Sligo Spring Classic a Huge Success


Sligo Spring Classic a Huge Success

Held in mixed weather conditions, this year, our Spring Classic was one of the most successful yet.

With over two hundred and thirty cyclists in total – Seventy one in the 60km and 163 in the 120km, the marshals and food-stop people were kept busy all day in coping with the great turn-out.

The highlight of the day and most poignant part of the event was the 5km climb up Shriff Hill, in memory of Pam Benson, who passed away last October following a tragic accident.

Members of Innisfree Wheelers paused at the summit and held a minutes silence to honour one of our greatest ever members, who is still sadly missed from all our club activities.

Showers of rain didn’t put off the riders, and a big thanks from the club to them all for their participation. Thanks also to An Garda Siochana, ambulance crews, back-up vans, lead cars, motorbike marshals, and the numerous static junction marshals scattered along the entire course.

Thank you also to the food stop hosts in both Ballintogher Community Centre and Dowra Resource centre for facilitating us and the club members and friends who then worked flat out at these locations providing the riders with a welcome coffee or tea during both events.

The start/finish at the Mercy College Gym, was as usual an ideal location and great work was done again by club members and friends here to provide a substantial meal at the end of each respective event to the hungry riders.