The annual Leisure Awards will take place this Saturday night. Venue, Teach na Teamhrach Navan. Doors open at 8:30pm, and all members and friends are welcome to attend, especially those who took part in leisure events during the year.
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th December – 24 hour roller cycle, Watergate street, Navan, proceeds to ARC Cancer Support Centre.
Saturday 13th December – Leisure Cycling Awards, Teach na Teamhrach, 8;30pm.
Christmas morning Novelty TT. Ramparts, Navan. Proceeds to St Vincent De Paul..
St Stephens Day – Cycle for Cairde, Village Inn, Slane, 11am
This years AGM will take place on Wednesday 26th November, 8pm in Teach na Teamhrach Navan. We intend to start on-time so please be there early. As always, we would welcome some new faces on the club committee. So if you are willing to take on a job within the club please make it known on the night or beforehand to a committee member.
Navan Road Club will host the Ballivor GP road race on Saturday 5th July. Sign-on will be open from 5:30pm in McLoughlins pub Ballivor, with racing due to start at 7pm. It is the usual 18km circuit, which will be covered 3 times, with the finish-line back in Ballivor outside McLoughlins pub on the main street. The circuit is mainly flat and with the race run on a handicapped basis it makes for some very fast racing.!!
Race organiser : Noel Clarke 087 2727801
The 2014 Summer League will start on Tuesday 6th May, and will run each week until late August. It will be run in a very similar way to previous years. Sign-on from 7pm @ Halfords carpark Navan, with racing starting at 7:30pm sharp. Cost is once again 2 euro per race. All riders require the appropriate level of Cycling Ireland licence in order to compete. This must be a ‘club competition/limited competition’, or a ‘full’ racing licence. Absolutely no One-day licences will be available. Race numbers are not required, but please bring your licence to sign-on as proof of eligibility. The routes used will be the same as last year, with a mixture of flat or uphill sprint finish-lines, along with Time-trials and Hill climb races. The aim is to allow riders to gain experience of all aspects of racing.
This league is run by Navan Road Club, and is primarily for our own members. However we have always allowed members of other clubs to take part, and will continue to do so……..but this is at our discretion, and if the numbers signing-on become too much to handle we will have to restrict entries. Please do not be offended if you are unable to take part on a certain night, as Navan RC members will always be given preference over ‘other’ club riders. We aim to provide a safe and fun way for everyone to have a good nights training/racing, and introduce riders to the skills needed to take part in open races.
The major change this year is the introduction of enforced marshalling for all competitors. The safety of all riders is our main concern, and with the increase in numbers and in traffic, this is a step we feel we have to take. We will require 5 marshals per race, and duties will be decided on the night. Flags, high-viz bibs, signs etc will be provided by the club. Everyone who wishes to race will be required to marshal at least 1 week during the summer. A minimum points score will be awarded (5 points), so you won’t loose out.! If you can’t attend when you are scheduled to marshal, it is up to you to find a replacement.! Riders can swap between themselves and there is no problem with someone marshalling on a number of occasions…..you’ll make plenty of friends anyway.!
We have drawn-up a roster of marshals based on the final 2013 league table, starting from the top placings and working down in blocks of 5.
***Any new competitors will also be required to marshal, and will be given dates as the league progresses……
Marshals for the first few weeks of Summer League.
Week 1 ;
Week 2 ;
Week 3 ;
Week 4 ;
Week 5 ;
The points system will be slightly changed this year. The minimum score for each week will now be 5 points. This is the same as the marshalling points score, so you won’t be loosing out when you marshal. Top points for 1st place will remain unchanged at 25. Example of points;
1st – 25 points
2nd – 24 points
3rd – 23 points
15th – 11 points
All others riders, and marshals – 5 points.
Scores will be added up each week and a League table will be posted asap. This will be posted on the club website and Facebook page, so keep an eye for all the latest news and results.
Club membership fee’s for 2014 are now due ( as of 1st January ’14).
The amounts set at the AGM were ;
Adult – 25 euros
Under-age – 5 euros
Family – 40 euros
We would greatly appreciate if all club members could pay as early in the year as possible, thanks.
It has been decided to provide a regular time and location to make it easy for members to pay their fee’s on time. So, we have selected the Monday night kids club in Cannistown as a meeting point to pay membership. Look for club secretary Niall Doggett, who will be there from 7pm – 7;45pm each week ( ** for January and February ).
A membership night will be held on Wednesday 5th February to facilitate payment and any club meetings held in Jan / Feb.
*** Also agreed at the AGM was that a late penalty would be charged for anyone paying after 15th February. Any adult membership after this date will be 35euros.