Cycling Club’s Irish Debut

Cycling Club Isle of Man will be making its racing debut next month, as the team heads to the Emerald Isle.

The team will be competing at the Cáirde Rás Tailteann in Ireland, which takes place from June 15 to 19.

Starting in Dublin, the race will take them across to Clare in the west of the country before returning to the east and finishing in Louth. The five-day race, which was first contested in 1953, is the most prestigious men’s cycling event in Ireland and is returning to the racing calendar for the first time since 2018.

Cycling Club Isle of Man said the clubs is ‘hugely proud to have earned a race entry to such an event for our first-ever race’. It will be revealing the names of the riders that will be racing for the team at the Cáirde Rás Tailteann in the coming weeks.

Team Manager Conor Davies has said: ‘I’m really excited to be going to the Rás this year with Cycling Club Isle of Man. The Rás is a very historical race and I think, with the riders we will be taking with us, we can go to the race and be in the mix.’

Before the team heads off to Ireland, it will be hosting a launch event on May 31 at Bikestyle in Market Hall, Douglas. The event will start at 5:15 pm and it will be a chance to meet members of the Club, including team manager Conor Davies and several of the riders, and to ask questions about the project.