We have a busy two month ahead as the sportive season and club race season peeks.
I will list and describe a few of the events coming up.
The Tuesday and Thursday Spins continue and these are going very well.
The second round of the Western/Covey League is on Wednesday the 1st of June, it is run on the same Srah course, sign on from 6.15 at Srah school. Race starts at 19.00pm. This has a generous handicap and suitable for all abilities. WLCC need a good show as we trail in the club points.
The Pieta house cycle starts in cross next Sunday the 5th of June. This is a great local event and well supported by WLCC members in the past, it would be great to increase the number with new members from the Tuesday night spins.
The Mayo league continues in Cong the 8th of June, this could be a good event for those who have done the Western/Covey league.
The Croi Tour de Lough Corrib Cycle takes place the following Sunday the 12th of June. This events starts in Galway and comes down to Cong, Clonbur and Cornamona, so well used local roads. This is all well attended event by WLCC members.
Tuesday 14th of June all comers cycle in Ballinrobe as part of bike week.
The First round of WLCC league will take place in Hollymount 15th of June, this will be a two lap course to show spectators a sense of the cycle race. This is a inter club league and it will have a generous handicap so novice riders have a opportunity to do well. There will be points for all who attend and points for top 10 and Ladies. It is advised to have a LC licence for this league. Club gear would be great to see on all riders but not mandatory. There will be parking and showers and refreshment available. All new comers welcome to race or be a Marshall on the night.
The Cornamona 50 Mile challenges will take place on Saturday the 18th of June
The Great Lakes Sportive will take place of the 26th of June, this is the Western Lakes own event and all hands to take part and help out would be appreciated.
The Tour De Burren is a great event also
All this leads to the Ring of Kerry 185km Cycle on the 2nd of July.
As you can see there is plenty to do, you could try a long distance sportive or a club race over the summer.
The summer Crituriam race hosted by Western Lakes will be held in Claremorris, this event is an hour of flat out racing around the streets of Claremorris.
Check Facebook and the WLCC website for details closer to the events.