The 5th and final leg of the race on day 5 will commence from Kinnegad and will race 135 kilometers to Blackrock. The race will comprise of 170 cyclists and a support team of over 40 vehicles who will complete 4 laps of the village with the final lap crossing the line in the afternoon of the day. Time to be confirmed.
This is a superb opportunity for us to showcase our beautiful village to the National and International media which will be reporting on this race on a daily basis. The fact that the race finishes in Blackrock village will mean that the eyes of the Cycling World will be on us for this thrilling race as it crosses the line on the main street in June. said Aine Corcoran of VisitBlackrock.
The race is being organsied by the Cáirde RAS Committee and local member Pat O’Shaughnessy is a well known Louth cyclist and Radio Presenter. “We couldn’t think of a more spectacular or scenic location in Ireland than beautiful Blackrock so the race will reach its conclusion in the seaside village after 5 days of fierce competition.” said O’Shaughnessy. “We have received a warm welcome from the people of Blackrock and we hope that they will be just as excited as we are about this famous cycling event as it comes to the heart of the village.
The event will require significant organisation by the Cáirde Rás Tailteann Committee who are working in cooperation with County Councils, The Gardai, Support Teams and Stewards as they move around the country over the 5 days.