May 19

SEAT Super 7 crit series comes to Antrim

Not your average bus laneOld Bleach is utterly terrified extremely excited to announce we will be hosting leg three in the SEAT Super 7 series of criterium races.

Woo hoo!

Here’s some information in point form for your easy perusal.

basic info

The event itself will be taking place Tuesday the 16th 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 and a (very slowly cycled) video of it here.


The evening of fast paced thrills kicks off with the Convery Optometrists ‘Eyes on the Prize’ Youth Race at 7-00pm. That will be followed by the Stevenson & Reid combination Masters (over 50s) and Womens race around 7-30pm before climaxing with the SEAT Super 7 at 8-15pm.

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’.

crit series

As we mentioned earlier, the Antrim crit is part three of the series. The other races, hosting clubs and contact details can be viewed here.


Thanks must go to our friends in Antrim Summer Festival without whom hosting this race would not be possible.

We better not forget the kind sponsors too – SEAT Isaac Agnew, Stevenson & ReidConvery Optometrists and Chain Reaction Cycles – thanks for all your support in making this a reality.

traffic disruption

For obvious reasons all motorists are advised to park outside the crit circuit confines on the evening of Tuesday the 16th 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.


Entry for events will be run through EntryCentral.com and will close on Sunday the 14th of June.

Please click on THIS LINK to enter.

Pre-entrants will stand a chance of winning a pair of Oakley M2 sunglasses, kindly donated by Convery Optometrists. We will draw one name randomly once pre-entry closes and present him/her with the sunglasses on the night of the crit. Save a few pounds by pre-entering and stand the chance of winning a pair of Oakleys with an RRP of £120 – what’s not to love?

sign on

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.


Pre and post-race changing and showering facilities will be made available in the Antrim Forum on the evening.

further details

For further details please look here, our calendar, on our Facebook and Twitter pages and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions whatsoever.