St. Tiernan's Cycling Club presents the Friends First Laragh Classic with a new exciting finish on the Wicklow Gap.

The 2018 programme of races includes the Friends First Laragh Classic (A1/A2), The Women’s Friends First Laragh Classic and The Martin Vereker Memorial (A3/Junior).

This year we return to the renowned Wicklow Gap. Beginning as always at the Brockagh Center in Laragh Village, the race will incorporate some familiar roads as it heads to Rathdrum and returns to Annamoe via Moneystown. Taking in the old course from Annamoe to Laragh it then heads up the Wicklow Gap descending to a right turn toward Valleymount. After Valleymount the race begins to turn for home and returns to Hollywood via the N81 before heading back up the eastern side of the Gap with the finish line at the top. The course details can be seen here.

The winner will require the full range of abilities on a very testing course. The next name on the Wicklow Cobble trophy will be a deserving one and we are also looking forward to presenting our ladies prize for the second time. High end racing through some of Irelands best scenery, we look forward to seeing you there.

ALL races LIMITED to 60 riders. Enter online to avoid disappointment: ENTER HERE

2018 Friends First Laragh Classic Road Race Details

The featured 2018 Friends First Laragh Classic Road Race will be open to A1/A2 riders with a supporting race for the A3/Junior category. A standalone Women’s Friends First Laragh Classic completes the programme of races. The Friends First Laragh Classic is part of the Cycling Ireland National Series 2018.
  • A1/A2 for the Laragh Classic Cobble: 87km
  • A3 Martin Vereker Memorial: 87km
  • Womens Laragh Classic: 87km
Races commence at 11.00am. Sign on will open at 8.30am in The Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, Co. Wicklow, where there is limited parking and changing facilities are available. Showers are not available.