The Mick Cahill Memorial Cycle Race due to be held on 13th March 2011 has had to be postponed. Will keep you up to date if I hear any news on when it will be scheduled for.
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STAGE 3 KILRUSH ~ CASTLEISLAND (MAY 24TH 2011).
Stage Finish Draw.
Be in with a chance to win a Bike to celebrate the 2011 An Post Ras having a stage finish in Castleisland.
€10 buys a sealed lottery ticket,if your number matches the race number of the stage 3 winner then your the lucky winner. Tickets available from all members of Currow Cycling Club available by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing Tom Kenny on 087-4129509 for tickets and further info.
Cycling Ireland have released licence numbers for members that have been approved on the 10th of February or Before. Check out the following link if you want to find yours – Cycling Ireland Licence Numbers.
The 2011 An Post Rás route has just been launched. You can access the full details here. The most interesting news is that stages 3 & 4 (May 25th and 25th) will be in county Kerry.
Stage 3 will involve a very difficult 175.3 kilometre cycle from Kilrush to Castleisland ending with the Category 1 climb of Gleansharoon, just past Crag Cave with the summit being just 8 kilometres from the finish, which is bound to split the bunch up and make the finish very interesting. The stage end in Castleisland will be hosted by Currow Cycling Club and well done to them for being involved in bringing the Rás back to Castleisland.
Stage 4 will also begin in Castleisland and will see the riders travel 142 kilometres to Castetownbere. For more information on the Rás, keep an eye on the Rás website.
There are some interesting photos available from the Kerry’s Eye Online Photo Archive. Can you spot yourself?
There is a good write up on my home club from Currow on IrishCycling.com. Currow Cycling Club are actively seeking members and cater for all abilities from the social to the competitive. Anyone seeking more information can contact Tom on 087-4129509.
Cycling Ireland have published their Draft Calendar for 2011. Looks interesting and worth a read. Also of not farther down the page is that Cycling Ireland are keeping the A4 category, nice!
As the season is closing it promises to go out with a bang as the last two weeks of September are going to be very busy.
On Saturday 18th of September the Chain Gang Cycling Club based in Tralee are hosting a series of Sportives to suite all abilities on Saturday 18th of September. There are 30K, 110K and 160K options on the day. If you haven’t registered already you can register on the day. For more information please visit The Chain Gang Website.
On Saturday 25th of September the Kerry County Cycling Championships, hosted by Currow Cycling Club and will be taking place in Cordal, just outside Castleisland. This will be 10 laps of a relatively flat 5K circuit and there will be prizes for all categories. For more information see the Currow Cycling Club Website.
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 me.
Cycling the Ring of Kerry is always an achievement. For some people the satisfaction of getting around safely and returning home with a smile is enough to keep them satisfied until next years event. For others it is not enough. I have recently read about Eoin Ryan a man from Dromid in Co. Kerry who pushed himself to cycle around the Ring of Kerry no less than five times in succession this year, starting on Thursday 1st of July and Finishing on Saturday the 3rd in Killarney, with his last ‘lap’ involving cycling with others in the annual event. Total cycling time was 45 Hours and 30 Hours.
Eoin was cycling on behalf of the Kerry Parents and Friends Association and is still collecting for them. To find him, look for the man walking crooked around Dromid I would imagine. Chapeau Eoin!