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Due to holidays affecting turn out lately, we have decided to cancel tonight’s event. However, we are back Tues 16th for 3 final weeks which we hope will support those racing in the end of season calendar which is quite local in flavour with Shannon, Charleville and Kilmallock all featuring open races.
Limerick CC would like to thank all of the volunteers who made the 2016 edition of Rás Luimní a success. A special word of thanks to The Bike Shop in Limerick for their continuing sponsorship, as well as all the riders who travelled from near and far to make for an exciting days racing.
Full race report to follow, but here are results and images below:
1 Sean McKenna (Team Aquablue)
2 Sean Lacey (Team Aquablue)
3 Michael O’Loughlin (Team Wiggins)
4 Darragh O’Mahoney (O’Leary’s Stone Kanturk)
5 Conor Hennebry (Team Aquablue)
6 Christopher McGlinchey (ChainReaction)
7 Daire Feeley (iTap CC)
8 Mark O’Callaghan (Team Aquablue)
9 Dave Nugent (Seven Springs CC)
10 Shane Power (Waterford RC)
1 Robert O’Leary (Cork Giant)
2 Conor Kissane (Killarney CC)
3 Oran Pierse (Tralee Manorwest-iBike)
4 Dylan Corkery Cork Giant)
5 Andrew Aherne (Carrick Wheelers)
6 Michael Considine (De Ronde Van Cork)
7 Gerhard Hack (Unattached)
8 Conor Murphy (O’Leary Stone Kanturk)
1 John Dowley (Carrick Wheelers)
2 Sean Keating (Waterford RC)
3 Steven McCarthy (Blarney CC)
4 Anthony Kenneally (Youghal CC)
5 Gary Parsot (Carrick Wheelers)
6 Ian Butler (Waterford RC)
7 Patrick Joy (Glin Knights CC)
8 Richard Bourke (Slievemahon CC)
9 Stephen Powell (De Ronde Van Cork)
10 Philip Fitzgerald (Limerick CC)
Unplaced Woman: Grace Young (De Ronde Van Cork)
Welcoming all cycling enthusiasts, members and friends to a unique event. Depart Limerick City Centre at 5am, watch the sun rise during the coffee stop at Lough Gur, back home in time for a second breakfast!
Free to enter, but please bring a Cycling Ireland license (if you have one) in order to reduce insurance costs for the event. Sign on is from 4.40am to 04.55am outside Penney’s (O’Connell St., Limerick). Helmets compulsory.
We ask riders from Limerick CC and all other attending clubs to come out in your club colours so we can all promote our clubs and our sport. Hope to see you all there, please spread the word!
This year, Limerick Cycling Club are working with Limerick Smarter Travel to promote a Solstice Cycle:
What is it? An early morning leisure cycle from Limerick city centre to Lough Gur and back, 53km approx.
When? Saturday June 21st, registration at 04.45 for an 05.00 roll-out
Where: Outside Penneys on O’Connell St. in Limerick
Suitable for commuter / leisure / sportive cyclists – a Spin with a Difference!
The weather looks to be perfect for this evening’s League Race.
The finish will be the same as last week – that is, left at the Birdhill Roundabout, with the line about 400m up the drag towards the M7.
It worked very well last week, but please pull in to the hard shoulder on the left once you have finished the race – this is a very busy road.
If the numbers at sign on are large, then we will run a two-race format (four groups in total): otherwise, a single race with 3 groups will apply.
This evening’s race (May 6th) will feature two changes in format:
1. There will be a different finish line: the race will pass the existing finish line, turn left at the Birdhill roundabout, and finish part of the way up the hill towards the M7. The roundabout will, of course, be marshaled, but care must be exercised at the approach to, and exit from, the roundabout.
2. A two-race format will apply: one predominantly for active racers, and a second for sportive / leisure / beginners. Each will feature two groups, and the ‘faster’ race will start first – A3/4’s (or equivalent) followed by the regular ‘scratch’ crew; and then beginners followed by sportive / leisure.
These changes have been decided upon in order to limit the numbers in a bunch sprint for safety reasons – last week featured excessive numbers in the sprint.
Please be advised that due to horse racing, there will be no Youth Training at Limerick Racecourse this Sunday, 10th November. Training resumes Sunday 17th November all the way to Christmas.
Youth coaching and training resumed on Sunday, 27th-October at Limerick Racecourse.
Each Sunday session will begin at 3pm and end at 4pm.
The sign-on fee will be 2 euros.