Claremorris GP

For 5 years a criterium used to be organised around the streets of Claremorris but with ever increasing traffic and now council restrictions it is now not viable to hold a Crit in the town centre.

This year promoting club Western Lakes CC and in cooperation with Claremorris Chamber of commerce have decided to go with a circuit race on Friday June 15th.  The 18k lap will start at the entrance to Mc Mahon park where the Land of the Giants recreational area is situated on the Ballinrobe road. Its ideal for parking with amble room. The lap itself is undulating with a few tight areas that will squeeze the bunch, a few drags on the way into Claremorris will test the legs and the long pull up Mayfields to the finish line will suit the powerful sprinters or maybe climbers !!!. This route is used in the well known Land of the Giants Duathlon event held at Christmas.

The race is 3 laps of the circuit finishing at the top of Mayfields. total distance will be 54kms,  Sign on Open from 6.15pm at Kileens bar Lower James St, close to Mc Mahon carpark.

The race will run as a Hcap with small gaps between club, A4,A3,A2 with scratch at the back

Prizes for 1st 6 across the line with a prime or 2 thrown in.

Race start at 7.30pm sharp from Mc Mahon park, finish at approx 8.45pm

Prize presentation and refreshments at 9pm approx in Kileens bar.


Results from the Claremorris GP promoted by Western Lakes CC on June 15th
1st Charles Prendergast Castlebar Cycling Club
2nd Richard Meaney Covey Wheelers Westport Cycling Club
3rd Mark Shannon Burren Cycling Club
4thDavid Brody Castlebar CyclingClub
5th David Walsh Castlebar Cycling club
6th Keith Mulroy Covey Wheelers Westport
7th Kian Dolan unattached
8th Ollie Kelly Longford Cycling and Racing Club
9th Eoghan Mc Ardle Ruane Craig Gallaway
10thEamon Daly Covey Wheelers Westport
59 riders signed on with a Hcap of 8mins front to back
Thanks to the following Ray Staunton for Commasire Irish Red Cross Claremorris,Claremorris Men’s Shed Killeen’s/Sam’s Bar and to all the lead car drivers and marshals.