Plans for Rás na mBan 2020 continue apace despite the current lockdown, the race organisers have announced.
While any chance of the race taking place are entirely contingent on the opening up of sporting activity in Ireland, the Organising Committee have continued to hold virtual meetings during the current restrictions and are continuing to operate on the basis that the 15th edition of the race will take place from September 2nd to 6th.
Cycling Ireland are currently preparing a strategy for a return to organised outdoor activity in line with the Irish government’s phased easing of lockdown restrictions.
The committee is also preparing contingency plans should the return to racing be delayed beyond September and they will advise of any alterations to the schedule should they be required. In a statement from the race committee, they said: “We recognise that it’s tough to make plans in these uncertain times and we’ll aim to give at least a month’s notice of the race’s go/no-go situation.”