TEAM YOUGHAL are counting down the days before the start of the Race Around Ireland and announcing the Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal as Time Station No.16 for the third time in a row were. The race starts on Sunday 9th September 2012 in Trim.
The local cycling group have contested the previous three editions of the Race Around Ireland and Race Across America 2011, arguably the toughest endurance race in the world. In 2011, Team Youghal became the first Irish 8 Person Team to complete the Race Across America in seven days and 14 hours – a massive distance of 3,000 miles!
Team leader Ger Flanagan and Christy McCarthy, cyclist, have been involved with Team Youghal since its inception in 2009. Conor Coleman and Thomas Curran joined the team in 2012 and are looking forward to the challenge, having previously taken part in the Nice Ironman triathlon and the Bolton Ironman triathlon.