Killorglin Cycling Club will host their annual Christmas Hamper Rides on Sunday 11th December. Sign on will take place in the Killorglin Rowing Club from 9:00am. The rides will get underway at 10:00am. There are two courses to choose from – a 55km ride that is largely flat and an 80km run that includes the climb at Farmers Bridge.
The longer ride will be controlled by a lead car to the bottom of the Farmers Bridge climb. From there the ride is unregulated and the first three riders home get the first choice of the hampers. The first rider home from the 50km ride gets the next choice. There is then a raffle on the basis of sign-on numbers to distribute the remaining hampers.
The day is designed to be a fun start to the new training season and to be as sociable as possible. While some riders will be motivated by the competitive juices more will be driven by the desire to make a bit of room for the Christmas excess to come.
Tea, hot drinks and food will be available at the end of the ride in the Rowing Club. Showers and changing facilities are available in the Rowing Club.
The sign-on fee for the spin is €10 for Cycling Ireland members and €20 for non-members.
For more information keep an eye on www.killorglincycling.com
Light refreshments afterwards, all are welcome.
For further information contact Mary Concannon 087 2802071
Well yesterday was the first attempt at the Lacey Cup since 2007 and I’m glad to report that this attempt was much better than the last one. The first race of the season is always tough because of people not being 100% sure of what form they are in but this race with two very difficult climbs never disappoints in bringing on the hurt.
Start of the Lacey Cup 2011 - Pic courtesy of Pat Doherty
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 Kerry club.
The race will leave The Killorglin Sports and Leisure Centre at 11:00 a.m. and will be neutralised until it gets on the circuit (approx 1 mile). There are then 9 laps of a 10.4 mile circuit with the riders finishing up the hill in Killorglin at the end of lap 9. Unusually for a race in Killorglin the circuit is flat. The highest point on the course is only 104m high and there is almost 5 miles in which to gain that height.
A separate race for A3 and A4 riders, on the same circuit, will leave the sports centre 3 minutes after the Classic league and will be neutralised until the riders are on the circuit. They will then complete 5 laps of the circuit and will finish up the hill in Killorglin.
Sign – on is open from 9:30a.m. until 10:30a.m. at the Killorglin Sports and Leisure Centre.
Currow CC Weekend of Cycling June 12th and 13th, 2010
Headquarters at Currow Community Centre, Near Castleisland, Co Kerry.A new circuit is being used this year which is a shorter version of the normal one. Total Prize Fund in excess of 2,000 euro.
Timmy Barry from The Edge Racing Team in Cork was the overall winner of the 2010 Kerry Group Rás Mumhan. Barry, who was out of competitive cycling for the past three years, shocked all of the pundits who had others picked as favourites in this competitive four day stage race which attracted a field of 140 cyclists from Ireland, England, Wales, The Isle of Man, Holland, Turkey and Germany.
The Annual Lacey Cup is scheduled to be held on the 28th of February. The 75 K route travels from Tralee to Camp, Annauscaul and Inch and back into Tralee and will kick off the munster competitive season. Sign on is on in the KDYS Tralee and the race is starting from Poff Motors on the Dingle Road, Tralee and the race starts at 12:15pm sharp. For more information and details on previous winners visit the Tralee Bicycle Club Website