Club Championships Postponed

Due to Mayo playing in the replay this Saturday the 5th of September the club champs have been postponed to September 12th at 5pm.

The next few Thursday evening at 7pm sharp the Cornmarket  some of the more experienced racers will help with structured training session to help leisure cyclist to understand and perform better at the club champs.

The club champs is a race but also a spin to get everyone out, if you don’t want to race thats fine just cycle with group to start point at Paddy’s bar Tourmakeady and keep going around the lake and we will see you at the finish.

On the evening we will have 6 groups all seeded accordingly after the club league, anyone who didnt take part in the club league will be put in a group that suits their ability.

Prizes for club champs will be as follows.

First 3 males and females across the line and first person home out off each group will also receive a prize.

The league prize and presentation will take place at Inch’s bar from 8.30pm later that evening.

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Remember being part of a club member means you have to get involved and be active, be that cycling, marshaling or cheer leader….

Bogman 2 day final stage and overall result

David Nugent Seven Springs along with 6 others escape the clutches of the bunch in the final kilometers to win the stage.

The General Classification pretty much stays the same as the time trial with the Luncan RC controlling matters when it counted.

Thanks to all the competitors who traveled from near and far also to all our sponsors and supporters without we would’ nt have a race.

Full result here.

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Stage 1 result Bogman 2 day

Stage 1 of the Bogman 2 day Tullycross Connemara started off in bright but windy conditions.

The 47 riders were split into 2 groups over  3 laps of 29k, the Juniors and A3 riders getting 2 minutes head start on the strong A1& A2 bunch. Camien Muldoon NRPT and Eoin O Connell Blarney liven up affairs when they spent over half the race out front holding no more than 50 seconds at anyone point. Blarney CC O Connell won the only KOH sprint at Letterfrack and leads the Mountains jersey.

The eventual Break away only got away with 13k to go. Camien Muldoon NRPT and Eoin o Connell Blarney  we’re caught with 15k to go with O Connell jumping Muldoon and going clear again to be caught first by Eoghan Clifford and then by Robin Kelly Waterford  and later Mark Reilly Lucan joining up with about 11k to go. This quartet worked well together and at one point had 40seconds lead, by the line that was much reduced with Robin Kelly Waterford winning the sprint to the line from Mark O Reilly Lucan.

Full results here

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Itinerary Bogman 2 day Tullycross August 29th & 30th

Two brilliant days of cycling featuring some of the finest riders in the country racing over a beautiful but challenging course.  This event is organised by the award winning CEEECC in conjunction with Western Lakes CC – one of the finest clubs in the country.

UCD team winners

The weekend includes a 90km stage on Saturday 29th & a time trail & 85km stage on the Sunday.
This event has been running for the last 6 years & has grown from strength to strength each year. It routes bring you through some of the most stunning areas of scenery that Connemara has to offer inculding Renvyle, Inagh Valley, Maam Valley, Kylemore & more.
A great weekend of racing guaranteed!
You can now enter online by going into the Cycle Ireland website & logging into your account.
We will have an early bird offer available until the 8th August at just €30. After that the price will be €40 for 2 great days.

Colm Cassidy Overall winner

Race info:

PRE RACE INFORMATION All meetings will take place at the Race Headquarters – The Marian Hall Tullycross.

Meetings Timetable Saturday 29th August – Stage start 4pm Routing: 3.15

To attend: Race Director, All Drivers, Race Officials, Marshalls, Timekeepers, Neutral Service, Red Cross, Blackboard, Motorcycle Pilots. Team Managers: 3.30

Sunday 30th August Stage 2A – Start 9am Riders starting in 1 min intervals ascending order. ( Race nos 1, 2, 3 …….)

Stage 2B – Stage start 12.30pm Routing: 12pm To attend: Race Director, All Drivers, Race Officials, Marshalls, Timekeepers, Neutral Service, Red Cross, Blackboard, Motorcycle Pilots.

Team Managers: 12.15pm Jersey Presentation: 12.25pm Start/Finish Line Marian Hall. Team Managers: Team Managers must register and Sign-On in Race HQ before each stage.

Managers must provide team vehicle registration numbers and a list of team accommodation and contact details.

The draw for team car position in the cavalcade will take place at the mangers meeting prior to each stage.

Race Radios for team cars may be available at Sign-On. RACE SERVICE 1. Neutral service will be provided by the Race Organiser. All equipment provided to neutral service should be in good serviceable condition and marked. Please remember that it could be your own rider that gets service from neutral service, so good equipment only please. 2. All team cars are to provide service to members of other teams where the situation demands, in a fair and sporting manner or where instructed by the race Commissaries.

