The racing will take place over 2 days on August 21st and 22nd. And its estimated that over 150 cyclists will take part in the 3 different disciplines. The age range for the competitors will be both boys and girls age 11 to 16.
Day one will see the riders start the 4.5km TT at 9am followed in the afternoon by a road race over various distances ,depending on their age bracket. The Sunday will see the riders take part in a Criterium around Gorey, which promises to be exciting racing and a must see by all.
The weekend is months on the planning and it hopes to bring over 200 families to the area for the weekend which will be a major boost to the local economy and a must needed boost to the hospitality sector.
Derek Webb says ‘it’s an exciting project to be apart off, and will help boost Gorey as a tourist destination with families from all over the country. Many riders who have taking part in these in the past have gone on to rider professionally and we see them now in races like the Tour De France’.
Gorey CC will have approx. 10 riders in the racing also. The biggest team in the county. Gorey CC under youth Coach Paul Byrne has been successfully running a Youth Academy for the underage members of the club that came from the Grass Track racing that the club ran for years in the town park. They currently have the U12 All Ireland Champion , Jack Dempsey ready to defend his title.
Coach Paul Byrne says ‘I have been coaching the kids for a year or more now and we are excited at their prospects and equally as excited that they get to race in front of their home town, it will mean a lot to them. And we hope people will come out and support them as much as possible’
The event will be launched the first week of August. And entries will open the same week.
For more details please contact Club Pro Paula Mulvey 087 6566018 or Race Director Derek Webb 087 0617615