Wednesday 18 July 2018

Cyclists race for top spot

Emmet Egan and Paul Byrne
Emmet Egan and Paul Byrne
The cyclists set off

Sara Gahan

Up to 200 cyclists descended on Blessington over the Easter weekend for the start of the 51st annual Gorey Three-Day Cycle Race.

The local Gorey Cycling Club was represented by Paul Byrne, and it was his first time taking part in the Gorey Three-Day.

The first race began in Blessington and travelled through Baltinglass, Hacketstown, Tinahely and Carnew, before turning left into Craanford. The cyclists then completed a loop taking in Camolin and The Monument in Gorey, and finished back in Craanford just past the community field.

On Easter Sunday morning, the cyclists took part in a time trail from Clogh to Gorey. After lunch, they started a The Monument in Gorey and did four laps of the Gorey - Craanford - Camolin - Gorey route.

The final race was the return to Blessington. The Gorey Cycling Club would like to thank all those who helped on the day, volunteers, and to their sponsors Redmond Electric Euronics, Oakfield Nursing Home, Revolve Bike Shop, Measure IT, Egan Landscaping and Diamond Windscreens for their ongoing support throughout the year.

Gorey Guardian