Last round of Western Covey League July 6th

Thursday July 6th is the final round of the Western Covey league.

Sign on at Partry soccer club from 6.30pm, first group off at 7.15pm, the route is 5.5 laps of the Srah circuit. (45k)

The club need to get as many members out as possible to have a chance of winning the league and team prize.

Prize giving afterwards in the Village Inn Partry.

Here is the Overall after Rd 2

Position Name Club Total
1 Anthony O’Toole WLCC 48
1 Niall McLaughlin Covey 48
2 Lorraine Mulchrone Covey 44
3 David McDermott WLCC 34
4 John O Halloran WLCC 33
5 Mike Kelly WLCC 32
5 Liam O’Suillibhean Covey 32
6 Noel Mulroy Covey 31
7 Eoghan Carr Covey 29
7 Mike Flynn Covey 29
8 Keith Mulroy Covey 25
9 Colin Loughrey WLCC 22
10 Martin Jennings WLCC 21
10 Yannick Scheerer Covey 21
10 Robert Coakley Covey 21
11 Noel Gibbons WLCC 20
11 Eammon Marrey WLCC 20
11 Brian Glavey Covey 20
11 Aidan Gill Covey 20
11 Sean O Malley WLCC 20
11 Philip Staunton WLCC 20
12 Neill Wilson WLCC 18
13 Paul Feeney WLCC 16
14 Shane Gilligan WLCC 12
15 Anthony Murray Covey 10
15 Padraic Furlong Covey 10
15 Noel Jennings WLCC 10
15 Pat Flannery WLCC 10
15 Jerry Towey WLCC 10
15 Scott Towey WLCC 10
15 Padraig Marrey WLCC 10
15 James McGreevy Covey 10
15 Shane Gill Covey 10
15 Martin O’Donnell WLCC 10
15 John Hughes WLCC 10
15 Keith O’Connell Covey 10
15 Ryan Scott Covey 10
15 Declan Gallagher Covey 10
15 Joe Moran Covey 10
15 Francis McGreal Covey 10
15 Darren Foy WLCC 10
15 Walter Lyons Covey 10
15 Patricia Harte WLCC 10
15 Keith Hastings Covey 10
15 Karen Regan WLCC 10
15 David Conway Covey 10
15 Yanis Blinov WLCC 10
15 Mark Gannon Covey 10
15 David Connolly WLCC 10
15 Mark Kelly WLCC 10
15 John Murphy WLCC 10
15 Tom Hughes WLCC 10

 

Western lakes Cycling Club-Upcoming events

Hi all, please see list below of upcoming events in the local area, there is a good mix of Sportive’s and race events for every club member to enjoy.

Western/Covey League Thursday 01st June-Sign on in Partry 06.15

Please note the dates on this have changed to suit TT league, Check FB for details

Croi Cycle-Sunday June 4th-Group cycling to Galway, check Facebook for details

https://www.croi.ie/event/tour-de-lough-corrib-2017

Monday 5th June 2017-WLCC TT League hosted by Hollymount Wheelers-Sign on in Hollymount Dressing rooms from 5 o clock, first away 6pm

Cornamona 50 Mile Cycle-Saturday 17th June 2017- https://www.facebook.com/Cornamona50mileCycle/?fref=hovercard

Sunday 18th June 10.30am-Family Cycle

Great Western Lakes Sportive June Sunday 25th June 2017

Second round of WLCC Club league in Hollymount, Friday 30th June-Sign on 06.15 Race start 07.15

Check Facebook for details of all these events

Western Lakes Cycling Club News 28-04-2017

Leisure and MTB Report

Please see Link to Mayo Day promotional video, proud to be Mayo

Hi all bike fans, the bright evenings are here again. The Club spins are going well. Sportif season will be picking up in the coming weeks. The KM should be increasing now to prepare for longer Sportifs rides.

The cycle for suicide will be passing Ballinrobe on Sunday, please see information below and all support would be appreciated.

Please see extract below form Ken McCarthy emails to all members.

The Annual Cycle Against Suicide (CAS) comes through Ballinrobe on Sunday 30th April.

