Lap of Laois
The Lap of Laois is a cycle sportive taking place on Sunday 24th March 2013 starting in Portlaoise run by Watchtours Cycling Club. There are two routes to choose from, 120km and 60km. All proceeds will go to The Make Believers which is a children's charity.Date: Sunday 24th March 2012
Time: 9.30am (sign on from 8.30am)
Location: New Portlaoise GAA Grounds
Distances: 120km 60km
Map for 120km: Here
Map for 60km: Here
Entry Fee: €25
Food stop and mechanical support provided.
Ned Flanagan 2013 Sportive Report
Sunday 17th February saw 9 riders from Lucan taking part in their first Sportive event of the season – the Ned Flanagan.
Starting and finishing in Monasterevin, the 70km loop passed through Ballybrittas, Portlaoise, Stradbally, Athy, Kilberry, Kildangan and Kildare. The course was mainly flat, with a few drags thrown in to keep everyone on their toes. However, the biggest test was the wind, which made the first 40km quite a challenge. After turning north near Athy the tailwind was now our friend and came as a very welcome relief!
Riders participating were: Judith Whelan, Damian Gory, Elaine Fannin, Fergal Nugent, Tara Doyle, Elaine McGreal, Michael Loughran, Susan Stewart and Paul Cleary.
The next “official” event is the Lap of Laois on 24th March. Keep an eye on the forum for further details.
Ned Flanagan Road Race & Charity Leisure Spin 2013.
The LCRC Sportive group will be attending it's first event for 2013 this coming weekend on Sunday 17th February. The Ned Flanagan Charity Road Race & Charity Leisure Spin is hosted by Newbridge Cycling Club in accociation with the Bell Yard Pub Monasterevin. All proceeds in aid of Kildare Rehab.
First off is the Road race which is a handicap race open to all Cycling Ireland licence holders for A4, A3, A2 A1 riders. The Leisure spin then follows the same 70km route as the road race and is sure to be a great event.
The route leaves Monasterevin and heads towards Portaoise on rolling roads before heading up over the Rock hill with great views of The Rock of Dunamase on the left. After a quick descent and passing through the mighty town of Stradbally of Electric Picnic fame, it's on to Athy where the route follows along the Grand Canal for a while before turning towards Kildangan, Kildare and then back to Monasterevin for some well deserved refreshment.
For more information check out the official poster below and keep an eye on this site and the LCRC facebook page for further information.
More info to follow shortly
Lap of Laois - 24th March
Tour of Carlingford - 7th April