Ulster Cycling News

Entries Open For FPM 3-Day

Newry Wheelers flagship event, the FPM 3-Day Cycle Race takes place over the weekend of 30th July to 1st August 2004 and the event was officially launched in Newry last week by Newry's own "King of the Mountains" Banjo Bannon. Wearing the famous Polkadot Jersey, Banjo joined Newry Wheelers Club Officials and FPM Senior Partner, Paddy Harty to launch the race.
Feargal McCormack, Managing Partner, FPM Chartered Accountants stated that as the principal sponsor of the 3-Day Cross Border Cycle Race he was expecting a high level of entries from all over the island of Ireland complimenting FPM's focus on providing accounting and taxation services both sides of the border.
Seamus McGreevy, Chairman of the Newry Wheelers Cycling Club provided outline details of the four stages of the race which will commence on the evening of Friday 30th July 2004 taking the riders from Newry to Greenore, across to Dulargy and back to Newry via Omeath. Saturday features two events, the first a long stage race in the morning, commencing at Newry Rugby Club and heading through the Mournes back to Newry via Banbridge and Gilford, and the second a five mile time trail against the clock. The final classic stage on Sunday commences at 11.00 am in Warrenpoint returning to Warrenpoint at approximately 1.30 pm, having taken the riders through the Mournes once again culminating in a gruelling 1st Category climb of Reed Hall which comes shortly after the feared climb into Rathfriland village and the ascent of the Seven Sisters.
Further details are available on www.newrywheelers.com

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