News Archive 2010

St. Stephens Day Novelty TT

Blow off the Xmas calories with a fun Time Trial over 10 miles.
Participants must pre guess their time and then complete the course without using a watch or cycle computer.
The event is open to all ages and abilities, any bike can be used so a great way to try out the Xmas present.
Sign on from 11.30am at Watson’s furniture on the Ballyglass road Ballinrobe.
First participant off at 12noon.
If the weather turns poor an alternate 5k run will be held in its place.
Refreshments afterwards at Inch’s bar
For more details contact 0877992857

Connacht MTB 2010 Round 2
The Kearney Cycles .Com Connacht Mountain Bike League round 2 was held in Tourmakeady, Co.Mayo on Sunday last in ideal weather conditions, on an excellent track set by Padraig Marrey and Darren McGann.

This is a very dry track which made the racing very fast and was enjoyed by all involved.

The best race of the day was in the under 14 section between Shane Mulchrone Covey Wheelers Westport, and Philip Comerford Galway Tri Club they were only a half a wheel apart for all of their laps and had a great sprint for the finish which was on this occasion taken by Shane Mulchrone, Philip Comerford is the league leader so this was a very good win for Shane.

Danial Gibbons Cong was again very strong in the under 12 age group, in the under 16 section Robert Staunton Covey Wheelers Westport got one up on club mate Francis Sheridan the league leader, to take a good win.

Noel Gibbons Western Lakes made a change over from road racing to Mountain Biking and showed that he has a great talent for the sport taking first place in the Novice section, also in this section Declan Heneghan Western Lakes had a great race to finish in third place, Fergal Kearns Dolmen C.C. had a good race to finish in second place.

The Sports section was the property of Fergal Treacy Covey Wheelers Westport, taking first place by over 3 minutes.

Nick Duckett Covey Wheelers Westport had a good win over Joe Marrey Western Lakes in the Expert Section.

Just home on holidays from Scotland,  Eamon Staunton Covey Wheelers had a very strong race to hold off Brian O’Donnell Westcoast Wheelers in the Elite section.

RESULTS
Elite

  1. Eamon Staunton, Covey Wheelers Westport C.C
  2. Brian O’Donnell Westcoast Wheelers
  3. Padraig Conway Covey Wheelers Westport C.C

Expert

  1. Nick Duckett, Covey Wheelers Westport C.C
  2. Joe Marrey Western Lakes
    DNF….Joe Carroll, Galway Bay

SPORT

  1. Fergal Treacy Covey Wheelers Westport C.C
  2. David Gallagher, U/A
  3. Carl Young U/A
    DNF Josian Oskoz

LADIES

  1. Sadhbh Baxter, Westcoast Wheelers

NOVICE

  1. Noel Gibbons Western Lakes
  2. Fergus Kearns, Dolmen C.C
  3. Declan Heneghan, Western Lakes
  4. Damien Gavin Covey Wheelers, Westport C.C
  5. Colin Brown Covey Wheelers Westport, C.C
  6. Martin Jennings, U/A
  7. Seb Doheny Covey Wheelers, Covey Wheelers Westport C.C
  8. Owen Murphy, Westcoast Wheelers

Under 16

  1. Robert Staunton Covey Wheelers Westport C.C
  2. Francis Sheridan, Covey Wheelers Westport. C.C
  3. Aaron Chambers, Covey Wheelers, Westport C.C

Under 14

  1. Shane Mulchrone, Covey Wheelers, Westport C.C
  2. Philip Comerford, Galway Tri Club
  3. Caiman Muldoon 7 Springs
  4. Matthew O’ Donnell Covey Wheelers Westport C.C

Under 12

  1. Danial Gibbons, Cong
  2. Ross Mc Grath, Cong
  3. Garry Hopkins Cong

Ladies

  1. Lydia Sheridan Covey Wheelers Westport.C.C

Training with Western Lakes CC
With only 4 weeks to go to Xmas, Western Lakes CC are trying to structure training spins so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of group spins.(Shelter from the winds)
Every Saturday and Sunday mornings the club will meet at the Cornmarket at 9.50am and aim to be on the road for 10am sharp, if the groups get really big the club may appoint a driver to drive the club van as back up.

I have put together a sample training plan which you can adapt to suit yourself and goals for 2011 give Padraig a ring to get a copy.
We will be starting off our training this Saturday the 27th  of November from the Cornmarket will consist of a 40 mile spin at 75% effort (strength training and some hill work) followed by a coffee at cafe in Cummins carpark for a brief chat(optional).
On the Sunday we will meet again at 9.50am at the Cornmarket. This will be a longer spin doing endurance work,spinning 95-105 rpm and again 75% effort max.We will be having a coffee stop on route.All routes
will be decided over the coming days with bail out options available on all the routes should some body not feel great on the day.This will continue every weekend on up till March.
Any questions feel free to give John Murphy (racing) or Martin Joyce (Leisure)a buzz or if your interested come along on the day.
If the weather is very bad or the roads are too dangerous with a bad winter expected, the cycling centre is available for a spinning session, so keep your turbo trainer handy. There will be no excuses for not been fit in 2011….
During the week the Clubs organises a circuit class on Monday’s at 7pm and on Thursday there are 2 spin classes to pick from 7 and 8pm.

BMX sessions every Monday from 7pm, contact Norman walsh for details.

BMX Track a big hit with bikers
Over 100 people turned up to the launch of the flood lights at the BMX track on the Kilmaine road, Ballinrobe.

John Murphy chairperson of Western Lakes CC highlighted that this work started back in 2007 has now paid dividends with large numbers from various backgrounds participating on a weekly basis.

He praised the work on Norman Walsh who coaches the 7pm Monday sessions and for Gerry Butler and Padraig Marrey for coming up with the idea, he also thanked Mayo County Council for letting the club develop the track and the South West Development company for the maintaince of the track.

He stressed that a project like this would not be in place without funding and here he thanked the input of Cllr Damien Ryan and Neil Sheridan for their help in securing monies from the Social development fund, John praised the work of JP Ryan Lee valley development who did most of the grounds work and Anthony O Toole Electrical who erected the Flood lights.

Damien Ryan in his address to the crowd stressed that tracks like this were a great community asset and hoped that similar attractions would be developed around the county.

Martin Mc Nally Chairperson of Irish Youth cycling stated that in the future he hoped to see one of the many BMX riders making it to future Olympic games.
Cllr Michael Burke Cathaoirleach Mayo County Council said that this facility was great for bringing children of all nationalities together and was grateful to be part of the project and  officially switched on the lights.

Fr Conal Eustace complemented the members of the Western Lakes Cycling club for the work they have done for the promotion of a healthy activity such as cycling and went on to bless the BMX track.

Stephen Clancy former professional BMX rider with the 20 inch Ireland team performer many stunts for the crowd.

For more details on activities at the BMX track see http://www.westernlakescc.com

Training Camp in January
Western Lakes CC will hold a 2 day training camp on January 29th and 30th 2011, it is hoped the Westport Covey members will join us.
Last year this camp was very well attended and its a great way to prepare for the 2011 season.
The Itinerary, Cycle from Ballinrobe at 10am head for Leenane and meet Covies, Clifden, Claddaghduff gang, split groups to suit ability cycle to Clifden stay at the Station House hotel for a cost of €70 includes B&B evening meal.
Sunday do charity cycle with Red Cross around Clifden and continue cycling to Leenane and split for home, interested contact JJ Flaherty 0879120910

Flood Light Launch at BMX Track
The Club will hold a launch at the Cycling centre on Monday the 22nd of November at 8pm, for the officials turning on of the Lights.
We are looking for as many members as possible to attend.
Local councilors and dignitaries will be attendance and all the young and old kids will do their stuff on their BMX bikes from 7pm.
We hope to have local press and photographers to record the night.
Light refreshments served afterwards

Upcoming Coaching Courses
Level One Coaching Course – Co. Wicklow

Date:  3rd (half day, 6pm to 9pm), 4th and 5th of December
Venue:  Shoreline Leisure Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Pre-requisite:  Foundation Coaching Award

Cost:  €180

Level One Coaching Course – Belfast

Date:  3rd (half day, 6pm to 9pm), 4th and 5th of December
Venue:  Belfast, venue TBC
Pre-requisite:  Foundation Coaching Award

Cost:  €180 (£155)

Foundation Level Coaching Course – Loughrea, Co. Galway

Date:                                     Sunday 5th of December 2010

Venue:                                 Waterview House, Cross Street, Loughrea, Co. Galway

Time:                                    9am to 5pm

Course Cost:                      €40.00

If you are interested in attending this course please contact me for an application form.  Pleases are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Yours in Sport
Rachel Ormrod

Coach Education Officer
Cycling Ireland
619 North Circular Road
Dublin 1
p:  01 8551644
m:  086 7802937
e: rachel@cyclingireland.ie
w: www.cyclingireland.ie

Western Lakes CC AGM
The club will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday the 3rd of November at 8pm in the Parish centre, Ballinrobe(Old Christian brothers school).
Its important that everyone attends to help the development of the club.

Agenda Western Lakes Cycling AGM 2010

Minutes on AGM 2009
Chairperson report
Treasurer report
Secretary report
Riders report
Leisure report
Youth report
Race and event organisers reports.
Election of 2011 committee
Club membership fee’s 2011
AOB

Hope to see you all there.

Padraig Marrey
Secretary of Western Lakes CC

Club Night Out A Great Success!
A fine crowd of 70 people gathered at the Castlecourt Hotel for the annual Western Lakes/Covey Wheelers awards night.
Martin Mc Nally on behalf of the Covies spoke of the club’s many triumphs throughout the year especially in the youths categories, he highlighted Jason Prendergast All Ireland Gold medal win in Lurgan and Michael Brady participation in the Ras as 2 of the clubs biggest achievements since the club was resurrected 8 years ago.
Martin also highlighted the club league as been the catalyst for both clubs success in bringing more people into the sport.

John Murphy (Skins) as Chairman of Western Lakes spoke on the activates of the Lakes club in 2010, the club organised 3 leisure events The Lap of the Mask, The Polkadot challenge and the Cornmarket to castle spin, the club also organised 4 open races, 2 in Tullycross, the John Holian memorial and the Ballinrobe 2day, John paid tribute to all the club’s sponsors and to the volunteers that help run the club, he went on to announce his choice as Club leisure cyclist of the year Michael Gilvarry, he outlined Michael’s work in promoting all the leisure activities.  Club racer of the year Padraig Marrey for his fine results all season and to Breege Connolly as club person of the year for her invaluable  work keeping the club’s forward progression in motion.

The league prizes were presented by Westport cycling legend Mickey Palmer.
Francis Sheridan from Newport was the overall winner and will wear the yellow jersey in the first round in 2011.
There was great action in the Sumo wrestling ring with Mary Mulchrone and Leone Moran going at it, giving their best on behalf of each club.
Dancing preceded the awards and a great night was had by all.

Overall Results
1st Francis Sheridan Newport        305
2nd Chris Kennedy Westport         275
3rd Joe Marrey Ballinrobe              261
4th Padraig Marrey Ballinrobe        254
5th Brendan Scullion Claddaghduff 239
6th Jason Prendergast Louisburgh 198
7th Adrian Garvey Kilmaine           183
8th John Murphy Ballinrobe           124
9th Bernard Geraghty Carlistraine   119
10th Ryan Scott Aughagower        118

Connacht MTB News
Connacht MTB Championships, Pigeon Hole,  Cong,  Co Mayo
The biggest ever field seen in Connacht for a mountain bike event turned up at Cong for the Connacht MTB champs last Sunday, 69 brave souls wanted to try themselves against the challenges of Mountain Biking and see how they could handle their fat tire machines.
The border village between Galway and Mayo was ideally located and suited everyone, the course was fast and in places technical and held up great with very little muck to be seen on the bikes after.
Anthony Testa West Coast Wheelers Galway who is having a great end of season where he clocked the fastest time at the Connacht Hill Climb Championships only 2 weeks ago now added another Gold to his collect in the MTB Champs, the former pro French cyclist had clear day light over Michael Flanagan Tuam, who was unlucky to puncture and had to run the last km, but there was no disputing the winner as he made his move at the start of lap 5  of 5kms course. Colm Staunton Westport put in an impressive performance to grab 3rd.
This race was also the first round of the Connacht MTB league, the next round will be in the brother of arms grounds in Clairnbridge on October 24th, sign open at 10am racing at 11am.
Full results below.

Ladies
1st Sadhbh Baxter Westcoast Wheelers
2nd Leonie Moran Covey Wheelers Westport
3rd Rebecca Conway, Covey Wheelers Westport

Elites
1st Anthony Testa West Coast wheelers
2nd Michael Flanagan Tuam
3rd Colm Staunton Covey Westport

Experts
1st Chris Troy Castlebar  CC
2nd Brian O Donnell West Coast Wheelers
3rd Joe O Carroll Galway Bay

Sports
1st Donal Kelly Galway Bay
2nd Gary Tully
3rd Dave Hickey Sligo

Novice
1st Colin Brown Covey Westport
2nd Adam Mc Evoy
3rd Martin Jennings Carlistraine

U16
Francis Sheridan Covey Westport
Chris Kennedy Covey Westport
Robert Staunton Covey Westport

U14
1st Shane Mulchrone Covey Westport
2nd Philip Comeford Galway
3rd Oran Flynn Covey Westport

U12
1st  Daniel Gibbons Cong
2nd Ross Mc Grath Cong
3rd Darren Molly Cong

1st Girl Lydia Sheridan Covey Westport

U9
1st Harry Kelly
2nd Michael Sheridan
3rd Jenny Gourlay

Connacht MTB Championships
Will be promoted by Western lakes CC on Sunday October 10th at the Pigeon Hole, Cong, sign on from 9.30am with racing for youths(U12-U16) at 10am and seniors at 11am
The senior race will have indivdual categories, Elites, Expert, Sport and novice.
The MTB course in Cong would be described as technical fast with long single tracks, it is suitable to all abilities so why not give it ago.
Refreshments afterwards
For more details contact Padraig 0877992857

Connacht Winter MTB League dates 2010
Round 1 as above
Round 2: October 24th @ Brothers of Charity, Clairnbridge, Co.Galway.
Round 3: November 14th @ Knockranny Wood, Westport, Co.Mayo
Round 4: November 28th @ Moore Hall Wood, Carnacon, Co.Mayo
Round 5: December 12th @ Ross Wood, Roscahill, Co.Galway.

Newport’s Francis Sheridan wins cycling club league
The 2010 club league organised by Western Lakes CC and Covey Wheelers Westport was another resounding success with 105 particpanting over 10 rounds,  this year the Tri lakes triathlon Club took part and added to the racing.
Young under 16 cyclist Francis Sheridan who is having a brillant year on the bike won the overall league title with 2 impressive perfomances in the final rounds, Francis lives in Shramoor and usually has the longest drive to get to races but this didnt detor him from traveling or winning.
This is the third year of the league and the first time a Westport Cycling club member won.
Chris Kennedy from Westport and Joe Marrey from Ballinrobe came 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Rounds were held in Ballinrobe, Tourmakeady, Cross,  Westport, Carlistraine and Tullycross, bringing cycle racing to these areas.
The club league would not happen without volunteers and for their help both clubs would like to thank anyone who helped out with the league.
The prize giving will take place at the Castlecourt hotel on Friday the 15th of October from 8pm, the night promises to be good craic with sumo wrestling action taking place for adults and youths, this will be followed by a disco.

