Club Races

Ards Cycling Club organises a full programme of club races for its members from April through to September. Time trials, where riders race individually against the clock, are a great introduction into the world of bike racing. When you get fitter, and more comfortable riding in a group, then you might want to try our club road races as well.

Most races take place on Tuesday evenings – the full 2017 calendar is listed below. Links to the courses, and the results, are on the calendar.

Various trophies are awarded annually for competition in club races. Click here for more details of these. We’ll try to keep an update list of leaders in the results pages against each race.

Finally, we award medals for riders reaching certain standard times  in time trials. For a list of the standard times for each age group, click here.

2017 Club Calendar

Event Date&Time Location Distance Result
Tour of Ards 25 March, 10:50am St Patrick’s Hall 140km  here
5 mile TT 28 March, 6.30pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  here
Circuit TT 4 April, 6.30pm  Comber 5 miles   here
10k straight in TT 11 April, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  cancelled
10k straight in TT 18 April, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  here
10 mile TT 25 April, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
10k straight in TT 2 May, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  cancelled
Road Race 9 May, 7pm Ballygowan Circuit  26 miles  here
10 mile TT 16 May, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
25 Mile TT 23 May, 7pm Portaferry Road 25 miles  here
Road Race 30 May, 7pm Carrowdore  25 miles  here
Magreechan Cup 6 June, 7pm Portaferry Road 35 miles  here
10 K Straight in TT 13 June, 7pm Portaferry Road 10K  here
Town Centre Races 14 June, 7pm Conway Square Various  here
Road Race 20 June, 7pm Carrowdore  25 miles  here
Hill Climb 27 June, 7pm Scrabo Car Park 1.75 miles  here
2-up 10 mile TT 4 July, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
Club Run 11 July, 6.30pm Cafe Nero Newtownards  ~25 miles  not a race
Road Race 18 July, 7pm Orlock  25 miles  here
10 mile TT 25 July, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
Road Race 1 August, 7pm Orlock 25 miles  here
10K Straight In TT 8 August, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  here
Champion of Champions TT 13 August, 9:30 am Portaferry Road 25 miles  here & here
Road Race 15 August, 7pm Ballygowan Circuit 26 miles  
Circuit TT 22 August, 7pm Comber  5 miles  
5 mile TT 29 August, 6.30pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  
Hill Climb 5 Sept., 6.30pm Bradshaw’s Brae 1 mile  
Tour of Strangford 10 Sept., 10am Mill St. carpark 80 / 125 km  
10 mile TT 25 Dec., 10am Portaferry Road 10 miles  

 

Below is the 2016 calendar and results

Event Date&Time Location Distance Result
Tour of Ards 12 March, 10am St Patrick’s Hall 67 miles  here
5 mile TT 29 March, 6.30pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  here
Comber Circuit TT 5 April, 6.30pm Comber 5 miles  here
10k straight in TT 12 April, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  here
10 mile TT 19 April, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
Club Run 26 April, 6:45pm Cafe Nero, Newtownards ~25 miles  not a race
10k straight in TT 3 May, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  here
Road Race 10 May, 7pm Orlock    here
Champion of Champions 25 15 May, 10am Portaferry Road 25 miles  here
10 mile TT 17 May, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  cancelled
25 mile TT 24 May, 7pm Portaferry Road 25 miles  here
Road Race 31 May, 7pm Carrowdore    here
Magreechan Cup 7 June, 7pm Portaferry Road 35 miles  here
Club run 14 June, 6.45pm Cafe Nero, Newtownards ~25 miles  not a race
Town Centre Races 15 June, 7pm Conway Square Various  here
Road Race 21 June, 7pm Orlock    here
Hill Climb 28 June, 7pm Scrabo Car Park 1.75 miles  here
2-up 10K Straight In TT 5 July, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  here
Club Run 12 July, 6.45pm Cafe Nero Newtownards  ~25 miles  not a race
Road Race 19 July, 7pm Carrowdore    here
10 mile TT 26 July, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  
Road Race 2 August, 7pm Orlock    here
10 mile TT

(rescheduled from 17th May)

9 August, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
Road Race 16 August, 7pm Carrowdore    here
Comber Circuit 23 August, 7pm Comber 5 miles  here
5 mile TT 30 August, 6.30pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  here
Hill Climb 6 Sept., 6.30pm Bradshaw’s Brae 1 mile  here
Tour of Strangford 11 Sept., 10am Mill St. carpark 100 km  here
10 mile TT 25 Dec., 10am Portaferry Road 10 miles  

 

Below is the 2015 calendar and results.

