Kerry County RR Cycling Championships 2012
Date – Sunday, 12th August 2012.
Sign-on – 10.30am-11.30am at Manor West Hotel, Tralee.
Start Time – 12.00 noon on Bracker O’Regan Road
Parking – The overflow car park directly opposite Manor West Hotel has ample parking for all riders and supporters.
Entry – €10
Categories – All cyclists from Kerry or with a Kerry club are eligible.
Championships Medals for the first 3 in the following categories –
First 3 over the line, A1, A2, A3, A4, Ladies, Over 40, 50, 60, Junior, Under, 16, 14, 12
Team Prize (First 3) for all Kerry clubs across all categories – 4 to score with clubs not allowed B teams and clubs do not have to nominate their 4 before the event.
Cyclists can win the overall prize and another in their own category.
One Day Licenses available on the day.
Presentation – Presentations will take place directly after the race back at the Manor West Hotel.
Race Route – 59 km – The race will officially start on the Bracker O’Regan Road (between Mounthawk School & the Abbeydorney Road) and finish on Bullock Hill. The race circuit is 13.8km and will be covered 4 times ( 1 Lap for Under 16,14,12 ).
Mass start at 12.00pm from the Bracker O’Regan road heading east. The riders will then take the first exit at the roundabout onto the R556 Abbeydorney/ Ballybunion road and will turn left again within 0.4km onto Bullock Hill. At this stage the riders will be on the 3km climb of the circuit. The race will turn left after 6km and then onto the R551 (Ardfert-Tralee Road) near Ballyroe after 10km before turning left again at the roundabout at Mounthawk and back onto the Bracker O’Regan road.
NOTE: The distance from the Manor West Hotel to the Bracker O’Regan road is approx 5km. No parking will be allowed on the Bracker O’Regan Road.
All registrations are on the morning of the event from 7.30 to 9.30. The entry fees are €15 for under 18s, €25 for adults and €20 for cycling ireland members (you must present your membership card) Registration fee includes your one day cycling licence which provides you with insurance Cover. No cyclist will be allowed join the cycle without having registered. We will have a group start at 9.30 with all cyclists remaining behind the pace car until we Move onto the tarbert road.If you wish to leave earlier you may do so but you may not have mechanical or medical cover on the route.Refreshments will be provided at finuge (start and finish) and at ballybunion and ballyheigue.Stewards will be present at junctions and busy sections. Please obey them. This is leisure cycle, not a race so please enjoy yourself but don’t take unnecessary risks. Enjoy yourself and enjoy the company of fellow cyclists.
Where / when: on the morning of 11th August from 7.30 to 9.30 at Finuge GAA grounds
Entry fees: under eighteens €15
Cycling ireland adult members €20
Note: cycling ireland members must present membership card
Safety: helmets compulsory
More photos of Rás Leac Sná have been uploaded.
Thanks to Eleanor McElligott for taking these and forwarding them to us.
Following collaboration with Tralee Chamber Alliance, it is proposed to run a mammoth 3-Day 300 mile Leisure Tour of Kerry next year. ’Turas na Ríochta’ or ‘The Kingdom Tour’ will be held over a bank holiday weekend next summer, and looks set to be a focal point for club activities in 2013. It also promises to be a real challenge for the leisure cyclist, with each stage approximately 100 miles long, and taking in North & East Kerry, Mid-Kerry and West Kerry respectively. A full low-down on the tour may be found in the ‘Proposal Document’ below.
The route for Slí Trá Lí 2012 was discussed and agreed at this months club meeting, and it looks like we are heading west to Brandon Point. A 60 mile ‘there and back again’ type route promises great scenery and a testing ‘rolling’ road, well known to the clubs Christmas T.T. brigade. Details will be posted in the coming weeks, but we can confirm that the Moriarty’s will be giving us all ‘a big fry up’ when we call in on the way back west.