Connacht Training Race 2 – Feb 17th – Race Format Details
The second Connacht Training race/ spin is this Sunday the 17th of February.
Sign on from 9.30 to 10.15am at the hall in Bohola race starts sharp at 10.30. Cost €5
To participate you must have applied for Cycling Ireland licence, get a note from your club secretary if you have no CI licence card.
To encourage everyone to race a new format will be announced on Sunday especially for the A4 and club racers.
Small H/cap will apply over a 70k route.
Rather than waiting for the sprint try attacking as there are no prizes for anyone, so nothing to loose, you will only learn by trying.
Dont miss out, race season only 1 week away
Format for Connacht Training race, this Sunday the 17th of Feb.
There will be 4 separate races within the 70k loop. 4 chances to perfect your racing skills and tactics.
· Race one 24k from Bohola to Carracastle, re group through the village 4k.
· Race two, 5k Race from Carracastle to Charlestown re group through the town 2k.
· Race three, 15k from Charlestown/ Carracastle junction to Swinford, regroup on by pass 2k.
· Race four, 8k from Swinford to Bohola.
A chequered flag will indicate the finish line and will easily be seen in the distance.
The aim is for all participants to race hard in each race by attacking, chasing etc., with a sprint for the finish flag.
After each race ALL racers must stay behind the lead car and wait for everyone to re group.
There will be 2 separate race groups, A4 and club racers will start 15minutes ahead of the A3,A2,A1 group leaving no chance of the Latter group catching up before the finish line.
The A4 and club racers can race hard in the knowledge that they are not trying to stay away from the scratch group.
Representatives from each club will be approached to act as supervisors.
RULES of the road must strictly be adhered too, anyone caught crossing the white line or racing dangerously will be asked to leave the race.
The organisers are asking clubs to send a marshal or lead car driver to help run this innovative race, at the end of the day its for the benefit of all the Connacht clubs.