Venue, date set for Junior, A3 and Masters road championships

Posted on: February 16th, 2017

Jake Gray won the junior road title last year and now the date and venue is set for the junior, Masters and A3 title races for 2017 (Photos: Sean Rowe & DC Images)


The dates and locations for a range of junior, A3 and Masters national road title events have been set.

The championships retain their late season date, in early September.

And this time around the road and TT titles down for decision will be fought out in Maghera, Co Derry.

Cycling Ireland has confirmed the championships weekend will be promoted by Carn Wheelers on September 9th and 10th.

Exact details of the races and routes have not yet been set out, but in the past the junior and Masters TTs have been held on the Saturday of championships weekend.

They are normally five Irish TT titles up for grabs on the day; the male and female junior crowns as well as the Masters 40, Masters 50 and Masters 60.

The following day has traditionally seen the junior male and female road races held. And the A3 road race also takes place on the same day.

It is expected the Masters road races will remain a fixture on the elite championships schedule which is always run on the last weekend in June.

The promoting club said in a statement: “Carn Wheelers are proud to announce that they have been awarded the promotion of the junior and masters time trial and A3 and junior national championships to take place on 9th & 10th September 2017.

“All events for the weekend will be based around the Maghera area in Co Derry with a new course and spectacular finish location for the road races.

“All information will be posted on the Carn Wheelers website and Facebook page. In the interim for information contact Aidan Higgins, Carn Wheelers.”