All roads lead to Modeligo on Sunday next for the annual running of our open races. It’s the highlight of our year and a chance to showcase our club and the great roads and scenery we have in the area. This year has a new race HQ at Modeligo Community Centre and a new start/finish line outside Modeligo school. Sign on will open at 9am and senior racing gets underway at 12 midday with the main race the A1/2 race. This race sponsored by CycleSports bike shop for the O Doherty cup is over 3 laps of the Millstreet circuit, 107km’s. Last year’s winner Stephen Murray of Velorevoluton will be back to defend his title. The A3/Junior race sponsored by RTS heating and cooling systems will also be over 3 laps of the circuit. Last year’s race was won by Cathal Purcell of Carrick Wheelers. The A4 race sponsored by Bob Troys cycle and lawnmower shop will be over 2 laps of the circuit for 71km’s of racing. Last year’s race was won by our own George MacLeod who won’t be defending his title as he was upgraded to A3 recently. The ladies race will cover 2 laps also and is round 2 of the Ladies Munster league. Last year’s winner was Emma Walsh. There will also be underage racing commencing at 10am. Under 12’s start at Ballinamult and race 8km’s, U14’s start at Master McGrath and race 24km’s and U16’s start in Modeligo and race a full lap of 35.5km’s. We are expecting big numbers for all the races and there will be big numbers of DCC members racing keen to perform on local roads. So if you’re in the area and want to see some of the best riders in the country racing why not head out to Modeligo or any part of the circuit and enjoy the action. All we need now is the weather Gods to look favorably on us!
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