Western Lakes Cycling Club Weekly Report 22-04-2016

Hi all cycling fans, great weather this week for cycling.

Leisure Report:

The Ladies Sportif in Ballina was attended by a good crew of WLCC ladies, fair paly to all attended and wore the Club Colours.

The ACT for meningitis was held in Tuam last Sunday, this was a good event to try new flat roads. There was a good few local clubs attending and good crew from Hollymount Wheelers, just before the off a good bunch of speed demons form WLCC rolled in to town and I could see John Gill smiling at the prospect of a fast spin.. the rest of us were shaking in our lycra at the prospect.. Sure enough when we rolled out towards Tuam and Seanie O Malley eased past towards the front, followed by Joycer and Co, I knew it would be hot. It did not take long for the 100km group to split in to two groups.. I believe the first group reached the first food stop at a adv. of 33km per hr.. which is lively for sure..

A few lads did not quite do the 100km there was a mixture of 55k, 77km 80km etc. John Gill and Sean O Malley were first home of the first group..(No Prizes given I'm Sorry)..As one support driver aske SOM "How the F#%k you go up a hill at 50km per/hr." this explains a lot.

The Tuesday evening spin was led by Fergal O Neill and was a good success, these spins are to get members out again after the winter at a enjoyable pace and distance.

The Thursday evening spins are back and going good, last Thursday there was about 28 WLCC members split in to two groups.. Group A has open racers and LC Limited Racing (Club Racers) licence holders and Group B has Leisure Licence holders....A fine evening for a spin with the "Purple Sky" over west of Ireland.. Keep these going each and every week..

Racing Report

This week was quite in the racing calendar but the ACT sportif in Tuam was hot enough, with lads coming home for Majorca they have fire in the legs to get going..

Patricia Harte continued her good form with a 3rd lady finish in the Galway Bay Summer League. It was a distance of 48km and the A4/Ladies completed the distance at a average speed of 38.9KM/hr which is hard to fathom that speed lol.. Fair Play to PH keep it going..

The Mayo League continues next Wednesday the 27th of April with WLCC running the event. Its a Lap of lough Mask starting at Healys garage and finishing in Clonbur road..

Any one with open or LC (Club Racing Licence) can take part, it would be great to see new name taking part, we all know the route and if cannot stay the pace, it can be cycled at ease aswell. Marshells will be required if not taken part..

Refreshment in Inch's after the event.

Over and out