Hi all, it was another eventful and successful week in Western Lakes CC, the races are starting thick and fast and the weather is due to pick up.
The leisure spin last Sunday was wet and cold and 18 brave souls started from Cornmarket on Sunday morning. I think the route was adjusted a few times along the way in order to get home. Well done to all who got the KM's in, it will stand when the summer comes. M. Conroy reckoned his hands were so cold when he got home he could not take off the cycling kit so he left it on all day.
Spins will continue on the Sunday and a schedule of times, dates and distances will be issued shortly on the site.
Congrats goes to Patricia Harte who in her 3rd open race, finished 4th overall, only a matter of time before she features on the top steps of the podium.
Well done from all at WLCC
Ras Maigh Eo was the main event at the weekend and 4 WLCC members took part in the A2/A3 & A4 races.
Few of the lads all smiles before the race. Gerry Towey took part in the A4 race and was racing hard throughout but had not a team mate to help pursue the lone rider who went for a 40km solo win.
Cathal Usher had a great weekend and was in the break for the stage only to be mopped up in the final 500mts. He finished 7th on stage 2 and took 9th place in the GC which a great result considering the conditions and how cold it was. Cathal is moved up to the A2 grade, congrats to him, must be back in the Mayo air, won't be long till A1.
Sean O Malley took to the roads in Limerick for a race in Broadford, he was pleased with the performance, it wont be long before the Cipollini bike will feature on the Podium.
Congratulations to Sinead Waters who was 2nd in a mountain bike event in the Derroura Blitz.
Great Cycling by all, and hope to see more out on the bikes in the coming weeks for leisure spins and some races, Mayo league is starting soon.