Taken from the Cycle against Suicide Web page:

“Everyone has some connection with suicide, self-harm or depression. The Cycle Against Suicide movement believes that the best way to help fight the Battle Against Suicide in Ireland is to do it together. Our Mental Health is just like our physical health – it is something we have to be mindful of – and from time to time we have to ask for help – and that is OK. Exercise helps…Talking helps…So together let’s Cycle Against Suicide.  Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can Break the Cycle of Suicide on the island of Ireland”

The cycle leaves Castlebar Sunday 30th at 10:30 from St Gerard’s School making its way to Ballinrobe racecourse for 12:00 where there will be a short talk and some refreshments.

Registration in Castlebar on Sunday 30th is between 08:30 and 10:00 in St Gerard’s School .

It would be fantastic if as many people as possible from our club could show their support on the day by either cycling from Castlebar to Ballinrobe (and beyond if you feel up to it).

Or come to Ballinrobe Race course from 11:30 and show your support for the cyclists who are taking part in Cycle Against Suicide.

James Vahey from Ballinrobe is completing all 14 days of this cycle so it would be great if the club and the town could come out in support of this cycle and of James.

If you want to register before the day the link to the Cycle Against Suicide web site is http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/cycle-suicide-2017/

We might organise to cycle from Ballinrobe to Castlebar on Sunday morning and join the CAS for their cycle from Castlebar to Ballinrobe..

Racing Report

The racing was in Boohomore last weekend with a  few WLCC members taken part, fair play to any one who traveled to the race.

The third round of the Mayo League was held on Wednesday in Ballinrobe, Race Directors Sean O Malley & Martin Joyce put on a great event and all finished safely. Sean o Malley is back from his recent layoff and he is in good form, he made it in to a 6 man break which broke up over Mam Transa to a three man break and he took the sprint, the coverage can be seen on Facebook.

Winner Sean O Malley and his Domestiques

Fair play to all who took part in the race and all that helped out with the driving or did Marshals on the night, these events can’t be held without help from the club members. Brilliant results by all !

#Fullgas

 

Western Lakes Club News 27-03-2017

Beautiful Weather bike fans

Leisure & MTB Reports

The mid-week spins will commence on Tuesday evening’s for Leisure groups, please check the Facebook page for times dates and routes. These are great spins to start cycling or to improve on the Bike. Please see poster for leisure Information Evening on Monday April 3rd at the cycling centre. Tuesday evening spins will commence on the 11th of April.

Congrats to Sinead Waters who took place in the Mountain Bike Battle on the Beach race in the UK at the weekend. She took the 1st lady home on a 2 lap 28km course. Well done to Sinead.

Also Kudus to all WLCC members who took part in the Westport Spring Duathlon on Saturday

Race Report

The Ras Maigheo took place at the weekend in Westport, with a 3 stage race, John Gill and Janis Blinovs took part in the A2-A3 race. Well done to the lads and they finished well on each stage. There was an A4 race on Sunday and many WLCC lads took part in the race, some of which for the first time in a open road race. The lads did really well and finished in the bunch. It was great to see new young faces on the road racing scene. Noel, Connor, Tom & Mike starting their A4 racing careers.

Congrats to Patricia Harte who won the ladies race on Sunday, she is going from strength to strength.

Congratulation to John O Holleran who finished 2nd in the A4 race, life in those legs yet, showing the young lads how its done. This is a great achievement for sure. Thanks to all who helped out with club car and provided support to the racers.

The Mayo league is starting on Wednesday evening with a 16km time trial, it would be great to see WLCC riders take part in eth Mayo league this year. A 16km TT is achievable by most riders. Check Facebook for details of the races.

Please see details below for Round One (TT) of the Mayo League this Wednesday, March 29th.

Sign on: Amenity Park, Kiltimagh Road, Swinford (adjacent to Tesco)

Sign-on Times: 5.30pm to 6.15pm
(No entries will be taken after 6.15pm)

Please arrive early and remember as this is the first race, please ensure you are in possession of your Cycling Ireland Licence.

Changing and showering Facilities: Amenity Park

Race Time: First rider off at 6.30pm sharp

Route Distance: 16km

Route Details: Starts on the N5 approx 1km east of the Charlestown turn and adjacent to the new link road.  The race will proceed east for approximately 7km and then veer left onto the Old Charlestown Road and head towards Carracastle.  After approximately 1Km race will go left  at Regans pub, travel under the N5 and then veer left again onto slip road and left again onto the N5.  The race will finish approximately 500 meter west of the start on the opposite side of the road.

