The West Coast Wheelers annual road race will take place on Sunday 24th February 2013. As last years 100 racers will attest, the lumpy circuit over Derrybrien on good roads (for Connacht!) ensure a safe race, and a good early season workout. The race will be headquartered once again at the Temperance Hall, Loughrea.
The A4 race will run over the same 55K course as last year over Derrybrien mountains, with approx 300 metres climbing. There’s one long climb on which the KOH will be decided.
The A4s will rollout from Loughrea at 11:00 for an 11:30 start.
A1/A2/A3 – In order to ensure we can run a longer race for this group, and stay within a manageable area, the race circuit has been adapted to ease management and also provide a sufficient test.
The race route will start/finish at the same point as the A4 race. At 45K, after the climb and decent of Derrybrien, the riders will take a left and join a 15K loop which they complete twice before rolling off it again and heading for the finish line.
This brings the race distance to 85K with 500m climbing.
Riders will rollout from Loughrea at 11:30 to Kilchreest for a 12:00 start.
Sign on at the Temperance Hall in Loughrea from 9.30 to 11. A4s will obviously need to sign on earlier to be ready for rollout at 11.
To speed up your sign on use the registration form below – then at sign on you’ll just have to show your license, sign on, and pay the €10. Sign On Form Link.
The usual top 6 in each race, and KOH will be covered.
MBW will be sponsoring 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th places in the A1/A2/A3 race.
Tribikes will be sponsoring 1st, 2nd & 3rd places in the A4 race.
Kearney Cycles will be sponsoring 4th, 5th & 6th places in the A4 race.
Nigel’s Cycle Store will be sponsoring the KOH prizes in both races.