Rás na mBan brings criterium racing to Kilkenny!


Garda CC

Best Irish Team at Rás na mBan 2015: Garda CC

An Post Rás na mBan, the marquee event of the women’s cycle racing season, will start in Kilkenny in just 4 weeks time.

The top International stage race is moving to Kilkenny for the 2016 edition, which runs from Wed 7th to Sun 11th September.

Rás na mBan is a hugely prestigious event run by volunteers, and supported by Cycling Ireland’s Women’s Commission. It has been bringing top class international bike racing to Ireland for 11 successive years, and carries the torch handed on by other women’s international stage races which have been running since 1986.

Along with the move to a new venue, another novel aspect of this year’s race will be the introduction of a city-centre criterium stage. This stage will see riders will race around the medieval streets of Kilkenny city at twilight on Saturday 10th September.

the thrills and spills of crit racing

The thrills and spills of crit racing make it spectator friendly (it may not be this dark!)

As well as being exhilarating for his competitors, this crit stage will be a thrilling experience for spectators, and for marshals. And, understandably, this stage will require a significant number of marshals…. and that’s where you come in!

Rás na mBan is looking for volunteers to help marshal at junctions for the stage five criterium on Saturday evening (10th Sept), when hopefully most of you will be free of work commitments.

If you have time available, can carry a flag and look good in hi-viz we’d love to hear from you.

Please let us know if you are available to help (contact details below).

Hope to see you there!

Yours in cycling,

Valerie Considine,

Race Organiser Rás na mBan

valerieconsidine@gmail.com ph: 0863825842

Fiona Cooke

ficooke@hotmail.com ph: 0868146607

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