Sunday, July 3rd will see Slaney CC host the 12th edition of the Eddie Tobin Memorial Road Race . The event has provided great racing over the past eight years with some of Irelands top riders taking the honours and good numbers taking part. Eddie was a long time member, rider and administrator of Slaney CC, was a respected member of the FBD Rás team and was heavily involved in the visit of the Tour de France to Enniscorthy in 1998.
Order of races
RACE 1: Eddie Tobin Memorial Road Race for A1/A2 National Series Round 12
RACE 2 : The Noel Redmond Memorial Road Race for A3s
RACE 3: A4 Race
RACE 4: Womens National League Race
This years race will take place on the same course as last year based close to Bunclody, Co Wexford. The rolling 25km lap is very well surfaced and is a challenging circuit including a long drag to the finish (higest point of the race) and some fast sweeping descents. The start/finish is about 6kms from the sign on venue which is at the Bunclody AFC complex on Church Road, Bunclody. (Take turn at Mill Race Hotel – will be sign posted) Bunclody is situtated on the N80, about 20 minutes from both the M9 and M11 Dublin motorways. Plan your route to Bunclody HERE
Racing on the (in)famous Davidstown circuit returns on Wens April 20th for five weeks.
Same format as last year which worked well – so the order of groups on the road for the two races will be;
Race 1 5 laps 1st Group – Vets over 50 with an A4 or Club licence
2nd Group – All A4 licences
Race 2 3 laps Novice/tourers – all club licence holders, touring, novice riders starting together.
As always the format will be reviewed as we go on depending on results, numbers riding and rider feedback and will be tweaked if necessary.
All the clubs have lots on new members who have never raced before and novices will not get a better place to start racing and the more taking part the more benefit everyone will get. You won’t get a safer circuit to start your racing career!
List of assigned marshalls for April 20th
What do I need to do to take part?
Firstly you MUST have a 2016 Cycling Ireland LIMITED COMPETITION Licence or an A4 racing licence. If you have an introductory or leisure licence you must upgrade to a Club competition licence. You just pay the difference between the licence you paid for and the club licence fee. Link : http://www.cyclingireland.ie/page/membership/types-of-membership
Secondly you MUST register with Cycling Wexford and select 2 nights to marshal at a Wexford event. This costs €15 but includes free entry to the CountyChampionships. Link : http://www.leaguerace.me/
Finally you need to do so soon or your name won’t appear on the start sheet. If you are not on the Wexford Cycling registration list you will NOT be allowed race. This will be strictly enforced as its unfair to all the riders who have signed on for marshalling duties.
(Exception being riders from outside the county, MarbleCity for example, who may attend the odd race but don’t need to register)
Sign on will be from 6.15pm and first race will need to start at 7pm sharp to ensure we have enough light. Bring a €5 sign on – (no cheques, credit cards or €50 notes please!)
Due to the awful weather forecast for Munster today the whole SCC crew travelled to Stamullen and it proved a wise decision as although cold the weather remained dry and the racing in Fermoy was cancelled.
We had two in the A4, Tonto and John R, and unfortunately the lads had a day to forget, that can happen to us all, so forget and roll on the next race.
Mixed fortunes for Fionn, Ryan and Reece in the a3/jun race which was run on a tough circuit around Stamullen and the Naul, I definitely say that Meath is not as flat as you might think! Fionn easily got over the climb with the best but then the air in the back wheel deserted him and race over. Reece was comfortable all day and went to the line with the best and finished just one place outside the prizes. Ryan showed great determination to make it back to the leaders, having been dropped the final time up the climb, and took a fine 9th place in the sprint for yet another top 10.
Back to that part of the country again next week for a Drogheda Wheelers run race on Sunday.
Thanks to Bernie and Amy for the support today.
A little reminder of a sunny day in May 2015 on the Mount Leinster Challenge. Many thanks to Andy Flood who got in touch with us last year to share his video of the event taken from his on bike camera.
Get your entry in and be part of this years event.
It’s that time of year again. We’ve booked a 7.30pm table for Saturday 5th December at the Via Veneto Italian restaurant in Weafer St., Enniscorthy for our annual Christmas do. Everyone and their partners are very welcome. A couple of menu options available but the three course meal comes in at €25 and the club will throw in a drop of vino.
The meal was good craic last year when we had about 25 people come. To firm up numbers if you’re coming reply to the facebook post or let Murry or Mick know you’re interested.
The Conor McCabe Memorial Christmas Hamper race takes place on Sunday December 6th. SERC again host this great event. Full details on the SERC Facebook page.
Here is the route for the Conor McCabe Memorial (senior)Race 2015. http://www.strava.com/routes/3695595 – Serc Conor McCabe | Strava Route
It is a new course for everyone and nice and flat for this time of year except for the finish with a bit of s drag.
Looking forward to meeting everyone on the day for a celebration of Conor’s life.
Due to the racing lads being away so much with training and racing we decided to do some profile pieces on the lads just to help the club get to know them and for a bit of light entertainment between now and Christmas.
We kick it off now with our first profile
From………………..Monart, Co Wexford
Married/Single…………Married to Judith
Joined SCC………………Formally joined 2014, but have been riding with the club since 1996
If I had the best legs in the world for one day …………….
I would like to win Paris Roubaix in the snow!
From….Tombrack, Co. Wexford
Married/Single….Married to Shelly
If I had The Best Legs In The World For One Day….
I’d be powering over mud covered pavé to win Paris Roubaix.
If had the best legs in the world for one day……………………
id love to win a stage of the tour the France
MARRIED/SINGLE……..married to claire
JOINED SCC……..June 2013
IF I HAD THE BEST LEGS IN THE WORLD FOR ONE DAY………I’d love to win a stage of the ras
The Slaney CC AGM has been fixed for Thursday the 19th of November at the Riverside Park Hotel.
The format for this year will be slightly different as we will also have club gear available for sale on the evening and we will also accept membership payments for 2016. This makes it an ideal night for many of our new members to attend and have a look at the club gear, to find out more about the club and ask all those questions you’ve been saving up!
(If you cannot attend remember the club gear is always available on our online shop which can be accessed on the website or facebook page and you can also pay your club subscriptions at anythime though our paypal account below)
Format for the evening is roughly as follows.
Tea Coffees available
7.30 – 8.30 Club membership registration & Club Gear will be available for sale.
Let us know if any items need adding to the Agenda before we finalise it. Remember there is an opportunity for those interested in supporting the future activities and growth of the club and willing to give up a small amount of time to join the committee for 2016. Many hands make light work!
Pay your 2016 Slaney CC Club Membership Online (Cycling Ireland licences options will be discussed at the AGM)
We intended having our club AGM before the end of October but have decided to put it back a few weeks. It will now take place on the week ending the 13th or 20th November depending on room availability at the Riverside. We’ll confirm the date shortly.
As always we encourage members to attend the AGM and participate in building on and improving the clubs activities. New blood and fresh ideas always welcome and by sharing the workload it makes life easier for everyone. If anyone has any pre AGM ideas they would like to discuss or have any queries about putting themselves forward for committee why not give chairman Paddy Dunne or secretary Mick Howe a shout or talk to any of the current committee members.