International Women day

By Padraig Marrey | 8th March 2021

Q & A with Marie Finnerty  Bike type: Kona Kahuna MTB bike, an extremely old Raleigh road bike (which I bought 2nd hand in Dubai) and my Grandmothers High Nellie.  Discipline: MTB and road  Cycle for fun (Leisure) Questions in cycling How long are you cycling and which discipline do you prefer? My first cycle…

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A talk with club members

By Padraig Marrey | 20th February 2021

Over the next few months we are going to talk to as many members that will come forward and share their thoughts about their cycling experiences to date. Michael Kelly our PRO will send you a list of questions you fill out and its as simple as that. Every member has their own personal story…

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The Cycling Pirate

By Padraig Marrey | 20th February 2021

By Jerry Towey Lets start at the start.  Someday, somehow you get a notion and it happened me walking down them very familiar bars in the Rehabilitation Hospital trying out a new prosthetic leg.  After losing my leg in 1990 it was in 2010 an American Prosthetic Company cracked the age old problem on ways…

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The Original 1.5m guy

By Padraig Marrey | 2nd February 2021

‘Cycling Safe Passing’ Signs Noel Gibbons is a founder member of Western Lakes CC and has been involved in every facet of the club. Little did he know that his years in cycling would aid him in his role now as Mayo Road safety officer. Noel was instrumental in bringing loads of different safety intuitives…

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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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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 will be held under flood lights but  Helmet…

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