Garhill cup

The last road race round of the Mayo league took place in Ballinrobe hosted by Western Lakes cc.
Over 40 riders signed up for the mass start event.
The prestigious Garhill cup was up for grabs for the winner. Past winners included Junior World champion Mark Scanlon, Irish champions Morgan Fox and David O Loughlin and Giro stages winner Sam Bennett amongst other top riders.
The course was 4 laps of the old Ras Connachta course taking in the Neale Crossroads, Ballymartin and back into Ballinrobe where riders had to negotiate two tight left hand corners.
After only 6k of racing 4 riders broke free, Charles Prendergast Castlebar CC,Sean O Malley Western Lakes, Richard Meaney Westport Covey wheelers and Francis O Horo Ballina CC,  the latter falling back to the bunch a few Km later.
The 3 leaders held a gap of around 1minute on the bunch  for the entire 54k event.
Up front the leaders had a tough battle with attack after attack with Caharles Prenderagst and Sean O Malley looking to get away solo, the continuous sprint efforts eventually tired out Sean O Malley and he had to let the other two go leaving Meaney and Prendergast to fight out the sprint for the win. The in form Prendergast won with a few bike lengths to spare. With O Malley holding on for 3rd.
James Mc Greevy Westport Covey Wheelers and Kieran Gallagher Castlebar CC got away from the bunch in the closing stages to get 4th and 5th respectively and Janis Blivous Western Lakes CC has got his bunch sprinting technique down to a fine art with another bunch gallop win.
Keith Mulroy Westport covey wheelers finished safely in the front of the bunch and more importantly in the points to secure the Mayo League overall title for 2018 at only under 16.

Tourmakeady Race

It was Latvian 1-2 in Tourmakeady, Co Mayo, last night at the local festival race after a last ditch attack was swamped.

Janis Blinovs and Ainars Maskalans, both riding for promoting club Western Lakes CC, took 1st and 2nd on a night when the A1s failed to fire on all cylinders.

The riders faced two laps of a lumpy 25km course, with three climbs on the circuit to be contended with.

It has a handicapped affair, with the A4 limit group having 3½ minutes over the A1 scratch riders from the start.

And in between them were A2 and A3 groups, and it was the latter than did a lot of damage on the night.

The A1s got reasonably well organised on the opening circuit and at the race’s halfway point the gap was down to 2:20.

But the A3s were riding particularly well – the experienced Nigel Forde of Galway Bay CC getting them organised.

And such were their efforts that after catching those ahead of them, the combined A3-A4 group held of the chasers.

A bunch sprint looked on the cards until deep inside the final kilometre when Diarmuid O’Callaghan of Burren CC put in a strong attack.

He pulled out a gap that looked like it just might prove the winning of the race. However, the sprint from the group behind mopped him up.

And it was Blinovs and Maskalans who went passed him first to take victory and the runner-up placing.

Johnny Kelly of Annagh Wheelers was also in the mix, getting past O’Callaghan for 3rd.

O’Callaghan then hung on for 4th place ahead of Bryan Hyland (Westport Covey Wheelers) and John Bird Kelly (Ballintubber CC).

 

Fri, July 20: Tourmakeady Festival Race

Promoted by Western Lakes CC

1 Janis Blinovs Western Lakes CC

2 Ainars Maskalans Western Lakes CC

3 Johnny Kelly Annagh Wheelers

4 Diarmuid O Callaghan Burren CC

5 Bryan Hyland Westport Covey Wheelers

6 John Bird Kelly Ballintubber CC

 

A cycle sportif just for ladies in July

Western Lakes Ladies Sportive 2018

Event Details

Registration times & Location

Date:               Sunday 15th July 2018

Location:        Western lakes Cycling Centre, Ballinrobe

Registration: 08:30 to 09:50

Briefing:         09:50

Start time:       10:00

Entrance fee: €25

Route:             Lap of Lough mask, 65km

Registration will take place at the Western Lakes Cycling centre in Ballinrobe on the morning of the sportive, there is NO on-line registration.

