The second edition of the Kilmessan GP, promoted by Skane Wheelers CC, takes place next Sunday the 26th of March in Kilmessan, Co. Meath.
A challenging 19km route with someone to suit everyone!
Sign-on opens at 8:30am in FP Maguires pub in Kilmessan village with underage racing starting at 9:30am and senior racing starting at 11:00am.
Strava link to route
More details to be found on Skane Wheelers Facebook page
Will the senior racing be run incrementally from 11? So A4 would be setting off around 11.15?
Thats right - senior races will start incrementally from 11am, with the A4's being the last out.
Anyone racing Sunday? Course meant to be lumpy enough?
Yeah supposed to be. Seems the course is pretty lumpy enough but nothing major. Mostly drags I think aside from the finish which is about 5-6% for 3 or so minutes, can't remember the distance. With the being mother's day I may have an issue.
The left before the finish looks tight enough and with the quarry just up the road it may make for a pretty sketchy finish.
The junction in Dunsany should be interesting with the IVCA race coming into it from the Dunshaughlin direction . Thankfully, it's a little offset so not a true crossroads. Cooperation required from both sets of marshals.
I did this race last year. It was very safe. The last turn is far enough from the finish its not an issue. The race was decided with a very tough uphill sprint.
You are correct that the two junctions are staggered. the races will not cross paths. the vets race starts at 9am.