Overall Results
1st Francis Sheridan Newport        305
2nd Chris Kennedy Westport         275
3rd Joe Marrey Ballinrobe              261
4th Padraig Marrey Ballinrobe        254
5th Brendan Scullion Claddaghduff 239
6th Jason Prendergast Louisburgh 198
7th Adrian Garvey Kilmaine           183
8th John Murphy Ballinrobe           124
9th Bernard Geraghty Carlistrane   119
10th Ryan Scott Aughagower        118

Fitness Classes at the Western Lakes Cycling Centre
Circuit Fitness Class
A 6 week circuit class program will starts Monday Night October 11th at 7.00pm sharp. Catering for all abilities, all you need is suitable clothing, a towel and water. The class combines cardio and strength exercises to target every muscle in the body, great for people with poor flexibility and bad posture

Spinning classes
Starting Thursday the 17th of October,  2 classes, one at 7pm and the second starts at 8:00pm open to adults,  men and women, bring you own bike or use a club bike, please bring a towel and water.
Spin classes are renowned as a high aerobic workout, the resistance you work at will depend on how much you want to push yourself.
These classes are great for developing your cardiovascular system and help with weight management, ideal for anyone looking to get the most out of their time training.

Class instructors are both Gael force and cycling champions and have experience in most sports from running to adventure activities. Want to be trained by the best, want to push your limits.. then waste no more time and come see how its done

For more details contact Padraig @0877992857 or Mary 0876248407
The cycling centre is on the Kilmaine road underneath the water towers.
Supporting fitness classes at the cycling centre helps keep the cycling centre viable.

Cornmarket to Castle Report
A group of over 70 cyclists of all ages gathered last Sunday, 12th Sept, to join the “Cornmarket to Castle” family fun cycle from Ballinrobe to Ashford Castle.

The cycle began with lots of children “wheeling” out their (in some cases reluctant) parents or grandparents for this fun cycle. The cycle headed towards Cong via a series of quiet back roads before entering the gates of Ashford. The group headed down the winding driveway to the waterfront, where they stopped to stretch their legs and take on board some light refreshments, with the Castle in full view. At this stage, event the most reluctant participants were relaxing and enjoying themselves.

The celebrities were out in force on the day too. Fine Gael leader Mr. Enda Kenny, along with his sons, took time out of his busy schedule to join the event bright and early in the morning, before heading for Brussels later that afternoon. Professional cyclist and Olympian David O’Loughlin turned out in his familiar An Post cycling gear, but going at a little slower pace than usual, as he brought his 10 month old son along for the ride. Gay Byrne greeted the group at Ashford, where he stepped in for a photo after hearing the level of enthusiasm the organisers demonstrated for road safety!

After the break, the group headed through Ashford’s woods and back on the road for Ballinrobe. The weather was very kind on the day, with the first of the rain arriving only after the last participant was safely tucking into the barbecue hosted by O’Haires Bar at the Cornmarket.

This event was organised and promoted by the Western Lakes Cycling Club (WLCC) in conjunction with the Mayo Sports Partnership (MSP).  This is the fourth major event the WLCC has organised this year and, as with the other events, this could not have happened without the help and support of the club members, the local community, and the local business that dedicated their time and provided all of the bits and pieces that all add up to a great day out.

As this season draws to a close we would encourage anybody who would like to get involved in more regular cycling to keep an eye out on the WLCC and MSP websites (www.westernlakescc.com and http://www.mayosports.ie) for future events. There is something to suit everybody at WLCC (Youths, MTB, BMX, leisure or racing for both genders) and new members, regardless of their cycling experience, are always welcome. See website for contact details.

Club League Results 2010
The 2010 club league organised by Western Lakes and Covey wheelers Westport was another resounding success, this year the Tri-athletes from the Tri lakes TC took part and added to the racing.
Rounds were held in Ballinrobe, Tourmakeady, Cross,  Westport, Carlistraine and Tullycross,  this was only achieved with the help of the locals from these areas but most inportantly it helped bring cycling to these areas. The club league would not happen without volunteers and for their help both clubs would like to thank anyone who helped with the league.
The prize giving will take place at the Castlecourt hotel on Friday the 15th of October from 8pm, the night promises to be good craic with sumo wrestling action taking place for adults and youths, this will be followed by a disco.
The league caters for all abilities in both clubs and the bonus is they might not particpate at all, but because its a local league where taking part is want counts.

Here are some stats of the club league.
21 riders from WLCC and Covey took part in 5 or more races.
104 took part all together.
44 western Lakes riders took part
45 Covey wheeler riders took part.

All in all very even.

P
Padraig Marrey

Connacht News September 2010
The Connacht Hill climb champs
Will be held in Tourmakeady on Sunday the 26th of September, sign on times TBA.

The Connacht Road race Champs
Will be held in Castlebar on Sunday the 3rd of October details TBA

Connacht MTB Championships
Will be promoted by Western lakes CC and will be on Sunday October 10th at the Pigeon Hole Cong, sign on from 9.30am with racing for youths at 10am and seniors at 11am
Refreshments afterwards

The Connacht AGM
Will be held on Monday the 1st of November at the Dalton INN Claremorris at 8pm, subject to approval by Cycling Ireland.

Marshals wanted for RAI
Hi Folks,

I received this email from Alan Heary who is a friend of mine and who organises the Race Around Ireland, he is looking for marshals to help, the race passes through Mayo and Galway so if you have a few hrs to spare and want to see a unique event, then give Alan a buzz, his number and email are below.

Thanks

p

We are looking for some people that might like to help as a officials with the Race Around Ireland.

We are looking for people who may wish to:
1. Keep an eye out in their area as the cyclists pass through to make sure that they are following all the rules of the road and if not report back to us.

2. People who may like to drive some of the route in their area following some of the competitors to check on them. Some people may wish to start in Mayo and Drive the rest of the route back to Navan. Expenses for fuel may be covered.

3. People who may wish to see the whole country driving the entire route and watching out for the cyclists. €150 fuel expenses are given to anyone who would like to do the full route. Full instruction will be given on how to marshal the event. Limited officials needed so people should contact us immediately if interested.

The event will start on Sunday 12th September 8pm for solos and Tuesday 14th september for teams. Officials may wish to follow the solos or teams. I have a schedule of when cyclists should come through the different areas if people want to get in touch with me.

If anyone you know might be interested they can call me on 087 900 8845 or email racearoundireland@gmail.com

Details of the event can be found on www.racearoundireland.com
Western Lakes Covey Wheelers club presentation night
For the past few years both clubs have combined to organise a club social where the league prizes and Western Lakes club awards are presented.
This years social takes place in Westport at the Castlecourt hotel, from 8pm on Friday the 15th of October.
Tickets can be purchased from Martin Mc Nally for Covey Wheelers or Padraig Marrey for Western Lakes.
On the night as well as the prizes presentation there will be Summo wrestling for adults and youths and a disco, plus other fun and games, so book early.
Adults cost €20
Youth U16 cost €10

Club League 2010 Round 9
Season Closer.
With the cycling Season coming to a close and the motivation dwindling, well don’t hang up the wheels just yet, there is only one more round of the Western Lakes Covey league left, its also the shortest, but depending how you approach it,  it could be the hardest.
The 10 mile Time Trial produced some impressive performances, the 15 or so people who did both rounds all beat their original times that were set back in March.
Conditions were nearly perfect with only a slight warm breeze to contend with, the pressure was on Francis Sheridan and the young Newport man delivered, he improved his time by 2minutes and 14 seconds to finish 6th on the points table on the night, this gives him a comfortable lead going into the last round, but he cannot take the foot of the gas, as inform Padraig Marrey is breathing down his neck only 14 points back, Chris Kennedy or Joe Marrey could still spoil the Newport man’s party if they can improve their times on the Mountain by a considerable amount and end up getting into the points.
All will be revealed next Thursday, the most improved rider competition is still up for grabs so come on out and give it a lash….

RD 10 Sept 9th sign on at O Tooles pub Tourmakeady from 6.30pm first rider off at 7.15pm

Very tight at the top in Westport Covey and Western Lakes CC League
At round 8 the scratch riders just about caught everyone, but they left it late only catching Leone Moran and Peter Murray both of Covey with 2k remaining.
Noel Brady Covey is showing great form at the moment after his great Gaelforce result  and ahead of his European Duathlon champs in Edinburgh, when he attacked early only to be brought back with 1.5k to go by Constantin Bartels Western Lakes, in the Sprint for the line Padraig Marrey WLCC lead out the group and was just piped on the line by Mark Quigley WlCC making it a one two for the South Mayo Club. Chris Kennedy again was impressive holding off Constantin Bartels for 3rd place.

Round 8 results
1st Mark Quigley WLCC
2nd Padraig Marrey WLCC
3rd Chris Kennedy WlCC

Overall
1st  Francis Sheridan Covey Westport
2nd Chris Kennedy Covey Westport
2rd Joe Marrey Western Lakes CC

With only 2 rounds remaining any one in the top 6 could win the league, it will all come down to who can improve their times the most in either the Time trail or hill climb, it makes no difference what position you come on the night its about how much you can improve your time on the first time you did the Trials… this gives the people who were not fit at the start of the year a good chance of stealing the show.

Most improved cyclist of the league
Both the TT and hill climb result goes towards the most improved rider competition award as well, there are 2 categories, Most improved Youth and most improved adult.

Round 9 is a 10 mile TT, sign on from 6.30pm at Watson’s Future on the Ballyglass Rd out of Ballinrobe, first rider off at 7.15pm sharp, riders go at 30 second intervals. Refreshments after at Inch’s bar.

Round 10 is a 5k hill climb up Lally’s Mountain Tourmakeady, sign on from 6.30pm first rider off at 7pm sharp, refreshments afterwards in O Tools bar.

Cornmarket to Castle cycle for fun 12 Sept 2010
On Sunday next, 12th Sept, a short leisure cycle will take place from the Cornmarket in Ballinrobe to Ashford Castle, starting at 10:30am.  This 20km cycle will take in a loop around the beautiful grounds of Ashford Castle.  Refreshments will be provided at Ashford, and again in Ballinrobe afterwards.

This event, which is part of the Mayo Sports Partnership  ”Cycle for Fun” series, is being hosted by the local Western Lakes Cycling Club.  The cycle is ideal for adults and children who like cycling but didn’t get out on their bike as much as they would like over the summer months. Participants will cycle the route at their own pace and volunteers will be on hand to marshal the route and help participants.

Sign-on for the event is at the Cornmarket in Ballinrobe from 10:00am.  There is an entry fee of €2 per child and €5 per adult, with a special family rate of €5. Anyone wishing to do the cycle must make sure their bicycle is in good working order and cycling helmets are compulsory. For any enquiries call Michael on 087 9000 368 or visit http://www.westernlakescc.com for further details.

Members of the Western Lakes CC at the recent launch of the Cornmarket to Castle Cycle taking place on 12th Sept, which is part of the Mayo Sports Partnership “Cycle for Fun” series. L-R: John Craddock,  Enda Higgins, Tomas Thomson, Breege Morrin, Fergal O’Neill, Adrian Garvey, Michael Gilvarry, Morgan McHugh, Eugene Hoade and John Mongan.

This cycle is part of the Mayo Sports Partnership “Cycle for Fun” series, and is being organised by the Western Lakes Cycling club. The cycle is suitable for anybody, even if you haven’t been on a bike for years! The spin, which takes place on Sunday 12th Sept, is 20km (12 miles) from the Ballinrobe to Ashford Castle and back again.

This fun cycle is an ideal opportunity for families and people of all ages who would like to get into light exercise and meet up with a group for a fun day out. Sign on for the event is at 10:00am and the cycle leaves from the Cornmarket in Ballinrobe at 10:30am. The group will cycle to Ashford Castle at a very easy pace, where you can enjoy a scenic trip through the beautiful grounds of the Ashford Castle. Then back into Cong for some light refreshments, before returning to Ballinrobe at your leisure. To ease you into it, Western Lakes are running leisure spins from the Cornmarket in Ballinrobe every Thursday evening with special introductory evenings for newcomers on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Backup and spares will be provided on the day of the event. For anyone who doesn’t have a bike, the club has a limited number of spare bikes available – please contact Michael on 087 9000 368 ahead of the event if you wish to avail of this.

Visit http://www.westernlakescc.com for regular updates or contact Michael on 087 9000 368 for further details.

Ballinrobe 2 Day Stage 2B
Stage 2B
1  Devins,Michael Eire Og 2h09’04”
2  Testa,Anthony West Coast Whls 2h09’04”
3  Davies,Steve Liverpool Centuary 2h09’04”
4  Quigley,Mark Western Lakes CC 2 2h09’04”
5  Martin,Brian 7 Springs 2h09’04”
6  Joyce,Derek Unattached 2h09’04”
7  Considine,Aidan Dolmen CC 2h09’04”
8  Brown,Liam Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 2 2h09’04”
9  Bartels,Constantin Western Lakes CC 2h09’04”
10  O Hara,Mark Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2 2h09’04”
11  Kavanagh,Mark LakelandCC 2h09’04”
12  Roche,Damien West Clare CC 2h09’04”
13  Mc Dermot,Keith Donamon CC 2h09’04”
14  Marrey,Joe Western Lakes CC 2 2h09’04”
15  Brookfield,Mike Swords CC 2h09’04”
16  Burke,David West Clare CC 2h09’04”
17  Fawcett,Duff Liverpool Centuary 2h09’04”
18  Colleran,Philip Dolmen CC 2h09’04”
19  Keane,Cyril Dolmen CC 2h09’04”
20  Morgan,Eamon West Clare CC 2h09’04”

Primes
KOH Category 3: Glencorrib 1
1 44 Shaw,D 3pts
2 67 O Rourke,J 2pts
3 65 Burke,D 1pt

KOH Category 3: Glencorrib 2
1 67 O Rourke,J 3pts
2 48 Murray,J 2pts
3 104 Brookfield,M 1pt

Sprint: Finish Line Pass 1
1 14 Murphy,J 5pts
2 95 Joyce,D 3pts
3 44 Shaw,D 1pt

Team Stage Placing
1 Western Lakes CC 2 6h27’12”
2 Dolmen CC 6h27’12”
3 West Clare CC 6h27’12”
4 Liverpool Centuary 6h27’12”
5 West Coast Whls 6h27’12”
6 Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2 6h27’12”
7 LakelandCC 6h28’02”
8 Eire Og 6h28’20”
9 Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 2 6h29’00”
10 Donamon CC 6h29’02”
11 Western Lakes CC 6h29’08”
12 Slaney CC 6h29’46”
13 Black Rose racing 6h29’50”
14 Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 6h29’54”
15 Galway Bay CC 6h30’06”
16 Mullingar Lakeside Whls 6h35’44”
17 Castlebar CC 6h37’40”
18 Castlebar CC 2 6h53’42”

General Classification
1  2h09’04″/31 Shaw,Damien A4 Mullingar Lakeside Whls 4h28’37”
2  2h09’04″/21 Clancy,Stephen A3 Limerick CC 4h29’02” @25″
3  2h09’54″/38 Coughlin,Simon A1 Donamon CC 4h29’14” @37″
4  2h09’54″/33 Dunlop,Dane A1 LakelandCC 4h29’19” @42″
5  2h09’04″/28 O Donnell,Brian A2 West Coast Whls 4h29’19” = s/t
6  2h09’04″/1 Devins,Michael A3 Eire Og 4h29’20” @43″
7  2h09’04″/29 Cosgrove,John A3 Liverpool Centuary 4h29’26” @49″
8  2h09’54″/34 Prendergast,Charles A1 Black Rose racing 4h29’27” @50″
9  2h09’04″/22 Crowley,Paul A3 Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2 4h29’28” @51″
10  2h09’04″/11 Kavanagh,Mark A4 LakelandCC 4h29’30” @53″
11  2h09’54″/36 Walsh,David A1 Slaney CC 4h29’30” = s/t
12  2h09’04″/19 Keane,Cyril A4 Dolmen CC 4h29’32” @55″
13  2h09’04″/30 Murray,John A3 Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2 4h29’32” = s/t
14  2h09’04″/2 Testa,Anthony A3 West Coast Whls 4h29’33” @56″
15  2h09’04″/12 Roche,Damien A3 West Clare CC 4h29’35” @58″
16  2h09’04″/20 Morgan,Eamon A3 West Clare CC 4h29’51” @01’14”
17  2h09’04″/23 Mooney,Dara A2 Eire Og 4h29’54” @01’17”
18  2h09’04″/15 Brookfield,Mike A3 Swords CC 4h29’55” @01’18”
19  2h09’58″/43 Enright,Gareth A1 Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 4h29’58” @01’21”
20  2h09’58″/57 Peelo,David A1 Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 4h29’58” = s/t

