Cycling Club to host its own Tour de Banbridge this week

Ian and Paul getting ready to race
Ian and Paul getting ready to race

Banbridge Cycling Club will be hosting another major spectacle in the town centre when the Banbridge Crit Races take place this Wednesday, July 24 on closed roads.

A crit is a fast and furious sprint race around a short circuit, which is excellent for spectators as the competitors complete many laps usually set for a period of time with prize sprint laps during the race.

Three races will be accommodated for, including an over 50’s and ladies race, an A3 race, the final and main race of the evening will see the A1 and A2 riders take to the streets.

The circuit is a fully closed 1km town centre circuit, starting and finishing on Banbridge’s main Newry Street above the well-known ‘Cut’ with fast open sections, fast sweeping corners and a drag that, at first, may not appear too vicious but will certainly become a significant section of the circuit when the pressure is on.

Pre-entry is not required for the races with entries being accepted on the night.

Sign-on for all races will open from 6pm on Kenlis Street and will close approximately 20 minutes before the start of each race.

Please check out the Banbridge Cycling Club website for more sign on details -

Approximate start times of the races are as follows;

Over 50’s/Ladies – 19:00, lasting approximately 30 minutes; A3’s, including juniors – 19:30, lasting approximately 45 minutes; A1’s & 2’s – 20:15, lasting approximately one hour.

To check out the race circuit see the following link:

Please feel free to come down and see up closed racers from around the country race on your local streets.

More importantly we want to see you cheer on the lads and ladies in the yellow, red and black.