International Cycling Race Coming To The Midlands

Written 1 week ago by Newsroom

Ireland’s Top International Cycling event for women is coming to the Midlands for the first time.

Stage 3 of the event includes a 111km stretch through Offaly into Laois – finishing with a climb of ‘The Cut’ in the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

In 2018 Ras na mBan attracted 121 cyclists from 25 teams and 16 different countries.

Race Director Valerie Considine is excited to bring the race to the region:

“The all new stage from Kilkenny to The Cut on stage three is a welcome first visit for the race to County Laois and I’m certain the riders and spectators are going to love the race challenge and the beautiful scenery in the Slieve Bloom Mountains on Friday 6th September.

“The hilltop finish on The Cut follows the tough ascent of Wolftrap Mountain and with two tough climbs on the day, it’s sure to be a great challenge. The Rás na mBan summit finish has become established as a wonderful occasion in the cycling calendar and I look forward to seeing many bike fans on The Cut to watch the riders do battle again this year.