Team General Classification

1 Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2 13h27’55”
2 West Coast Whls @ 01’06”
3 West Clare CC @ 01’39”
4 Slaney CC @ 01’42”
5 Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC @ 01’57”
6 Eire Og @ 02’32”
7 Dolmen CC @ 02’44”
8 Western Lakes CC @ 05’56”
9 LakelandCC @ 06’09”
10 Liverpool Centuary @ 06’51”
11 Black Rose racing @ 08’08”
12 Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 2 @ 08’53”
13 Galway Bay CC @ 08’54”
14 Western Lakes CC 2 @ 15’50”
15 Donamon CC @ 16’53”
16 Mullingar Lakeside Whls @ 21’48”
17 Castlebar CC @ 31’10”
18 Castlebar CC 2 @ 1h02’39”

Points Competition
1  Shaw,D 11
2  Devins,M 10
3 1 Kennedy,P 10
4  Murphy,J 8
5  Testa,A 6
6  Bracken,C 6

King of the Mountains
1  Shaw,D 19
2  Hynes,G 14
3  O Rourke,J 11
4  Burke,D 5
5  Ryan,K 5

Ballinrobe 2 Day TT Start Order
9h01    (@01’00”)    108    Garath,Cormac
9h02    (@02’00”)    102    Dillion,Paul
9h03    (@03’00”)    51    Bright,David
9h04    (@04’00”)    31    Gavin,Cian
9h05    (@05’00”)    73    Rigby,Brian
9h06    (@06’00”)    36    Hoskins,Mike
9h07    (@07’00”)    22    Mc Greal,Damien
9h08    (@08’00”)    100    Hughes,Paul
9h09    (@09’00”)    29    Kirrane,Ray
9h10    (@10’00”)    109    Brody,David
9h11    (@11’00”)    5    Gargan,John
9h12    (@12’00”)    66    Mc Nally,Padraic
9h13    (@13’00”)    88    Mulroy,Noel
9h14    (@14’00”)    32    Conroy,Rory
9h15    (@15’00”)    26    Dunlop,Raymond
9h16    (@16’00”)    80    Daley,Jay
9h17    (@17’00”)    19    Marrey,Joe
9h18    (@18’00”)    99    Ryan,Enda
9h19    (@19’00”)    90    Keane,Gavin
9h20    (@20’00”)    101    Dillion,Colm
9h21    (@21’00”)    105    Lavery,Thomas
9h22    (@22’00”)    43    Bracken,Ronan
9h23    (@23’00”)    35    Troy,Chris
9h24    (@24’00”)    54    Colleran,Philip
9h25    (@25’00”)    10    Brown,Liam
9h26    (@26’00”)    98    Kearney,Ronan
9h27    (@27’00”)    83    O’heocha,Aonghus
9h28    (@28’00”)    25    Mc Manus,John
9h29    (@29’00”)    3    Lynch,John
9h30    (@30’00”)    69    Fawcett,Duff
9h31    (@31’00”)    21    Quigley,Mark
9h32    (@32’00”)    24    Johnston,Keith
9h33    (@33’00”)    8    Geraghty,Brian
9h34    (@34’00”)    107    Elliott,Cait
9h35    (@35’00”)    47    Piner,Sarah
9h36    (@36’00”)    113    Kelly,Mark
9h37    (@37’00”)    82    Bourke,Tony
9h38    (@38’00”)    68    Bennet,Andy
9h39    (@39’00”)    106    Flanagan,Michael
9h40    (@40’00”)    59    Dunne,Frank
9h41    (@41’00”)    12    Moran,Michael
9h42    (@42’00”)    13    Flaherty,JJ
9h43    (@43’00”)    45    Coffey,Ciaran
9h44    (@44’00”)    49    Fagan,David
9h45    (@45’00”)    93    Martin,Brian
9h46    (@46’00”)    30    O Dowd,Tom
9h47    (@47’00”)    78    Reade,Aidan
9h48    (@48’00”)    20    Scullion,Brendan
9h49    (@49’00”)    41    Hynes,Gearoid
9h50    (@50’00”)    14    Murphy,John
9h51    (@51’00”)    53    O Hara,Mark
9h52    (@52’00”)    16    Hynes,Keith
9h53    (@53’00”)    67    O Rourke,James
9h54    (@54’00”)    70    Cosgrove,John
9h55    (@55’00”)    55    Killeen,Martin
9h56    (@56’00”)    81    Mc Carthy,Conor
9h57    (@57’00”)    58    Considine,Aidan
9h58    (@58’00”)    2    Peelo,David
9h59    (@59’00”)    65    Burke,David
10h00    (@1h00’00”)    77    Carey,Alex
10h01    (@1h01’00”)    33    Fahy,Paul
10h02    (@1h02’00”)    7    Kiernan,Mark
10h03    (@1h03’00”)    44    Shaw,Damien
10h04    (@1h04’00”)    23    Kavanagh,Mark
10h05    (@1h05’00”)    63    Morgan,Eamon
10h06    (@1h06’00”)    50    Crowley,Paul
10h07    (@1h07’00”)    76    Devins,Michael
10h08    (@1h08’00”)    56    Keane,Cyril
10h09    (@1h09’00”)    1    Enright,Gareth
10h10    (@1h10’00”)    91    Mc Dermot,Keith
10h11    (@1h11’00”)    39    O Donnell,Brian
10h12    (@1h12’00”)    37    Clarke,Ciaran
10h13    (@1h13’00”)    74    Mooney,Dara
10h14    (@1h14’00”)    42    Gallagher,Joe
10h15    (@1h15’00”)    18    Ryan,Kevin
10h16    (@1h16’00”)    61    Galavan,Alan
10h17    (@1h17’00”)    6    Kelly,Kieran
10h18    (@1h18’00”)    95    Joyce,Derek
10h19    (@1h19’00”)    110    Kelly,Donal
10h20    (@1h20’00”)    104    Brookfield,Mike
10h21    (@1h21’00”)    11    Bartels,Constantin
10h22    (@1h22’00”)    64    Roche,Damien
10h23    (@1h23’00”)    15    Hack,Gerhard
10h24    (@1h24’00”)    52    Rimmer,Peter
10h25    (@1h25’00”)    62    O Crualoich,Conchubhar
10h26    (@1h26’00”)    48    Murray,John
10h27    (@1h27’00”)    72    Rigby,John
10h28    (@1h28’00”)    97    Clancy,Stephen
10h29    (@1h29’00”)    27    Dunlop,Dane
10h30    (@1h30’00”)    71    Davies,Steve
10h31    (@1h31’00”)    38    Testa,Anthony
10h32    (@1h32’00”)    84    Considine,Eoghan
10h33    (@1h33’00”)    96    Nulty,Javan
10h34    (@1h34’00”)    79    Prendergast,Charles
10h35    (@1h35’00”)    60    Walsh,David
10h36    (@1h36’00”)    89    Coughlin,Simon
10h37    (@1h37’00”)    4    Bracken,Colm
10h38    (@1h38’00”)    103    Kennedy,Paul
10h39    (@1h39’00”)    17    Tuohy,Jim
Total Riders:  99

Ballinrobe 2 Day Results 2010
Stage 1 Stage Result
1    103        Kennedy,Paul        Swords CC    2h10’15”
2    4        Bracken,Colm        Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC    2h10’15”
3    89        Coughlin,Simon        Donamon CC    2h10’15”
4    60        Walsh,David        Slaney CC    2h10’15”
5    79        Prendergast,Charles        Rock Rose racing    2h10’15”
6    96        Nulty,Javan        Stamullen M.D.RC    2h10’15”
7    84        Considine,Eoghan        Galway Bay CC    2h10’15”
8    38        Testa,Anthony        West Coast Whls    2h10’15”
9    71        Davies,Steve        Liverpool Centuary    2h10’15”
10    27        Dunlop,Dane        LakelandCC    2h10’15”
11    97        Clancy,Stephen        Limerick CC    2h10’15”
12    72        Rigby,John        St Helen’s CC    2h10’15”
13    48        Murray,John        Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2    2h10’15”
14    62        O Crualoich,Conchubhar        Slaney CC    2h10’15”
15    52        Rimmer,Peter        Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2    2h10’15”
16    15        Hack,Gerhard        Western Lakes CC    2h10’15”
17    64        Roche,Damien        West Clare CC    2h10’15”
18    11        Bartels,Constantin        Western Lakes CC    2h10’15”
19    104        Brookfield,Mike        Swords CC    2h10’15”
20    110        Kelly,Donal        Galway Bay CC    2h10’15”
21    95        Joyce,Derek        Unattached    2h10’15”
22    6        Kelly,Kieran        Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 2    2h10’15”
23    61        Galavan,Alan        Slaney CC    2h10’15”
24    18        Ryan,Kevin        Western Lakes CC 2    2h10’15”
25    42        Gallagher,Joe        West Coast Whls    2h10’15”
26    74        Mooney,Dara        Eire Og    2h10’15”
27    37        Clarke,Ciaran        Castlebar CC 2    2h10’15”
28    39        O Donnell,Brian        West Coast Whls    2h10’15”
29    91        Mc Dermot,Keith        Donamon CC    2h10’15”
30    1        Enright,Gareth        Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC    2h10’15”
31    56        Keane,Cyril        Dolmen CC    2h10’15”
32    76        Devins,Michael        Eire Og    2h10’15”
33    50        Crowley,Paul        Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2    2h10’15”
34    63        Morgan,Eamon        West Clare CC    2h10’15”
35    23        Kavanagh,Mark        LakelandCC    2h10’15”
36    44        Shaw,Damien        Mullingar Lakeside Whls    2h10’15”
37    7        Kiernan,Mark        Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 2    2h10’15”
38    33        Fahy,Paul        Castlebar CC    2h10’15”
39    77        Carey,Alex        Eire Og    2h10’15”
40    65        Burke,David        West Clare CC    2h10’15”
41    2        Peelo,David        Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC    2h10’15”
42    58        Considine,Aidan        Dolmen CC    2h10’15”
43    81        Mc Carthy,Conor        Rock Rose racing    2h10’15”
44    55        Killeen,Martin        Dolmen CC    2h10’15”
45    70        Cosgrove,John        Liverpool Centuary    2h10’15”
46    67        O Rourke,James        West Clare CC    2h10’30”    @15″
47    16        Hynes,Keith        Western Lakes CC    2h12’05”    @01’50”
48    53        O Hara,Mark        Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2    2h13’15”    @03’00”
49    14        Murphy,John        Western Lakes CC    2h14’04”    @03’49”
50    41        Hynes,Gearoid        West Coast Whls    2h14’42”    @04’27”
51    20        Scullion,Brendan        Western Lakes CC 2    2h15’11”    @04’56”
52    78        Reade,Aidan        Rock Rose racing    2h15’33”    @05’18”
53    30        O Dowd,Tom        Castlebar CC    2h15’35”    @05’20”
54    93        Martin,Brian        7 Springs    2h15’36”    @05’21”
55    49        Fagan,David        Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2    2h15’36”    @ s/t
56    45        Coffey,Ciaran        Mullingar Lakeside Whls    2h15’36”    @ s/t
57    13        Flaherty,JJ        Western Lakes CC    2h15’36”    @ s/t
58    12        Moran,Michael        Western Lakes CC    2h15’38”    @05’23”
59    59        Dunne,Frank        Slaney CC    2h15’38”    @ s/t
60    106        Flanagan,Michael        West Cork CC    2h15’38”    @ s/t
61    68        Bennet,Andy        Liverpool Centuary    2h15’38”    @ s/t
62    82        Bourke,Tony        Galway Bay CC    2h15’42”    @05’27”
63    113        Kelly,Mark        Realt    2h15’46”    @05’31”
64    47        Piner,Sarah        Mullingar Lakeside Whls    2h17’22”    @07’07”
65    107        Elliott,Cait        UCD    2h17’22”    @ s/t
66    8        Geraghty,Brian        Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 2    2h17’25”    @07’10”
67    24        Johnston,Keith        LakelandCC    2h17’25”    @ s/t
68    21        Quigley,Mark        Western Lakes CC 2    2h17’25”    @ s/t
69    69        Fawcett,Duff        Liverpool Centuary    2h17’29”    @07’14”
70    3        Lynch,John        Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC    2h17’30”    @07’15”
71    25        Mc Manus,John        LakelandCC    2h19’20”    @09’05”
72    83        O’heocha,Aonghus        Galway Bay CC    2h19’22”    @09’07”
73    98        Kearney,Ronan        Bray Wheelers    2h19’22”    @ s/t
74    10        Brown,Liam        Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 2    2h19’22”    @ s/t
75    54        Colleran,Philip        Dolmen CC    2h19’22”    @ s/t
76    35        Troy,Chris        Castlebar CC 2    2h19’24”    @09’09”
77    43        Bracken,Ronan        Mullingar Lakeside Whls    2h19’31”    @09’16”
78    105        Lavery,Thomas        Commeragh    2h19’31”    @ s/t
79    101        Dillion,Colm        Cycling Pursuits    2h23’51”    @13’36”
80    17        Tuohy,Jim        Western Lakes CC 2    2h24’01”    @13’46”
81    90        Keane,Gavin        Donamon CC    2h24’45”    @14’30”
82    99        Ryan,Enda        Sorrento CC    2h24’45”    @ s/t
83    19        Marrey,Joe        Western Lakes CC 2    2h24’48”    @14’33”
84    80        Daley,Jay        Rock Rose racing    2h24’50”    @14’35”
85    26        Dunlop,Raymond        LakelandCC    2h24’50”    @ s/t
86    32        Conroy,Rory        Castlebar CC    2h24’50”    @ s/t
87    88        Mulroy,Noel        Westport Covey    2h24’50”    @ s/t
88    66        Mc Nally,Padraic        West Clare CC    2h24’54”    @14’39”
89    5        Gargan,John        Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC    2h27’28”    @17’13”
90    109        Brody,David        Realt    2h30’22”    @20’07”
91    29        Kirrane,Ray        Castlebar CC    2h32’03”    @21’48”
92    100        Hughes,Paul        Mayo Wheelers    2h32’11”    @21’56”
93    22        Mc Greal,Damien        Western Lakes CC 2    2h33’12”    @22’57”
94    36        Hoskins,Mike        Castlebar CC 2    2h35’54”    @25’39”
95    73        Rigby,Brian        St Helen’s CC    2h36’04”    @25’49”
96    31        Gavin,Cian        Castlebar CC    2h38’25”    @28’10”
97    51        Bright,David        Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2    2h40’20”    @30’05”
98    102        Dillion,Paul        Cycling Pursuits    2h44’41”    @34’26”
99    108        Garath,Cormac        Castlebar CC 2    2h45’51”    @35’36”

