South Mayo Training Routes

Route 1:
Start in Ballinrobe – Ballygarries crossroads turn right  cycle along for about 1 mile turn right again this will bring you  up the bog road straight back in by Cloongowla to Abbey ST in Ballinrobe
Distance: 10 miles
Also along this route you have the option of taking in shorter distances so this is an excellent spin to start off on as the roads are quiet also
10MPH – 60mins, 12MPH – 50 mins, 15MPH – 40 mins, 18MPH – 33 mins, 20MPH – 30mins,  22MPH – 27mins,  25mph  – 24 mins, This an ideal course for beginners

Route 2:
Start in Ballinrobe – Kilmaine where you turn left b4 garda station and onto Roundfort here you turn left Left again onto Hollymount and turning left to Ballinrobe
Distance: 15 miles
This course has a few inclines which demands a bit more energy a good stepping stone to building fitness 10mph – 90 mins, 12mph – 75 mins, 15mph – 60 mins, 18mph – 50 mins, 20mph – 45 mins, 22mph – 42 mins, 25miles mph – 40 mins

Route 3:
Start in Ballinrobe – Cong – onto to Clonbur turning right at Ballycoyne and into Ballinrobe Distance: 17 miles
This one is similar to the course above  but with added traffic to test your bike handling ability, 10mph – 1hr 42mins, 12mph – 1hr 25 mins, 15mph – 1hr 8 mins, 18mph – 57mins, 20mph – 51 mins, 22mph – 46 mins,  25mph – 41 mins

Route 4:
Start in Ballinrobe – Ballyglass – turning right at the post office (Ballyglass) and onto Robeen crossroads where you can go straight on to Ballinrobe
Distance: 20 miles
10mph – 2 hrs, 12mph – 1hr 40 mins, 15mph – 1hr 20 mins , 18mph – 1hr 7 mins,
20mph – one hr, 22mph – 54 mins,  25 mph – 48 mins

Route 5:
Start in Ballinrobe –Ballintubber turn right – Ballintubber abbey – Carnacon-Moorehall – Ballygarries turn right – Ballinrobe
Distance: 25miles
10mph – 2.5hrs, 12mph – 2hrs 5 mins, 15mph – 1hr 40 mins, 18mph – 1hr 22 mins, 20mph – 1hr 15 mins, 22mph – 1hr 8 mins,  25mph – one hour

Route 6:
Start in  Ballinrobe – Partry turn left at Garda station onto Tourmakeady – Maamtransa turn left – back to finny – Clonbur  to finish in Ballinrobe
Distance: 39 miles
at this stage we are moving up the gears with this course as the road rises up to meet you that bit more, you stepped up a notch here, Good Course, 10mph – 3hrs 54 mins, 12mph – 3hrs 15 mins, 15mph – 2hrs 36 mins, 18mph – 2hrs 10 mins, 20mph – 1hr 57mins, 22 mph – 1hr 45 mins, 25mph – 1hr 33 mins

Route 7:
Start in Ballinrobe – Claremorris – Castlebar- to finish back in Ballinrobe
Distance: 50 miles
10mph – 5hrs, 12mph – 4hrs 10 mins, 15mph – 3hrs 20 mins, 18mph – 2hrs 46 mins, 20mph – 2hrs 30 mins, 22mph – 2hrs 16 mins, 25mph – 2hrs

Route 8:
Start in Ballinrobe – Castlebar- Newport – Westport – and onto Ballinrobe
Distance: 58 miles
10mph – 5hrs 48 mins, 12mph – 4hrs 50 mins, 15mph – 3hrs 51 mins, 18mph – 3hrs 14 mins, 20mph – 2hrs 54 mins, 22mph – 2hrs 38 mins, 25mph – 2hrs 18 mins

Route 9:
Start in Ballinrobe – Westport – leenane turn left onto maam – corr na mona –
Clonbur – Ballinrobe
Distance: 72 miles
Here we see some of the most spectular scenery in the country, has some challenging sections but has to be said one of the most rewarding cycles you’ll do, 10mph – 7hrs 12 mins, 12mph – 6hrs, 15mph – 4hrs 48mins, 18mph – 4hrs, 20mph – 3hrs 36 mins, 22mph – 3hrs 17 mins, 25mph – 2hrs, 53 mins

Route 10:
Start in Ballinrobe –Galway –Moycullen –turn right in Maam cross –turn right again Maam onto Corr Na Mona –Clonbur –Ballinrobe
Distance: 85 miles
This cycle can also be done as part of the Croi cycle held on the 22nd of May.
This is an old classic for the racing cyclist as part of there endurance training
10mph – 8hrs 30 mins, 12mph – 7hrs 5 mins, 15mph – 5hrs 40 mins, 18mph – 4hrs 45 mins, 20mph – 4hrs 15 mins, 22mph – 3hrs 52 mins, 25mph – 3hrs 24 mins

When you finish these cycles you are fit enough to participate in any leisure cycle no matter how hard it is in this country

Also keep in mind you will have to allow for a tea, coffee break along these routes
Which is up to each Individual, we recommend not stopping any longer than 15mins
because you can very easily get cold, so common sense prevails

Remember to carry spares.
Tube, pump, food, rain cape or gillet and a Map if necessary