RACE OFFICIALS

Race Organiser: John James Flaherty

Commissaries: Brian O’Loughlin. Peter Flanagan

Photo Finish: Seamus Shortall

Result Co-Ordinator: Seamus Shortall

Chief Judge: Peter Flanagan

Ambulance Service: Civil Defense

The women in one west of Ireland town are calling on all motorists to make their next pass a safe one.

 

Organisers of a ladies only cycling sportive are calling on motorists to think safety next time they go to pass a cyclist, they are using the event to promote the 1.5 campaign.(https://www.facebook.com/stayinaliveat1.5) .

The women in one west of Ireland town are calling on their men to make their next pass a safe one. Organisers of a ladies only cycling sportive are calling on all men to think safety next time they go to pass a cyclist, they are using the event to promote the 1.5 campaign.( https://www.facebook.com/stayinaliveat1.5) . Pic: Michael Mc Laughlin

The women in one west of Ireland town are calling on their men to make their next pass a safe one. Organisers of a ladies only cycling sportive are calling on all men to think safety next time they go to pass a cyclist, they are using the event to promote the 1.5 campaign.( https://www.facebook.com/stayinaliveat1.5) . Pic: Michael Mc Laughlin

This popular leisure cycling event,( www.westernlakecc.com) western lakes ladies sportive which will be held on Sunday, September 27th, takes participants on a scenic 64km route around the beautiful Lough Mask and sees great support every year .

The women in one west of Ireland town are calling on their men to make their next pass a safe one. Organisers of a ladies only cycling sportive are calling on all men to think safety next time they go to pass a cyclist, they are using the event to promote the 1.5 campaign.( https://www.facebook.com/stayinaliveat1.5) . Pic: Michael Mc Laughlin

The women in one west of Ireland town are calling on their men to make their next pass a safe one. Organisers of a ladies only cycling sportive are calling on all men to think safety next time they go to pass a cyclist, they are using the event to promote the 1.5 campaign.( https://www.facebook.com/stayinaliveat1.5) . Pic: Michael Mc Laughlin

“Driving can be a stressful and challenging experience but with cyclists in the mix extra tensions can arise. Equally, cyclists are very vulnerable and the road can be a scary place if you don’t have the protective shell of a car body. That is why encouraging mutual respect and appreciation between car and bike users through the size matters campaign is so important.” The campaign reminds motorists to overtake cyclists with care and give at least 1.5m space between the vehicle and cyclist.

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The benefits of cycling for commuting, congestion reduction, and recreation in Mayo are apparent. The organisers of the cycling event are, however, very keen to also reduce the number of cyclists injured despite the increased numbers of cyclists on the roads. “Cyclists are legitimate road users entitled to mix with other traffic and while an extensive regional cycle network is planned and there has been great progress in developing dedicated cycle facilities, it is not feasible to build an entirely separate cycle network, so the campaign is focusing on two key behaviour messages to encouraging safer motorist and cyclist behaviour, it’s not every motorists who fails allow enough room for cyclists when over taking so we are calling on the few motorists who don’t leave enough room to think safety” said Patricia Hearte event organiser.

“The campaign provides an excellent reminder to motorists to take care around cyclists on the road. Looking out for cyclists and giving cyclists more room while overtaking are two simple measures that motorists can do to help improve road safety for cyclists and themselves.”

The campaign reinforces that motorists and cyclists are subject to the same rules of the road meaning that cyclists have to observe the rules and courtesies expected of motorised vehicles on the road and in turn, they need to be treated with similar respect by motorists.

“It is great to see more cyclists on the roads as cycling is fun, efficient, good for you, and frees up congested streets. But safety is a concern, so we hope that this campaign helps raise motorist awareness while also reinforcing the importance for cyclists to ensure they are visible to motorists.”

Jerry Sheridan wins Club league 2015

Renown Kilmaine sprinter Jerry Sheridan is the Peter Sagan of South Mayo cycling, just like Sagan in the Tour De France where he won the Green points jersey without winning a stage, Sheridan never got to raise his arms in the air for an outright win in any of the individual races but his combined total and consistency over the three rounds did  enough to give Jerry a wide grin on his face when he was told that he was the league winner.

Top 3 in Kilmaine

Jerry Sheridan seen here 3rd on the right

Sheridan now has the honor of holding the Club (2013) and League titles, can he make it a treble and win the 2015 club championships on Saturday September 5th.

Well done to Jerry as he has been an outstanding club stalwart the past few years and thoroughly deserves his win.