Refreshments and results in Cambell’s public house afterwards.

http://www.westportcc.ie/2017/03/27/mayo-league-round-1-tt-wednesday-march-29th/

The Western/ Covey league starts on Wednesday the 5th of April, sign on in Partry & 18.45. Check Facebook and Website for further details of this league.

#Fullgas

Western Lakes Club News 13-03-2017

Hi all, it’s the start of the cycling season and the events are fast approaching, from “Sportif Charity spins” Club Races and Open Races and the MTB scene is also busy.

Leisure & MTB & Youths Report

The MTB Blitz was held in Derroura  last Sunday, with a great crew from WLCC taking part and finishing up on the podiums aswell. Sinead Waters finished second in her event on Sunday and she also had a 3rd spot on the podium last weekend in Ballyhoura. It won’t be long until the top spot is achieved.

Congrats to Colin Snow who came 7th in the Grassroots endure series in Bike park.

The Tuesday evening MTB spins are ongoing and the Sunday spins, watch Facebook or Whatapp for details

The Sunday spins are ongoing also with the KM’s increasing. The Tuesday and Thursday evening spins will be starting shortly so keep an eye on Facebook for details. The club has put together club Rules and Etiquette for the safety of all members on the roads. Please take time to read this below.


Club Rules & Etiquette

Rules and Etiquette for Riding in Groups

Western Lakes Cycling Club wants riders to gain maximum enjoyment from their group rides whether highly energetic or social. All riders do so at their own risk, but experience shows that adherence to these rules and etiquette will create the safest possible environment in which we can all enjoy our cycling. The rules and advice incorporate long-standing practices and will be familiar to all experienced riders. Whilst they have been drawn up to help members who have never ridden in a group, we would like everyone to make a point of reading and following them. We have taken the opportunity to include items of general advice that may help new or relatively inexperienced cyclists.

Ahead of all the other suggestions below always remember the Rules of the Road, rules, regulations and laws of the road apply. You’re responsible for your safety so ensure your bike is road-worthy and you’re confident riding on the open roads. Helmets are compulsory

Safety and Risk Management

All riders take part in the group runs at their own risk. Those risks can never be totally eliminated but can be minimised by following this leaflet in the spirit as well as the letter. Senior club members will be happy to offer general advice and answer any questions

Warning Calls When Riding in a Group

These calls and signals are universal to all experienced cyclists – please use them at the appropriate times

  • Car UP ” . There is a vehicle coming UP  through the group from Behind
  • Car DOWN ” . There is a vehicle approaching towards the Front of the group.
  • “Single out” A call from riders at the back of the group when a vehicle is unable to pass the 2  abreast column safely. This call must be relayed forward by everyone to ensure that the move to single file is executed quickly and safely. The standard procedure is for the outside rider to drop back behind the inside rider. The call “single out” alerts everyone to the need to slow up and create spaces in the inside file.
  • Clear” and “Car” on Left/Right” This call lets following riders know at junctions, when the group is joining or crossing another road, whether or not the road is still clear. If the group cannot stay together the first ones across ride slowly until the others catch up.
  • Re Calling Potholes/ Manhole covers Any pothole that could cause a rider to fall.
  • Call” Hole Left or Right” If  possible indicate where it is so that following riders can steer away from it and not into it. Please remember that the Front Riders are responsible for the first call
  • “On the Left/Right” A general warning of some kind of hazard – usually parked cars or pedestrians. For hazards on the left, an alternative warning is to put your left hand behind your back, pointing to the right, away from the hazard. Give way to pedestrians – they can feel intimidated by cyclists just as we sometimes feel intimidated by motorists.
  • Stopping” “Slowing” “Easy” “Right Hand moving in an up and down action”. If you brake without letting those behind know your intention they can easily run into you
  • “Puncture” Let the others know . 2 members of the group should stay behind to help. The  Rest of the group will carry on for 2 Kilometers and turn back ..
  • “Horse(s)” The group is about to pass horses and special care is needed. Pass as widely as possible. Make sure that both the horse and rider are aware of your presence and if you are approaching from behind call out. “keep pedalling slowly as you pass to keep noise from your freewheel and gears to a minimum” Pay attention to any request by the horse rider – they know the temperament of the horse and its likely reaction to a group of brightly clad cyclists.
  •  Let others know if you are unable to keep up, have a problem or have decided to leave the group. Always pass the instructions along; if a rider cannot keep up, the leader needs to know. So be aware of the riders around you
  • If you wish to remove items of clothing you must go to the rear of the group. You may feel secure in removing your hands from the bars but please consider the safety of those around you
  • You are asked not to answer your phone if it rings but if you feel you have to  Please move out and back to the rear of the group

