Visit Classic - April 13th 2014

The Visit Cycling Classic will take place on April 13th 2014. The Visit Cycling Classic is now a two-day cycling festival, but with a difference - while top athletes battle it out to win the prestigious Killoran Slate Trophy spectators are extensively entertained in the town centre. A country market with local produce, a guided historic town walk, street entertainers, live music and a family fun cycle are some of the activities on the program for the 2014 event.

The Visit Classic cycle race is one of the toughest in the country and is open to cyclists with a Cycling Ireland licence. This European-style road race showcases all the beauty that north Tipperary has to offer with, of course, a town centre finish in Nenagh. Don’t miss this festival of of cycling, food, fun and entertainment!

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Extended Race Program

Saturday 12th April 2014 - Visit Team Time Trial

Due to its huge success last year and the participation of NWVG Bike4air (the Netherlands) in 2013 it has been decided to add another exciting element to the busy race schedule. The Visit Team Time Trial will take place on the old N7, which is now one of the longest cycling lanes in Ireland between Five Alley and Birdhill. Total distance of the time trial is 28.3km, further info can be found under the race info tab.

Sunday 13th April 2014 - Visit Classic

The Visit Classic will bring Continental style one day racing to Nenagh and indeed Ireland on April 13th. This promises to be a day's racing with a difference for both participant and spectator alike. In the best tradition of the Belgian and Dutch Classics the routes offer a variety of terrain with a number of sharp challenging climbs. The routes also travel along the new N7 cycle lanes between Nenagh and Limerick. New this year is a separate Ladies race, they will cover the same 67.3km as the A4 category on a new designed route. A "country mile" is also introduced for the first time, all 4 race routes will conquer this 1600 metres of country road with a difference.

The Visit Classic will feature many of Ireland's leading riders, male and female, and coming as it does just 4 weeks before the An Post Rás it will offer our leading riders an ideal opportunity to test their form.

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Race Program

Saturday 12th April 2014

The Visit TTT is part of the Visit Classic, promoted by Visit Nenagh,ie Team DMG and Cycling Ireland. Teams participating may consist of riders from various licensed categories from the same club / trade team or a composite of riders from different clubs and or trade teams . No one day licenses. Maximum amount of teams is 30. Pre registration is essential for this event.

  • Venue: Five Alley (R445) Nenagh
  • Course: Five Alley - Birdhill - Five Alley
  • Distance: 28.3km
  • Sign On: Five Alley (from 12.30pm)
  • Open to all registered CI clubs
  • Riders per team: 6 (4 to finish)
  • Registration Fee per team: Pre Registration €30, On race day €40
  • Start Time First Team: 2pm

Sunday 13th April 2014

  • Race HQ: Abbey Court Hotel, Dublin Rd., Nenagh
  • Sign On: 8.30am
  • Start: First race 10.30 (all races neutralised depart from Race HQ)
  • Finish: Pearse Street, Nenagh, Town Centre
  • Open to all CI and race registered riders
  • Pre registration €16.00 (incl Paypal handling fee) On race day €20
Race Distance Start Time
67.3km: A4 10:30am
67.3km: Ladies 10:40am
154km: A+, A1, A2 11:00am
104km: A3 11:45am
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Family Fun Cycle

Sunday 13th April 2014 @ 11.00am sharp

Organised by North Tipperary Sports Partnership

Starting at 11am sharp on Pearse Street and the finish line is on the race finishing straight on Pearse Street, Nenagh. Please gather at CecilWalk Car Park at 10.30am to register. For safety reasons, it is critical this event starts at 11.00am sharp so that all family cyclist are safely back before the racing cyclists.

The event will run for 45 mins and cover 7km. Refreshments served at the end. Park your bike in the secure bike park at Kenyon Street car park and watch the pros.

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Town Festival

Visit Classic, Family Cycle, Tipperary Food Producers, Country Market, Crafts, Gardening, Artists, Street Entertainment, Face Painters, Musicians, Guided Walking Trail, Live radio broadcast from the stage in Pearse Street. All stalls with the best Tipperary has to offer are now situated on Pearse Street, so nobody has to miss anything of the action. Shops will be open for business and of course you can take a break in the nearby cafes and restaurants for an array of more fine foods, Watch the riders as they pass and finish on Pearse Street, Visit Classic, its not all about cycling!

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Pre Entry

Due to the large volume of participants in recent events pre entry is essential for the Visit Classic. For safety reasons fields might be restricted by the organisation.

Online Registration is now closed. Please Register on the day!!

Race Info

Visit Time Trail

Distance Avgerage Grade Lowest Elevation Highest Elevation Elevation Difference
28.3km 0.0% 35m 93m 58m

Visit Classic A4 Ladies Race

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Visit Classic A3 Race

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Visit Classic A1 Race

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Race Officials

Rene van Dam Race Director
Roddy Keogh Chief Commissaire Cycling Ireland
Brian Jordan Commissaire Cycling Ireland
Michael O'Gorman Commissaire Cycling Ireland
Mike Mannix Commissaire Cycling Ireland
Mike Mannix Photofinish
Liam Gleeson Event Safety
-- Results Generator / Time Keeper
Oliver McKenna Communication / Radio Tour
Sam van Dam Social Media / Twitterfeed
Black Umbrella Productions Press / Video / Photo
Sinead Harty / John Caulfield Sign on
Civil Defence Ambulance
Nenagh Gardai Gardai
Marie Nagle Festival Co Ordinator
-- Lead Car 1
-- Lead Car 2
-- Lead Car 3
-- Lead Car 4
Ken Counihan Moto Marshall
-- Chief Photo Marshall
-- Broomwagon
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Start List

Click below to download the start list in PDF format.

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Prize Fund

Once again the Visit Classic has a very generous prize fund of €2500

  • A+ / A1 / A2 - first 20
  • A3 - first 15
  • A4 - first 8
  • Ladies - first 8
  • TTT - first 3
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The Abbey Court Hotel is the official accommodation partner for this event.

Special Visit Nenagh Classic Offer

  • Bed & Breakfast €40.00 pps
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast €59.95 pps

Late check out option, and quote Visit Nenagh Classic at moment of booking. This offer is for the Visit Classic only and reservations can only be made by contacting the hotel directly on 067 42111. For further info

More accommodation options can be found in the Accommodation section of the business directory.