Leinster XC League Round 1 – Race Info

Directions to Leinster XC League Round 1
Bunclody is easy to find on Google maps or SatNav, but it’s worth pointing out that the best route from Dublin and all points north is the M7/M9, and not the N11 unless you’re based in Wicklow.
Starting at the Red Cow follow the M7/M9 out of Dublin. When the M7 and M9 diverge be sure to keep left and take the M9 signposted Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny. Next take Junction 5 off the M9 signposted Carlow South/Rosslare/Enniscorthy. Keep left at the slipway roundabout.
You are now on the N80. Drive for 15-20 mins, passing through the village of Ballon. Driving down the hill into Bunclody take the right turn towards Mt Leinster opposite Supervalu. Race location is 5 km out this road at the first Coillte forest entrance.
Maps: Red Cow to BunclodyBunclody to Race Venue

Pre-Ride
If you are around on Saturday you are welcome to pre-ride the course from 2-4pm. Course marking/taping will be in progress at this time so watch out for pedestrians. There will be no official event parking on the Saturday so please park responsibly.

Sign-On Times
Please pre-register to save time and queuing on race day
Underage sign-on from 10 – 10:30am.
All other categories from 10-11:30am.

Start Times
Underage races start at 11am.
Sports and Under 16s start at 12 noon
Everyone else from 1:30pm, by category at appropriate intervals.

Accommodation
For anyone considering coming down the night before, we have secured a special rate at the Carlton Millrace Hotel. They have self catering apartments and they will do €49 per person including breakfast in the Hotel, based on 3 sharing. Contact Catherine on 053 9375100, and mention Racing795.

Food
If you fancy a quick bite to eat, there’s a little café called TLC beside Supervalu which is open on Sunday mornings. You can get takeaway coffee there too. We’ll be providing food after the race too.

Main Race Page, Registration etc

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