 General Etiquette

  • Ride steadily. Keep a steady line and constant speed while in a group. Any sudden change is magnified as it reaches riders at the back and so can have dramatic consequences.
  • No racing. You can race to your heart’s content in organised competitive events but please not on group runs. Do not overtake the rider/riders at the head of the group. If you have to, then do not push your way back into your original position but rejoin at the back of the group as soon as possible.
  • Ride two abreast where it as safe to do so but always be prepared to single out when necessary. Ride immediately behind the rider in front – do not overlap either forwards or sideways. Overlapping forwards gives you no chance to avoid the rider in front if he swerves or falls, and overlapping sideways results in the group presenting a three abreast profile. Never ride more than two abreast.
  • When approaching a hill anticipate the gradient and change gear in good time. Missing a gear change on the steep bit can bring you to a sudden halt – not a good thing for the riders behind you! Ride safely at all times. Follow the requirements of the Rules of the Road as they apply to cyclists and guidance from your leaders.
  • Treat members of the group and other road users with courtesy. Acknowledge with a wave courteous behaviour by other road users. (Many oncoming motorists will slow down or stop when they meet a large group of cyclists, whilst others allow the whole group to join or cross a major road). Do not “wave through” a following vehicle that is waiting to overtake – let the driver make this decision. This will avoid the risk of being held responsible if the overtaking results in any form of accident.
  • Do not react to bad driving incidents with gestures or provoke retaliation. Remember a road rage motorist has a one ton weapon!
  • Ride with the group which best suits your ability. It is usually better (and less embarrassing) to start low and build up. If in doubt senior club members will be happy to advise. It is sometimes nice to try an easier group, especially if you are a bit off colour. It is considered bad manners to hold back a strong group when an easier group is available.

Helpful Hints for New Cyclists (and a useful reminder for the more experienced)

Potential New Members are welcome to join us for 2 spins but must take out club membership to continue

  • If you do not currently take regular exercise and/or are in any doubt as to your health, please consult your doctor before starting. Some general fitness is necessary so you might find it useful to try a short ride on your own, to check your fitness and familiarity with the bike, before joining a group.
  • Don’t try to push yourself too hard, particularly on the hills. Ride up at your own pace, nice low gears are better! The group will wait at the top. Carry personal details – name, address, contact phone number and some money. Carry drinks and food, even on short rides. The food can be some form of high energy bar to get you to the next café stop. If you have problems or decide to leave the group then please inform fellow group members.
  • Wear cycle-specific clothing if possible as it provides a better level of comfort and practicality. It doesn’t have to be Lycra – there are now casual style tops and shorts designed for cyclists. A brightly coloured jacket or jersey makes you more visible to other road users. Carry a waterproof jacket, not only for the rain but also to give an extra layer if you have to stop with a puncture and cool down. A club jacket or jersey will help to publicise the club and also make you very visible.
  • Carry enough tools to get you out of everyday problems like punctures or nuts or bolts working loose. It’s easier to change an inner tube than it is to repair a puncture at the roadside (especially if it’s cold or wet). Carry two spare inner tubes, tyre levers, a pump and spanners / allen keys to fit as the minimum. A puncture outfit will also be needed in case you get more than 2 punctures.
  • Helmets are Compulsory. Mudguards and Front and Back lights are compulsory during winter riding.   Mudguards prevent you getting wet and dirty and also reduce the amount that you deposit on the rider behind and Lights make you visible in dull overcast days
  • Keep your bike in good condition and replace any worn out parts. The group will help if something goes wrong but will not be best pleased if the problem was caused by poor maintenance. Keep a close check on your tyres which should be fully inflated, especially the one on the back wheel as it’s always out of sight. Look for bulges or cuts as well as the actual tread depth and pattern. Remember that just as we tend to notice only the inconsiderate or bad drivers so other road users see poor behaviour by some cyclists. Make sure that you do not provide ammunition to the anti-cyclists lobby.

