'Billy Stewart Cup' & Lurgan Grand Prix Races - new course!

06 Aug 17

Billy Stewart Cup & Apollo Lurgan Grand Prix events 
Apollo Cycling Club will be running their annual Billy Stewart event on the Sunday 6th August 2017. 

This will be the second 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 Hill 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 the race will sign on from Waves swimming pool, Robert St, Lurgan, BT66 8BE with a neutralised roll out/start to the race circuit 1 mile away .

this year with a prize fund of £500 we will run an A2/3 race - Billy Stewart Cup; A4 race & a Ladies Race / Vets race 

Details as follows.

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


RACE DIRECTORS : James Wilson, Dylan Lyness, Paul McCormac  

Head Marshals : Gerard Smyth Sean Haughey

ENTRY

Sign on @ Lurgan Swimming pool BT66 8BE


Ladies/Masters : Sign on is open from 9:45am – 10:30am 

A2/3, A4 & Junior from 11:30 – 12:30

Rolling start to Start Finish area one mile away :

Ladies/Masters race roll out and rolling start @ 11AM from Swimming pool


A2/A3 race Roll out and rolling start @ 1PM from swimming pool

A4 race roll out and rolling start @ 1:05PM from swimming pool

Distances are as follows:


A2/A3 : 6 laps –  90km

A4 : 5 laps – 75km

Masters/ Women:  3 laps - 45km

Tea coffee some food after Vets Ladies & then immediately after A2-3-4 races with presentation in Waves / Swimming Pool 

£15 entry fee with Cycling Ireland Licence  / £15 on the day subjecto to available places

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. 

 

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

Details as follows.

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


Sign on @ Lurgan Swimming pool BT66 8BE


Ladies/Masters : Sign on is open from 9:45am – 10:30am 

Rolling start to Start Finish area one mile away : 

Ladies/Masters race roll out and rolling start @ 11AM from Swimming pool
 

Distances are as follows:


Masters/ Women:  3 laps - 45km

Tea coffee some food after Vets Ladies & then immediately after A2-3-4 races with presentation in Waves / Swimming Pool 

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. 

 

A4 Details as follows.

Sign on @ Lurgan Swimming pool BT66 8BE


A2/3, A4 & Junior from 11:30 – 12:30 

Rolling start to Start Finish area one mile away : 

A4 race roll out and rolling start @ 1:05PM from swimming pool 

Distances are as follows:



A4 : 5 laps – 75km


Tea coffee some food after Vets Ladies & then immediately after A2-3-4 races with presentation in Waves / Swimming Pool 

Entry with Cycling Ireland Licence £15 or on the day subjecto to available places

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. 

 

A2-3 essential Details as follows.

Enter via Entry Central £14 or £15 on the day.


Sign on @ Lurgan Swimming pool BT66 8BE


A2/3, A4 & Junior from 11:30 – 12:30 

Rolling start to Start Finish area one mile away : 

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

A2/A3 race Roll out and rolling start @ 1PM from swimming pool

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 ** 

Distances are as follows:


A2/A3 : 6 laps –  90km

Tea coffee some food after Vets Ladies & then immediately after A2-3-4 races with presentation in Waves / Swimming Pool 

£14 entry fee with Cycling Ireland Licence  / £15 on the day subjecto to available places

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. 

Organiser
Paul McCormac

07711105471

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Apollo Lurgan Grand Prix (Women and Veterans)06/08/2017??/80Open03/08/2017
Apollo Lurgan Grand Prix (A4)06/08/2017??/80Open03/08/2017
The Billy Stewart Cup (A3 & A2 scratch)06/08/2017??/80Open03/08/2017
Prices

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
Waves Swimming Pool Robert St, Lurgan, Craigavon, County Armagh BT66 8BE, United Kingdom link: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Waves+Leisure+Complex/@54.4595019,-6.3231099,15z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x9766a1fe5597aa22!2sWaves+Leisure+Complex!8m2!3d54.4615969!4d-6.3231099!3m4!1s0x0:0x9766a1fe5597aa22!8m2!3d54.4615969!4d-6.3231099