Phoenix Events

16 February 2012
Phoenix cycling club has a busy couple of weeks ahead with two events on the calendar.

Firstly they will hold their annual reliability trial this Sunday 19th February. The event usually takes place from the House of Sport at Upper Malone but please check with the organiser to confirm venue and starting time before setting out. I understand that there will be a choice of two distances. 
Contact Details: Colin Hughes, 0796195 9552 


Then, the following weekend Phoenix are in action again when the Phoenix GP will be held on Sunday 26th February.

Pre-entry for this event is now open until Wednesday 22nd February. As entry is on a first come, first served basis with a limit of 80 entries for each race, you are urged to submit your entry as soon as possible. Sign-on will be in the Crumlin Community Centre (BT294UP) from 9:00. The sign-on fee is £10 for everyone except juniors who pay £5.  
The course will be the usual Nutts Corner, Seven Mile Straight, Long Rig Road circuit finishing at the top lay-by.  
There will be five races: Women & over 50's starting at 11am and A1-A4 starting at 12.30. 
The "A” race is for A1 and A2 seniors. This race will be handicapped and will be 6 laps, a distance of approximately 50 miles overall. 
A3 race. There will be a separate A3 race over 5 laps, 42 miles. 
The A4 race will be a scratch race and will be 4 laps, approximately 34 miles.

Women’s race. 
Phoenix also host the first round of the Ulster Woman’s Road Race League. This race will be handicapped and will be 3 laps, 25 miles.

50+ Master Race 
The Phoenix club also offer a race to A4 and club licence riders over the age of 50. A4 riders over the age of 50 can choose to ride this race or the A4 race. These races had a very successful introduction in 2011 and it is hoped to build on that success during 2012. The race will also be 3 laps.