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Dermot White became the latest LCRC Leinster Road Racing Champion after putting in a sterling performance at the weekend to win in style at the U16 Leinster Road Race Championships in Kilmessan Co. Meath.
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The 2013 Club League kicks off tomorrow evening at Black Bull with a Handicapped event organised by St. Tiernans.
For all information related to the club league such as sign on locations, course maps, Marshall lists and or course results, head over to the club league website created by our own Barry Sheridan.
Don't forget, sign on closes 15 mins before the start of the race. For people that are new to the league, No race numbers are needed for these races and you can check which group you are in on the Club League website.
Best of luck to all taking part.
You guys are my road marshals for this Saturday's race at Batterstown. We will be having a marshal meeting at 9.00am. If you can be in the club house for then it would be much appreciated.
When you arrive check in with Declan Brassil our event safety officer or Neil O Connor. They will give you your corner and instructions for the race.
Don't worry if you haven't marshaled before we will make sure you are paired with experienced marshals.Also make sure to dress warmly as you will be standing out for up to 2 hours.
We have a number of high vis jackets but if you have your own please bring it with you.
Dermot O Gorman
Frank Mc Donnell
Also please note parking is at a premium so if you can park outside of the car park on the road well away from the sign on to leave room for those racing in the event. If possible try to car pool with others coming over from Lucan. I will post directions on the club website Friday evening some time.There will be plenty of refreshments afterwards in the club house. Thanks all in advance we couldn't run this event without you all.
Mark Mearns and Brian Reynolds got the season off to a great start at the Ned Flanagan memorial at Monasterevin today.
In the high speed sprint (which included some scratch group A* and A1 riders) Mark finished 3rd A3 and Burtie 4th A3 - both well inside the top 10 in the overall race. Well done lads.
All our riders finished safely avoiding several crashes.
More information including photo's and video highlights can be seen on the Race page, Sportives page and Gallery page on this site.
The 2013 racing season is almost upon us and LCRC riders plan on putting in a good performance again this season.
You can follow all the LCRC racing results here on www.Lucancrc.com/racing for Open Races, League results and Youth Racing.
A reminder to all LCRC club members that anyone that wishes to cycle with LCRC a valid Cycling Ireland licence is required as well as club membership.
It is a condition of Club Membership that all members sign up and take out a licence with Cycling Ireland.
First time New Members to the club who have not previously been members of Cycling Ireland will receive an Introductory License as part of their membership.
On the 2nd and subsequent years you have to renew your license on-line at https://members.cyclingireland.ie/login.aspx?
2013 Membership and licenses are now due for renewal and 2012 licences are no longer valid so please renew A.S.A.P
Riders who have not paid up membership and/or who have not renewed their licence will not be eligible to participate in club activities after 31st Jan.
See below descriptions of the various types of licence.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL LICENCE TYPES ARE VALID FROM 1ST JAN - 31ST DEC IRRESPECTIVE OF WHEN LICENCE IS PAID FOR***
If you have never been a member of Cycling Ireland, and are not interested in racing you can select an "Introductory" licence for €15. This covers you while you are out training, on club spins, and while participating in leisure tours.
Non Competition Licence
This is a leisure licence, and it covers you while you are out training, on club spins, and while participating in leisure tours. This is available to existing Cycling Ireland members, so if you got an introductory licence last year, when you renew you get this licence for the same options. The fee is €25 if you are based in Connacht, Leinster or Munster, and is €35 if you are based in Ulster.
Club Competition Licence
This licence is €60 if you are in a club, and €90 if you are not in a club. If you are from Ulster, there is a further €10 charge. This licence allows you to race in club leagues in road racing, but not in Open Races.
You have the option of getting a restricted licence if you want to race unlimited domestically in one discipline. This licence is €90 if you are in a club and €120 if you are not in a club. There is a further €10 charge if you are from Ulster. Once you select a restricted licence you must select a category. The choices are "Time Trial", "Track", "BMX", "Bicycle Polo", and "Off Road".
If you select "Off Road" you must select the type of licence you need depending on your standard. If you are unsure as to which type you need you are best off asking a member of the club for advice. The types are: elite; expert (intermediate level); masters (age 30-39); senior/sport (usually novice/beginner level); veteran (age over 40).
Full Competition Licence
This licence costs €125 if you are in a club, and €155 if you are not in a club. There is a further €10 charge if you are from Ulster. This licence qualifies you for racing in any discipline (include offroad, bmx, TT etc) in Ireland. If you want to race overseas you can get overseas authorisation for an extra €20, and submit/upload a photo ID electronically. If you want to race on the road in open races, this is the type of licence you want. The categories you can select from are based on your ability, the highest being A+, which is reserved for those road riders who are on pro-teams (with the exception of female pro riders). A1 is the next highest category, then A2, the majority of the members are either A3 or A4 riders, with the A4 category being reserved for new members, and weaker/less experienced riders. The distances vary depending on the category.
At the 2011 AGM it was decided that the Junior Category would be a stand alone category. Where there is an A3 race is part of a promotion the Juniors would race with the A3s. The Junior Licence is €50 for club Juniors, and €80 for unattached Junior riders. If a junior rider opts for a leisure licence the same fees as seniors apply. All juniors joining Cycling Ireland for the first time must fill out a parental consent form and return it to Cycling Ireland/their club secretary before joining.
U12 and U14 All riders who are 14 or under (specific dates of birth listed on the fees HERE every year) are entitled to a full competition licence for €5. When selecting the licence the rider needs to select full competition licence, their age category will automatically come up.
U16 Any rider who turns 15 or 16 during the year (specific dates of birth listed on the fees form every year) are entitled to a full competition licence for €35. When selecting the licence the rider needs to select a full competition licence, their age category will automatically come up. If they opt for a leisure licence the same fees as seniors apply.
All youths joining Cycling Ireland for the first time must fill out a parental consent form and return it to Cycling Ireland or their club secretary before joining.
If joining online, all riders must have their own individual email address, ie riders can't share email addresses. In the case of riders not having an email address the rider must apply through the club secretary. If the rider is unattached, they must submit manually, note this is a longer procedure.
In previous years there were separate categories for Juniors, Women and Vets, but due to the varying speeds and abilities of riders within these categories, this old system has been replaced with the new grading system. Now riders are racing against riders of similar speeds. At the National Championships there is still a separate race for Juniors, Women and Vets. The Women's Commission also run a programme of races for women only, for those of you not ready yet to race in big bunches.
Cycling Ireland have started posting out race licences for 2013.
Those of you that have already applied for have paid for the 2013 licence should soon be receiving your licences in the post. If you have yet to apply, do so now.
If you have any questions please contact the club secretary John Priest.
A reminder that club membership for 2013 is now due.
You can find the Membership form here. For those of you attending the AGM tomorrow, you can return the completed form then or drop it into the Shop.
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