Rás Mumhan Returns To Cork And Kerry Roads In 2023
Rás Mumhan will once again make a return to the roads of Cork and Kerry over the Easter weekend.
One of the first major stage races of the Irish Cycling Calendar, the international event will take place over the four days of the Easter weekend from Friday, April 7th, to Monday, April 10th.
The field will comprise of the elite of Irish cycling as they’re challenged by Scottish and English squads and the route is designed to ensure aggressive racing in the rough terrain of the region where tactical decisions will determine the overall winner of this year’s edition.
One of the highlights of this year’s event sees a return to the amphitheater that is Killorglin on the final stage.
Riders will take in the traditional Beaufort loop before they head on to the circuit around the town for 10 laps before they finish on the main street up the hill.
It will allow for a spectacle for all and ignite the passion for all who love the sport of cycling and Rás Mumhan would like to encourage all to attend and show their support.
New Race Director John Breen said:
“This year’s event has been built on the success of 2022, the course has been designed to allow for aggressive racing from the outset, the geography of the route allows for no let-up in intensity and will certainly bring the hard men of the event to the fore as we enter the final stage that will be Killorglin.”
Kerry Group Rás Mumhan has been traditionally organised by Killorglin Cycling Club and is now a region-wide effort by the aforementioned Killorglin CC, Tralee BC, Sliabh Luachra CC and Killarney CC.
Kerry Group Rás Mumhan wish to acknowledge the passing of our great friend Padraig Harnett, who for years so willingly gave of his time in the promotion and coverage of the event. His loss has been felt throughout the sporting world here in Kerry.