Rás na mBan Postponed but Hopeful

The Rás na mBan is the latest sporting event to be postponed though organisers remain hopeful of an event taking place this year.

Ireland’s top international cycling race for women was due to take place from September 2nd to 6th from a base in Kilkenny but the event organisers will now wait until August to see if restrictions ease and other logistical challenges can be overcome to ensure the continued annual running of the race which began in 2006.

“We remain committed to running a race in 2020 but unfortunately the current landscape prevents us from running the race as planned in early September,” said Race director Valerie Considine.

“We need to give everyone involved at least six weeks to properly prepare for the event and that is not possible as things stand for the scheduled dates.”

“Rás na mBan exists as an international outlet for Irish riders and an opportunity for visiting riders to sample the hospitality and beauty of Irish cycling so we will wait a little longer to see if circumstances change and we can run an event.”

“We’ll continue to review the situation and will be in a position to make further announcements in August.”

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