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Information Days in

early March.

All racing members are obliged to attend one of these sessions.

at the

Springfield Hotel,


Saturday, 5th. March at 2pm

and / or

Sunday, 13th. March at



The IVCA racing season is fast approaching, with the first race scheduled to take place on Easter Sunday, 27th. March.

As was the case in the last few years, race numbers and licences will be distributed at Information Days in early March.All racing members are obliged to attend one of these sessions.   Race numbers will not be available on the first day of racing.
The Information Days will include a presentation on marshalling and safety in races, which will be especially important for new racing members. The Board will also take the opportunity to update members on progress in planning the Wicklow 200 and the development of a new IVCA website.
We hope there will be something of interest to racing and non-racing members alike as we celebrate 50 years of the IVCA, so non-racing members are also invited to attend one of the Information sessions. 

The Information Days will take place in the Springfield Hotel, Leixlip, on the following dates:

Saturday, 5th. March at 2pm
Sunday, 13th. March at 2pm 

Please note, the 50 in 4 takes place from Clonee on 13th. March at 9am, so members might want to take that into account in choosing the date they plan to attend the Springfield Hotel.
We look forward to seeing you there.
IVCA Executive Committee


Sunday 21st February



   The Weatherman described Sunday last as blustery and damp but the 8 brave hearts who turned out for The North Dublin Tour would feel ‘ extremely wet and windy’ was closer to the mark.  They endured a strong headwind and heavy rain all the way to Ratoath  and were relieved to see the right turn for Curragha. They cycled straight through Curragha to the Ashbourne Road where William Parnell decided to call it a day.  The magnificent seven stayed together all the way to the Tea Stop on the Old Belfast Road as the wind was extremely difficult. 

During the break a unanimous decision was made to cut out the Balscadden climb and head straight home as it looked like more heavy rain on the way.  At this point Eddie Mongey made a break and headed home alone while the other 6 stayed together and took their turn into the wind.  At the end it looked like they had taken part in a cyclocross event rather than a Leisure Tour but they really enjoyed it and all finished with big smiles.

The distance was just short of the planned 85km and 2 Leisure League points were awarded to all.  Round 3, the 50 in 4, takes place on 13th March starting in Clonee at 9.00am.

Teresa Murphy
Evelyn Doyle

IVCA Membership
for 2016

Membership Application Form 1
Non Competitive

Membership Application Form 2
Racing Member

Membership Application Form 3
New Racing member

We are now accepting membership applications for 2016.  Separate Application Forms are available fo Non-Competitive Membership (e.g. touring/leisure) and for Racing membership. Please select the appropriate form for your membership type from the 3 forms on the left.  As was signalled at the 2015 AGM, insurance costs have increased this year and this is reflected in the fee structure.  However, the Board has endeavoured to keep the membership fee as low as possible and you can avail of a substantial discount on the full cost of membership by assisting in the running of the Wicklow 200.      

This year, there is an option to take out Racing Membership for TTs/Track racing only, or for all race types(road races, TT and track).  New applicants for IVCA Racing membership must complete a separate "New Racing Members" application form initially and submit it to the Race Committee for approval.  Applications for Racing Membership close on 1st February 2016, to allow adequate time for planning and preparation for the new racing season by the Race Committee.

Please note that IVCA insurance is compulsory to participate in any IVCA cycling events.  Further information is available on the application forms. 

Winter Training and the various characters

The annual article on the various winter training types. Have you ever ridden with any of these lads? I have met most of them over the years although strava man is usually way ahead of me.

Thanks to stickybottle and Tim Barry for the article.

Recognise these guys?


A good article which explains methods of cycling safely in a bunch/group of riders. This is worth a read regardless of experience but is especially important for novices to bunch riding.
Thanks to Aidan Ryan /

Safe Bunch Riding

Phone: 01 278 4555
Old Church Hall,
Lower Kilmacud Road,
Stillorgan, Co. Dublin,

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