A year in my Life by Michael Gilvarry

By Padraig Marrey | 12th January 2021

Michael Gilvarry I joined Western Lakes Cycling Club in 2009 as a relatively late comer to the sport in my late thirties, taking up spinning initially after knee surgery on the advice that cycling would be good for my injury.  I spend my first two very enjoyable seasons clocking up steady miles with the leisure…

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Western Lakes Cycling Club Ladies Sportive

By Mike Kelly | 6th January 2021

The Western Lakes Cycling Club Ladies Sportive was established in 2012 as an opportunity to meet likeminded female cyclists in a non-competitive environment without feeling a need to keep up or be elitist. The Ladies Sportive is for cyclists of all abilities and is not just for racers or cycling club members. The inaugural ladies…

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A Talk with the infamous JJ Flaherty …

By Padraig Marrey | 30th December 2020

For those of you who dont know John James Flaherty,  a founder member of Western Lakes CC and the Twelve Bens cycling group. A hard man from Renvyle Co Galway.. The quite man seen here just beaten in a sprint but always a fierce competitor.  Did Trojan work on the front for our first Mizen…

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Western Lakes Cycling Club, celebrating 21 years of pedaling.

By Padraig Marrey | 25th December 2020

  Back in the 1990’s, down tube gears, narrow saddles, and even narrower tyres were all the craz, people cycled everywhere with little more than a cap on their heads. It’s hard to believe that cycling helmets had only been introduced into the Professional peloton. All those years with huge pelotons, manic bunch sprints and…

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WLCC Activities 21th December -27th December 2020

By Mike Kelly | 11th October 2020

WESTERN LAKES ACTIVITIES ,CHRISTMAS WEEK, 21st -27th DecemberOff Road Santa Spin on Tuesday 22nd December.  Lights essential. Fairy lights allowed Be prepared to get dirty.Meet at Cong big car park 6.45pm, on the bikes for 7pm sharp. Good lights essential.Spinning Tuesday  @ 7 pm On Teams Hollymount Wheelers  Group Spin  Christmas Schedule ,Saturday 26 leaving Hollymount…

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CYCLOCROSS TRAINING EVENING WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7TH FROM 6PM

By Mike Kelly | 4th October 2020

Events for youths and adults and any off road bike will do. CX is brilliant for bike handling skills. Cyclo cross training race at Ballinrobe Cycling centre hosted by Western lakes cc next Wednesday evening Oct 7th. Youth races start at 6pm sharp, adult races from 7pm.events will be held under flood lights but  Helmet…

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Try Out Cycling

By Niall Wilson | 16th September 2020

Like Cycling and want to Try out the different Disciplines of the sport ..?In the last 6 months there has never been as many kids on bikes, so much so that nearly every bike shop in the country is sold out of bicycles. Parents and Adults have also taken to the bike as a means…

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Seanie on Fire

By Mike Kelly | 22nd August 2020

He hit the afterburners to win on the gap..Round 5 of the Mayo cycling league turned into an epic.. strong winds,driving rain and 2 ascents of the windy gap proved to be a real hard day on the bike over 70kSean was on the attack from the first lap going ahead on the first ascent…

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Western Lakes CC hosting Mayo club cycling championship

By Mike Kelly | 16th August 2020

Mayo cycling Championship route. 5 x10k laps total distance 50k.Roll call from 6.30pm race brief 6.40pm, race start 6.50pmPlease adhere to all government guidelines on Covid 19, cycle carefully and obey the rules of the road..https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33779470

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Resuming Club Activities

By Niall Wilson | 22nd June 2020

At long last after a difficult few months we are beginning to return to normal. Following the government announcement on Friday it looks like normality will resume shortly and we just await final clarification from Cycling Ireland, fingers crossed some form of racing will resume shortly. We are resuming the usual club leisure spins ,…

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