Tag Archives:Racing

Mick Cahill Memorial postponed

Posted: March 10, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

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 [...]

2011 Lacey Cup Review

Posted: February 28, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 2

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. [...]

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 [...]

All Ireland Hill Climb Championship

Posted: July 19, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

The All-Ireland Hill Climb Cycling Championships was held in Tralee in very wet and windy conditions on Saturday. The event which was hosted by Tralee Bicycle Club was a 4KM individual hill climb based in the Sliabh Mish Mountains in Tralee, known locally as “Short Mountain”, which roses to a height of 310 Meters.  Mountainbiker Ryan Sherlock (Mad MTB, Dublin) surprised many pundits by taking first place, followed closely by local favourite and defending champion Paul Griffin (Earl of Desmond/Tralee BC) in second place with Cathal McCarthy [...]

The All Ireland Hill Climb Championship

Posted: July 6, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

The All Ireland Hill Climb Championship will take place on Saturday 10th of July and will be hosted by the Tralee Bicycle Club. This event is only open to all "A" Category riders however no one day licenses will be issued on the day. The climb will be a 4K challenge based in the Slieve Mish Mountains in Tralee and is known locally as Short Mountain which rised to a height of 310 Meters. There will be All-Ireland Medals for first three riders and overall Team Prize.Tralee Bicycle Club will be sponsoring medals for the first 3 riders in the A2, A3 [...]