Want to experience real European racing? Then take to the streets of Westport on Saturday the 18th of July to experience a criterium or crit, which is a bike race held on a short course (usually less than 1 km) on on closed-off city center streets.
The route of this high speed race will start outside Carraig Donn on Bridge street in the right-hand lane, going up and turning right on to Shop street staying in the right hand lane. Turning right again on to James Street, remaining in the right hand lane. Continue to the bottom of James street, taking the first right, before the bridge, turning on to the North Mall, staying the right hand lane, turning right back on to Bridge street for another loop.
The 2015 Westport criterium will take place on the 18th of July.
Youth criterium details.
€5 sign on fee.
Sign on at Westport leisure park from 6:45 to 7:15, race briefing will take place at start/finish line @7:40 and race start at 7:45, you must hold a cycling Ireland licence to take part in this race, all youth riders must stop before the top of the street and return to start/finish line for gear check, any rider that fails to follow these rules will be disqualified, all riders must ride in correct gears for there age,please arrive on time for sign on and for race start as we have a tight window to have streets closed,
Prizes for first 3 in each race U12,U14,U16.
Prize for first unplaced U11,U13,U15 in each race.
Prize for first unplaced girl in each race.
NEW this year
We are running a fun cycle for children from 3 up to 13 years old, on the same course as the criterium, this is a FUN cycle and is free to enter, all children will receive a participation medal, you do not need to be involved with a club or hold a CI licence, this will be a short fun cycle, any type of bike will do. ( balance bike,scooter if it has wheels it will do)
Age groups are as follows,
3 to 5 200 m
6 to 7 300m
8 to 10 400m
10 to 13 500m
You must sign on from 6:45 to 7:15 at Westport leisure park.
All bikes must have working brakes and ALL children MUST wear a helmet that is fitted correctly.
Please arrive on time for races as we have a tight window to have streets closed in the town.
Sign on from 7:30pm to 8pm at Westport leisure park.
€15 sign on fee.
Prizes for first 3 over the line in each race
Prize for first unplaced lady
“This is Only if 3+ sign on and race”
A3/A4/junior’s 20 mins + 3 laps
Prime @ 5mins
Race briefing will be held @ start/finish line @ 8:30
Race start @ 8:30
All junior riders must return to start/finish line straight after race for gear check, failure to do so will result in riders been disqualified from prizes.
A1/A2’s 40 mins + 3 laps
Race start @ 9:05pm
Prime @ 10 mins
Race briefing will be held at start/finish line @ 9pm.
Presentations will be held at the clew bay hotel James street @ 10.30pm sharp.
Race director Noel Mulroy