Tri-bars are not permitted on Club Runs for safety reasons.

Racing Report 

The racing season has kicked off in last few weeks and Sean O Malley have recovered and took part in his first race of the season last week. He finished in 4th place in Clonard, which is a great result since Sean injury earlier on in the year. Also Patricia Harte who finished 3rd at Ras Naomh Finian 2017

Congrats to both.

The club racing scene is starting shortly with the Western/Covey League starting the club racing calendar on Wednesday April the 5th.

Please see below for details of the races.

Keep an eye on Facebook for the time and dates or the races.

These events are for people who would like to try racing in a safe friendly environment, there is no shame in getting dropped and trying these events is the main thing.

Cyclists must have a LC (Limited Competition) licence or open race CI licence.

The races will be “Handicapped” in groups of similar ability. These are friendly events with a little bit of local banter included to spice thing up. Please take time to read the rules below.

Rules of the League 

1              Helmets are compulsory.

2              Rules of Cycling Ireland apply

3              Sign on for individual races will close 15 minutes before the start. Riders who fail to sign on will be refused race entry.

4              Every rider must wear their numbers (as they have indicated at sign-on), pinned to the lower back of their jersey at every race, and this must not be covered by a rain jacket or clothing..

5              Riders must wear their own club jersey or a plain jersey. Pro team jerseys are not permitted under Cycling Ireland rules.

6              No tri bars allowed in the Road Races.

7              Handicap committee decision is final, no debating on the start line.

8              Obey the Marshalls.

9              The league will be held on open roads and all competitors must obey the rules of the road. Riders found to be breaking these rules or riding in a dangerous manner will be subject to penalty, which may include disqualification from an individual race or from the entire series. Decisions made on this matter will be made by the organisers and are final. Riders must obey marshals instructions.

10           Earphones, Ipods, MP3 players etc. are strictly forbidden in all events. Riders found to be using these are subject to automatic disqualification.

11           Each host club is responsible for the organisation of their league round and must provide venue, safe and marked out route, map of route, sign on personal, lead cars, marshals, shower & changing facilities, refreshments and presentation venue.

Prizes Presented at Presentation Night

Overall Winner of the club leagues

Ladies Winner of the club leagues

Top 10 overall

Most Improved Rider

Most Aggressive Rider

Best Young Rider

WLCC Club Champs winner and top 3

TT League Winner and runners up

Western/Covey League 2017

Date Race
5 April Laps of Srah
31 May Lap of Maire Luke
5 July Laps of Srah
All races to start at Partry Barracks  

Western Lakes Cycling Club League 2017

Date Race Race Director
17 May Hollymount Noel Stagg/Dave Connolly
24 May Robeen John Conroy
26 July Tullycross JJ flaherty
16 August Kilmaine Gerry Sheridan
23 August Partry Noel Gibbons/Philip Staunton


TT League

Date Race
1 April 21km Hollymount
17 June 21km Hollymount
26 August 21km Hollymount
   

WLCC Club Champs 2017

Saturday 2 September

 Western lakes Cycling club sportifs

 

13th may      Westportif
20th may Cross 100k/50k
25th June Great Lakes Sportive
15th July Ladies sportive

 Mayo Cycling League Dates 2017

Day Date Format Distance Start Time & Venue
Wed 29-March Time Trial 16k 6.30pm – Swinford
Wed 12-April Handicap Road Race 40k 6.30pm – Ballina
Wed 26-April Mass Start Road Race 50K 7.00pm – Ballinrobe
Wed 10-May Handicap Road Race 55K 7.00pm – Ballaghdreen
Wed 07-June Mass Start Road Race 55K 7.00pm – Cong
Wed 14-June Mass Start Road Race 60K 7.00pm – Westport
Wed 21-June Handicap Road Race 50K 7.00pm – Ballyhanuis
Wed 28-June Hill Climb TT 7K 7.00pm – Castlebar
Wed 12-Jul Team Time Trial 40K 7.00pm – Swinford
Wed 19-Jul Mass Start Road Race 60k 7.00pm – Belmullet
 
Wed 02-Aug Mayo Road Race Championships 70k TBD – (mass start with prizes per category)

Please see Facebook and the WLCC website for details of all these races. There are plenty of events for anyone trying out races this year.

