Club News

Road spin activity 2019

The plan for 2019 is to encourage the participation of new and existing cyclists in group leisure cycling activities. Communication of activities will be conducted through WLCC Club Website, WLCC Facebook page and Discipline/Location WhatsApp Group.

Based on our participating Member feedback to date in 2019, it is initially proposed to structure three Groups ranging in objective and average speed. These groups will designated by the WLCC club colours as follows;

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Coaching Children Workshop

Any members helping with junior training, this is a great local course to get you up to speed on the best approach to working with children in sport. This course is free and place are limited. If you are interested please contact the club secretary Alan by emailing alanstephens1@gmail.com

Garhill cup

The last road race round of the Mayo league took place in Ballinrobe hosted by Western Lakes cc.
Over 40 riders signed up for the mass start event.
The prestigious Garhill cup was up for grabs for the winner. Past winners included Junior World champion Mark Scanlon, Irish champions Morgan Fox and David O Loughlin and Giro stages winner Sam Bennett amongst other top riders.
The course was 4 laps of the old Ras Connachta course taking in the Neale Crossroads, Ballymartin and back into Ballinrobe where riders had to negotiate two tight left hand corners.
After only 6k of racing 4 riders broke free, Charles Prendergast Castlebar CC,Sean O Malley Western Lakes, Richard Meaney Westport Covey wheelers and Francis O Horo Ballina CC,  the latter falling back to the bunch a few Km later.
The 3 leaders held a gap of around 1minute on the bunch  for the entire 54k event.
Up front the leaders had a tough battle with attack after attack with Caharles Prenderagst and Sean O Malley looking to get away solo, the continuous sprint efforts eventually tired out Sean O Malley and he had to let the other two go leaving Meaney and Prendergast to fight out the sprint for the win. The in form Prendergast won with a few bike lengths to spare. With O Malley holding on for 3rd.
James Mc Greevy Westport Covey Wheelers and Kieran Gallagher Castlebar CC got away from the bunch in the closing stages to get 4th and 5th respectively and Janis Blivous Western Lakes CC has got his bunch sprinting technique down to a fine art with another bunch gallop win.
Keith Mulroy Westport covey wheelers finished safely in the front of the bunch and more importantly in the points to secure the Mayo League overall title for 2018 at only under 16.

Tourmakeady Race

It was Latvian 1-2 in Tourmakeady, Co Mayo, last night at the local festival race after a last ditch attack was swamped.

Janis Blinovs and Ainars Maskalans, both riding for promoting club Western Lakes CC, took 1st and 2nd on a night when the A1s failed to fire on all cylinders.

The riders faced two laps of a lumpy 25km course, with three climbs on the circuit to be contended with.

It has a handicapped affair, with the A4 limit group having 3½ minutes over the A1 scratch riders from the start.

And in between them were A2 and A3 groups, and it was the latter than did a lot of damage on the night.

The A1s got reasonably well organised on the opening circuit and at the race’s halfway point the gap was down to 2:20.

But the A3s were riding particularly well – the experienced Nigel Forde of Galway Bay CC getting them organised.

And such were their efforts that after catching those ahead of them, the combined A3-A4 group held of the chasers.

A bunch sprint looked on the cards until deep inside the final kilometre when Diarmuid O’Callaghan of Burren CC put in a strong attack.

He pulled out a gap that looked like it just might prove the winning of the race. However, the sprint from the group behind mopped him up.

And it was Blinovs and Maskalans who went passed him first to take victory and the runner-up placing.

Johnny Kelly of Annagh Wheelers was also in the mix, getting past O’Callaghan for 3rd.

O’Callaghan then hung on for 4th place ahead of Bryan Hyland (Westport Covey Wheelers) and John Bird Kelly (Ballintubber CC).

 

Fri, July 20: Tourmakeady Festival Race

Promoted by Western Lakes CC

1 Janis Blinovs Western Lakes CC

2 Ainars Maskalans Western Lakes CC

3 Johnny Kelly Annagh Wheelers

4 Diarmuid O Callaghan Burren CC

5 Bryan Hyland Westport Covey Wheelers

6 John Bird Kelly Ballintubber CC

 

A cycle sportif just for ladies in July

Western Lakes Ladies Sportive 2018

Event Details

Registration times & Location

Date:               Sunday 15th July 2018

Location:        Western lakes Cycling Centre, Ballinrobe

Registration: 08:30 to 09:50

Briefing:         09:50

Start time:       10:00

Entrance fee: €25

Route:             Lap of Lough mask, 65km

Registration will take place at the Western Lakes Cycling centre in Ballinrobe on the morning of the sportive, there is NO on-line registration.

Please leave plenty of time to get to the cycling centre and for registration and pre- Sportive briefing.

The proceeds from this year’s ladies sportive will go to the local Order of Malta

Full event details click here: Western Lakes CC Ladies Sportive 2018 Event Details

Bogman Shield A4

1st Bryan Hyland Covey Wheelers Westport Cycling Club
2nd John Bird Kelly Ballintubber cycling club
3rd Johnny Kelly Annagh Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Ger Gerard Slattery Annagh Wheelers
5th James Quilligan Greenmount Cycling Academy
6th Kevin Porter Galway Bay Cycling Club
7th Brian Glavey Covey Wheelers Westport
8th Shane Kelly Newcastle West Cycling Club