Club League for all members

Western Lakes Cycling Club is delighted to announce a Road Race League in August. (See attached League Details)
The league will take part over three consecutive Wednesdays starting on 5th of August and finishing on the 19th August.
To reflect the make up of our Club membership, the three races will take place in Hollymount, Partry and Kilmaine respectively.
The distances of each race will be between 35k and 40k.
The races will be generously handicapped and will cater for all abilities in the Club by assigning cyclists to appropriate groups.
For cyclists who mainly take part in Leisure events and who would like to try out short races in a controlled environment, this is the ideal format for you.
There are prizes available for different categories including a separate league for Ladies.
The club would encourage as many members as possible to try out and support the league before the end of the cycling season. In any event, the league will be a bit of fun and banter with refreshments provided for locally after each race!
Club Championship
The Club Championship will take place this year on Saturday evening 5th of September in Ballinrobe. There will be prizes for different categories (see attached). More details to follow.
group at rosslare

Western Lakes Cycling League & Club Championship


The objective of this league is to offer ALL members the opportunity to try out racing in a controlled environment. The league will cater for all abilities in the club by assigning cyclists to appropriate groups. The handicaps will allow each group to compete against stronger groups by working together to stay away for as long as possible. For cyclists who mainly take part in leisure events and inter club leagues and who would like to participate in a local club race, this is the ideal format for you. You can pitt your skills against the more experienced racers by gaining advantage of a generous handicap system. You will be able to improve your bike handling skills and practice cycling in a group at a faster pace than your normal leisure spins.

League & Championship Format 

Three handicapped road races over three different locations which reflects the make-up of the club membership. There will be a league round held in Hollymount, Partry and Kilmaine with the Club Championship held in Ballinrobe.

The Club Championship will take place at the end of the league. There will be prizes for each category in the Championship. The categories will be based on the results of the league races.

Western Lakes League Dates 2015

Wed5 Aug40k7.15pm HollymountRace Coordinator Dave Connolly
Wed12 Aug40k7.15pm-PartryRace Coordinator Michael Kelly
Wed19 Aug40K7.15pm – KilmaineRace Coordinator Gerry Sheridan
      Sat5 Sept55K7.00pm -  Ballinrobe (Club Champs)Race Coordinator Padraig Marrey

League Co-ordinator – Martin Joyce

Routes will be announced shortly.

Road Races

1. A handicap system will be in place at all races, the aim of the H/cap is for cyclists to work together so their group hold of the scratch groups for as long as possible or catch the group in front depending on what group you are in, Handicaps will be at the discretion of the handicapper who will apply a seeding to all the riders participating where possible. Points for the top 10 in each handicapped road races. Handicapping is at the discretion of the organisers

Points Scoring System for Road Races.

Handicapped Races (top 10)
1st      30 pts
2nd     23 pts
3rd      20 pts
4th      18 pts
5th     17 pts
6th     16 pts

7th     15 pts
8th     14 pts
9th     13 pts
10th    12 pts

Lady’s League

Western Lake's Ladies

Top 5 ladies score the following in each race: 10,8,6,4 and 2 points respectively.

Rules of the Competition 

1    Helmets are compulsory.

2    Sign on for individual races will close 15 minutes before the start. Riders   who fail to sign on will be refused race entry.

3    Rules of Cycling Ireland apply.

   Handicap committee decision is final, no debating on the start line.
   Obey the Marshalls.
6    €5 Entry fee per race

7   The league will be held on open roads and all competitors must obey the rules of the road

8   Earphones, Ipods, MP3 players etc. Are strictly forbidden in all events.

9 Must be WLCC and Cycling Ireland members

Help on the Night

We would urge members to help out on the night ie sign on, marshalls, finish etc. You will get 10 points for marshalling.

Prizes presented at Presentation night

  1. Overall Winner
  2. Ladies Winner
  3. 2nd & 3rd Overall
  4. 2nd & 3rd Overall Ladies
  5. Club Champion
  6. Club Champions Categories & 1st Unplaced in category

Western Lakes A1,2,3

Martin Joyce winner of the wheel sucker of the year award


Watch this guy he has a title to defend!!!