Tuesday evening will see the iconic Walled City transformed into a racing circuit as the Foyle Cycling Club return with it’s annual Maiden City CRIT.
The circuit will see riders compete through the city centre and take on the challenging hill climb of Derry’s Shipquay Street and race through the picturesque gates of the Walled City. With a £1000 prize fund up for grabs across all race categories, the line-up for the night is already starting to take shape. Christopher McGlinchey - who rode so impressively in the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan earlier this year - will go up against Roger Aiken, Adam Armstrong and Jason Henry among a strong field that should guarantee an exciting night's racing. With the long-range forecast predicting a warm and pleasant evening, Tuesday's CRIT should be the most competitive in its four-year history.
Ronan Gallagher, Foyle Cycling PRO said: 'with the support of Tourism NI and the local council, we're confident that we will have a large field and many people spectating. Everyone in the club is excited and Tuesday cannot come quick enough!' Entry remains open until Tuesday afternoon. For more information, log on to the website here.
ABOVE: The circuit for the Maiden City CRIT
With selective road closures coming into action from 6pm onwards, 100s of people are expected to turn out to watch and the event itself will be well marshalled and policed by the PSNI to assure the safety of both competitors and spectators. The roads which will be affected are Foyle Street, Shipquay Street, Ferrquay Street and Market Street. The first race of the night starts from Foyle Street at 8pm.