General Classification
1    103    2h10’15″/1    Kennedy,Paul    A2    Swords CC    2h10’10”
2    4    2h10’15″/2    Bracken,Colm    A1    Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC    2h10’12”    @02″
3    89    2h10’15″/3    Coughlin,Simon    A1    Donamon CC    2h10’14”    @04″
4    60    2h10’15″/4    Walsh,David    A1    Slaney CC    2h10’15”    @05″
5    79    2h10’15″/5    Prendergast,Charles    A1    Rock Rose racing    2h10’15”    = s/t
6    96    2h10’15″/6    Nulty,Javan    A2    Stamullen M.D.RC    2h10’15”    = s/t
7    84    2h10’15″/7    Considine,Eoghan    A2    Galway Bay CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
8    38    2h10’15″/8    Testa,Anthony    A3    West Coast Whls    2h10’15”    = s/t
9    71    2h10’15″/9    Davies,Steve    A3    Liverpool Centuary    2h10’15”    = s/t
10    27    2h10’15″/10    Dunlop,Dane    A1    LakelandCC    2h10’15”    = s/t
11    97    2h10’15″/11    Clancy,Stephen    A3    Limerick CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
12    72    2h10’15″/12    Rigby,John    A2    St Helen’s CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
13    48    2h10’15″/13    Murray,John    A3    Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2    2h10’15”    = s/t
14    62    2h10’15″/14    O Crualoich,Conchubh.    A1    Slaney CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
15    52    2h10’15″/15    Rimmer,Peter    A2    Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2    2h10’15”    = s/t
16    15    2h10’15″/16    Hack,Gerhard    A3    Western Lakes CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
17    64    2h10’15″/17    Roche,Damien    A3    West Clare CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
18    11    2h10’15″/18    Bartels,Constantin    A3    Western Lakes CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
19    104    2h10’15″/19    Brookfield,Mike    A3    Swords CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
20    110    2h10’15″/20    Kelly,Donal    A1    Galway Bay CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
21    95    2h10’15″/21    Joyce,Derek    A4    Unattached    2h10’15”    = s/t
22    6    2h10’15″/22    Kelly,Kieran    A2    Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 2    2h10’15”    = s/t
23    61    2h10’15″/23    Galavan,Alan    A2    Slaney CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
24    18    2h10’15″/24    Ryan,Kevin    A4    Western Lakes CC 2    2h10’15”    = s/t
25    42    2h10’15″/25    Gallagher,Joe    A4    West Coast Whls    2h10’15”    = s/t
26    74    2h10’15″/26    Mooney,Dara    A2    Eire Og    2h10’15”    = s/t
27    37    2h10’15″/27    Clarke,Ciaran    A2    Castlebar CC 2    2h10’15”    = s/t
28    39    2h10’15″/28    O Donnell,Brian    A2    West Coast Whls    2h10’15”    = s/t
29    91    2h10’15″/29    Mc Dermot,Keith    A4    Donamon CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
30    1    2h10’15″/30    Enright,Gareth    A1    Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
31    56    2h10’15″/31    Keane,Cyril    A4    Dolmen CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
32    76    2h10’15″/32    Devins,Michael    A3    Eire Og    2h10’15”    = s/t
33    50    2h10’15″/33    Crowley,Paul    A3    Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2    2h10’15”    = s/t
34    63    2h10’15″/34    Morgan,Eamon    A3    West Clare CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
35    23    2h10’15″/35    Kavanagh,Mark    A4    LakelandCC    2h10’15”    = s/t
36    44    2h10’15″/36    Shaw,Damien    A4    Mullingar Lakeside Whls    2h10’15”    = s/t
37    7    2h10’15″/37    Kiernan,Mark    A2    Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 2    2h10’15”    = s/t
38    33    2h10’15″/38    Fahy,Paul    A4    Castlebar CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
39    77    2h10’15″/39    Carey,Alex    A4    Eire Og    2h10’15”    = s/t
40    65    2h10’15″/40    Burke,David    A4    West Clare CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
41    2    2h10’15″/41    Peelo,David    A1    Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
42    58    2h10’15″/42    Considine,Aidan    A3    Dolmen CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
43    81    2h10’15″/43    Mc Carthy,Conor    A2    Rock Rose racing    2h10’15”    = s/t
44    55    2h10’15″/44    Killeen,Martin    A4    Dolmen CC    2h10’15”    = s/t
45    70    2h10’15″/45    Cosgrove,John    A3    Liverpool Centuary    2h10’15”    = s/t
46    67    2h10’30″/46    O Rourke,James    A4    West Clare CC    2h10’30”    @20″
47    16    2h12’05″/47    Hynes,Keith    A4    Western Lakes CC    2h12’05”    @01’55”
48    53    2h13’15″/48    O Hara,Mark    A3    Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2    2h13’15”    @03’05”
49    14    2h14’04″/49    Murphy,John    A4    Western Lakes CC    2h14’04”    @03’54”
50    41    2h14’42″/50    Hynes,Gearoid    A4    West Coast Whls    2h14’42”    @04’32”
51    20    2h15’11″/51    Scullion,Brendan    A3    Western Lakes CC 2    2h15’11”    @05’01”
52    78    2h15’33″/52    Reade,Aidan    A2    Rock Rose racing    2h15’33”    @05’23”
53    30    2h15’35″/53    O Dowd,Tom    A3    Castlebar CC    2h15’35”    @05’25”
54    93    2h15’36″/54    Martin,Brian    A3    7 Springs    2h15’36”    @05’26”
55    49    2h15’36″/55    Fagan,David    A3    Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2    2h15’36”    = s/t
56    45    2h15’36″/56    Coffey,Ciaran    A4    Mullingar Lakeside Whls    2h15’36”    = s/t
57    13    2h15’36″/57    Flaherty,JJ    A3    Western Lakes CC    2h15’36”    = s/t
58    12    2h15’38″/58    Moran,Michael    A4    Western Lakes CC    2h15’38”    @05’28”
59    59    2h15’38″/59    Dunne,Frank    A1    Slaney CC    2h15’38”    = s/t
60    106    2h15’38″/60    Flanagan,Michael    A4    West Cork CC    2h15’38”    = s/t
61    68    2h15’38″/61    Bennet,Andy    A3    Liverpool Centuary    2h15’38”    = s/t
62    82    2h15’42″/62    Bourke,Tony    A3    Galway Bay CC    2h15’42”    @05’32”
63    113    2h15’46″/63    Kelly,Mark    A4    Realt    2h15’46”    @05’36”
64    47    2h17’22″/64    Piner,Sarah    A3    Mullingar Lakeside Whls    2h17’22”    @07’12”
65    107    2h17’22″/65    Elliott,Cait    A3    UCD    2h17’22”    = s/t
66    8    2h17’25″/66    Geraghty,Brian    A2    Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 2    2h17’25”    @07’15”
67    24    2h17’25″/67    Johnston,Keith    A3    LakelandCC    2h17’25”    = s/t
68    21    2h17’25″/68    Quigley,Mark    A3    Western Lakes CC 2    2h17’25”    = s/t
69    69    2h17’29″/69    Fawcett,Duff    A3    Liverpool Centuary    2h17’29”    @07’19”
70    3    2h17’30″/70    Lynch,John    A1    Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC    2h17’30”    @07’20”
71    25    2h19’20″/71    Mc Manus,John    A3    LakelandCC    2h19’20”    @09’10”
72    83    2h19’22″/72    O’heocha,Aonghus    A4    Galway Bay CC    2h19’22”    @09’12”
73    98    2h19’22″/73    Kearney,Ronan    A2    Bray Wheelers    2h19’22”    = s/t
74    10    2h19’22″/74    Brown,Liam    A3    Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 2    2h19’22”    = s/t
75    54    2h19’22″/75    Colleran,Philip    A3    Dolmen CC    2h19’22”    = s/t
76    35    2h19’24″/76    Troy,Chris    A2    Castlebar CC 2    2h19’24”    @09’14”
77    43    2h19’31″/77    Bracken,Ronan    A4    Mullingar Lakeside Whls    2h19’31”    @09’21”
78    105    2h19’31″/78    Lavery,Thomas    A2    Commeragh    2h19’31”    = s/t
79    101    2h23’51″/79    Dillion,Colm    A3    Cycling Pursuits    2h23’51”    @13’41”
80    17    2h24’01″/80    Tuohy,Jim    A4    Western Lakes CC 2    2h24’01”    @13’51”
81    90    2h24’45″/81    Keane,Gavin    A2    Donamon CC    2h24’45”    @14’35”
82    99    2h24’45″/82    Ryan,Enda    A3    Sorrento CC    2h24’45”    = s/t
83    19    2h24’48″/83    Marrey,Joe    A3    Western Lakes CC 2    2h24’48”    @14’38”
84    80    2h24’50″/84    Daley,Jay    A2    Rock Rose racing    2h24’50”    @14’40”
85    26    2h24’50″/85    Dunlop,Raymond    A1    LakelandCC    2h24’50”    = s/t
86    32    2h24’50″/86    Conroy,Rory    A3    Castlebar CC    2h24’50”    = s/t
87    88    2h24’50″/87    Mulroy,Noel    A4    Westport Covey    2h24’50”    = s/t
88    66    2h24’54″/88    Mc Nally,Padraic    A4    West Clare CC    2h24’54”    @14’44”
89    5    2h27’28″/89    Gargan,John    A2    Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC    2h27’28”    @17’18”
90    109    2h30’22″/90    Brody,David    A4    Realt    2h30’22”    @20’12”
91    29    2h32’03″/91    Kirrane,Ray    A3    Castlebar CC    2h32’03”    @21’53”
92    100    2h32’11″/92    Hughes,Paul    A4    Mayo Wheelers    2h32’11”    @22’01”
93    22    2h33’12″/93    Mc Greal,Damien    A4    Western Lakes CC 2    2h33’12”    @23’02”
94    36    2h35’54″/94    Hoskins,Mike    A4    Castlebar CC 2    2h35’54”    @25’44”
95    73    2h36’04″/95    Rigby,Brian    A3    St Helen’s CC    2h36’04”    @25’54”
96    31    2h38’25″/96    Gavin,Cian    A3    Castlebar CC    2h38’25”    @28’15”
97    51    2h40’20″/97    Bright,David    A1    Mullingar Lakeside Whls 2    2h40’20”    @30’10”
98    102    2h44’41″/98    Dillion,Paul    A4    Cycling Pursuits    2h44’41”    @34’31”
99    108    2h45’51″/99    Garath,Cormac    A3    Castlebar CC 2    2h45’51”    @35’41”

Polkadot Challenge 2010 Report
Over one hundred cyclists from all over the country took to the roads of South Mayo and North Galway on Sunday 18th July to take on the 2010 Western Lakes CC Polkadot Challenge. After completing the arduous course, many of the cyclists impressively had the energy to partake in the Ballinrobe Festival celebrations late into the evening.

On the morning of the event the first group assembled at the Ballinrobe Cornmarket at 8:00am to head off on their 180k route, which took them all the way to Killary Harbour before doubling back to the Partry Mountains where they joined cyclists from the 120k and 80k events, who set out at 10:00am. The routes took cyclists over the formidable Lally’s hill and down into Tourmakeady where the participants enjoyed a mid-morning break before taking on the hills of Churchfields and Maumtrasna. At this point the 80k cyclists headed for home while the others “took the scenic route” via Maam and Cornamona.

Many of the experienced cyclists who took part commented afterwards that the Polkadot Challenge is the toughest cycling challenge of its kind in the country. Anyone who completed the course can be proud of this achievement. To add a little extra “spice”, each participant was also given a timing chip to record their overall time taken to complete the course, and also their time to climb Lally’s Hill. Anyone who wants to view their time can do so on http://www.westernlakescc.com, where there is also a host of photographs from the day also published.

This was the second event this year that Western Lakes CC teamed up with Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland to help raise money for the CF Mayo Project. The club is very grateful for the support provided by the CF volunteers for the foodstops, marshals and support drivers on the day. Many thanks to those who raised money for CF through sponsorship for the event, and anyone wishing to make a further donation or who hasn’t already returned their sponsorship card may contact Tomas on 087 932 3930.

Western Lakes CC wish to thank everyone who had a hand in planning, organising, setting up, and running the event, without them this event would not have been such a success. The club is very grateful for the sponsorship received form Costello & McDermott, Cummins Supervalu, Delphi Lodge, Flannery’s Restaurant, John O’Hare’s Pub, Kilmilkin Inn, Murphy’s Centra, Ray McHugh, and Tesco Ballinrobe.

Bumper field for Marrey Bikes Ballinrobe 2 Day
The 2010 Ballinrobe 2 day cycle race looks like it could be the biggest yet with a 150 entries expected, since the start of the recession numbers taken part in sport has soared, cycling has been luckier than most with event entries sky rocketing.
This year’s race promises to be a lively affair with the British Liverpool centaury club sending a 4 man team to Ballinrobe, the squad will more than make up the numbers as one of them is an ex World champion , Andy Bennett won the Fireman World championships a few years ago and is a demon sprinter, the green jersey for the Kieran Mc Mahon cup will be one of his goals.
Duff Facett and Andy have both rode the FBD ras and are sure to liven up the race.
Already number are pouring in for the West’s biggest annual 2 day cycle race, all categories are eligible to entry (A1,A2,A3,A4) and race organisers have encouraged club racers to take out a one day licence and have a go in the Handicap event.
The event is sponsored by Marrey bikes and Connemara fisheries.
Racing gets under way on Saturday at 3pm with an 85k hilly road  stage, which  takes in Partry, Tourmakeady, Maire Lukes (climb) Kilteaueen (Climb) Maam Trasna (Climb) Lough Na fooey (Climb) Maam, Mamien (Climb) Cornamona, Cong with the finish 3k out of Ballinrobe at Ferrick’s cross. expected at 5pm
Stage 2A is an 8k time trial starting at 9am in Kilmaine, riders go at minute intervals.
Stage 2B is an 88k road stage taken in 2 lap of Ballinrobe Cross, Headford, Shrule, Kilmaine, the finish will be on the Kilmaine road at 3pm approx.
Full route details and maps can be seen on http://www.westernlakescc,com

Front groups deny scratch results
Caherlistrane hosted one of the largest crowds of the club league so far in 2010,
46 riders signed up for the 2 laps of 13 mile circuit handicap race.
Group 1 nearly held of the entire field with a great combined effort only been caught by group 2 with 1.5miles to go, group 2 was been driven  by the Caherlistrane contingent with Bernard Gereathy and Andrew Shaughnessy doing the bulk of the work hoping to set up a home win, the scratch group was bigger than normal and a lot of time wasting took place as riders didn’t commit to the chase.
In the end a bunch gallop took place between group one and two with the experience of Mark Quigley Partry enough to hold of the fast finishing Morgan Mc Hugh of Tri lakes TC, Ryan Scott of Covey Westport was an unlucky 3rd as his foot came out of the pedal in the sprint.

Round 8 will take place on Thursday August 12th with a road race, sign on in Westport from 6.45pm. Contact Martin Mc Nally for info.

British team for Marrey Bikes Ballinrobe 2 Day
The Liverpool centuary team have announced that they are sending a 4 man team to Ballinrobe, the squad will more than make up the numbers as one of them is an ex World champion , Andy Bennett won the Fireman World championships a few years ago and is a demon sprinter, the green jersey for the Kieran Mc Mahon cup will be one of his goals.
Duff Facett and Andy have both rode the FBD ras and are sure to liven up the race.
Already number are pouring in for the West’s biggest annual 2 day cycle race, all categories are eligable to entry (A1,A2,A3,A4) and race organisers have encouraged club racers to take out a one day licence and have a go in the Handicap event.
Enteries closing on July 28th, limited to 150 riders.
The event is sponsored by Marrey bikes and Connemara fisheries.
Full details and race entry can be seen on http://www.westernlakescc,com
See attached race entry form and info pack.

http://www.marrey bikes.com  Ballinrobe 2day open for entries
Its only 3 weeks away till the Marrey Bikes Ballinrobe 2day (August 7th&8th), the race is now in its 5th year and has gone from strength to strength each year with 130 participants taken part last year.
Colm Laverty from Navan RC won last year’s event holding his nerve to beat all the A cat riders, he is back again in 2010 to defend his title.
This 2 day event is open to all categories from Juniors up, that means A4 also get to ride as the event is handicapped.
We are also encouraging club racers to have a go, all they have to do is take out a day licence and they get to see what stage racing is like while having the advantage of a handicap over the experienced racers.
This stage race has the jerseys, the cups and €2500 in prizes so why not make a weekend of it and go horse racing on the Monday the 9th as well.
This year there will be a specially donated cup presented to the rider who scored the most points over the 2 days, the cup will be presented by the Mc Mahon family on behalf of their late son Ciaran Mc Mahon.
The race starts on Saturday the 7th of August at 3pm with an 80k hilly road stage.
Sunday there are 2 stages, stage 2a is an 8k TT, Stage 2b starts at 1pm with  85k road stage.
Entry forms are enclosed. Closing date July 28th.

