As the leisure cycle season gets under way in earnest in the month of May, Western Lakes Cycling Club in Ballinrobe is getting ready for the Lap of the Mask, its first big leisure cycling event of the summer. A large crowd is expected to attend this year’s event, which takes place tomorrow (Saturday ). Last year’s Lap of the Mask saw a 150 strong crowd complete the 64km circuit around the lake.
The cycle starts at the Western Lakes Cycle Centre (Kilmaine Rd, Ballinrobe ) and heads out to Partry and on to Tourmakeady where refreshments will be provided at Maire Lukes with Lough Mask in full view. The route will then take the cyclists on to Finny, Clonbur, and back to the finish line at the Western Lakes cycling centre. A much welcomed barbecue awaits everyone who finishes the cycle.
This event is suitable for anyone of a reasonable level of fitness and caters for all abilities, young and old, recreational and racers. Everyone can go as fast or as easy as they like as the route will be well marked and marshalled. Support vehicles will be on hand to assist with breakdowns, so people can just enjoy themselves in the beautiful scenery.
Once again this year, the Lap of the Mask will be supporting the Cystic Fibrosis West Building Project. So if you are feeling up for the challenge, why not go along on the day and join in the fun in support of this worthy cause. Ensure that your bike is in good working order and bring a spare tube and a pump. The wearing of helmets is compulsory. Sign on for the event begins at 9.30am at Western Lakes Cycling Centre, Kilmaine Road, Ballinrobe. The event starts at 11am sharp. Details and registration are available on www.westernlakescc.com