#Fullgas

WLCC News December 2016 to Present date

Western Lakes News December 2016 – Present date

The WLCC AGM was held in December 2016 and the most of the existing officers retained their positions in the club, a few roles had new name and there was a few new roles established.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2017

Chairperson:                   Martin Joyce

Secretary:                       Michael Kelly

Treasurer:                       Vincent Cummins            

Racers’ Rep:                  John Gill

Club Racers’ Rep:         Noel Gibbons

Leisure Rep:                   Ken McCarty

Ladies Rep                     Karen Regan

BMX/Youth Reps:          Gerry Butler

Off-Road Cycling           Sinead Waters

PRO:                                David Connolly

Committee:                       Gerry Butler and Breege Connolly

As the winter season is here, it is a good time to take a break for a while or take up some off roads cycling, like Mountain biking or Cyclocross racing. A few members took part in the Cyclocross race in Clonbur on a bright, cold dry day. This was a great event and well attended by WLCC. Special thanks Sinead Waters who ran a great event.

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The Sunday spins are continuing through-out the winter if the weather permits. There are two groups each Sunday the Leisure group and more advanced group. This is going well and is been well attended each Sunday. Many lads and ladies are trying other ways of keeping fit throughout the winter, many are attending spin classes, circuit training and Pilates.

Mountain biking is really taking off in 2017 and there are spins arranged for Tuesday nights and most Sundays, keep a eye on Facebook or Whatapp groups for spin details.

There is MTB hire in Derroura outside Mamm cross, great trail and good work-out

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The New Year has come about and along with it the Ireland West Duathlon Series. We have now completed the 3rd event out of 5 and this has been going well with many WLCC and Hollymount wheelers taking part in these events. They are well run by P. Marrey of raceface.ie. The last event in Ballinrobe had about 400 participants. WLCC had a great attendance and had the best 5 person team/squad, this is great for WLCC on their home turf great for the cycle club, especially when up against specialist triathlon clubs. It woul dbe great to see lots of members attend the final two events in Cong and Westport, WLCC have a good chance to become 3rd team/squad overall.

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Upcoming events include the trip to Cliften on the 25th of February, this will consist of cycling back from Ballinrobe to Clifton and a few refreshments and dinner that night in Cliften and try cycle back the next day. There are about 21 signed up for the event. Anyone who is not doing the Cliften cycle may like to do the “Saddle up for Epilepsy” on Saturday the 25th of February. This is a great event and a worthy cause, there are various distances so no problem to anyone to try. Please see link to website http://www.saddleupforepilepsy.com/

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The WLCC racing scene has been put in to disarray by CI not permitting WLCC to hold the Ballinrobe 3 day on the May bank holiday weekend as agreed on the CI calendar.

WLCC has made a decision to pull the 3 day and all other open races in protest for 2017. The full report was issued to every member via email.

“Keep her pedaling”

Fullgas

Western Lakes CC News 18/11/2016

Hi all

The cold and wet days are here again, but there are a lot of events or activities taken place to keep you at a good level of fitness over the winter period. Training is been carried out each week by Marrey training in the cycle center. Tuesday evening MTB spins are been held in the woods by Sinead Winters. There is BMX/MTB skills training on Wednesday evening at the BMX track. Sunday spins are continuing as long as weather permits. Please check the Facebook page for details of these events.

The Sean Stagg Shield is been held on Sunday the 20th of November in Hollymount. Sign on is at 09.00 and 40km race to starts at 10.00. All categories will be catered for and one day licences will be issued on the day. Start fee is 10e with nice prizes for different categories.

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The West of Ireland Duathlon Series will be starting next month, this is a five race event with great chances for everyone especially in the relay event.

A reminder that the Club AGM will be held in the Valk on Saturday 26th of November, it would be great to see you all there.

Western Lakes CC Club champs

A massive crowd of 38 riders signed up for the Club champs, the best for a number of years so fairplay to everyone for having a go, even though its nice to get a result its even more important to take part.

