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;
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
Western Lakes Ladies Sportive 2018
Registration times & Location
Date: Sunday 15th July 2018
Location: Western lakes Cycling Centre, Ballinrobe
Registration: 08:30 to 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
Stage 2b podium
Top 6 on Stage 2b
Team winner Castlebar CC
A3 winner Overall
Joe Moran Westport Covey Wheelers
Mountains Winner Conor Hennerby Viner Caremark Pactimo
All the prize winners over the weekend.
Stage 1 results
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
The Annual Tourmakeady race takes place on Friday July 20th.
Sign on at Toole’s Bar Tourmakeady Hall from 6pm
Race start at 7.15pm
2 laps of 25k
Prizes for the first 6 over line
Open to A1,A2,A3,A4 and ladies with H/cap
Refreshments afterwards in Toole’s Bar after the event.
Pre & Post Race information
Saturday 7th July
- Sign on 2pm Marian Hall, Tully cross
- Sign on closes 3.40pm
- Race Starts 4.05pm
- 2 laps of route – See map here
- Prize giving 1 hour after the event finishes in Marian Hall
- Showers & refreshments available after the event
Prizes for first 6 over the line & ladies prize.
NB: Race Nos must be worn on the right hand side of jersey.
Prize giving roughly 1hr after finish of stage in Marian Hall.