Please leave plenty of time to get to the cycling centre and for registration and pre- Sportive briefing.

The proceeds from this year’s ladies sportive will go to the local Order of Malta

Full event details click here: Western Lakes CC Ladies Sportive 2018 Event Details

Bogman Shield A4

1st Bryan Hyland Covey Wheelers Westport Cycling Club
2nd John Bird Kelly Ballintubber cycling club
3rd Johnny Kelly Annagh Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Ger Gerard Slattery Annagh Wheelers
5th James Quilligan Greenmount Cycling Academy
6th Kevin Porter Galway Bay Cycling Club
7th Brian Glavey Covey Wheelers Westport
8th Shane Kelly Newcastle West Cycling Club

Bogman Shield for A 4 riders

Shield

Pre & Post Race information

Saturday 7th July

Shield event:

  • Sign on 2pm Marian Hall, Tully cross
  • Sign on closes 3.40pm
  • Race Starts 4.05pm
  • 2 laps of route – See map here
  • Prize giving 1 hour after the event finishes in Marian Hall
  • Showers & refreshments available after the event

 

Prizes for first 6 over the line & ladies prize.

 

NB: Race Nos must be worn on the right hand side of jersey.

 

Prize giving roughly 1hr after finish of stage in Marian Hall.

Bogman 2 day Tullycross Connemara July 7&8th 2018

Bogman 2 Day Cycle Race in association with Renvyle house hotel 

Pre & Post Race information

Saturday 7th July

Stage 1:

  • Sign on 2pm Marian Hall, Tully cross
  • Sign on closes 3.40pm
  • Race Starts 4pm

Sunday 8th July

Stage 2a:

  • Starts Kylemore Pass Junction
  • 1st Racer off 9am in numerical order.
  • Numbers worn on left side

Stage 2b:

  • Starts at Marian Hall Tully cross
  • Sign on 12pm
  • Stage starts 1pm

NB: Race Nos must be worn on the right hand side of jersey for both road stages

Prize giving

Roughly 1hr after finish of stage in Marian Hall.

Top 6 on in each stage and the top 6 overall

The leader overall and the person with the highest points in the mountains competition must wear their respective jerseys not covered up. Jerseys sponsored by Marrey Bikes Ballinrobe

Gogarty cup for the overall winner.

Race Rules & Regulations

  1. The Event is promoted by Western Lakes CC & CEECC under the rules and regulations of UCI, the Cycling Ireland Federation and those additional rules as decided by the race organisation. The organisers will under no circumstances hold themselves responsible in any way for cycling, motorcycling, motoring or other civil offences. Competitors, race officials and all team officials are obliged to observe the Rules of the Road Traffic Act. All competitors are advised that the roads used by The Bogman 2 Day are NOT CLOSED to other traffic. Riders are responsible for their own safety at all times.
  2. The Marian Hall Tullycross will be race HQ. Sign-on for all stages except Stage 2A which will be at start at Kylemore Pass Junction. Result sheets will be available from Cycling HQ, Western Lakes CC website and Facebook Page.
  3. Appeal will be decided by the race appeals committee comprised of the race commissaries, the race organiser and the chief judge.
  4. All stage winners must make themselves available for presentation at the end of the stage as decided by the race organiser.
  5. Start sheet for Stage 2 TT is as per the start list and Jersey number order in ascending order. All riders will be started at 1 minute intervals. Orderly line for time trial start will be mandatory and all riders will be controlled inside a line of road bollards at the start line to eliminate blocking the entire roadway. Any riders found contravening this control will be penalised. Riders are asked to consult the start sheet to find their own start time and not to interfere with the starter.
  6. Race Nos must be worn on right hand side of the jersey
  7. Accommodation will be the responsibility of the individual teams officials and riders.
  8. Race numbers will be provided for all riders who must wear these as advised at the managers meeting.
  9. All riders who win a prize must attend the prize giving.

Accommodation in the area