Ulster Women's RR League Information

20 February 2014
Cycling Ulster Women's Commission are delighted to announce the Ulster Women's Road Race League for 2014.  The League to encourage more women into racing, so if you are currently open or club racing or new to racing, then why not give this a go!  A Limited Competition License rather than Full Competition License is required. 

For more information see http://www.cyclingireland.ie/page/membership/types-of-membership

The race distances will be under 40 miles.  Depending on the promoting club's race schedule (and in some cases, number of entries) the race may be run as a combined master's/women's race rather than separate women's race.  Masters are those aged 50+ and their races are run in the same format as the women's in terms of distance, license required, etc.

The League will be made up of 9 (hopefully more) races, with the first one being the Phoenix GP this Sunday, 23rd February.  As more events are confirmed, a final decision on the structure of the League will be made by the end of April.  This may allow for dropping the results from the worst one or two events. Currently we have confirmation of the following events in the League so far:

Sunday 23rd February: Phoenix GP 
http://phoenixcycling.proboards.com/thread/5617/hewitt-gilpin-phoenix-23th-february

Saturday 1st March: Spires GP 
http://cyclingulster.com/?p=15870

Sunday 2nd March: John Haldane (Newry Wheelers) http://www.entrycentral.com/newrywheelersJohnhaldane

Sunday 9th March: McCann Cup (Omagh Wheelers) (Registration opens Sunday 23rd February @ 7pm)

Sunday 16th March: Danny Boy Races (Roe Valley)

Sunday 23rd March: Carn Wheelers Classic

Sunday 30th March: PJ Logan (Island Wheelers)

Sunday 8th June: North Down GP

Saturday 2nd August: Madigan Cycles GP

Points will be awarded as follows:
1st - 20
2nd - 19
3rd - 18
4th - 17
5th - 16
6th - 15
7th - 14
8th - 13
9th - 12
10th - 11
unplaced finisher - 5
non-finisher - 2

We are hoping to secure a sponsor for the League and will provide information on that as soon as possible.

The Women's Commission are in the process of creating a website to provide information about women's cycling in general, as well as road, time-trial, track and off-road racing schedules. We will let you know when the website is launched.  In the meantime if you are on Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Cycling-Ulster/133504530030469.