Fermoy cyclist Ian Redmond wrote a piece
in his blog about his trip in the Race at the Millstreet Gathering Festival:
“… The race beg an after the u16 race had finished. It was so hot i was thinking how long would i last in the heat but that never came into my mind again. I jumped away early on after the start to see would i get a gap but i didn’t get much of a gap. One limerick guy came with me but after few 100ms we were caught. I stayed up around the front for most of the race and stayed active. We had a 3 min lead on the cat1&2s at the start but they would eventually catch us only the first 6 who got away would. A lot of riders tried going up the road but i think the heat was getting to them and no one was getting a reasonable gap who ever jumped up the road. They would stay out for a bit but would come back into the bunch. The road surface was quite good. Just after the finish line going down a small drag it was a bit rough but it was grand other than that.
On lap 5 Paidi O’Brien and 5 others joined us and a category 3 rider ended up doing a tumble into the ditch. I never saw him again. Hope he … [read the full article on Ian’s blog ianredmondcycling.com]