Severe weather conditions hampers club league
The monsoon type conditions that hit Tullycross last Thursday evening could only be described as atrocious.
Still 30 brave cyclist took to the start line for the 26 mile handicap race.
The race was split into 3 groups with 15mins separating front to back.
The scratch group was by far the biggest on the road with 15 riders, and they soon caught riders that were dropped from the second group, as weather conditions deteoriated the cyclists in the front groups found it hard to get shelter from the strong winds which more the hampered their efforts to hold of the scratch riders.
With 4 miles to go the scratch riders caught all the front runners and it looked like a bunch sprint was on the cards but Jason Prendergast Covey had other ideas when he jumped the senior riders pulling out a sizable lead before a big effort was made in the closing stages by the bunch, the young Covey riders made the going tough with repeated attacks with the kms ticking away Gert Hack soon took matters into his own hands when he lead out the bunch with 2kms to go thus preventing any further attacks, Gert efforts set up a bunch gallop with Padraig Marrey of Western Lakes taking the gallop ahead of the impressive Chris Kennedy Covey and Brendan Scullion Western Lakes netting 3rd.
Big Thanks to all the marshals and helpers on the evening and to Flaherty family for making the refreshments and to the Renvyle Inn for the venue.

Results
1st Padraig Marrey WLCC
2nd Chris Kennedy Covey
3rd Brendan Scullion WLCC
4th Joe Marrey WLCC
5th Francis Sheridan Covey

Overall results and placing attached.

Rd 7 is on Thursday the 22nd of July in Caherlistrane, Sign on from 6.45pm at the GAA pitch.

Mayo cyclists on top of highest mountain in this years Tour De France
Nine Cyclists from  Western Lakes CC and Westport CC scaled the thin air of the highest peaks in this years Tour De France. The group based themselves in Saint Savin a small village 15k south of Lourdes, each day the aim was to climb 3 peaks, this involved back breaking ascents with dare devil descending and riding for approx 5 to 6 hrs a day
The group were on a challenge to complete 16000m of climbing in 5 days, this involved climbing 16 of the highest peaks in the French Pyrenees, part of the challenge was the 168k Hubert Arbes Sportif cycle which takes in this year’s highest mountain the Col Du Tourmalet at 2115m above sea level.
All the group members were successful  in their attempts, with one  group member saying “the hardest thing to overcome was the heat and dehydration with temperatures souring to 38degrees”.
The Tour De France will race over these same roads from Monday the 19th to 23rd, so it will be interesting to see how much faster the professionals cyclist race up them at.

Round 6 of Club League for Renvyle
At the half way stage of  the club league its still all to play for, last year’s winner Joe Marrey sits on top of the leader board but only has one slender point advantage over 2nd place Francis Sheridan.
With 5 races to go its still wide open, litterly anyone could win providing they beat the handicap and hold good form till September.
Results and overall of round 5 attached.
July 15th, Rd 6,  sign on open at 6.30pm at the hall in Tully Cross
For more details contact JJ Flaherty.

Big Promotion for Western Lakes CC This Summer
Western Lakes cycling club have 3 busy months ahead with 3 big promotions in July, August and September, catering for leisure, racing and recreational cyclists.
Club Chairman John Murphy said “ our club aims to bring cycling to all facets of the community, by promoting these events we create events that people want to take part in and  bring cycling to their door steps, this could not be done with out having a  great working club where all our members help out”.

Polkadot Challenge 2010
The countdown has begun for this year’s Western Lakes CC Polkadot Challenge, which will take place on Sunday 18th July, starting and finishing in Ballinrobe. With the ever growing popularity of leisure cycle challenges, this year’s Polkadot is expected to attract a large group of cyclists to take on the hills of South Mayo and North Galway.

Participants in the Polkadot Challenge can choose from one of 3 routes, depending on their level of fitness and cycling experience. The Polkadot route, at 120km, offers the Leisure Cyclist a testing challenge over 9 climbs in the Partry and Joyce Country Hills. The Polkadot Fada takes in an additional loop over the Sheefry Hills to Killary Harbour to provide a 180km route with 3000m total climbing.  This route is designed to challenge the fit experienced cyclist. The Polkadot Beag, at 80km, offers all the challenges of the Partry hills via a shorter route around Lough Mask and back to Ballinrobe.

This year the club is offering all of frills that are so often missing while travelling on other modes of transport these days! There will be a full backup team on the day to marshal the route and provide support to cyclists. Refreshments will be offered at a number of points along the route and there will be a barbecue afterwards. This year each cyclist will receive a timing chip at the start of the cycle. The toughest climbs on the course will be timed so that you can compare your climbing prowess to other participants.

Western Lakes CC is teaming up with Cystic Fibrosis for the second event this year to raise money for the Mayo CF project. Sponsorship cards are available from Thomas, call 087 932 3930.

Full details are available on http://www.westernlakescc.com where you can pre-register ahead of the event, and registration is accepted on the day. Cycling helmets are compulsory and cyclists should come prepared, with their bicycle in good working order.  All registered participants must sign on the morning of the event (7:00-8:00am for the 180km cycle and from 8:00-9:30am for the 120km and 80km events). Any queries can be directed to Michael on 087 9000 368.

Marrey Bikes.com Ballinrobe 2day open for entries
With only 6 weeks to go for the Marreybikes.com  Ballinrobe 2day (August 7th & 8th), the race now in its fifth year and has gone from strength to strength  with 130 participants taking part last year. This event is Ireland’s only Handicapped stage race, allowing every participant a fair chance of success.
Colm Laverty from Navan RC who was a 3rd Cat rider won last year’s event holding his nerve to beat all the top A cat riders, he is back again in 2010 to defend his title.

The race for the 2nd year in a row is sponsored by Marrey Bikes of Ballinrobe who are sponsoring the overall competition and Connemara fisheries Cornamona who sponsor the King of the Hills title (Polkadot jersey)
This 2 day event is open to all categories from Juniors (U18) up, with A4 also invited to ride as are the club racers, all they have to do is take out a one day CI licence and they get to see what stage racing is like while having the advantage of a handicap over the experienced racers.

This stage race has all the frills with jerseys, Yellow (Overall) Green (Sprints) and Polkadot   (Mountains) plus 4 perpetual trophies and cups for stage and overall winners, we try to cater for every category with €2500 in prizes.
Ballinrobe Horse races are on the Monday the 9th so why not make a weekend of it and throw some of the winning on a few horses.

This year the club is proud to be associated with the Mc Mahon family as they will be donating a perpetual cup which will be presented to the rider who scores the most points in the sprints competition over the 2 days, the cup is in memory of their late son Ciaran Mc Mahon.

The race starts on Saturday the 7th of August at 3pm with an 80k hilly road stage.
Sunday there are 2 stages, stage 2a is an 8k TT, 9am start, Stage 2b starts at 1pm with 85k road stage.
Entry forms are on http://www.westernlakescc.com  Closing date July 28th.

Cornmarket to Castle “Cycle for Fun” on 12th Sept 2010.
This cycle is part of the Mayo Sports Partnership “Cycle for Fun” series, and is being organised by the Western Lakes Cycling club. The cycle is suitable for anybody, even if you haven’t been on a bike for years! The spin, which takes place on Sunday 12th Sept, is 20km (12 miles) from the Ballinrobe to Ashford Castle and back again.

This fun cycle is an ideal opportunity for families and people of all ages who would like to get into light exercise and meet up with a group for a fun day out. Sign on for the event is at 10:00am and the cycle leaves from the Cornmarket in Ballinrobe at 10:30am. The group will cycle to Ashford Castle at a very easy pace, where you can enjoy a scenic trip through the beautiful grounds of the Ashford Castle. Then back into Cong for some light refreshments, before returning to Ballinrobe at your leisure. To ease you into it, Western Lakes are running leisure spins from the Cornmarket in Ballinrobe every Thursday evening with special introductory evenings for newcomers on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Backup and spares will be provided on the day of the event. For anyone who doesn’t have a bike, the club has a limited number of spare bikes available – please contact Michael on 087 9000 368 ahead of the event if you wish to avail of this.

Visit http://www.westernlakescc.com for regular updates or contact Michael on 087 9000 368 for further details.

Mayo Cycle for Fun Series Commences this Sunday
Looking for a fun way to get fit, meet new people, have more energy and explore beautiful Mayo?

Cycling is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of recreational physical activity. This summer Mayo Sports Partnership in conjunction with the Irish Sports Council, Western Lakes Cycling Club, North Mayo Cycling Club, Castlebar Cycling Club and the Covey Wheelers Cycling Club in Westport are inviting families and anyone who would like to try cycling as a fun physical activity to participate in the Mayo Cycle for Fun Series 2010.

Both North Mayo and Castlebar Cycling Clubs will commence their activities this Sunday 4th July with the others timetabled in August and September. See details of these events below.

Participants will need a bicycle and a helmet but if you do not have access to this equipment and would like to take part please contact the local organiser as they may be able to arrange some bike hire on the day. Loose clothing and a drink would also be useful. However all groups will provide some refreshments as part of the event.

A small entry fee may vary from event to event however it will cost no more than €2 per child and €5 per adult with a flat charge of €5 per family. Funds raised this way will go towards the local clubs costs in organising the event.

It is recommended that all participants should be aged 10 or over as of the 30/06/2010. All children must be accompanied by an adult / parent. Please contact the local organiser to confirm this as individual clubs may differ on policy in this regard.

If you are interested in participating all you have to do is to contact the local organiser on the event list below. You should also fill out an application form which should be presented to the organisers on the day of the event.  These forms will be available from the local organiser or online at http://www.mayosports.ie/news

So go on get out there and “Set your Wheels in Motion”

Event 1 – Organiser: Western Lakes Cycling Club.
Contact: Michael Gilvarry 087 9000368
Date:. Sunday 12th September at 10am
Title and Purpose of Event: “Cornmarket to Castle” – Cycle for Newcomers       Distance: 20K
This cycle is ideal for anybody, even if you haven’t been on a bike for years! Sign on at 10am at the Ballinrobe Cycle Centre. Spin leaves from the Cornmarket in Ballinrobe at 10:30am. The group will cycle to Ashford Castle at a very easy pace, where you can enjoy a scenic trip through the beautiful grounds of the Ashford Castle. Then back into Cong for some light refreshments, before returning to Ballinrobe at your leisure.

Train & Spin:  Regular leisure cycle on Thursday evenings at 7pm from the Cornmarket in Ballinrobe

Event 2 – Organiser: North Mayo Cycling Club
Contact: Martin Walsh 0872995172
Date:. Sunday 4 July, 2010 at 2.30pm
Title and Purpose of Event: Ballina “Cycle for Fun” Leisure Event Distance: 20K
Cycle will start from the New Bridge on Weir Road Ballina at 2.30pm. The cost of participating is €2 for children and €5 for adults. This cycle is to introduce people to leisure cycling. Refreshments will be served on route at the Fr. Peyton Centre in Attymass.

Train & Spin:  Regular leisure cycle on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm from the Cathedral in Ballina.

Event 3 – Organiser: Castlebar Cycling Club
Contact: Donal Geraghty  087 9672327
Date:. Sunday 4th July 10am from the Travellers Friend Hotel, Westport Rd, Castlebar
Title and Purpose of Event:  Introduction to Cycling for All  Distance: 16K
Castlebar Cycling Club are setting up an organised introductory leisure spin to new non-cycling club members commencing on Sunday July 4th, Sunday July 18th, Sunday August 1st, Sunday August 15th and Sunday 5th September.

Train & Spin: On the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from the Traveller Friend Hotel on the Westport at 10am with various distances somewhere between 10km and a maximum distance of 50km.

Event 4  – Organiser: Westport Cycling Club
Contact: Martin Mc Nally ( 087)2226260 / Noel Brady (087)9546991
Date:. Sunday 29th August at 2pm from Altamount St entrance to Greenway Westport, Co. Mayo
Title and Purpose of Event: Westport Greenway and West Road Fun Cycle      Distance: 15K
The club aims to highlight the recent facility development of the Westport Greenway and Cycle Route to Murrisk while also raising awareness of the Westport Smarter Travel Project. Participants will be treated to refreshments on route at Croagh Patrick. Sedentary adults and family participants are the target group for this event.

Train & Spin:  Participants will be invited to participate in regular Wednesday evening spins meeting at 6.30pm at Treeland on the West Road.

Club Launch for Events
Western Lakes invites you to the Launch of 3 big cycling events in Mayo in July, August and September.

Each event has been the best supported in its category over the past 5 years in Mayo, now that cycling is  bumbing Nationwide Western Lakes hopes to capture the auduicence by getting the news out early about these events.

Come along and hear The event directors give details on their respective events.

Club Launch for events
Western Lakes CC will be launching detailing for the following events below at 9pm on Thursday July 1st at Inches bar Main St Ballinrobe, The aim is to give details to the press on events that Western Lakes CC are holding in July, August and September 2010, we have 3 big events that have grown steadily over the past 5 years. 2010 has seen a massive increase in the particpantion of cycling at all levels, Western Lakes Cycling Club are leading the way by organising events to keep that captive audience.

Early that evening the club are holding round 3 of the Time Trial league so great chance to meet the rest of the club members of both the Western Lakes CC and the Tri lakes TC, enjoy it, sure the Craic will be good..

Events to be Launched
Polkadot leisure cycle Challenge July 18th
Ballinrobe 2 day August 7th and 8th cycle stage race
Mayo Sports Partnership Cycle to the Castle Sept 12th for recretional cyclists

Tri Lakes TT.
Round 3 takes place in Ballinrobe now on the new date of Thursday July 1st, sign on from 6.45pm at Corrib oil on the Neale Rd.
The route starts in  Ballinrobe, left in the Neale Village to Kilmaine,  left in Kilmaine for Ballinrobe finishing outside the cycling centre. Distance 20k
Refreshments afterwards at Inches bar
Marrey Bikes Ballinrobe 2 Day open for entries
Its only 6 weeks away till the Marrey Bikes Ballinrobe 2day (August 7th&8th), the race is now in its 5th year and has gone from strength to strength each year with 130 participants taken part last year.

Colm Laverty from Navan RC won last year’s event holding his nerve to beat all the A cat riders, he is back again in 2010 to defend his title.
This 2 day event is open to all categories from Juniors up, that means A4 also get to ride as the event is handicapped.
We are also encouraging club racers to have a go, all they have to do is take out a day licence and they get to see what stage racing is like while having the advantage of a handicap over the experienced racers.
This stage race has the jerseys, the cups and €2500 in prizes so why not make a weekend of it and go horse racing on the Monday the 9th as well.
This year there will be a specially donated cup presented to the rider who scored the most points over the 2 days, the cup will be presented by the Mc Mahon family on behalf of their late son Ciaran Mc Mahon.
The race starts on Saturday the 7th of August at 3pm with an 80k hilly road stage.
Sunday there are 2 stages, stage 2a is an 8k TT, Stage 2b starts at 1pm with  85k road stage.
Entry forms are enclosed. Closing date July 28th.
The Ballinrobe 2 day August 7th and 8th  is the only Handicapped stage race in Ireland where Ladies, Juniors, and C riders can compete fairly with A and B riders.

This year we have changed the route, making it a bit hillier with 5 KOH’S but the route will be a lot safer as the finishes are all outside the town.

The Race starts on August 7th with a 90k hilly route starting at 3pm.