 

 

Western Lakes Road Race Overall League Table 2015
Rider Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Gerry Sheridan Kilmaine 23 10 23 56
Joe Marrey Ballinrobe 11 10 30 51
Anthony O’Toole Ballinrobe 10 30 10 50
Ollie Kelly Hollymount 30 10 10 50
Eamon Keane Ballinrobe 13 20 10 43
Monica Nee Leenane 14 18 10 42
Patricia Harte Kilmaine 15 17 10 42
Thomas Hughes Hollymount 10 14 18 42
Aidan Flynn Hollymount 10 15 14 39
Noel Jennings Hollymount 16 10 13 39
Mike Kelly Partry 12 10 16 38
James McKenna Cong 18 17 35
John Cummins Ballinrobe 23 10 33
Michael Flannery Ballinrobe 10 13 10 33
Anne Flynn Hollymount 10 10 10 30
Donal O’Reilly Glencorrib 10 10 10 30
Janis Blinos Ballinrobe 10 10 10 30
John Conroy Robeen 10 10 10 30
Martin Joyce Ballinrobe 10 10 10 30
Michael Conroy Robeen 10 10 10 30
Noel Gibbons Partry 10 20 30
Sean O’Malley Ballinrobe 10 10 10 30
Conor Gill Hollymount 17 10 27
Noel Stagg Hollymount 10 16 26
Philip O’Donnell Hollymount 10 16 26
Niall Wilson Ballinrobe 10 12 22
David Connolly Hollymount 10 10 20
Èarnan Naughton Ballinrobe 10 10 20
Fergal O’Neil Ballinrobe 10 10 20
Jerry Towey Ballaghadreen 10 10 20
John Stagg Hollymount 10 10 20
John Walsh Robeen 10 10 20
Marie Frazer Ballinrobe 10 10 20
Martin Jennings Ballinrobe 10 10 20
Moya Gibbons Partry 10 10 20
Padraig Hughes Kilmaine 10 10 20
Philip Staunton Partry 10 10 20
Kathleen Barry Partry 12 12
Alan Stephens Cross 10 10
Brendan Butler Ballinrobe 10 10
Colm Walsh Hollymount 10 10
David McDermott Ballinrobe 10 10
John Hughes Kilmaine 10 10
Mary Mulchrone Ballinrobe 10 10
Matt Lewis Hollymount 10 10
Michael Cannon Hollymount 10 10
Shane Gilligan Carramore 10 10

Report from Rd 3 of club league by Joe Marrey

Joe Marrey report from round 3
After 2 good races in Hollymount and Partry I was starting to feel my legs. All year I had very little training done as I broke my frame. A few weeks back I asked my brother Padraig for the loan of a bike, he gave me the loan of his training bike which weighed a ton and it even had mudguards.
At least it got me out on the road again, I only did a few club spins, every time I went out Joyce was trying to drop me so I trained by myself till I got fit.
On the day Padraig put me back in group 4 not sure how far back we were but it seemed a long time.
From the gun I put the hammer down and drilled it out the road.
I looked back and was surprised to see half the group were dropped I eased up a bit and after a few Kms there only 5 of us.
We worked well together even though gibbons was wheel sucking like mad.
I roared at him a few times until he did his bit, sly Partry man.
We picked up some of group 3 at the end of lap one and we still continued to work well together. With about 10k to go we could see group 2 in front of us so I kept the lads going up and over but gibbons was still dossing. We caught group 2 at Fogger Sheridan Xroads but we were afraid of the O Malley group, he is flying so we had to make sure we stayed away.
With a 1 km to go we knew we were going to stay away.
Jerry Sheridan is a good sprinter and there was a rake of the Hollymount lads and I didn’t know them so I thought best means of defence is attack, jumped at about 500m and hopped to keep clear, I never looked around in case they were on me, by the line I was surprised I wasn’t caught.
Great to win against all the lads.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the race. Remember Its not about the bike, let the legs do the work…

The club championships are next so looking forward to them.
Joe

Results of round 3 of WLCC league Kilmaine

36 Riders took part in the final round of the WLCC road race league last night August 19th in Kilmaine. Congrats to Gerry Sheridan for putting together an excellently run event. Thanks to everyone who helped out on the night and to Jack Murphys Pub for refreshments afterwards and to Kilmaine GAA for use of their facilities.

 

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The final league table will be published in the next few days with prizes awarded in Inch’s Bar on Sat 5th September after the Club Championship.

Top 3 in Kilmaine
Last Night’s top ten as follows:

1 Joe Marrey Ballinrobe
2 Gerry Sheridan. Kilmaine
3 Noel Gibbons Partry
4 Tom Hughes. Hollymount
5 James McKenna. Cong
6 Mike Kelly. Partry
6 Philip O’Donnell. Hollymount
8 Aidan Flynn. Hollymount
9 Noel Jennings. Hollymount
10 Niall Wilson Ballinrobe

For the record Michael Conroy (and his two knees) finished 11th!

In the Ladies section:

1 Marie Frazer. Ballinrobe
2 Trish Harte. Kilmaine
3. Monica Nee. Leenane
4 Ann Flynn. Hollymount
5. Moya Gibbons Partry