Gorey 3 day is just around the corner. Can anyone free to help service/transport riders let us know by the weekend? I’m away on the Monday but am available on Saturday & Sunday. Riders to be brought to Dublin on Saturday morning and back to Gorey on Monday. Many thanks to Frank Dunne who is looking after the Rás Mumhan crew.
Liam Bennett TT League: The first round of the Liam Bennett TT league starts tomorrow evening Tuesday with a TT from Oylegate to Ferrycarrig. Sign on from 6pm. Remember there is no underage section. There will be a separate underage TT on April10th.
Results from the TT are available on http://www.wexfordwheelers.com/ Well done to Davy Walsh who put in a great winning time of 8.49 to win and to the only other Slaney participant Mick Foley. Don’t worry Mick, you only need to improve by 3 minutes to match Davy next week! A few newer members have asked me about Liam Bennett. Well he was an absolute gentleman, one of Wexfords outstanding hurlers and a great cyclist too. This article is a great reflection on the man.
Don’t forget SERC’s Three Peaks Challenge takes place next Sunday. If you are not riding the Three Peaks or racing next weekend we’re still looking for volunteers to do some on the bike marshalling at the Hope & Dreams 10mile run.
Slaney riders were out in force in the sunshine this weekend. On Saturday the event was the Lucan GP. As can be seen from the pictures Slaney were to the fore with Davy Walsh and Frank Dunne in the A1/2 event and David Dempsey and Patrick Dobbs in the A4. Both Davy and Patrick finished 7th in their respective races.
On Sunday the venue was Carlow for the hardest race of the season the Des Hanlon Memorial. Alan Galavan and Conchubhar O Crualaoich started the A1/2, Murt Doyle, Paul Bolger & Micheal McLean the A3 and Ger Leacy, Bill Jordan, Tom Lucas, Patrick Dobbs and John Dobbs the A4. (Hope I have everyone!). Murt was best rider of the day, sitting comfortably in the first group all day and taking about 12th place in the mass sprint. Paul Bolger finished just off this group. Bill Jordan was best finisher in the A4 race with Ger Leacy unlucky to break a spoke and forced out. A big crash at the end of the A4 saw several riders taken to hospital included Wexfords Ben Delaney – get well soon!
Finally Ken Blanche and Willie McDonald rode the first IVCA veta race of the year with Ken finishing in the top 6 and Paul Nolan and Mylie Kavanagh led a good sized tour to Wexford, Curracloe, Oulart and home.