, A26 Duel Carriageway, Antrim (2-miles from Dunsilly). 7.00 pm
Wed 18th Club, 28-mile H'Cap Road Race (3) Brown's Bay, Islandmagee. (Car Park at Brown's Bay)  5-Laps. Marshals: 7.00 pm
Sun 15th or 28th # Open,  MTB XC.  Madigan round of Ulster Series Magheramorne Quarry, Larne. (parking at Magheramorne Sailing Club) 11.30am
Wed 25th Club, Club, 24-mile H'Cap Road Race (7)Club, 25-mile H'Cap Road Race (4) Moss Road, near Ballynure, park on Ballyfore Rd, 6 Laps. Marshals: 7.00pm
JUNE      
Wed 1st Club, 30-mile H'Cap Road Race (5) Ballyvallagh Road, Park at Ballyfore Mission & Steven Stewart's house.   5 Laps.  Marshals: 7.00pm
Mon 6th # Possible Open Larne Crit.   Larne?  T.B.A. 6.45pm to 9.30pm 
Wed 8th Club, 10-mile circuit Time Trial (3) Brown's Bay, Islandmagee (2 x 5-mile Laps) 7.00pm
Wed 15th Club, 29-mile H'Cap Road Race (6) Ballycarry (Park at Cemetery) 4 Laps. Marshals: Albert Douglas, Ben Finch, Mark Forrester, Micheal Gillespie, Ricky Greer, Stephen Harkens. 7.00 pm
Wed 22nd Club, 17-mile Circuit Time Trial (4) Kilroot (A2) finish at the top of Bellahill, Beltoy 7.00pm
Wed 29th Club, 25-mile H'Cap Road Race (7) Bellahill Road, Beltoy 5 Laps. Marshals: 7.00pm
JULY
 

 

 
Thursday 7th Club, 25-mile Time Trial (5) Woodgreen, Ballymena Carriageway A26 (Also a round of DK League.  Note if riding in DK League a fee of £5.  If just riding in our club event this is free).  Our Club will Marshal this event, so if you can help please contact Davy Ross. Thanks! 7.00
Sun 10th Club, 50-mile Time Trial (6) / T Givan Mem.  Ulster 50 T.T. Championship Woodgreen Ballymena, Parking and Start beside Tannaghmore Service Station.  Note there will be a sign-on fee! 9.00am
Wed 13th Club, Mountain Bike Big Leisure Tour Woodburn Forest Fisherman's Car Park below Woodburn Church. Big Tour of Woodburn and surrounding area ( 1 1/2 hours). 7.00pm
Wed 20th  Club, 10-mile Time Trial H'Cap Trophy (7) Oldwood Road, A26 Duel Carriageway, Antrim (2-miles from Dunsilly). 7.00pm
Wed 27th Club, H'Cap MTB Time Trial C'Ship Trophy (2) Woodburn Crossroads, Park at School. Note does not count in T.T. BAR! 7.00pm
AUGUST      
Wed 3rd Club, Club, 24-mile H'Cap Road Race (8) Moss Road, near Ballynure, park on Ballyfore Rd, 6 Laps. Marshals: 7.00pm
Sat 6th # Open,  Madigan Cycles Grand Prix.

A Race for A+, A1, A2, A3, 55 miles (3 laps). 

B Race for A4 36 miles (2 laps). 

Ladies 36 miles (2 laps).

Kilroot, Sign-On at Eden Playing Fields, Beltoy Road 10.00 am. 

List of Marshals:

Lead Car (A Race):   Lead Car (B Race):  Lead Car Ladies Race:   Commissaire Driver (A Race):  Commissaire Driver (B Race):   Race Finish Photos / Judge:   Time Keeper:

All to be confirmed nearer to the time!

11.00 am
Wed 10th Club, 28-mile H'Cap Road Race (Trophy)   (9) Watch-Hill / Cairn Road course, Park at Ballyfore Mission / Steven Stewart's house.  4 Laps = 28 miles. Marshals: 7.00pm
Wed 17th Club, 25ml TT (H/Cap Trophy) 8) Antrim - Ballymena A26 Duel-Carriageway, (Park in Oldwood Rd - facing Ramble Inn) 7.00pm
Wed 24th Club, John Lindsay Memorial 10-mile Time Trial H'Cap Trophy (9) Ballygalley - Glenarm (A2) park in Ballygalley Public Car Park 7.00pm
Wed 31st Club, Mountain Bike XC (3) Magheramorne Quarry 6.45 pm
SEPT
 