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Club champs results
Thanks to everyone who helped run last nights club champs. Thanks to inch for refreshments afterwards. Great turnout from riders. Congrats to Mayo champion Sean O Malley for his second consecutive win, after coming third in the Connacht hill climb on the Windy Gap Castlebar in earlier in the morning.

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For those who like to compete against the watch sign up for the Hollymount 22k TT on September 24th details to follow.

Club champs Top 10;

1 Sean O Malley
2 Ann Flynn
3 Brendan Butler
4 Shane Gilligan
5 Padraig Marrey
6 Mike kelly
7 Donal O Reilly
8 Martin Jennings
9 John O Halloran
10 Martin Joyce

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Top 3 ladies
1 Ann Flynn
2 Marie Fraser
3 Kathleen Gibbons

1st A1/2/3 Padraig Marrey
1st A4/CR Shane Gilligan
2nd A4/CR Mike Kelly

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Top 3 Hollymount riders

  • 1st Ann Stagg Flynn
  • 2nd Conor Gill
  • 3rd David Connolly

Western Lakes Cycling Club Summer league Results 2016

Western Lakes Cycling Club Summer league Results

Well Cycling Folks, the summer coming to an end, the last league race took place last Wednesday in Partry. The Final league table is published below. With Brendan Butler injured due to a fall in the Bogman 2 day, it was up to the John O Halloran to see if he could take the league title. With Oillie Kelly and Martin Joyce in close quarters in the table, this would ensure real racing to the end. Oillie Kelly won the last race in Partry which he felt he had done enough to take the title. When the trio of O Halloran, Joyce and Gilligan passed the main bunch to claim 4th 5th and 6th on the night, this sealed Oillie’s fate

The Top Ten overall in a wonderful league is as follows

  1. John O Halloran (WLCC, consistent high results on the Titanium Bike 106 Pts)
  2. Ollie Kelly (Holly Group, this is Holly answer to Steve Cummings 97 Pts)
  3. Martin Joyce, (WLCC great top finisher throughout the league 91 Pts)
  4. Brendan Butler (WLCC, was leading the league all the way till the end 84 Pts)
  5. Donal O Reilly (WLCC, great improvement throughout the year, 83Pts)
  6. Shane Gilligan (WLCC, Back to good year for Shane A2 next year 76 Pts)
  7. Padraig Marrey (WLCC great come back, with good win in Robeen 75 Pts)
  8. Conor Gill (Holly Group, this is a racer in the making keep it up 69 Pts)
  9. Sean O Malley (WLCC, he gave other a chance thanks god, 65 Pts
  10. David Connolly (Holly Group, big lad at the back can come good too 62 Pts)

Prizes will be given out for the league after the club champs next Saturday evening in Inch’s bar Ballinrobe.

Special thanks to all the race directors, all the Marshalls, all the venues for providing the refreshments.

And thanks to all who took part, without members willing to give this a go including the ladies like Anne Flynn, Marie Frazer &Trish who raced each race in the knowledge that it is hard to win but kept trying anyway, it’s great to see.

WLCC Summer League R5 Final Table 6-09-2016

Final League table

WLCC club champs 2016 Seeding

 

Bogman final overall results 2016

We are just coming back to earth now and the Bogman 2 Day says a big thank you to all! We saw the largest number of competitors since the event began 7 years ago & what a cracking weekend it was!

Stage 1 podium

TT Podium

Stage 2 B podium

Thank you to so many of you for travelling such distances to take part and we hope that the Bogman 2 Day will become an annual event on your racing calendar.

 

The event could not happen without a huge team of people behind it. Thank you to the commissionaires, Cycling Ireland crew & Seamus Shorthall for making it a fair & safe event. To the motor cyclists, marshals, local Garda, lead cars, Galway County Council, Civil Defence & Nurse Monica Nee for creating such a safe event for the cyclists & public. To Western Lakes for their equipment & support.

Final overall results Final overall and stage2b_result.pdf 2016 click here

Final podium 2016

To our sponsors Renvyle House Hotel, Marrey Bikes, K2 Adventure Centre,The Lodge Letterfrack, Veldons Seafarer, Rogans Store Tully & Connemara Fisheries.

See you all next year!
John James & Leo