Leisure League update

Two events have taken place in the the Dick O’Brien Leisure League since our last Leisure report in July.

In August, the iconic 100 in 8 took place in difficult and windy conditions.  See Tony Pearson’s report on this tour  below.

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A clash with several other events on the Irish cycling calendar led to a very poor turn-out on the West Wicklow tour on 11th September.  Nonetheless, the bright, if breezy conditions led to spectacular views of Wicklow in all its glory in an experimental new route taking in Blessington Lakes and Slieve Coragh before heading into Dunlavin and back via Punchestown, Eadestown and Kilteel.  There were mixed views about the challenges of this new route, which might prompt a re-think for next year.  Many thanks to all who continue to support or help organise the Leisure tours. These tours were the foundations on which the IVCA was built many years ago.

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