Sunday Morning at 9am there is 8k TT from Kilmaine to Ballinrobe

Sunday 1pm another road stage of 90k taking in a 2 lap circuit with 2 small KOH’s

Sign on open Saturday at 12noon from The Western Lakes Cycling Centre on the Kilmaine road Ballinrobe.

This race is pre entry only and will be capped of at 120riders so enter early.

Route Details
Saturday 7th August, 3pm start (Martin Munroe Memorial Cup for stage winner)
Sign on from 12Noon closing at 2pm sharp at cycling centre on Kilmaine road Ballinrobe

Stage 1        Ballinrobe-Partry, Tourmakeady, Maire Lukes 1st KOH, Killateeaun 2nd KOH, Maam Trasna 3rd KOH, Larches, Ail Duil 4th KOH, Dangerous decent, Kilmilkeen, Maam, Maimean 5th KOH, Cornamona, right for Cong, 2miles turn Left followed by 1.5miles left followed by 1.5 miles right at Dringeen for Ballinrobe, Kilimor bridge finish on drag 1.5miles from Ballinrobe at Ferrick’s hill.
Total  distance  90kms

Tri Lakes TC Time Trial 2
Tuam was the venue for round 2 of the Tri Lakes triathlon time trial league, the event attracted 38 riders for the 18k test.
The Time Trial started on the Ballygaddy Road out of Tuam to Kilconoly and back.
On the Night Joe and Padraig Marrey set the fastest time with 23mins and 40seconds.
Using the traditional 2 legs method Chris Troy from Castlebar put in a fine time of 24mins and 21seconds, with Eoghan Considine from Galway 2nd and Keith Hynes of Carlistrane in 3rd position.
Full results attached.

Round 3 takes place in Ballinrobe now on the new date of Thursday July 1st, sign on from 6.45pm at Corrib oil on the Neale Rd.
The route starts in  Ballinrobe, left in the Neale Village to Kilmaine,  left in Kilmaine for Ballinrobe finishing outside the cycling centre. Distance 20k
Refreshments afterwards at Inches bar

Western Lakes CC will be having launch for the following events at 9pm on the night so come along and enjoy the craic.
Polkadot Challenge July 18th
Ballinrobe 2 day August 7th and 8th
MSP Cycle to the Castle Sept 12th.

Postman sets new record on bike week
Padraig Marrey from Western Lakes CC set a new time from Galway GPO to Limerick GPO when cycling the 58miles in a time of 2hrs14mins.11seconds.
He took 20minutes of the previous time set by Kieran Keane of Dublin.
Padraig said ” everything went according to plan the Gardai escort out of Galway and into Limerick were essential and the motor bike escort by  Peter Flanagan  and Dessie Flynn made sure all potential hazards were kept at bay
Padraig had to use the mountain road to Tulla as cyclists are not allowed on the motorway, but he said this didn’t hinder him to much, weather conditions were near perfect with a moderate northly wind assisting to help set a 26mph average speed.
The Westport postman from  Ballinrobe thanked all the back up team of Brendan Scullion, Michael and Noel Brady, JJ Flaherty, Mary Mulchrone and to the Gardai for their assistance.
Time keeper was Martin Mc Nally and Ray Staunton was commassire for the bid.

Some states on the bid.
Time 2hrs 14mins 11seconds
Distance 58miles
Average speed 26.1mph
Average watts 291watts
Max speeds 41.3mph
Average RPM 89.3
Energy used 2278kj
Heart rate strap didnt work right so no realiable  heart rate data.

National Championships 2010
The Irish Cycling Championships take place in Sligo between June 24th & June 27th.

Entry forms must be received before the closing date. Strictly no entries accepted on the day.

TT Champs,
•    Thursday June 24th in  Collooney, Sligo @ 7pm.
•    Ladies, Juniors, Tandem & Hand-cycle: 20km, 1 lap
•    Seniors & Vets: 40km, 2 laps
•    Sign-On at Teeling Centre, Collooney, Sligo from 4pm.

Ladies & Vets
•    Saturday June 26th in Sligo Ladies @ 11am, Vets @ 2.30pm
•    Ladies Race: 6  laps of 8.25 mile circuit.
•    Vets Race: 8 laps of 8.25 mile circuit.
•    Sign-On at Teeling Centre, Collooney, Sligo from 9am.

Senior & Junior
•    Sunday June 27th in Sligo @ 1pm.
•    Senior Race: 11 laps of 9 mile circuit.
•    Junior Race: 7 laps of 9 mile circuit.
•    Sign-On at Clarion Hotel, Sligo from 9.30am – 12pm

Holian Cup Results 2010
Marrey swoops for last-gasp victory
By Martin Ayres

Padraig Marrey needed all his do-or-die spirit to snatch victory in last Friday’s John Holian memorial race at Cross.  The handicap field came together in a spectacular sprint at the end. But it was a close run thing because Marrey and his scratch group were forced to chase for most of the 35-miles race.

“We didn’t catch the bunch until a mile to go,” said Marrey. “There was no time to take a breather,  it was a case of going straight through.” Thundering into Cross, the field had to negotiate a very tricky right-hander with 200 metres to go. Marrey was second into the corner but emerged in first place and held on to cross the line a clear winner from Sligo’s Mike Devins and Galway’s Ruaidhri Geraghty .

The Western Lakes promotion attracted   62 racers plus 25 leisure cyclists who also rode the course, based on Cross, The Neale and Cong. All enjoyed a well organised event held in memory of the late John Holian a founder member of the Western Lakes club and a great stalwart of cycling in Connacht. Holian Transport, Cross gave a perpetual trophy, and the event was sponsored by O’Malley’s Bar.

RESULT: 1, Padraig Marrey (Western Lakes); 2, Mike Devins (Eire Og); 3, Ruaidhri Geraghty (Galway Bay); 4, Nigel Forde (Galway Bay); 5, Cyril Canvaroue (Castlebar CC); 6, Graham Casey (Western Lakes); 7, Daire Mooney (Eire Og); 8, Tony Bourke (Galway Bay); 9, Michael Brady (Covey Wh Westport CC); 10, Aiden Reade (Black Rose Racing)

Winner of the Primes
1st Prime Alan Flaherty Western Lakes CC
2nd Prime Ray Staunton Covey Wheelers
3rd Prime Bernard Gereathy Western Lakes CC
4th Prime Colm Casey Eire Og Sligo

Get on your bike for bike week
Sunday 13th

To  open National bike week Western Lakes CC in association with Mayo Sports Partnership are holding a “Try A Bike” fun day on Sunday 13th June @12noon. We hope to introduce as many People as possible to the benefits of cycling.
The Day starts off with a variety of FUN spins to suit all capabilities.W.L.C.C. are hoping that huge numbers will participate in the event. It promises to be a family day out not to be forgotten.
All spins will start off and finish at Marrey bikes on Watson`s lane.Please bring your own bike (in good working order) and of course a helmet,if you do not have your own bike we will try to lend you one, after the spin everyone will be invited to the cycling centre where there will be Bouncing Castles, Music, Refreshments.
You can also have a go on our 350 metre BMX track. Contact Gerry 0872580294

Monday 14th
Western Lakes rider bids for record
Padraig Marrey a Postman working in Westport post office and a member of Western Lakes CC is on his bike again, as part of the Bike week festivities (June 13-20th) he is looking at breaking the time set for cycling from Galway to Limerick.
4 years ago Padraig broke the Mizen head to Fair head record, completing the 372 miles in 17hrs 48mins, this time round Padraig is looking to beat the time of 2hrs and 34mins for the Galway to Limerick route set by Kieran Keane of Dublin in 2005, if he is to beat it,  he will need the assistance of a strong tail wind as the average speed will  have to be up near 25mph.
The Bid will take place on Monday the 14th of June starting at the GPO Galway at 7pm and finishing at the GPO Limerick approximeately 2 and half hours later.

BMXing at the cycling centre at 6.30pm for all abilities

Tuesday 15th
Ladies spin at 7pm from the Cornmarket Ballinrobe
Wednesday 16th
Racers training at 7pm Cornmarket
Thursday 17th
TT League (20k)Tuam sign on from 6.45pm first rider off at 7.30pm
Saturday 19th
Cornamona 50 mile charity leisure cycle for diabetes sign on from 9am starting at 11am
Sunday 20th
Spins for all abilities leaving Cornmarket Ballinrobe at 10am

John Holian Cup Memorial Cycle Race
Western Lakes CC are promoting the John Holian cycle race/lesiure cycle on Friday June 11th.

John Holian was a founder member of the Western Lakes CC, which was formed back in 1999, he was a great stalwart to cycling in Connacht acting as manager, mechanic and driver to many Connacht teams over the years.
The event will be a little different as leisure cyclist will get the opportunity to cycle the route ahead of the race, particpants can do as many laps as they like.
The event is open to all racers and is also part of the Western Lakes/ Westport club league, this event is also open to all other racers around the country.
The race will have  a handicap which will help to cater for novice racers, there will be prizes for the first 6 across the line, and sprint primes on each lap passing the road to the Derries where John lived.
Holian transport Cross have kindly sponsored a perputal cup in honour of John’s cycling talents.
The event is sponsored by O Malley’s bar Cross, the sign on and post race refreshments will also take place there.
Sign on open from 6.30pm, leisure cyclists start at 7.15 and the race proper starts at 7.30pm.
The route takes in the 7mile lap of Cross, The Neale and Cong, it has to be completed 5 times for a total distance of 35miles finishing outside O Malley’s bar at approx 9pm.
John Holian Cup Date Change
Western Lakes CC will now promote the John Holian cup on Friday June 11th instead of June 16th as advertised, as it clashes with a big event in Mullingar.
The event will be a little different as leisure cyclist will get the opportunity to cycle the route ahead of the race.
The event is open to all racers and is also part of the Western Lakes/ Westport club league, points will be awarded to the first 10 members of these clubs across the line.
The event will also be an open race with a handicap as there will be prizes for the first 6 across the line regardless of their club.
John Holian was a founder member of the Western Lakes CC back in 1999 and was a great stalwart to cycling in Connacht acting as manager, mechanic and driver to many Connacht teams
The event is sponsored by O Malley’s bar Cross, the sign on and post race refreshments will also take place there.
Sign on open from 6.30pm, leisure cyclists start at 7.15 and the race proper starts at 7.30pm.
The route takes in the Cross, The Neale and Cong lap which has to be completed 5 times for a total distance of 35miles.

Padraig Marrey

 

Big turnout for the first ever Tri Lakes TT League
Round 1 was held an Andrew’s gym Carlistraine and proved a big success with
riders coming from Galway and Castlebar to attend, Tri Lakes itself had the
biggest contingent.

The course was a technical and breeze 18.5k and the rough road made it hard
for the specialists to produce high average speeds.

On the night Tri lakes had a one two, with Western Lakes rider Padraig
Marrey 1st and Keith Hynes 2nd, Nigel Forde from Galway Bay 3rd.

See full results in excel sheet.

Next round on Thursday June the 17th in Tuam, sign on from  6.45pm see
www.trilakestc.com for more details.

 

Sports Therapy
My name is Brendan Butler. I am a member of Western Lakes C.C. I have recently completed a sports therapy course. Anybody suffering with strains and pains, Cyclists do your legs feel dead on the road?, lower back pain stiff ? Have you neck pain or  whiplash from an accident ? well maybe I can help…..
I specialise in:
Sports massage
Soft tissue release
Rehabilitation
Muscle spasm release
Joint problems
Contact me on: (087) 988 0881

If you need a reference Padraig Marrey has kindly let me use his name.

Yours in sport,
Brendan Butler.

Club News June 2010
June cycling news

Training Days and times
BMX every  Monday from 6.30pm at cycling centre,  for all
Ladies every Tuesday from 7pm at the Cornmarket
Racers every Wednesday from 7pm at the Cornmarket
Youths contact Margaret Finnerty 0863207666

MTB News
May 29th, Rd 3 of Connacht MTB league Clairnbridge, sign on from 9am, racing starts at 10am, racing for all categories.
Racing News

Mayo league rd 5 sign on at 6.30pm on Tuesday June 1st at the hall in Partry, race start at 7.30pm at the Garda barracks Partry.
WLCC team at Ras Donegal 3day
Friday June 11th Club league and John Holian race/leisure event , sign on at O Malley’s bar Cross, the club is expecting a big turn out so if you are not taken part please help out.
Wednesday June 16th Mullingar Crit sign on from 6.30pm,  van going…
Tri Lakes TT League, June 17th Rd 2 of Tri lakes TT league Tuam, sign on at 7pm race start at 7.30pm
Connacht Road race champs have now been been postponed
Connacht Road race league starts on Tuesday June 22nd starts in Castlebar, sign on from 6.30pm at An Sportlann.

Leisure
After a great turnout for the Lap of the Mask Leisure Cycle on 15th May, Western Lakers are hoping to have an even bigger crowd back for the Polkadot Challenge on July 18th. Look out for details in the weeks ahead. Both these events are raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland’s Mayo Building Project. Sponsorship cards are available from CF for the Polkadot – contact Thomas on 087 932 3930.

The club will have members participating in the following Leisure Events in June and July.

May 30th

Mayo 200, Sign on at the swimming pool Ballyhanuis from 8am event starts at 9am for a choice of 100k or 200k based around North Mayo.
June 2010

Fri 11th – John Holian Memorial Cup.        Sign on at O’Malley’s in Cross at 6:30pm. Leisure cyclists off at 7:15pm ahead of the race.

Sun 13th – Wicklow 200.                                 Club Contact: Mary Mulchrone 0876248407

Sat 19th – Cornamona 50.                              Sign in 10am, Contact Ray McHugh 087 289 8229

July

Sat 3rd –  Ring of Kerry                                    Club Contact: Gabriel Coen 087 983 1755

Sun 18th – Polkadot Challenge                    Hosted by Western Lakes CC. See ye all there!

Sun 25th – Heritage Tour of Meath            An Post series

Sunday Leisure Spins in June/July – Contact Michael on 087 9000 368 or Marie on 087 781 9954

Sun 20th June – Ballinrobe Cornmarket @ 9:30am, spin to Headford

Sun 4th July – Ballinrobe Cornmarket @ 9:30am, spin to Ballintubber

Look out in the weeks ahead for details of a new event for newcomers / recreational cyclists which will be hosted by WLCC in Sept. This will be no more than 25k spin, taking in a scenic route in the Ballinrobe area. The event is aimed at encouraging people who haven’t been on the bike for a while and would like have a good excuse to get out and about for some fresh air and light exercise.

 

Bog Week & Gogarty Cup Results
Prendergast Gogarty Cup, 70km

By Martin Ayres
At Tullycross, Co Galway, Sunday May 23

Charles Prendergast won Sunday’s Gogarty Cup race with a devastating uphill finish that carried him four lengths clear of last year’s winner Padraig Marrey, with Robin Kelly taking third spot.

 

Lap of the Mask a Great Success!
Leisure cyclists flock to Lough Mask.

One of the biggest ever cycle bunches seen in Mayo gathered in Ballinrobe for Western Lakes Cycle Club “Lap of the Mask” cycle on Saturday morning. Participants could choose between the 64km Lap of the Mask route, and had the opportunity to cycle around the Head of the Mask at Finny which is 7km longer.

The sunny weather helped bring out the crowds, with only a light wind to contend with. The 150-strong group completed a circuit around Ballinrobe before heading out to Partry and on to Tourmakeady.  Refreshments and a welcomed break were provided at Maire Lukes, where participants enjoyed the stunning views across the lake, with the landmark Ballinrobe water towers looking very small in the distance.  With the legs rested and the bodies re-fuelled participants took to the road again to complete the second half of the journey.  The route took the group on to Finny, Clonbur and finished at the Western Lakes cycling centre Ballinrobe where the water towers looked life-sized again! The BMX track was in full use at this stage where the BMX’ers put on a show for all the finishers. Participants basked in the sun and enjoyed the stunts riders while sipping on tea with a slice of cake.