 

 
Wed 7th Club,  1.5 mile Hill-Climb Trophy (2 of 2 counting for Cup), Carrickfergus, Upper Woodburn Rd / Bryantang, parking at Fishermans Car Park at the top of the hill below Woodburn Church. 6.45pm
Sun 11th Club, MTB Cross Country Championship (4)  Magheramorne Quarry. (Note will not count in Road BAR as agreed at 2010 AGM). 2.30pm
Sun 18th # Open, John Lindsay Memorial, Tour Head Charity Challenge     Ballygalley - Torr Head - Ballygalley 70-miles.  Or flat 50-mile run or very flat 20-mile run - you choose. Minimum entry fee £10.  Tea's served around the course and at finish.  Start & Finish at Ballygalley Car Park on the Antrim Coast. 10.30 am
Mon 26th Club A.G.M. Coast Road Hotel, Carrickfergus. 7.30pm
OCTOBER      
Sat 15th Club Prize Presentation Dinner Coast Road Hotel Carrickfergus. 7.30pm
Sun 23rd #Open, Cyclo Cross league Seacourt Sports Centre, Old Glenarm Road, Larne. (beside FG Wilson Factory) 11.00 on
DEC
Sun 18th Club Christmas Gathering / Drinks Wind Rose, Carrickfergus 8.00pm

Note:  Due to difficulties we have had in the summer with very wet weather / flooding in the past few years and us having to postpone or cancel road events I have come up with a solution. As you may know there is a requirement to resubmit Police forms for all rearranged road events. So if a road event is postponed it will be rearranged to take place on an MTB date.  This will allow time for me to resubmit the Police form and it will give the Police time to approve the change of date. Those selected MTB's events will then be run at 3.00pm on Sunday afternoon's at Magheramorne Quarry in September / October.

Note:  In circumstances of poor light, very wet conditions or low rider numbers laps may be deducted from a road race, or a 25 mile T.T. changed to a 10 mile T.T. at short notice in the interest of safety! 

Prizes:

Club Road Race and Time Trial BAR's: your best 7 scores from 9 Time Trials will count, and your best 7 scores from 9 Road Races will count.  Prizes for first 3 in each of the BAR categories.
 

Club Hillclimb Trophy - The lowest combined times over the 2 rounds will win the Cup.  Plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Tony Purnell Cup: the first Madigan rider home in the Madigan Grand Prix Open event.

Club MTB League: Best 4 scores from 4 rounds will count.  To break a Tie on points the lowest MTB Time Trial time will decide.  Senior, Vets and Juniors are one category due to the races being handicapped.  Plaques for first 3.  Underage is first 3 in each category.

MTB Time Trial Championship is Handicapped and the first three over the line win a plaque.

MTB Cross Country Championship is Handicap and the first three over the line win a plaque.

  # indicates a Team Madigan promoted Open event and your help would be greatly appreciatedRace Marshals and lead cars are always required by Law at all road race events, therefore your help is needed.

Note: The club committee advise members who are arranging group away trips, and who seek some financial support from the Club for their trip / event, that they need to take the matter through the Club Committee well in advance of the proposed event / trip, and that every effort be made by the group to facilitate other members who may also wish to be involved.
    Thank you.
Club Racing is for all abilities and all ages.  Trophies and medals are attainable in all categories.  Join the club and have a go, it's just a bit of fun that keeps us all fit.  New members are made very welcome.  Fair handicapping in all our club handicap races. Club runs every Sunday morning from Madigan Cycles, Carrickfergus at 10.00AM, just turn up and make yourself known and enjoy yourself ! 

Davy Ross (Club Secretary / Race Secretary) - tel. 028 9336 7703.  Email: davy_ross@btinternet.com  

Club Membership - with a friendly cycling club that has a great deal to offer you! contact -
Mr Ronnie McKeegan 028 9335 1844 or Davy Ross above.

Membership includes a comprehensive Insurance package that covers you - any place - any where - with Cycling Ireland - No Cyclist should be without it, make sure you are covered.  Membership runs from 1st January to 31 December each year!  However you can still join at any time of the year, but your membership will expire on the 31st December.  Special Offers for first time leisure members who have not been members of Cycling Ireland in the past.  See our web site front page (link Club Fees) for full details.

The Club meet on the first Monday of each month @ 7.30 pm in the Coast Road Hotel, Carrickfergus.  If you are thinking of attending / joining our club please contact Ronnie on 028 9335 1844 beforehand as some meetings are postponed at times!

 

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