Leinster Road Race Championship

Today the Swords lads gave a good account of themselves in the Leinster C/ship Road Race in Kilcullen. The course was mostly flat with a few drags which made for good fast racing. There was a good turnout of 75 riders and incl Joe McNally, Anto McMahon, Pat Halpin, Jason Kelly, John Peppard and mise. It’s great to see so many of the lads racing in the open races.With four laps of a 7 mile course to I got away with six other riders. We were caught with two laps to go, but immediately nine riders got clear including Anto and Pat. With one lap to go they had 1 minute on main field and I was happy to sit in thinking that they would stay away, so much so that I considered pulling up to see the finish! But 2 miles from the finish, we all regrouped and the race finished with a bunch gallop in which I finished 8th. This also gave me 3rd Vet as both Sean Bracken & Tosh Lavery finished ahead of me. Another bronze…..always the bridesmaid.!