The An Post Rás kicks off in just a few days time and everyone at the club wishes Eamon Hartnett the very best of luck. We will be tracking your progress closely from Sunday onwards! The weather looks ok for the weekend so hopefully we can have high numbers out training with us. Check out the routes below and see what suits. Best of luck to any club member racing down in Cork on Sunday.
Time: leave at 9:00am from the hotel. As this route has an early hill in it, it is advisable to leave a few minutes early if you don’t fancy yourself as a climber or you can cycle straight out from town to Dolla as a short cut. The bunch will meet you on the road to Newport.
Route: we will be heading up and over Dolla hill to Rearcross, Newport, Birdhill, up Coum, Portroe and back to Nenagh. There are two big climbs on this route. The groups will split in Toomevara and will try to keep a strong pace going for most of the cycle. For most, this means saving your energy in the first half. There is no point killing yourself early and not being able to keep pace at the end.
Route: we will be focusing on the extended lake route again. This time we hope to head to Templederry, Seáníns, Toomevara at the end.
Racing: the only race on the calendar this week is the Coachford Classic. This has an A2/A3 race and a separate A4 race. With the rás on, it might be a little easier to score at this one although the route is quite lumpy.
Race info from the Coachford CC website – Coachford cycling club are holding ‘The Coachford Classic’ on May 21st. Including A2, A3, A4, Junior and Female races. Sign on from 9.30 am in the GAA complex with ample parking and shower facilities after. Youth racing U12 U14 U16 boys and girls starting @ 11.00 am. Main race A2 A3 and Junior Starting @ 12.30. A4 race starting @ 12.35. A2 A3 and Junior 5 laps. A4 3 laps. U16 2 laps. U14 1 lap. U12 1/2 lap.
The new adjusted route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1548103633