By Tommy Campbell, Irish Independent/Evening Herald/Sunday Independent
The Eddie Tobin Memorial is the main attraction on the cycling scene this Sunday. The inaugural event last season was won by Ciaran Power of the Navigators Insurance Team who finished runner-up to David McCann in the National road championship last weekend.
"Unfortunately, I have other commitments and have to bypass the race this time," said Power who admitted that McCann was a worthy winner of a well organised event in Westport.
The race is being sponsored by the Riverside Hotel, but the sign on is at the 1798 Centre at the 66 mile-race start.
"We are using the Enniscorthy-Monageer-Enniscorthy circuit which includes ‘Whites Hill’ and this should make things interesting for competitors and spectators alike," said race organiser Liam Ruth, who is very happy to run this event in memory of the late Eddie Tobin, who not only worked tirelessly on behalf of the community, but had time to make a huge contribution to the sport. "Racing gets under way at mid-day with local hope Frank Dunne expected to do well."
Hopefully the South East club will be rewarded with a good turnout as the organisers of the Nationals (Ladies and Gents) last weekend, Mayo Wheelers, were left scratching their heads, asking themselves, ‘Where have all the cyclists gone!'