Sunday, July 2nd 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
RACE 2 : The Noel Redmond Memorial Road Race for A3s & Juniors
RACE 3: A4 Race
RACE 4: Womens Race
This years race takes place on the same course as recent years 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 (highest 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 situated on the N80, about 20 minutes from both the M9 and M11 Dublin motorways. Plan your route to Bunclody HERE
See Race circuit here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/739921541
Race 1: The Eddie Tobin Memorial Road Race
A1/A2 5 x 26km laps – 130km (5 x 16mile laps – 80 miles)
Race 2: The Noel Redmond Memorial Road Race
A3’s & Juniors 4 x 26km laps – 104km (4 x 16mile laps – 64miles)
Race 3: A4 Road Race
A4 3 x 26km laps – 78km (3 x 16mile laps – 48miles)
Race 4: Womens Race
Women: 3 x 26km laps – 78km (3 x 16mile laps – 48miles)
(Distances will be slightly longer as we start race on the approach to the circuit from Bunclody approx. 6km before finish line /start of lap)
Sign on: from 9.00am until 10:15AM at the Bunclody AFC Complex, Church Road, Bunclody.
All riders will leave the centre at 10:35am sharp for a neutralised ride to the race start. All riders/team cars MUST keep in to the left hand side of the road until commissar starts race.
Start: Race 1 will start at 10:50AM, immediately followed by Race 2, 3 & 4. Start is in Bunclody village.
Sign on Fee: €15 on the day
Race 1 : 1st 8
Race 2 : 1st 8
Race 3 : 1st 8,
Race 4 : 1st 6,
(Depending on numbers prizes may be reduced to 1st 6 or increased to include other classes)
Prize presentation and refreshments will be at the Bunclody AFC Complex (sign on venue) directly after the final race finishes. There will be tea/coffee, light refreshments and showers available post race.