With the racing season only a few weeks old some Bray Wheelers have shown that they have “wintered well”, and along with the excellent structured training on Tuesday evenings some results were sure to follow. We have had three new debutants to the A4 open racing ranks this year to date in the guise of Anthony O Conaill, Justin Codd and Dave Gilmore. It didn’t take Gilly long to find his feet and on Easter Sunday bagged 6th place in Rás an Laois. Not to be outdone Rob Lackey went one better today at the Kilmessan GP with a fine 5th place. Anything you can do … ! It won’t be long before either of these will be joining the A3 ranks.
Speaking of A3, Ian Murphy and Ross O’Neill spent all day in the break at one of the hardest races on the calendar, the Des Hanlon Memorial. While neither ended up in the places after 110km of hard riding, every cloud has a silver lining and Ian managed to secure the KOM prime. Ross went on to ride a fine Gorey 3-day the following week, his first, while Ian picked up a 9th place at Rás an Laois having made the break of the day again.
Our IVCA racers, were out to prove a point to their younger gunslingers were out to prove a point, and prove a point they did in fine fashion last weekend with Mike Claffey attacked at the start of the race, put the head down, and took it all the way to the line in fine fashion. No one else in the photo.
It’s great to see some results rolling in after a short lean period. For anyone that is thinking about racing and has yet to do so one-day licences are now unavailable again until after 1st August though with a Limited/Club Competition licence you are entitled to race at the Shay3/Christy McManus Memorial/Roundwood GP as we are the host club. Our every competitive club league will be kicking off towards the end of April and full details will follow, including the ever important marshal roster.
Lastly, we are expecting delivery of our new 2016 kit in the next fortnight !