Thanks to everyone who turned out in the rain yesterday to marshall the race safely through town. Click on the attached thumbnail for a great shot of the Rás crossing the old bridge. The picture is curtesy of Lorraine O’Sullivan and more  fantastic examples or her rás work is availible at www.pix.ie/fbdras/albums


There are a number of really good sites providing real time (or as good as ) race coverage. If you are anywhere near a pc or using a 3G phone over the next few days check out live coverage by Shane Stokes on http://www.irishcycling.com/ or follow his twitter feed at www.twitter.com/fbdras . For more info follow David Quigleys fantastic iPhone coverage on http://www.comeraghcc.com/ – if you’ve never been in a team car in a big race well this is as close as it gets.

While we don’t have any Slaney riders competing this year, SCC’s Paul Nolan is bike mechanic in neutral service car 1 for the event and it looks like he’s in for a busy week in this weather!