Monthly Archives: August 2010

An open letter to cycling Ireland

Posted: August 31, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 2

Dear Sir/ Madam I am very displeased to learn of your proposals to change the grading system for next year, expecially with regard to replacing the A4 category with a new "Sport" category. The two proposals that I take issue with are that "there can be no cash prizes" and that there can only be "three placings". I understand that you are trying to make racing more accessible to everyone but what you are doing is sucking the incentive to race regularly for people who simply don't have the time to train with the intensity of others out of cycling [...]

Mick Murphy gets an invite to the Electric Picnic 2010

Posted: August 31, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Interesting video posted starring the legend Mick Murphy as he gets invited to the Electric Picnic in 2010. I wish the mountains were my friends too. Maybe I should start being nicer to them and they would be nicer to [...]

A Review of the Sean Kelly Tour 2010

Posted: August 31, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

The Sean Kelly Tour existed for three years without me doing it. It is one of the An Post Series of Events that are run throughout the year. These events have become famous for their organisation, each run with brilliant efficiency and catering for every rider on the road. The 160K Kelly Comeragh Challenge (the longest route offered on the day) is known as the most difficult of these and on the 29th of August 2010 I found out just why. Having not done much mileage in the number of weeks running up the event I didn't know what to expect. The [...]

Kerry Championship 2010

Posted: August 23, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

After a lapse of 10 years the Kerry County Cycling Championships will return this year and be held in Cordal near Castleisland on Saturday September 25th. The route starts on top of the hill in Ardmona down towards Cordal where it will take a left at Hughes bar and past the GAA pitch and continues to the grotto at Killmurry NS where it takes another left to the Grotto on the main cordal rd and then left again up Ardmona.The race will be 10 laps of this circuit and is open to all categories of cyclist provided that they are from Kerry or belong to a [...]

Chain Gang CC Cycle Challenges

Posted: August 16, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

The Chain Gang Cycling Club will be hosting a series of Sportive to suite all abilities on Saturday 17th of September. There are 30K, 110L and 160K options on the day and it is advised to register as soon as possible. For more information please visit The Chain Gang [...]