Western Lakes Cycling Report 24-06-2016

Hi all, there was a load of events last week and more to come.

Leisure Report:

The Cornamona 50Mile Challenge took place last Saturday and it was well attended by WLCC members, they cycled back to event and home after it, so over a 100km cycled in total. Good food stops and event overall.

The Tuesday and Thursday night groups are going well and one of the main events is taking place on Sunday the 26th of June. The Western Lakes cycle is our own event and it will be great for leisure and faster riders. There is two distances 85km and 135km, sign on from 07.30am in Cycling centre. If you not cycling all help would be appreciated.

Race Report.

Plenty of racing took place over the last few weeks, we had the Crit in Claremorris, which had 3 WLCC members take part, Robert Butler won the first Prime and some money, fair play to him. Sean O Malley finished in the group and was in good position throughout the race.

Podium of claremorris crit 2016.

The Connacht Championship took place last weekend. Congrats to Sean O Malley and Shane Gilliagan who picked up medals in the event.

Connacht Road Race Champs 2016


Daire Feeley, Itap

Sean O Malley, WLCC

Stephen Murphy, U/A


Simon Kelly, Burren Racing

Derek Bowyer, U/A


Richy Gribbons, Seven Springs

John Gilleran, Kilteevan

Declan Lally, Black Rose


Steven Timlin, Castlebar CC

Tom Regan, Seven Springs

Shane Gilligan WLCC


Ericka Murray, Yeats


Eoghan Mc Loughlin, Westport Covey

James Tonra, Castlebar CC


Valerio Di Bacco, Galway Bay CC

Paul Crowe, Black Rose

Derek Joyce, Galway Bay CC

The Mayo League continued on Wednesday last in Ballyhaunis, WLCC members were in the first group on the night and they stayed away till the finish, Martin Joyce was leading the WLCC charge all the way but was piped on the line by a young lad from Castlebar and Ballyhaunis man. Hard Luck Martin after all the work you put in. Keep it up Martin, the win will come. Shane Gilligan also finished in top ten.

mayo league

The last round of the Western/Covey League will take place on Wednesday the 29th of June, this starts in Shra and cycles over towards Maura luke's and back to Shra. Please support by all WLCC Members. The following Wednesday the second round of the WLCC league will take place in Kilmaine, the first event went very well so please support this race. Gerry Sheridan is the race co-ordinator for this event and all help will be appreciated.

Keep her Lit