Apollo CT is part of a local cycle club league that comprises the following clubs, Orchard CC, Island Wheelers and Clann Eireann CC. The inter club league runs between April and August each year and covers 5 and 10 mile time trials and circuit races. The races split between the clubs at the start of the season and then each one is organised by one of the 4 clubs. As the league progresses, participants can gather points by being placed. These points lead to prizes at the end of the season in the annual ICL prize giving night.
These are handicapped events, with typically 3 groups starting off and a mass finish. This is a great way to improve your fitness and skills for riding in a bunch. The races are designed so that all groups come together near the end of the race, however if a particular group works well they maybe able to separate themselves from the rest of the riders.
These are individual races against the clock. Riders compete to do the fastest time, with handicaps being worked out after 3 events, meaning the rider with the most improvement wins, not the fastest on the night.
The Inter club three day event is strongly contested every year, starting with a hill climb, followed by a handicapped road race on day 2, then finally a mass start road race on day three. The points get added together and awards are given out a the end of the season for individual categories within the event.