Rás na mBan 2011 – and previous years

Rás na mBan – 2011 is the 25th Anniversary of Rás na mBan, plans are in place to make it a 5 day event! In 2010 Rás na mBan was voted competitive event of the year in the Cycling Ireland membership awards – this was the 2nd year that Rás na mBan secured this award!

All previous postings HERE

SPONSOR: Sneem Hotel (Louis Moriarty), with some assistance from Women in Sport, Leinster Commission, IVCA and Cycling Ireland.

When: End September

What: Ireland’s only International Women’s Stage Race, incorporated into a weekend of celebrations, including races for the kids. Sneem’s “Festival of Women’s Cycling” will be 4 years running in 2011.

Where: Sneem Hotel – Sneem, Co Kerry (the beautiful ring of kerry)

Contact: rasnamban@gmail.com or valerieconsidine@gmail.com

Routes: Below are the routes that have previously been used:

Friday: Stage 1, Road Race, 60km – Sneem – Kenmare – Sneem


Saturday: Stage 2 – 5km TT  

Saturday: Stage 3, Road Race, 80km – Sneem – Tahilla – Killarney – Sneem 9m loop,


Sunday: Stage 4, Road Race, 90km Sneem – Waterville – Waterville (loop) – Sneem


We would like to encourage Clubs throughout Ireland to enter riders in teams as they are guaranteed to enjoy the racing, regardless of their level.