NENAGH is set for a feast of food and cycling on Sunday, April 22, when some of the country’s top cyclists come to town for the inaugural Visit Nenagh Classic. And the organisers have teamed up with some of Tipperary’s top food producers and crafts people to bring a continental-style market atmosphere to the town on the day.
The town’s main street will be closed off and the race will finish on it, while close to 40 stallholders will display their wares in Quentin’s Way. Among those taking part will be Lough Derg Chocolates, Sweet Sensations Cakes and Pastries, Quigleys Bakery, Gillian’s Handknits as well as local restaurants Pepe’s, Ken’s, The Peppermill, Cinnamon Alley and The Pantry, and organic meat producer Michael Seymour of Sheepwalk Organic Farm.
There will also be plenty to entertain the expected crowds, with free music, street entertainment from the Cork Circus, face painters, and artists from the Crack Pots studio.
While the day will see serious racing in three events that have attracted top riders, it will also have a 7km family cycle to allow as many people as possible feel part of the occasion.
Full report in this week’s Tipperary Star