We are happy to report another night of racing action will be making its way to Antrim town once again this June – on Tuesday the 14th, from 7pm, to be precise.
Given the success of last year’s event, we’ve got a lot to live up to. However we’re positive we’ll be able to not only match but exceed expectations this year. It really should be a LOT of fun.
Here’s some blurb about the racing…
The action will be taking place from 7pm on Tuesday the 14th of June in and around the centre of Antrim town.
The circuit for the race starts on High Street before turning onto Railway Street, followed by another left onto Castle Way, down to the A6/Antrim Road and in the bus lane back to High Street.
You can see a map of the circuit here.
The evening of fast paced thrills kicks off with the Youth Race at 7-00pm. That will be followed by the A4s a race around 7-30pm before climaxing with the ‘Elite’ A1 to A3s race at 8-15pm.
[If you’re not familiar with racing categories (ie. A4, A3, A2, A1, Youth, Junior etc.) and wish to find out more about them and local cycling generally, please browse the Cycling Ireland website for information]
It promises to be an unforgettable night of entertainment for all those who come along. What’s more, it costs literally nothing to watch!
We request those in attendance keep children, dogs (in our experience dogs aren’t particularly interested in cycle racing anyway) and themselves off the circuit while the races are taking place, especially if taking photos.
Cycling makes for a great spectacle where one can get closer to the action than many activities can offer. Please make sure ‘close’ does not become ‘too close’.
Enormous thanks must go to our friends in Antrim Summer Festival without whom hosting this race would not be possible.
traffic disruption/local businesses
For obvious reasons all motorists are advised to park outside the crit circuit confines on the evening of Tuesday the 14th of June. Those wishing to watch or take part can park in one of the free car parks at Castle Street, Lough Road or Bridge Street. There will still be access to the car park at Castle Mall although delays are expected along Castle Way as traffic will be limited to a single lane.
Businesses within the confines of the circuit shall continue to operate as normal and can be accessed by foot. Ask a marshal if you require any assistance or guidance on the night. S/he will be pleased to help. Please come out, watch the races and help boost local businesses by popping in while you’re there.
Entry for events will be run through EntryCentral.com, opens at 7pm on Tuesday the 31st of May and will close on Monday the 13th of June.
The sign on area will be located in Market Square – at the back of The Old Courthouse – opening at 6-30pm and closing at 7-30pm.