This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

'Billy Stewart Cup' & Lurgan Grand Prix Races

12 Aug 2018

Billy Stewart Cup & Apollo Grand Prix events 
Apollo Cycling Club will be running their annual Billy Stewart event on the Sunday 12th August 2018. Racing Starts at 1pm. 

This will be the third year using our new course - which takes in the village of Warringstown as well as through the greater Lurgan town - a challenging course with mixes of very flat fast open roads and some small but sharp hills as you climb the rolly Clare Road around the middle section of each lap before a fast flat run for the finish which will give the bigger men a chance to recover before the sprint for the line on the main Lurgan Gilford road in the middle of housing developments which is sure to get the spectators out. 

The course has been designed by Apollo rider James Wilson which many of you will know has a long history of success racing in Ulster and beyond over the last 2 decades and who is currently an A2 racer and brings alot of experience as well as knowing what riders want! 

This year  we are back at Good Year Social Club as race HQ - and will do a neutral roll out to the race circuit on the Lurgan Gilford Road 3 miles away.

See race essentials when you register for details. 

this year with a prize fund of £500 we will run an

  • A2/3 race - Billy Stewart Cup; 
  • A4 race
  • Ladies Race / Vets Race 

Details as follows.

Enter via Entry Central £15 or  £20 on the day subject to places.


RACE DIRECTORS : Enda McDaid / Paul McCormac  

Head Marshals : Gerard Smyth / Sean Haughey

for more info :  

Sign on all categories  11:00 – 12:15

Race HQ / Sign on : Goodyear Sports & Social Club Silverwood Rd, Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 6LN 54.467312, -6.372593

Race start / finish : Gilford Rd Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 7AE 54.448234, -6.326663

12.40  Roll out to Start Finish area three miles away on the Lurgan Gilford Road 


Race start order and distances:

13:00 :  A2/A3 : 6 laps –  90km

13:05 :  A4 : 5 laps – 75km

13:10 :  Masters/ Women:  3 laps - 45km

Refreshments with some food after races with presentation in the Good Year Club 

Disqualification : Note : tight circuit with no white lines on the back roads - riders who ride on the right hand side of the road, endangering other riders, car users, public or themselves will be removed from the race or DQ'd after the race. Where the peleton races in a dangerous manor the Commissaires and / or the organisers will reserve the right to neutralise or stop the race. 

Riders are asked to respect the local area and especially to refrain from a 'natural break' in view of houses or public. Toilets available at the sign on area. 

No parking on the course circuit. 

 **this year with a prize fund of almost £500 our Ladies Race & Vets race will have the same prize fund as the senior races!! **

Sign on all categories  11:00 – 12:15 at the Good Year Social Club 

riders form in order of start as below 

12.40  Roll out to Start Finish area three miles away on the Lurgan Gilford Road 


Race start order and distances:

13:00 :  A2/A3 : 6 laps –  90km

13:05 :  A4 : 5 laps – 75km

13:10 :  Masters/ Women:  3 laps - 45km

Disqualification : Note : tight circuit with no white lines on the back roads - riders who ride on the right hand side of the road, endangering other riders, car users, public or themselves will be removed from the race or DQ'd after the race. Where the peleton races in a dangerous manor the Commissaires and / or the organisers will reserve the right to neutralise or stop the race. 

Riders are asked to respect the local area and especially to refrain from a 'natural break' in view of houses or public. Toilets available at the sign on area. 

No parking on the course circuit. 

Sign on all categories  11:00 – 12:15 at the Good Year Social Club 

riders form in order of start as below 

12.40  Roll out to Start Finish area three miles away on the Lurgan Gilford Road 


Race start order and distances:

13:00 :  A2/A3 : 6 laps –  90km

13:05 :  A4 : 5 laps – 75km

13:10 :  Masters/ Women:  3 laps - 45km

Disqualification : Note : tight circuit with no white lines on the back roads - riders who ride on the right hand side of the road, endangering other riders, car users, public or themselves will be removed from the race or DQ'd after the race. Where the peleton races in a dangerous manor the Commissaires and / or the organisers will reserve the right to neutralise or stop the race. 

Riders are asked to respect the local area and especially to refrain from a 'natural break' in view of houses or public. Toilets available at the sign on area. 

No parking on the course circuit. 

Sign on all categories  11:00 – 12:15 at the Good Year Social Club 

riders form in order of start as below 

12.40  Roll out to Start Finish area three miles away on the Lurgan Gilford Road 


Race start order and distances:

13:00 :  A2/A3 : 6 laps –  90km

there will be a 2 minute handicap from A2's to the A3 

the A2's will be positioned at the back and held at the Start line for two minutes ** note this may be reviewed subject to numbers and at the discretion of the race organiser on the day ** 



[13:05 :  A4 : 5 laps – 75km]

[13:10 :  Masters/ Women:  3 laps - 45km]

Disqualification : Note : tight circuit with no white lines on the back roads - riders who ride on the right hand side of the road, endangering other riders, car users, public or themselves will be removed from the race or DQ'd after the race. Where the peleton races in a dangerous manor the Commissaires and / or the organisers will reserve the right to neutralise or stop the race. 

Riders are asked to respect the local area and especially to refrain from a 'natural break' in view of houses or public. Toilets available at the sign on area. 

No parking on the course circuit. 

 

Organiser
Paul McCormac

07711105471

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Apollo Lurgan Grand Prix (Women and Veterans)12 Aug 2018??/80Closed10 Aug 2018
Apollo Lurgan Grand Prix (A4)12 Aug 2018??/80Closed10 Aug 2018
The Billy Stewart Cup (A3 & A2 scratch)12 Aug 2018??/90Closed10 Aug 2018
Prices

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
Race HQ / Sign on : Goodyear Sports & Social Club Silverwood Rd, Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 6LN 54.467312, -6.372593 Race start / finish : Gilford Rd Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 7AE 54.448234, -6.326663