All the South East Road Club news
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.