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THE FIRST train­ing race for clubs in the South East took place last on Sun­day last us­ing a cir­cuit that started at Inch and that had to be cov­ered three times mak­ing a to­tal dis­tance of 51 kilo­me­tres.

The race was an ex­am­ple of ex­cel­lent or­gan­i­sa­tion by Slip­stream C.C. and or­gan­is­ers, Pat Maguire, Sam Darcy and Garry McBride.

In what were ideal con­di­tions al­most forty cy­clists com­peted rang­ing from un­der-16s to vet­er­ans rep­re­sent­ing the South East Road Club Slip­stream, Slaney C.C., Wex­ford Wheel­ers and Bar­row Wheel­ers par­tic­i­pated.

Bar­row Wheel­ers mem­ber, Hugh Byrne took the hon­ours in hotly con­tested sprint from Alex Wil­liams of Slaney C.C., with vet­er­ans Conor Crow­ley of Wex­ford Wheel­ers and Hugh Davis of Usher Ir­ish Road Club tak­ing third and fourth places re­spec­tively.

The strong South East Road club con­tin­gent put in an ex­cel­lent dis­play and was ac­tive in all the break­away moves.

Un­der-16 rider Tony Breen who was the youngest com­peti­tor who be­lied his years by fin­ish­ing well up in the bunch.

Gar­reth McCabe, Matt Heaney, John Maguire and An­thony Mills were to the fore and came in with the main bunch.

Mem­ber­ship of the South East Road club is still open and new mem­bers are wel­come at any time. Great progress is be­ing with the un­der age sec­tion, most of whom are mem­bers for over a year now. De­tails of mem­ber­ship are avail­able from club PRO, Mick Con­si­dine at 040231593 or 087-9866992. There is no mem­ber­ship fee for un­der-18s.

The club would like to ex­press its sin­cere ap­pre­ci­a­tion to Coun­cil­lor Pat Fitzger­ald and his fel­low Ark­low Town coun­cil­lors on their ef­forts in se­cur­ing a very sub­stan­tial grant from Ark­low Town Coun­cil to­wards the run­ning of the very pres­ti­gious All-Ire­land un­der age cycling cham­pi­onships. The grant was sanc­tioned at the Fe­bru­ary meet­ing of Ark­low Town Coun­cil.

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