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
|4||John O Halloran||WLCC||33|
|11||Sean O Malley||WLCC||20|
Hi all, there was a load of events last week and more to come.
The Cornamona 50Mile Challenge took place last Saturday and it was well attended by WLCC members, they cycled back to event and home after it, so over a 100km cycled in total. Good food stops and event overall.
The Tuesday and Thursday night groups are going well and one of the main events is taking place on Sunday the 26th of June. The Western Lakes cycle is our own event and it will be great for leisure and faster riders. There is two distances 85km and 135km, sign on from 07.30am in Cycling centre. If you not cycling all help would be appreciated.
Plenty of racing took place over the last few weeks, we had the Crit in Claremorris, which had 3 WLCC members take part, Robert Butler won the first Prime and some money, fair play to him. Sean O Malley finished in the group and was in good position throughout the race.
The Connacht Championship took place last weekend. Congrats to Sean O Malley and Shane Gilliagan who picked up medals in the event.
Connacht Road Race Champs 2016
Daire Feeley, Itap
Sean O Malley, WLCC
Stephen Murphy, U/A
Simon Kelly, Burren Racing
Derek Bowyer, U/A
Richy Gribbons, Seven Springs
John Gilleran, Kilteevan
Declan Lally, Black Rose
Steven Timlin, Castlebar CC
Tom Regan, Seven Springs
Shane Gilligan WLCC
Ericka Murray, Yeats
Eoghan Mc Loughlin, Westport Covey
James Tonra, Castlebar CC
Valerio Di Bacco, Galway Bay CC
Paul Crowe, Black Rose
Derek Joyce, Galway Bay CC
The Mayo League continued on Wednesday last in Ballyhaunis, WLCC members were in the first group on the night and they stayed away till the finish, Martin Joyce was leading the WLCC charge all the way but was piped on the line by a young lad from Castlebar and Ballyhaunis man. Hard Luck Martin after all the work you put in. Keep it up Martin, the win will come. Shane Gilligan also finished in top ten.
The last round of the Western/Covey League will take place on Wednesday the 29th of June, this starts in Shra and cycles over towards Maura luke's and back to Shra. Please support by all WLCC Members. The following Wednesday the second round of the WLCC league will take place in Kilmaine, the first event went very well so please support this race. Gerry Sheridan is the race co-ordinator for this event and all help will be appreciated.
Keep her Lit
We have beautiful weather at the moment so great times for out on the bike,
The Tuesday evening spins are going from strength to strength. This week it was a 50km hilly spin around the sawmill loop, this is great preparation for longer sportives, like the Pieta House on Sunday or the upcoming Western Lakes Sportive. As you can see by the photo it was well attended and great weather and there is a few budding Chris Frooms or Lizzy Armatage in the making.
The Thursday spins are going well also with several groups on the road, keep it up.
The Tuam Pieta House fund raiser is on this Sunday June the 5th, this is a great local event with great support and refreshments. There is a 45km and 100km route so a route for all WLCC members. Keep an eye on Facebook as a group may cycle from Cornmarket on Sunday morning to Cross. It promised hot so make sure plenty of water and sun cream as you could burn to bits on the bike and not even know it and also heat stroke.
This week saw the second round of the Western/Covey League on the same Srah Loop. It was well attended by both clubs. The top of the table is still John O Halloran but he is surrounded by Covey members, the Covey's are way out in front in the club points so a big turn out is required for the 3rd and final event. This will be a lap of Mauria Lukes and back, with refreshments and prizes on the night, at least its only one lap.
Please see link to table Western/Covey league table as it stands CoveyWesternLeague2016.xlsx - Sheet1
Best of Luck to Cathal Usher who is taking part in Ras Dun No Ghail over the weekend..
The John Holian Race is on next Friday the 10th of June starting in Cross, a good race for any budding A4 out there..
On the International front the Criterium du Dauphine 2016, starts in France on Saturday, this has many of the top GC riders taken part including, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador, its live on Eurosport
We have a busy two month ahead as the sportive season and club race season peeks.
I will list and describe a few of the events coming up.
The Tuesday and Thursday Spins continue and these are going very well.
The second round of the Western/Covey League is on Wednesday the 1st of June, it is run on the same Srah course, sign on from 6.15 at Srah school. Race starts at 19.00pm. This has a generous handicap and suitable for all abilities. WLCC need a good show as we trail in the club points.
The Pieta house cycle starts in cross next Sunday the 5th of June. This is a great local event and well supported by WLCC members in the past, it would be great to increase the number with new members from the Tuesday night spins.
The Mayo league continues in Cong the 8th of June, this could be a good event for those who have done the Western/Covey league.
The Croi Tour de Lough Corrib Cycle takes place the following Sunday the 12th of June. This events starts in Galway and comes down to Cong, Clonbur and Cornamona, so well used local roads. This is all well attended event by WLCC members.
Tuesday 14th of June all comers cycle in Ballinrobe as part of bike week.
The First round of WLCC league will take place in Hollymount 15th of June, this will be a two lap course to show spectators a sense of the cycle race. This is a inter club league and it will have a generous handicap so novice riders have a opportunity to do well. There will be points for all who attend and points for top 10 and Ladies. It is advised to have a LC licence for this league. Club gear would be great to see on all riders but not mandatory. There will be parking and showers and refreshment available. All new comers welcome to race or be a Marshall on the night.
The Cornamona 50 Mile challenges will take place on Saturday the 18th of June
The Great Lakes Sportive will take place of the 26th of June, this is the Western Lakes own event and all hands to take part and help out would be appreciated.
The Tour De Burren is a great event also
All this leads to the Ring of Kerry 185km Cycle on the 2nd of July.
As you can see there is plenty to do, you could try a long distance sportive or a club race over the summer.
The summer Crituriam race hosted by Western Lakes will be held in Claremorris, this event is an hour of flat out racing around the streets of Claremorris.
Check Facebook and the WLCC website for details closer to the events.
Please see the Western-Covey League table after Rd 1
The Covies are narrowly leading the team category by 6 points. So we need a big turn out and a big team performance from the Lakers on Wednesday week, 1st of June if we're to get ahead in the team competition. The next round will be in the same location.