Dundrum Town Centre Orwell Wheelers are gearing up for the promotion of Ireland's top annual criterium, the Stephen Roche Grand Prix on Wednesday 20th June at Meadowmount, Ballinteer Co Dublin.

Established as one of the 'must do' events on the Leinster racing calendar, the Roche Grand Prix series traditionally boasts a who's who of Irish road racing talent with the top short circuit racers in the country doing battle for one of local racing's most prestigious trophies.

The challenging, spectator friendly circuit invariably produces great racing action for the crowd lining the circuit and congregated in the central green area.The 1.3km circuit is located in the housing estate where no less than three of the Roche family took their first tentative pedal strokes on the road to Tour de France glory.

This year's event, once again part of the Dundrum Summer Festival, includes a full programme of races for youth riders starting at 7pm with riders in the senior race for A1/A2/A3 riders due to be flagged off at 7.45pm.

Note: Time constraints on the closed road circuit mean that the organisers can only promote one senior race and for safety we have to limit the number of competitors, so the club regrets A4 riders are again, unfortunately, excluded from participation. There will also be no one-day licences issued on the night.

Sign on, parking and changing facilities are at Balinteer Community School. Sign on for all races runs from 6.15pm to 7.15pm.

Directions to the Stephen Roche GP:

Coming from the M50 Northbound take Exit 13, Signed "Sandyford/ Dundrum";
Take the 2nd exit at the first roundabout, signed "Dundrum";
After approximately 1km you'll hit the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit, signed "Dundrum";
Pass under the motorway, and take the 1st exit at the next roundabout, signed "Rathfarnham";
Straight on for approximately 1.5km, then turn right directly before the Lidl supermarket, signed "Nutgrove";
After 800 metres you come to a mini roundabout;
For Senior riders turn right here, car parking and sign on is in Ballinteer Community School on the left hand side;
For Youth riders go straight on at the mini roundabout;
Take the 3rd exit at the next roundabout onto Barton Road East;
Take the first turn right and sign on is on the green directly in front of you.
Coming from the M50 Southbound take Exit 13, Signed "Sandyford/ Dundrum";
At the roundabout exiting the motorway take the 1st exit , signed "Rathfarnham";
Straight on for approximately 1.5km, then turn right directly before the Lidl supermarket, signed "Nutgrove";
After 800 metres you come to a mini roundabout;
For Senior riders turn right here, car parking and sign on is in Ballinteer Community School on the left hand side;
For Youth riders go straight on at the mini roundabout;
Take the 3rd exit at the next roundabout onto Barton Road East;
Take the first turn right and sign on is on the green directly in front of you.

 

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/9L9A
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