Competitors took on the tough Ballycoog hill climb for round three of the Wellington TT league on Saturday last, league leader Joe Sheehy added eight points to his tally to bring his overall total to 30points which secures top spot on the podium for the Bray Wheeler cyclist with still one round remaining. Paul Kinch was the rider in form on the Ballycoog hill climb, the Slipstream clubman took all twelve points on offer and claimed the “king of mountains” title in the process, ‘chapeau’ to Paul who completed the 4.2km climb in a time of 9 minutes and 35 seconds.
The final round will be held on Saturday next (30th March) starting on the old Dublin road at 10am, start line will be just after the beehive pub, with the competitors going to the Jack Whites roundabout and back, a total of 18Km, of coarse that depends on where Jason put the finish line !!…. Sheehy can take a back seat for round four, but I’m sure that will not be the case. The remaining place are up for grabs with only a point separating Brian Cullen (Rossbury) on 18 pts. with Paul Kinch (Slipstream) and Fionn Jordan (Slaney CC) on 17 points each. Denis McCarthy (Slipstream) who missed last weeks hill climb is still in the mix with 15 points in his account, while Ronan Short (SERC) who has 12 points could have his say on the final placing’s. The event is open to any Cyclist who wants to test themselves against the clock, all that’s required is a bike and a cycling Ireland licence.
Latest weather prediction for Saturday is overcast with a Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from west-southwest and a high of 7 degrees. Looking forward to see ye all there….
***Don’t forget that online registration for the SERC 3 Peaks challenge will close next week So to avoid being disappointed sign up today …😎***