Lady cyclists before you put the bicycle away for the long Winter months, the Ladies of Western Lakes Cycling Club based in Ballinrobe would like to invite you to join them on their End of Season Sportiv that is happening on Sunday the 20th of October.
There are two spins planned for the day, both leaving Ballinrobe at 10am and partly share the same route.
The ‘Long Spin’ is approximately 80km, skims the southern shore of Lough Mask on it’s way into Joyce Country among the Partry mountains, the spectacular Lough na fooey lies at the base of the Ail Dubh our first of two climbs. Ail Dubh has featured in the RAS, although from the opposite direction! Take your time at the summit to appreciate the view and catch your breath before descending into the Maam Valley lying in the shadow of the Maumturks.
‘Maumeen’, our second climb appears, short and sharp, before one reaches the village of Cor na Mona, on the shore of County Galway’s largest lake Lough Corrib. The long route then meets up with the short route to journey back to Ballinrobe.
The ‘Short spin’ is in the region of 50km, and shares part of the long route but veers south climbing Ben Levy or more locally known as ‘Mount Gable’ or ‘Cloach Breac’, the route then descends into the village of Cor na Mona joining up again with the Long Route to experience the panoramic views of Lough Corrib.
There will be back up, a water and snack stop and maybe some interesting marshals on route!
The cost for this wonderful spin including lunch is 20euro.