Two New Stages!
Popular Kilkenny City Centre Race Returns
All New Opening Stage in Callan and Rejigged ‘Queen’ Stage
A challenging new mountain stage finish and an all-new opening stage with a circuit finish in Callan, County Kilkenny are the highlights of the 2021 Rás na mBan route announcement made today. Continue reading “2021 Route Details Announced”
Team entries for the Rás na mBan international cycle race 2021 close tomorrow, Wednesday August 11th. Team managers are reminded to complete the entry process online via the official entry system.
Team managers can add their specific team name to the system after which they, or team riders, can add up to five riders to the roster.
Team officials are asked to ensure that they use the same team name for each rider added to the squad and avoid team duplication.
Closing date for team entry is 11th August and, while rider names can be changed after entry and before the final rider confirmation date on September 5th, you MUST enter rider names now.
Riders and team managers interested in competing and unsure of the entry process are asked to contact Rás na mBan Team Liaison Officer Ronan Fox on +353 86 828 8122 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Squads from the Netherlands, UK and further afield have confirmed their participation in Rás na mBan 2021. Continue reading “British National Team To Return For A Fourth Time”
Entries for Rás na mBan 2021 have now opened with teams and administrative staff ramping up plans for the return of international stage racing to Ireland. Continue reading “Entries For Rás na mBan 2021 Now Open”
Making Plans for Racing Resumption in September
Dates Confirmed and Route Planning at an Advanced Stage
Thursday 13th May
At the beginning of 2020 the committee of Rás na mBan were confidently planning the 15th edition of Ireland’s top international stage race and looking forward to welcoming teams from all over the world to the magnificent medieval city of Kilkenny for a fifth year. Continue reading “Rás na mBan Reboot”
Organisers Switch Focus to 2021 Event
Tuesday 1st September
For Immediate Release
After months of deliberation the organising committee of Rás na mBan have been forced to cancel this year’s race and have now switched their attention to preparations for the 2021 event. Continue reading “Rás na mBan 2020 Cancelled”
Organisers Remain Committed to Running an Event in 2020
Continuing challenges relating to the global pandemic mean that Rás na mBan 2020 will not now take place on its original date in September. Continue reading “Rás na mBan 2020 Postponed”
Plans for Rás na mBan 2020 continue apace despite the current lockdown. While any chance of the race taking place are entirely contingent on the opening up of sporting activity in Ireland, the Organising Committee have continued to hold virtual meetings during the current restrictions and are continuing to operate on the basis that the 15th edition of the race will take place from September 2nd to 6th. Continue reading “Event Update”
Trek Segafredo World Tour star Tayler Wiles is just one of many Rás na mBan ‘alumni’ who have written of the challenges of lockdown lately. Many will have seen her blog on Cyclingtips.com detailing the beginning of the lockdown in Spain. Continue reading “Throwback – REMEMBERING 2014”
Riders who have graced Rás na mBan with distinction in recent years have been performing with great elan on road and track lately. Here’s a quick update on some of the standout rides. Continue reading “RÁS NA MBAN ALUMNI UPDATE”