This leisure cycle catered for all abilities, young or old, recreational or racers. Everyone went as fast or as easy as they liked as the route was well marked and marshalled. Support vehicles were on hand to assist with breakdowns, and people just enjoyed themselves in the beautiful scenery. A great day was had by all. Western Lakes CC would like to thank all the marshals, drivers, and volunteers who rallied to support the promotion and organisation of the cycle, and those who arrived in force to help out running the event on the day.

Proceeds from the Lap of the Mask are shared between Cystic Fibrosis and Western Lakes CC. The club’s next leisure event, the Polkadot Challenge, is on July 18th where we can expect to see a similar crowd out on the roads again, this time taking on some of the climbing challenges in the region. Sponsorship cards, to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis, are in circulation for this event.  Details and registration are available on http://www.westernlakescc.com. Mayo cycling clubs are making a big effort to recruit recreational cyclists so watch out for details.

Prendergast, who finished third in the previous day’s Connemara event, appreciated the opportunity to get in some solid preparation for next month’s U23 Nations Cup race in Canada. He was disappointed to missed out on a place in the FBD Ras, but selection for two Halfords Criteriums – London and Durham on May 25 and 27 – followed by the Quebec Nations Cup (June 3-6) was ample compensation.

The Western Lakes CC handicap event covered at 70-kilometre loop of some of Connemara’s most scenic terrain. With the front markers given a seven-minute advantage, the race didn’t come together until 15km from the Tullycross finish.

Ciaran Steed attacked with about three miles to go and looked a possible winner until being overhauled on the final climb. Steed still had sufficient strength to go with the leaders when Prendergast blew the bunch apart with a fierce attack. Just six riders were in contention as the leaders sprinted into Tullycross where Roscommon’s Gavin Keane finished fourth – one better than his previous day’s placing. Steed (Murphy Surveyors) took a hard-earned fifth place and Michael Barry (Orwell Wheelers) was sixth.

1. Charles Prendergast, Black Rose Racing, 70km in 1-50-20
2. Padraig Marrey, Western Lakes CC
3. Robin Kelly, Comeragh CC
4. Gavin Keane, Donamon Dynamos
5. Ciaran Steed, Murphy Surveyors Kilcullen CC
6. Michael Barry, Orwell Wheelers

1st A2, Jarlath Hasset, West Clare CC;
1st A3, Tom O’Dowd, Castlebar CC;
1st A4, Gerard Hynes, West Coast Wheelers.

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Conamara Bog Week GP, 65km
Tullycross, Co Galway, Saturday May 22

Early aggression paid off for Robin Kelly (Comeragh CC) and Simon Coughlan (Donamon Dynamos) in Saturday’s Conemara Bog Week Grand Prix, promoted by Western Lakes CC. The duo attack with 60 kilometres to go and steadily worked their way through the field of 62, which was spread over six minutes in this handicap event.

They picked up riders on the way and a five-man group formed at the front. Kelly and Coughlan attacked again on an exposed hill and stayed away to the finish where Kelly was a clear winner of the sprint from Coughlan. Charles Prendergast (Black Rose Racing) soloed to third spot with a late charge.

Organiser John James Flaherty was pleased to have attracted a good field for the first of his two weekend events, held in 23 degrees of heat over a scenic switchback course.

It was also a good day for Roscommon’s Donamon Dynamos who had the runner up Coughlan and promising youngster Gavin Keane in fifth spot. The Prendergast family from Mayo were happy too, with Charles in third spot and brother Jason taking the U16 prize.

1. Robin Kelly, Comeragh CC
2. Simon Coughlan, Donamon Dynamos
3. Charles Prendergast, Black Rose Racing
4. Jarlath Hasset , West Clare CC
5. Gavin Keane, Donamon Dynamos
6. Wes Murphy, Dublin Wheelers

U16: Jason Prendergast, Covey Wheelers Westport CC
1st A4: Peter O’Sullivan, Fermoy CC
1st A3: Paul Flaherty, Dublin Wheelers

Tri Lakes time trial league
A series of 6 time trial will be hosted by the club, there will be 3 venues, Caherlistrane, Tuam and Ballinrobe.
The distance will be as close to 20k as is possible.(Sprint distance)
Participants have the chance to compare times as each venue hosts 2 rounds, the league is open to all Tri and cycling club members, so if you are not a member sign up quickly.
The first TT will be hosted by Caherlistrane on Thursday May the 27th, starting an Andrew’s gym first ride off at 7.30pm sharp, sign on from 7pm
WLCC and Tri lake members €30 for the 6 events all other clubs €50, anyone who just turns up on the night €10.

League dates
Caherlistrane May 27th
Tuam June 17th
Ballinrobe June 24th
Caherlistrane July 8th
Tuam July 29th
Ballinrobe August 5th

Western Lakes Cream the Covies
Ballinrobe hosted Round 4 of the club league on Thursday the 13th of May, another big crowd turned out for this hugely contested league, to date the racing has been very close with another bunch sprint.
The 26mile route from Ballinrobe via The Neale, Cross, Glencorrib, Ballyfruit, Shrule, Kilmaine finishing outside the Cycling Centre back in Ballinrobe.
An Post David O Loughlin drove the 5th group on the road to haul back everyone including the 17minute handicap after just 24 miles of racing, setting  up a bunch gallop with 2 miles to go.
Brian Martin from Loughrea who started at the back won a closely fought sprint from Joe Marrey Ballinrobe and Francis Sheridan from Newport making the final podium in 3rd position.
To date 80 cyclist from Westport CC, Western Lakes CC and Tri Lakes Triathlon club have taken part in this league.

The next round takes place in Cross on June 16th, it will be part of the John Holian memorial race, this event will be an open event and anyone who wishes to take part can do so as the first lap is neutralised.
Sign on open from 6.30pm at O Malley’s bar Cross, the route takes in John’s favorite roads using the Neale, Cong, Cross lap which has to be completed 5 times,  finishing on the road entrance to the Derries on the Cong/Cross road.
The club is expecting a big turn out as John Holian was a founder member of the Western Lakes Cycling club and was a great stalwart for Mayo and Connacht cycling.

Club News May 2010
Lap of the Mask
Any club members looking to do this event on Saturday the 15th can you
please sign up asap.
See http://www.westernlakescc.com

Connacht TT League
Tuesday the 11th May,  round 4 of Connacht TT league (10mile), sign on from
6.30pm at An Sportlann Castlebar.

Round 4 of Club league
Ballinrobe hosts round 4 of the club league, sign on from 6.45pm at the
cycling centre, first group of at 7.30pm.
The route is up to Headford via Ballyfruit, Shrule, Kilmaine and finishing
outside the cycling centre.
Refreshments afterwards at Inch’s bar Main St Ballinrobe.
We are looking for a big WLCC turn out, so we can intimidate the Covies…

Anyone interested in Triathlon or open water swimming then see below, also
there is going to be a NEW Time Trial league set up by the Tri Lakes
Triathlon clubs hoping to incorporate members from the Western Lakes CC and
other Tri clubs, the venues are Ballinrobe, Caherlistrane and Tuam, these TT
are open to all and the distance is 20k. Dates will be issued next week.

Open swim for Triathlon club
The Tri Lakes Triathlon club will officially be launched on Wednesday the
19th of May at Kilbeg pier just outside Headford. The club was formed in
December 2009, and with the summer fast approaching its now time to get  outdoors.
To kick start the club an open water swim will be held on the shores of  Lough Corrib, swimming from Kilbeg pier (Headford) to Knockferry pier
(Oughterard side), the distance one way is 500m or 1kilometer for round trip..
Carrying on from last year where a group swam the width of Lough Mask(7k),
this venture of swimming from one side of Lough Corrib to the other is considerably shorter.
This swim can be done by most competent swimmers, the only requirement is to
wear a wetsuit, swim hat and goggles. There will be plenty of safety boats and kayakers around to help and  guide swimmers.
It is sure to be a great occasion as the club comprises of members from South Mayo to all of North Galway.
Meet for swim at 7pm at the Kilbeg pier, swim start 7pm
Tea and refreshments will be served afterwards at the pub at Kilbeg
pier. SEE http://www.trilakestc.com

Want to be part of a Triathlon but cannot swim???
Then be part of a relay team, get a swimmer and a runner and then YOU can cycle.

See these events.
Westport Triathlon May 29th see http://www.runireland.com
Tri burgh Triathlon Louisburg, Check out http://www.triburgh.ie or call Robert on
086 8222 838 to endorse your intentions and be part of the excitement this
summer by becoming a recognized athlete.
Swinford Half Ironman July 25th see http://www.swinfordtrisports.com

Getting ready to complete your first lap of the Mask
n the few days that are left to the challenge you will be asking yourself have I done enough! Well the only way to find out is to have a go!
The last thing you should do is to cram a load of training in, in the days prior to the event as this will only leave you tired,  aim to do one or two short spins in the week before,  with the last spin being on the Wednesday, this will leave you nice and supple for Saturday’s event.
With the extra time you have available, do a check of your clothing, bike, food and fluid you are going to take with you and keep an eye on the weather charts.
Depending on the distance you are doing, the requirements will be slightly different, for the shorter distance (70k)you will need some snack foods and water for the longer leg of the Mask you will need a small amount more food just in case the munchies hit.
During the Challenge you will burn approx 500-700 calories per hour depending on the intensity you cycle at around the route, so it’s important to keep topping up with energy bars or fruit and to hydrate every 15mins with 100-150mls of water or fluids.
Think of your body as an engine of a car no fuel and it will not perform…

Planning is hugely important when it comes to taking on a challenge.
The simple slogan of “failing to plan is planning to fail” may getting you thinking…
Set your self a Goal for the event !, write down what time you hope to complete the distance in? this will help plan  how much water and food you will require.

What clothing do you need to wear?
A comfortable pair of cycling shorts are essential, an under vest, one or maybe 2 outer jerseys and maybe a light rain jacket are all highly recommended.
The bike :Go through the gears,  check tyres for cuts and that brakes are working. Tyre pressure needs to be around 100psi for a standard 700c wheel, any less and you run the risk of puncturing.
Carry a spare tube, pump and tyre levers, these can be put into your saddle bag underneath the saddle of the bike.

Check out the route on the map at sign on and become familiar with the small village names as this will help you motivate yourself to keep going, it also gives you a good idea where you are on the route if you have a big mishap.
Safety on this event is paramount so abide by the rules of the road as the roads are not fully closed even though they are marshalled.
Remember to bring and wear a helmet, a pair of cycling mitts are also handy for hand comfort and if its sunny,  sunglasses will help to make you look cool and keep the glaring at bay.
Last but not least.. its all about fun, so if you are doing the lap of the Mask as a personal challenge or for a charity make sure you enjoy yourself.

Online entry for the event is open until Friday night, or participants may register on the day. Visit http://www.westernlakescc.com for registration details. Sign on for the event at 9:30am on Saturday 15th May at the Western Lakes Cycling Centre, Kilmaine Road, Ballinrobe. The event starts at 11:00am. The entry fee is €30 for non-CI members and €20 for CI members. Proceeds from the event will be shared between the Mayo Cystic Fibrosis Building Project and Western Lakes Cycling Club.

Lap of the mask leisure cycle attracting a broad entry
With less than a week to go to the annual Lap of the Mask Leisure Cycle, the excitement is building for what promises to be a great day out for recreational cyclists. The event has so far attracted entries from counties as far away as Donegal and Dublin. Are these cyclists who tour the country every weekend doing leisure spins? Apparently not – from speaking to several of the would-be participants, these are cyclists who “haven’t cycled that kind of distance in years” or have never cycled that type of distance and “recently took up cycling with the Bike to Work scheme”. It is the opportunity for people to complete the 64km circuit at their own pace in a supported environment that is attracting the new wave of recreational cyclists.
There is a great sense of fun around the event locally this year. Word on the street in Ballinrobe is that the local traders are going all out for the Lap of the Mask – and they’re not planning on setting up shop at the finishing line; rather getting on the trouser clips and having a go at the circuit themselves. There is even talk of a few small bets on the side. Who will finish the event? Who will have to pull up after the food stop? Who will be home before whom?
And what of the regular, hardened cyclists? Word is out among the Western Lakes Cycling Club members that there are plenty of other weekends for racing, but this is a day to sit back and enjoy the ride. Some of the club members are searching for a High Nellie in lieu of their racing bike this weekend.
Online entry for the event is open until Friday night, or participants may register on the day. Visit http://www.westernlakescc.com for registration details. Sign on for the event at 9:30am on Saturday 15th May at the Western Lakes Cycling Centre, Kilmaine Road, Ballinrobe. The event starts at 11:00am. The entry fee is €30 for non-CI members and €20 for CI members. Proceeds from the event will be shared between the Mayo Cystic Fibrosis Building Project and Western Lakes Cycling Club.

 

Mayo League Round 3
After 3 rounds of the Mayo club cycling league,  Luke Benson of Castlebar CC holds a big lead on the overall standing with 50 points, his teammate Patrick Morley is 2nd overall.
There are still 2 rounds remaining, with the next round in Swinford on Sunday May the 16th, sign on from 9.30am at the community centre Swinford.
The last round will take place in Ballinrobe on Tuesday June 1st, sign on opening from 6.30pm at the Western Lakes Cycling centre on the Kilmaine road Ballinrobe, race starts sharp at 7.30pm.
To date 100 cyclist have taken part.

Connemara Bog Week 2010
The annual Conamara Bog Week 2010 starts Friday May 28th and finishes Bank Holiday Monday June 7th.  This is the 26th year that CEECC Letterfrack are running their Conamara Bog and lots of special events are planned.

On the previous weekend, May 22nd – 23rd, there will be two cycle races which are being run in conjunction with Western Lakes Cycling Club – a 65km event – The Conamara Bog Week Grand Prix – on Saturday 22nd – 3.30pm, and a 80km event – The Gogarty Cup – on Sunday 23rd at 12.30pm.  Both of these races are open to all categories.  Sign in at The Marian Hall, Tullycross for each event.

This promises to be a great weekend of cycling with some fine riders taking part over a challenging and breath takingly beautiful course.  The Conamara Bog Week Grand Prix – which is sponsored by Rogan’s Gala Store, Tully – is the first race of the two day event.
Renvyle House Hotel are the sponsors of Sunday’s race The Gogarty Cup.  As Ronnie Counihan – General Manager of Renvyle House Hotel stated ‘We are delighted to sponsor Bog Week and especially the bike races as the founder of Renvyle House Hotel, Oliver St. John Gogarty was not only a leading literary figure but was also a first class cyclist’.

These races put cycling on the map in the Conamara area and give support and encouragement to local riders such as John James Flaherty and John O’Halloran who have been wonderful advocates for cycling, a considerable sport in Conamara.

Western Lakes Cycling Club in association with CEECC are organizing the event.  All the riders will be feed and watered at The Renvyle Inn after their day on the bike.

Conamara Bog Week, May 28th – June 7th, is a celebration of landscape with many facets – an art exhibition; sean nos dance workshops; music workshops; walking events culminating in the Conamara Walkabout featuring poets, musicians and scientists exploring landscape together.  A schools programme runs throughout the week and the launch of the Connemara Lamb Pie in Renvyle House Hotel.  Some of Irelands finest singers, musicians, poets and dancers will be on hand to make this a memorable week.

Information: Contact John James – 087 9120910 / http://www.westernlakescc.com.

CEECC http://www.ceecc.org / lfrack@eircom.net  095 41034/43443 –
085 1154629

 

Open swim for triathlon club
The Tri Lakes Triathlon club will officially be launched on Wednesday the
19th of May at Kilbeg pier just outside Headford. The club was formed in
December 2009, and with the summer fast approaching its now time to get
outdoors.

