The traditional season opener in the county, Barrow Wheelers Sporting 100km, will take place on Sunday January 30th. The race (!) sportive will take place on a new route mainly in Waterford and Kilkenny to avoid the poor road conditions in Co Wexford. The new route includes the scenic run from Thomastown down thru Inistoige to New Ross. Sign on is as per previous years and full details are on the Barrow site at this LINK According to the site the route is “relatively flat with nothing too steep” but the profile looks like last years Marmotte…..!