THANKS to Lawrence Clifford and Ciaran Ruane - Race Around Ireland supremos - for starring in 2016's Friends First Laragh Classic promo.
Entries are open online and all races are limited to 80 riders - and expected to sell out as always - so please do tell your friends to get on online, or risk missing the greatest seasonal finale of them all.
FRIENDS FIRST and St Tiernan's Cycling Club today launched the 2016 Friends First Laragh Classic, announcing an increase in prize money for the pioneering Wicklow race.
As the closing race of the domestic cycling season, the Friends First Laragh Classic presents a last chance for riders to fight for an elusive result. This year an increased prize fund ...
OUR Friends First Laragh Classic has been nominated for a prestigious Cycling Ireland Award.
Having risen from an A3/A4 event in 2013 to a fully-fledged end-of-season championship in 2015, the Friends First Laragh Classic is rightly among the eight-strong shortlist for the Cycling Ireland Awards' Best Competitive Event prize.
It's up against two ...
DID Dunboyne’s Mark Dowling finished the season with a commanding victory in Sunday’s Friends First Laragh Classic, earning himself a Leinster Championships Gold Medal in a sodden County Wicklow.
Dowling, who is now aiming for a valuable race in Taiwan, was clear of the main pack in a five-man breakaway when attacking up the 24km circuit’s toughest ...
JAMES QUINN primed himself to represent St. Tiernan's in Sunday's Friends First Laragh Classic with victory in the ParcelZone Ice Cream Hill Climb on Friday night.
The course took the riders up from Kilternan to Glencullen, a short pedal away from reward at the Ice Cream Van - and hot whiskeys in Johnnie Foxes.
Alan Cody took victory in 2014 with a ...
September 14, 2014 - AQUABLUE'S Keith Gater lifted the Friends First Laragh Classic Cobble after a grueling three-man breakaway ride with UCD's Sean McKenna and fellow Aquablue rider Damien Shaw
The trio left the bunch early on the 116km race and wrenched a one minute lead out to as much as three minutes over the hilly, 24km circuit. The racing was ...
August 14, 2014 - With one month until our Friends First Laragh Classic we have been spending a bit of time in our host town - and liking it, a lot.
Laragh is a passing-through kind of town; on a bike, you're often either going up the mountain or recovery from coming down it. It's a refuge.
It's a place to refuel, fuel-up, warm up, dry off, chat, ...
The STCC Laragh Classic was a sell out two days before the actual event but there was never going to be a full complement of riders entering the race due to the deteriorating weather that many riders woke up to on Sunday morning. It had everything a true Classic required, a course that demanded respect and aggressive riding, weather that was changing by the ...