To kick start the club an open water swim will be held on the shores of
Lough Corrib, swimming from Kilbeg pier (Headford) to Knockferry pier
(Oughterard side), the distance one way is 500m or 1kilometer for round
trip..

Carrying on from last year where a group swam the width of Lough Mask (7k),
this venture of swimming from one side of Lough Corrib to the other is
considerably shorter.

This swim can be done by most competent swimmers, the only requirement is to
wear a wetsuit, swim hat and goggles.

There will be plenty of safety boats and kayakers around to help and guide
swimmers.

It is sure to be a great occasion as the club comprises of members from
South Mayo to all of North Galway.

Tea and refreshments will be served afterwards at the pub at Kilbeg pier.

 

Lap of the Mask online entry
Western Lakes CC only have a few weeks to wait till its  first promotion of the year on May 15th.
The Lap of the Mask is a lovely scenic cycle around Lough Mask and is doable for almost anyone, regardless of ability.
The leisure committee of the club have worked hard to put this event together, and are looking to make this event as big as possible, so its up to each and everyone of us to promote it as WLCC members.
Ask a friend or work mate and suddenly the numbers have doubled.

You can book on line by following the link on the club website http://www.westernlakescc.com or
http://www.runireland.com/events/2010-05-15/4th-annual-lap-mask-cycle

 

Club League 2010 Round 3
Tight Handicapping at Club league in Westport.
50 cyclist turned out for Rd 3 of the club league, held in Westport in perfect conditions, this league so far as attracted alot of newcomers to club racing.
With all the cyclists seeded everyone has a chance to compete for the win.
With 12mins separating the groups from front to back over the 26miles from Westport to Kilgeever via Louisburgh and back all the groups had to work hard to try and stay away from the scratch group lead by Mayo’s own professional An Post rider David O Loughlin.
It took 19miles (Lecanvany)of hard chasing before the scratch guys caught group 3 , at Declare group 2 were reeled in with only group one still out in front, they held of the hard chasing pack till 1.5k from the finish line to set up a mass bunch sprint (gallop) Colm Staunton of the promoting club won a fine sprint to win from his team mate Michael Brady also  of the Westport Covey Wheelers. Padraig Marrey and John Murphy Western Lakes CC were 3rd and 4th respectively.

Next round to be held in Ballinrobe on Thursday May 13th where the locals will be out in force to try and over turn the odds on the Covies.

Results Round 3
1st Colm Staunton Westport
2nd Michael Brady Westport
3rd Padraig Marrey Ballinrobe
4th John Murphy Ballinrobe
5th Francis Sheridan Newport
6th Ryan Scott Aughagower
7th Jaralth Togher Cong
8th Chris Kennedy Westport
9th Joe Marrey Ballinrobe
10th Adrian Garvey Kilmaine

 

Club News Week 3 April
Tuesday the 20th of April 1st Rd of Connacht TT league, sign on at 6.30pm at An Sportlann Castlebar, its a 10 mile TT starting 5 mile out the Ballyvary Rd (N4)

Thursday the 22nd Club league Rd 2, THERE IS A CHANGE. Sign on is now at the Garden centre on the West Rd out of Wesport, opening at 6.15pm racing starts at 7pm, using the Kilgeever, Louisburg and back route finishing 2k out side the town.

Sunday the 25th Round 3 of the Mayo league, sign on from 9.30am at An Sportlann Castlebar racing starts at 10.30am sharp.

Western Lakes CC Training times April
Training every Monday night at 7pm for BMX, contact Norman 0879854080
Every Wednesday at 7pm for the Racers from the Cornmarket contact JJ Flaherty 0879120910
Leisure contact Michael Gilvarry 0879000368
Club League Round 2
The Hill climb attracted 48 competitors varying in abilities and sizes, the 5k ascent up to the top of Lally’s mountain in Tourmakeady had more than a few in oxygen debt.
See full results attached.

Next Round Thursday the 22nd in Westport, sign on from 6.15pm at the Train station on the B’robe road, racing starts at 7pm sharp using the Westport to Srah circuit and back finishing 1km out the Ballinrobe road.
There will be 3 groups on the road separated by a handicap based on ability, remember you must wear a number.

Western Lakes CC strongly urges that all its members support the league at the moment Westport Covey Wheelers are out numbering us by nearly 2 to 1 even though we have more members affiliated to Cycling Ireland, so come on guys show your support..
For more details contact Martin @0872226260.

Mayo Youth Tour 2010
Kiltimagh has again been chosen as host town for the Mayo Youth Tour, which takes place from Saturday, July 31 to Monday, August 2, 2010.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Youth Tour will again feature four stages of racing – three massed starts and one time trial. All stages will start and finish in Kiltimagh in east Mayo.

Race director Martin McNally says: “We aim to make the Mayo Youth Tour even bigger and better this year. Some of the stages will be longer, and there will be more hills. We also plan to introduce competitions for Points, King of the Hills and Best Young Rider, in addition to the General Classification and Team prizes.”

The Mayo Youth Tour welcomes entries from national, regional and club teams and from individuals. The race is open to cyclists between the ages of 10 and 16. .

The Park Hotel, Kiltimagh will again be the official race hotel. Special rates are available for visiting teams and officials. To book, contact the Park on 094 937 4922, email: info@parkhotelmayo.com

For all other accommodation including hotels, B&Bs and self catering, contact the accommodation officer, Ann McNicholas on 087 912 7637, email: tourism@IRD-Kiltimagh.ie

Entry forms and more stage details will be available shortly on: www. irishcycling.com or from race officials.

For further information contact
Race Director Martin McNally on 087 222 6260, email: martincovey@gmail.com
or
Secretary Ian Gourlay, 086 814 5611, email: iangourlay@email.com

Last year’s overall winners were:
Cat 1 (U-16): Javan Nulty. Leinster; Cat 1a (U-14): Dylan Jaspers (Lotto Bodysol (Belgium); 1st female: Fiona Guihen (Navan RC). Team: Lotto Bodysol.

Cat 2 (U-14): 1.Craig Arrigan (Leinster A); cat. 2a (U-13): Ciara Mulholland (Ulster 13); 1st female: Ciara Mulholland. Team: Leinster A.

Cat 3 (U-12): 1. Declan Mulholland (Ulster A); Cat 3a (U-11):Jake Gray (Ulster A); 1st female: Anna Christian (Royal London-Isle of Man). Team: Ulster A.

End of Press Release
Martin Ayres (press officer), tel: 098 35319; email: mayres1@eircom.net
April 10, 2010

Club League Time Trial Result
A monster crowd  turned up for round 1 of the club league, the course from Ballinrobe to Ballygarris and back proved hard enough on the night with a tough head wind on the way back.
Keith Hynes from Carlistraine set the fastest time with a 23minutes and 2seconds for the 10 mile TT, Brian Martin from Loughrea was very close behind with a 23.05 and Padraig Marrey 3rd with 24.40.
Refreshments were served afterwards at Inch’s bar main st Ballinrobe.

The next round takes place on Thursday the 15th of April with a hill climb up Lally’s Mountain in Tourmakeady, sign on at O Toole pub from 7pm first rider off at 7.30pm.
All riders must wear a race number in every race, if you do not have a number you  can buy one from the Mayo league committee, please contact Martin or Padraig.

See attached full result, no points are given out at the TT or Hill climb.

 

BMX News
BMX League
The next round of the BMX league takes place on Sunday the 11th of April at the cycling centre. Races for all age groups.
Sign on from 10am racing starts at 11am.
Contact Gerry 087 2580294

BMX training
Every Monday night at 6.30pm at the cycling centre, Western Lakes CC will hold BMX training for all age groups.
Contact Gerry 0872580294

Western Lakes Cyclists to the fore
The cycling season has only just started in Mayo and already Western Lakes CC cyclists have got results in the 4 races to date.
The Mayo league got the cycling season underway  last Sunday the 14th of March with a 75k handicap race in Ballinrobe, a big field signed on, with 66 riders taking to the start line,  split into 4 groups based on ability with the strongest riders having to overcome a handicap of 16 minutes.
In the sprint to the line outside  the Race course  Ballinrobe, Joe Marrey of Western Lakes CC won the bunch gallop taking his first win of the season in fine style, Gerhard Hack also of Western Lakes was 5th.
The club had 13 racers cyclists taking part showing how strong the club has become as a racing club.

On Wednesday the action was in Westport for Ras Mayo, again a handicap separated the 75rider field which was split into 3 groups but the handicap didn’t stop Padraig Marrey from squeezing into the prizes with a good 6th place. JJ Flaherty also had a good showing as he was part of the main break of the day only fading towards the end

On Saturday the Eire Og CC Sligo promoted 2 races, in the Markicivez Cup held over 100k,  Padraig Marrey showed fine form to be part of the main break all day and finishing it with 4th place in the sprint to the line.
In the A4 cat race Brendan Scullion showed he has potential as a senior racer with a fine 3rd place, against much more experienced opposition.

Alsp on Saturday In the Ciclosport GP Tyrone, Brian Martin had one of his best results with 3rd place in a mass bunch gallop in the A 4 race, Brain was away on his own in the last lap of the race but was hauled back by the bunch, he did very well to get placed.

On Sunday Eire Og promoted the Mooney cup over 80k again the Western Lakes CC team of Joe Marrey, Willy Connolly, John Murphy and Gerhard Hack showed their strength covering most of the moves, in the end the race ended up in a bunch sprint with Gerhard Hack crossing the line in a fine 3rd place.

Club League
On Thursday the 25th of March the 1st Round of the Western Lakes/Westport cycling club league takes place.
Sign on from 5.15pm on the Ballyglass road Ballinrobe for a 10mile Time Trial, first rider off 6pm.
This league is especially suited to beginners or anyone who wants to take up cycling, so why not come and give it a go.
Refreshments afterwards at Inches bar Main St Ballinrobe.

 

Connacht Road Racing Season
The Connacht road racing season kicks off on Sunday the 14th of March in Ballinrobe with the first round of the Mayo league, sign on is open from 9.30am at the cycling centre on the Kilmaine road.
Race starts proper at 10.30am at Tesco car park on the Claremorris road, where Connacht Cycling officials will imply a handicap system so that every cyclist has a chance to get up in the results.
The race continues to Claremorris turning left in the centre of the town for Castlebar, 28k later the race turns left again in Castlebar for Ballinrobe, the race finishes at the top of the drag approaching the Race course on the Castlebar road approx 2k from Ballinrobe, this is the safe finish. The total distance is 75k
The race is open to all categories from U16 up to senior (A1,,A2,A3,A4) and club racing. People with leisure licenses can not race in this event not unless they take out a one day license.

Mayo league dates
Round 2 is on Tuesday the 13th of April Westport
Round 3 is on Sunday the 25th of April Castlebar
Round 4 is on Sunday the 16th of May Bohola
Round 5 is on Tuesday the 1st of June TBA

Western Lakes / Westport CC League
The first round of the Western Lakes / Westport CC league kicks of on Thursday March 25th with a 10 mile TT on the Ballyglass road Ballinrobe, sign open at 5.30 first rider of at 6.15pm

Round 2 is Thursday April 15th Tourmakeady (HC)
Round 3 is Thursday April 22nd Westport (RR)
Round 4 is Thursday May 13th Ballinrobe(RR)
Round 5 is Wednesday June 16th The Neale (RR)
Round 6 is Thursday July 15th Renvyle (RR)
Round 7 is Thursday July 22nd Carlistraine (RR)
Round 8 is Thursday August 12th Westport (RR)
Round 9 is Thursday August 26th Ballinrobe (TT)
Round 10 is Thursday September 9th Tourmakeady (HC)

 

Learn skills to improve your cycling
Western Lakes cycling club are holding a cycling skills course starting on Sunday 14th of February at St Joseph’s national school, convent round, Ballinrobe from 11 to 12noon.
Cyclist from 8 years of age up are welcome to attend.
All you need is a bike and helmet cost €2
For more info contact Margaret 0863207666 or Gerry 0872580294

BMX League Continue in 2010
After 3 very successful events in November and December 2009,  Western Lakes CC will again lead the way with BMX promotions in 2010.
Round 4 will be held at the BMX Track, Kilmaine Rd, Ballinrobe on Sunday the 28th of February.
Sign on and practice open from 10.30am sharp with competition starting at 11am.
This league is open to all ages and abilities from Under 8’s up to adults.
This BMX track is the only one that is operational in Ireland at the moment.
For more details contact Gerry @0872580294

 

Conquer Mount Gable for Haiti
All Proceeds to Goal Haiti Appeal
Sunday 7th Feb
Clonbur
Co.Galway
Sign on at Clonbur Community Centre
Sign on 11am to 12am
Walk 10km over  Mount Gable with Lake district Hillwalkers
or
Run 10km over Mount Gable  with  Tri Lakes Trathlon Club
or
Cycle 21 km around Mount Gable with Westernlakes Cycling Club
or join the
Family Fun Cycle in Clonbur Woods
Contact Walk/Run/Cycle Fergal on 0871211047
Family Fun Cycle  Gerry on 0872580294

Helmets are compulsory for Cycles
Walkers are advised that Sturdy Waterproof footwear are recommended.

You are invited to join the 3 of SouthMayo/North Galway Sports Clubs to Walk, Run or Cycle  Mount Gable on a fun activity day  in aid of the Goal Haiti Appeal on Sunday Feb. 7th in Clonbur Co.Galway.

Lake District Hillwalking Club will lead a 10km walk on the roads and trails over Mount Gable offering you an opportunity to discover the joys of Hillwalking and experiencing the views from the top.

Tri Lakes triathlon Club will over see the 10km Road and Trail run on the same route offering the perfect early season training run for any athletes considering taking on any of the Country’s adventure race.

Western Lakes Cycling Club will lead a 21km cycle around the base of Mount Gable through Cloghbrack and Cornamona.This is a perfect spin for the Novice Cyclist.

The Family Fun Cycle run by Connacht Cycling will be on the trails of Clonbur Woods and is an ideal way for the whole family to enjoy a spin on their bikes in a controlled traffic free enviorment.

All proceeds from the event will be going directly to Goal for use in Haiti
Adults are requested to give a minimun donation of 10 euro

For Details contact
Walk/ Run/Road Cycle   Fergal on 0871211047
Family Fun Cycle  Gerry on 0872580294

Club News January 2010
Club Enrolment
Free Polo shirt to all members who sign up on or before Thursday 21st of January, members also get the opportunity to buy the clubs new Shell casual jacket with logo for €35. The club also has a full range of cycling kit as well to sell.
When you sign up you become a  member of cycling Ireland where we get our Insurance from and you also become a member of Western Lakes Cycling Club, which organizes a whole host of activities throughout the year ranging from club league events, Leisure cycles, Open Races, Connacht & Mayo league races and all the training activities and administration that goes with running a club
Remember you get 24hour 3rd party cover with CI all year round and are also covered to participate in all CI events nationwide.

Cycling centre activities
Circuit classes has kicked off  last Monday the 4th January and will run every Monday evening from 7-8pm, a great workout to start off the week while exercising all the main muscle groups.
Spin classes are back on Thursday the 7th of January, 2 classes to choose from 7pm and 8pm, book early as demand is always high.

Club weekend to Clifden
The weekend of January 30th and 31st  a  group of club members will cycle to Clifden as part of a social/training/leisure weekend, there will be 2 options re the distance the long way or else the direct way (short)which is 47 miles, we will be staying at the Station house hotel on the Saturday night, where members can avail of the leisure facilities and sooth their muscles before dinner.
The following morning the groups will cycle back re a different route.
There will be 2 vehicles traveling back to bring luggage and act as support.
The cost is €60 for dinner B&B per person sharing.
To Book your place contact Mary 0876248407 before January 14th.

Training Spins
The club will be organsing Sunday morning training leisure spins from 9.45am at the Cornamarket Ballinrobe once the weather improves.
Contact Fergal  0871211047
Youths Training will take place on Saturdays at 10am Contact Margaret 0863207666