Lacey CUp 2016 - SunDAY, Feb 28th
Its Lacey Cup time again, the grand opener to the Munster racing season. This year again, due to CI rule T5.1.11 there will be a separate A4 race should the entries exceed 140 riders. The A4 Race will be immediately AFTER the A1/A2/A3 race. Total Prize fund is in excess of €1000.
Tralee Manor West iBike's annual race the "Lacey Cup" is a 75km race. The A1/A2/A3 race is run on a handicap basis ( A4 run individually ) and starts from Manor West Hotel, Tralee with a neutralised roll out at 12:10pm.
The race is held on the Dingle Peninsula and takes the riders from the Dingle road outside of Tralee through Blennerville, on to Camp and up Gleann na nGealt for the first Prime, this climb comes after 15km of racing and is 4km long averaging 3% gradient. Once over the top of Gleann na nGealt the race continues to Annascaul where the riders will turn left just outside the village on to Inch and Castlemaine. Then another left turn at Castlemaine and onto the start of the prime at the top of the Slieve Mish climb after 62km for the Teddy Griffin Trophy, the climb is also 4km long and averages 2.8% gradient, before the descent to the finish at Skehanagh just outside the town of Tralee on the N70 (Tralee-Killorglin Road).
The 75km route is one complete loop of a challenging route and tests the strongest of riders with the two climbs and rolling roads from start to finish. Click on link below for race route:
Free Pre-Registration - We have set up a free online pre-registration, so if you can take the 30 secs to fill it in, it will help us out on the organisational end of things. Please note you must still sign-on and pay the entry on the day.
Sign on - 10.00 am - 11:30 am sharp at Manor West Hotel. The hotel is located within the grounds of the Manor West Retail Park, on the N21/N22 (Castleisland/ Killarney) main approach into Tralee. At the first roundabout (opposite Adams Hyundai Garage) take the first exit for the Manor West Retail Park. At the second roundabout take the third exit for the Manor West Hotel
Parking - The overflow car park directly opposite the hotel has ample parking for all riders and supporters.
Categories - A1, A2, A3 & A4
Entry Fee - €15
Neutralised roll out to start line - 12.10 pm
Main Race Start - 12:30 pm
A4 Race Start - 5 mins after A1 start.
Accommodation Packages :
Our main sponsors Manor West Hotel have put together great package deals for cyclists and their families / partners who may wish to travel to Tralee the day before the Lacey Cup. The packages are as follows: Bed & Breakfast €45pps. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast €65 pps. Single room, Bed & Breakfast €55. Single room, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast €75.
Manor West Hotel has underground parking with a secure bike lock-up facility . Special late Check-out at 4.30pm to allow cyclists shower and change afterwards. Full use of leisure facilities including 18m pool, sauna and jacuzzi. The hotel is located adjacent to Manor West Retail Park (Kerry's largest shopping complex). For anyone interested in booking please contact the hotel at 066 7194500 and quote "Lacey Cup".