ULSTER CX SERIES
The Ulster CX Series kicks off this weekend as Apollo CT host the first round of the season at Lurgan Park. All the best to our members who will be competing at this event.
Date: Sunday 6 October 2019
Event: Round 1 - Ulster Cyclo-Cross Series 2019
Venue: Lurgan Park
Host club: Apollo CT
Lurgan Park offers cyclists a superb venue for off road riding in pleasant surroundings. The cyclo-cross course is classified as a fast, flowing and challenging track and yet suitable for even novice riders so no excuses for not turning up and enjoying cyclo-cross at its best. With a new course, developed with the help of local riders, we are hoping to offer a balance of open racing, with long straights and technical areas. We have kept the well-known and enjoyed mass start. You then enter open switch backs and straights, which should thin the group out, before passing the pits and entering the new technical part of the course. The skills section to the race is centred around the wooded section with roots, tight corners and off camber. You will need to concentrate hard to remain fast. You’ll pass the pits again after hitting the technical area of the course, then onto tarmac before you head around to the start/finish line and start again.
We’re hoping this new course design will lead to close balanced racing for all. This course should give everyone a great introduction into the cyclo-cross calendar. This is an ideal chance for riders to experience the venue which has held Irish Cyclo-cross Championships in the past. We all love a good cheer during a race and designed this with the spectator in mind as most of the racing can be viewed from the start/finish straight, so bring along the cow bells and cheer your family along as they race around this great course and enjoy a warm Apollo welcome.
The entrance to the course is situated within the car park of Waves Leisure Complex in Queen St, (just off the main street) Lurgan. Co Armagh. The approach roads will be signed on the morning of the event. Use the car park to your right when entering the main gates.
Sign on / Pre-registration:
Pre-registration for the race will open at 8 pm on Sunday 29 September 2019. Pre-registration will close on Friday 4 October 2019 at 8 pm.
To see a list of who has entered so far click here (password "LurganPark")
Sign on will open at 9:00 am on the morning of the race in the bowling pavilion (will be sign posted and only a few yards from the car park). Prize giving will also happen in the bowling pavilion.
Race fees, race categories and prize list:
See details of fees, categories and prizes (here)
Start times / Prize giving:
See Race information (here)
Apollo CT will be laying on a spread of food after the cyclo-cross race in the pavilion.
Located off High Street in the centre of the town of Lurgan.
Click on the image below to go to the interactive map
Co-ordinates: N 54.463054, W 6.324091
What3words location for sign on: https://what3words.com/papers.blend.copies
Car parking Ample
Toilets Yes, On site
Changing rooms Yes
Bike wash Yes
The park also has a children's play area to entertain the younger ones.
Host club website: www.apolloct.com
Race organiser: Kevin Devlin ( email)