Event Date&Time Location Distance Result
Tour of Ards 14 March, 11am St Patrick’s Hall 67 miles  here
5 mile TT 31 March, 6.30pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  not run
Comber Circuit TT 7 April, 6.30pm Comber 5 miles  here
10k straight in TT 14 April, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  here
10 mile TT 21 April, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
Road Race 28 April, 7pm Orlock/Stockbridge 28 miles  here
10k straight in TT 5 May, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  here
Road Race 12 May, 7pm Carrowdore 27 miles  here
Champion of Champions 25 17 May, 10am Portaferry Road 25 miles  here
Club run 19 May, 6.30pm Cafe Nero, Newtownards ~30 miles  
25 mile TT 26 May, 7pm Portaferry Road 25 miles  here
Road Race 2 June, 7pm Orlock/Stockbridge 28 miles  here
Magreechan Cup 9 June, 7pm Portaferry Road 36 miles  here
Club run 16 June, 6.45pm Portaferry Road ~30 miles  
Town Centre Races 17 June, 7pm Conway Square Various  here
Hill Climb 23 June, 7pm Scrabo car park 1.75 miles  here
Road Race 30 June, 7pm Carrowdore 27 miles  here
Club run 7 July, 6.45pm Portaferry Road ~30 miles  
2-up 10k straight in TT 14 July, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  here
Club run 21 July, 6.45pm Portaferry Road ~30 miles  
Road Race 28 July, 7pm Orlock/Stockbridge 28 miles  here
10 mile TT 4 August, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
Comber Circuit TT 11 August, 7pm Comber 5 miles  here
Road Race 18 August, 7pm Carrowdore 27 miles  here
10k straight in TT 25 August, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  here
5 mile TT 1 Sept., 6.30pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  
Hill Climb 8 Sept., 6.30pm Bradshaw’s Brae 1 mile  
Tour of Strangford 13 Sept., 10am Mill St. carpark 100 km  
10 mile TT 25 Dec., 10am Portaferry Road 10 miles  

And below is the 2014 calendar and results.

 Event Date&Time Location Distance Result
Tour of Ards 22 March, 11am St Patrick’s Hall 100km  Here
5 mile TT 1 April, 6.30pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  Here
Comber Circuit TT 8 April, 6.30pm Comber 5.5 miles  Here
10k straight in TT 15 April, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  Here
10 mile TT 22 April, 7pm Donaghadee 10 miles  Here
10k straight in TT 29 April, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  Here
10 mile TT 6 May, 7pm Donaghadee 10 miles  Here
Road Race 13 May, 7pm Carrowdore 27.5 miles  Here
Club run 20 May, 6.45pm Portaferry Road ~30 miles n/a
25 mile TT 27 May, 7pm Portaferry Road 25 miles  Here
Road Race 3 June, 7pm Orlock 27 miles  Here
Champion of Champions 25 8 June, 10am Portaferry Road 25 miles  Here
Magreechan Cup 10 June, 7pm Portaferry Road 36 miles  Here
Club run 17 June, 6.45pm Portaferry Road ~30 miles n/a
Town Centre Races 18 June, 7pm Conway Square Various  Here
Ulster Hill Climb 24 June, 7pm Scrabo car park 1.75 miles  Here
Road Race 1 July, 7pm Carrowdore 27.5 miles  Here
Club run 8 July, 6.45pm Portaferry Road ~30 miles  n/a
2-up 10k straight in TT 15 July, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  Here
Club run 22 July, 6.45pm Portaferry Road ~30 miles  n/a
Road Race 29 July, 7pm Orlock 27 miles  Here
10 mile TT 5 August, 7pm Donaghadee 10 miles  Here
Comber Circuit TT 12 August, 7pm Comber 5.5 miles  Here
Road Race 19 August, 7pm Carrowdore 27.5 miles  Here
10k straight in TT 26 August, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  Here
5 mile TT 2 Sept., 6.30pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  Here
Hill Climb 9 Sept., 6.30pm Bradshaw’s Brae 1 mile  
Tour of Strangford 14 Sept., 10am Mill St. carpark 100 km  
10 mile TT 25 Dec., 10am Portaferry Road 10 miles  

 

 

And below is the 2013 calendar and results.

Event Date & Time Location Distance Result
5 mile TT 2 April, 7pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  Here
Tour of Ards 6 April, 11am St Patricks Hall 102 km  
Comber Circuit TT 9 April, 7pm Comber 5.5 miles  Here
10k straight in TT 16 April, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  Here
10 mile TT 23 April, 7pm Donaghadee 10 miles  Here
10k straight in TT 30 April, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  Here
10 mile TT 7 May, 7pm Donaghadee 10 miles  Here
Road Race 14 May, 7pm Carrowdore 27.5 miles  Here
Club Run 21 May, 6.45pm Portaferry Road ~30 miles  It’s not a race!
Champion of champions 25 28 May, 7pm Portaferry Road 25 miles  Here
Road Race 4 June, 7pm Orlock 27 miles  Here
Magreechan Cup 11 June, 7pm Portaferry Road 36 miles  see 9/7
Club Run 18 June, 7pm Portaferry Road ~30 miles   It’s not a race!
Town Centre Races 19 June, 7pm Conway Square Various  Report here
Road Race 25 June, 7pm Carrowdore 27.5 miles  Here
Scrabo Hill Climb 2 July, 7pm Scrabo Road 1.75 miles  Here
Club Run and the rescheduled Magreechan Cup 9 July, 6.45pm Portaferry Road ~30 miles or 36 miles  Here
2-up 10k straight in TT 16 July, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  Here
Club run 23 July, 6.45pm Portaferry Road ~30 miles  It’s not a race!
Road Race 30 July, 7pm Orlock 27 miles  Here
10 mile TT 6 Aug, 7pm Donaghadee 10 miles  Here
Road Race 13 Aug, 7pm Carrowdore 27.5 miles  Here
10k straight in TT 20 Aug, 7pm Portaferry Road 10 km  
Comber Circuit TT 27 Aug, 7pm Comber 5.5 miles  
5 mile TT 3 Sept, 6.30pm Donaghadee Road 5 miles  
Hill Climb 10 Sept, 6.30pm Bradshaws Brae 1 mile  
Leisure Event 15 Sept, 10am Portaferry Road 60 miles  
10 mile TT 25 Dec, 10am Portaferry Road 10 miles