Tuesday 20 March 2018

All set for Three Day Cycle Race

Motorists in North Wexford and Wicklow are advised to be on the lookout for up to 200 cyclists this weekend as the 50th Gorey 3 Day Cycle Race takes place.

The race leaves Blessington at midday on Saturday, April 15, traveling through Baltinglass, Hacketstown, Tinahely, Carnew, and then a loop of Craanford - Camolin - Gorey - Craanford, finishing at around 2.30 p.m.

Sunday's event starts at The Monument in Gorey at 12 midday and involves five laps of the Gorey - Craanford - Camolin - Gorey circuit, finishing on the old N11 outside Gorey, at approx. 3 p.m.

The cyclists have a ceremonial start at the Loch gCarman Arms on Monday at midday. The return route takes in Carnew, Shillelagh, Tullow, Rathvilly, Baltinglass, finishing 5km after Blessington at 2.15 p.m.

The promoters, the Usher Irish Road Club, and all involved will be given a civic reception in The Loch gCarman Arms on Saturday evening to mark 50 years of the race.

Usher Irish Road Club is grateful for the assistance of cycling clubs all over Ireland including Gorey CC, South East Road Club, and Slipstream CC, the gardaí and Gorey Red Cross.

The winner will have his name engraved on the Sam Darcy Memorial Trophy. The race was the brainchild of Sam and his wife Betty who did untold work on the event over many years. Volunteers are needed for stewarding. Contact Derek Webb on 087 0617615 to help.

Gorey Guardian