Visit Nenagh Classic Committee expresses its thanks

Dear Editor, The Visit Nenagh Cycling Classic would to thank everyone who turned out and supported the festival of cycling, which included a time trial on the N7 on Saturday, April 20, and the Visit Nenagh Classic on Sunday, April 21.

Dear Editor,

The Visit Nenagh Cycling Classic would to thank everyone who turned out and supported the festival of cycling, which included a time trial on the N7 on Saturday, April 20, and the Visit Nenagh Classic on Sunday, April 21.

These events could not have happened without the support and help of a large number of people and organisations.

The Visit Nenagh committee would like to thank those, who helped put the racing programme together because without them the event would not have taken place. These are: Nenagh Town Council, North Tipperary County Council, the Gardai, Civil Defence, Liam Gleeson of Lodge Security and all the volunteers along the route and Tom McKeogh. We would also like to thank the race sponsors, Killoran Slate and Breda Fitzgibbon. Thanks to Tipperary Spring Water who sponsored water for the cyclists.

We would also like to thank North Tipperary Sports Partnership for organising the family cycle, North Tipperary Wheelers who stewarded the family cycle, Nenagh Brass Band, who led the cycle out of town, along with the volunteers at junctions along the way. A special word of thanks to Donie O’Connor, who sponsored refreshments.

The stalls and fringe events around Quentins Way and Friars Court could not have taken place without the support of John Moylan, Liam O’Kelly and Denis O’Sullivan, Ardcroney Waste. The atmosphere was enhanced by the traditional dancers and musicians and the presence of the transition year students from St Mary’s Secondary School, who carried signs promoting the stalls. A big thanks to all those who took a stall or got involved in any way. There was great camaraderie and banter between all the stallholders.

Our main sponsor was North Tipperary Leader Partnership, supported by Procter and Gamble, Specsavers, JKC Toymaster, AIB Bank, O2 Nenagh, Mags Homebaking, Nenagh Pictureframing, Abbey Court Hotel, Williamsferry B&B, Primadonnas Styling & Models and Pearse Motors Tipperary town (supplier of race courtesy vehicles). Thank you for your generosity.

We would also like to thank the local media for all their coverage.

The Visit Nenagh Classic attracted the top cyclists in Ireland and a team from Holland. We got fantastic coverage on Dutch TV and are looking forward to more cycling clubs from there and other parts of the continent taking part over the coming years.

Visit Nenagh committee,

Cllr Virginia O’Dowd, chair; Rene van Dam, race director; Mike Molamphy, PRO; Mike McMahon, treasurer; Mike Butler, rider liaison officer ; Marie Nagle, market co-ordinator.