The inaugural Tralee GP takes place on Sun July 14th. This will NOT be a handicap race. There is a prize fund of €1000 and a new perpetual cup, The Brian De Staic Cup ( Sponsored by Brian De Staic Jewellery ), awaiting its first winner. The circuit is 13.9kms with a 3km climb, at the top of which is the finish line. The startline is on Bracker O’Regan road. Manor West Hotel is the race HQ & sign-on location, there will be ample parking at the hotel in the overflow carpark (same as the Lacey Cup ) on the morning of the sign-on. There will be a neutralised roll out to the startline from Manor West Hotel.
Free Pre-Registration – We have set up a free online pre-registration, so if you can take the 30 secs to fill it in, it will help us out on the organisational end of things. Please note you must still sign-on and pay the entry on the day.
Sign on – 10.00am – 11.30am sharp at Manor West Hotel. The hotel is located within the grounds of the Manor West Retail Park, on the N21/N22 (Castleisland/ Killarney) main approach into Tralee. At the first roundabout (opposite Adams Hyundai Garage) take the first exit for the Manor West Retail Park. At the second roundabout take the third exit for the Manor West Hotel.
Categories – A1/ A2, A3, A4, U16, U14, U12.
Entry Fee – €15 ( Please note there are no One Day licenses available )
Neutralised Roll-Out – 11:45 am
Start Times & Laps –
12:15 pm A1/A2 ( 7 Laps 101.3kms )
12:16 pm A3 ( 5 Laps 73.6kms )
12:17 pm A4 ( 4 Laps 59.6kms )
12:18 pm U16 ( 2 laps 31.8kms ), U14 ( 1 Lap 17.9kms ) & U12 ( Startline to Finishline 4.5kms )
Parking – The overflow car park directly opposite the hotel has ample parking for all riders and supporters.
Presentation – Presentations will take place directly after the race back at the Manor West Hotel along with refreshments.
Race Route – The race will officially start on the Bracker O’Regan Road ( between Mounthawk School & the Abbeydorney Road ) and finish on Bullock Hill. The race circuit is 13.9kms starting from the Bracker O’Regan road heading east. The riders will then take the first exit at the roundabout onto the R556 Abbeydorney/ Ballybunion road and will turn left again within 0.4km onto Bullock Hill. At this stage the riders will be on the 3km climb of the circuit. The race will turn left after 6km and then onto the R551 (Ardfert-Tralee Road) near Ballyroe after 10km before turning left again at the roundabout at Mounthawk and back onto the Bracker O’Regan road.
NOTE: The distance from the Manor West Hotel to the Bracker O’Regan road is approx 5km. No parking will be allowed on the Bracker O’Regan Road.