Orwell Wheelers
Noel and Kieran Hammond Memorial Races
Roundwood, Wicklow
Sunday May 8th 2011
Sign on: Roundwood GAA Club from 9.30am
Race Starts: Youth from 10.45am, Seniors from 11.30am.

Orwell Wheelers are gearing up for their big open road race promotion of the season next Sunday with the Noel and Kieran Hammond Memorial races once again set for a challenging circuit beginning at Roundwood in County Wicklow.

Always one of the most popular events on the Irish cycling calendar, the event offers competition for all senior and youth categories as well as a round of the Trek Women’s Classic League.

Having proved popular on its introduction last year, the event retains the challenging 17km circuit based on the climb of Callowhill which race director Aidan Hammond unearthed for the move back to Wicklow following many years of promotion in north county Dublin.

Full route details are available from the following Mapmyride link.

Senior races start at Roundwood GAA club and race 5 kilometres out to the circuit. After finishing their laps each race will turn back for a 2.5k dash to the finish line on the Filterbeds.

Sign-on starts in Roundwood GAA club from 9.30am on Sunday.

There will be six races on the day:

Under 12 starting at 10.45am, covering 2.5km;
Under 14/16 starts at 10.45am, run over 1 lap/25km;

A1-A2 starts at 11.30am, run over 5 laps/93km;
A3 starts at 11.35am, run over 3 laps/59km;
A4 starts at 11.40am, run over 2 laps/42km.

Note: The sign on time is different to the one listed in the Cycling Ireland handbook.

For further information contact Dave McLoughlin on 087 9908528 or email orwelladmin@gmail.com

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