The George Rooney Phoenix Grand Prix 2020

08 Mar 2020

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

Organiser's Description

The George Rooney Phoenix Grand Prix (8th March 2020).

The George Rooney Phoenix Grand Prix will take place on Sunday 8th March this year. 

We will have a pre-entry on which will close on the 4th March. As entry is on a first come, first served basis with a limit on the entries for each race, riders are urged to submit their entry as soon as possible.

This year sign-on will be in the Crumlin Leisure Centre (BT29 4UP) from 9:15.  Sign on will close 30 min before each race with free spaces being allocated to the reserve list.

There will be full changing and showering facilities available as well as refreshments before and after. The sign-on fee is £17 for everyone except juniors who pay £7.  Juniors please note that on entry central, you will have to pay £17 for pre-entry, please make yourself known at sign-on on the day and we will reimburse you the £10 difference.  Entry on the day of the race will be £20/€25.

- All riders must have the appropriate CI license card or print out from the CI website.

- No refunds for riders withdrawing will be issued.Course details:

- The course will be the usual Nutt’s Corner > Seven Mile Straight > Long Rig Rd course  + NEW FINISH section

**Note this year the finish will be approx 1.7 miles past the start line on the same road (A52).  The race will be run as usual with lap counts and then after passing the start line for the final time, that would have histroically been the finish, the race will continue for 1.7 miles on the same road until reaching the new finsh line. **

Sign on location Goolge maps 54.618304, -6.213043

Race start location Goolge Maps 54.639893, -6.083842

Race NEW Finish Location google maps 54.638592, -6.039003

There will be five races:

  • Women, over 50's and A4's starting at 10:45
  • A1/A2 combined race and an A3 race starting at 12.30.


A1/A2 Race. (George Rooney GP)

This race will be handicapped and will be 6 laps + new finish section, approximately 52 miles overall.

Start time 12:30pm

Prizes for top 6


A3 Race

There will be a separate A3 race over 5 laps + new finish section, approximately 44 miles overall.

Start time 12:35pm

Prizes for top 5


A4 Race.

This race will be a scratch race and will be 4 laps + finish section, approximately 36 miles overall.

Please note this race will start at 10:45.

Prizes for top 5


Women’s race.

3 laps of the course + new finish section, aprox 27 miles. This race will be run on its own if there are greater than 10 entries. 

Race start approx 10:50am

Prizes for top 3 **

** If the race has 3 - 10 entrants it will be run within the Masters race with a prize for the first female finisher only. For races with less than 3 entrants, that race will, if permissible, be combined with another race. For example if there is only 2 female entrants for the women’s race then those entrants can enter the Masters race with that race becoming a Masters/women’s race and prizes for top 3 overall finishers only.


50+ Master Race.

Phoenix is also proud to be promoting this Master race A3, A4 and club license riders who will be 50 or older this calendar year. These riders can choose to ride this race or the A4 or A3 race. The masters’ races are hotly contested with the ealry races proving the most popular. The race will be 4 laps + finish section, approximately 36 miles overall.

Race start approx 10:50am

     Prizes for top 3 






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04 Mar 2020£17.00

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 08 Mar 2020

Closing Date: 04 Mar 2020

Status: Closed

The Phoenix GP Masters 2020??/60
Phoenix GP A3 Race 2020??/75
The George Rooney Phoenix GP A1/A2 Race 2020??/75
The Phoenix GP A4 Race 2020??/60
The Phoenix GP Women 2020??/70


Paul Toner



Crumlin Community/Leisure Centre, 2a Min Street, Crumlin BT29 4UP