Westport cycling challenge takes to the road this weekend

The Westport cycling challenge is bringing two days of great cycling to Mayo in two weeks time, where there is something for everyone.

On Saturday July 20 the Westport Sportif leisure cycle will take place over two distances, with an 80km route or a 160km route taking in some of the most picturesque parts of Mayo and Connemara. Registration will take place at the Leisure Park, James Street, in Westport on Friday July 19 from 7pm to 10pm and from 7am to 8am on the day of the event. The 160km challenge will leave the Leisure Park on Saturday at 9am and the 80km will leave at 9.15am. The cost of entry is €45 and includes an event cycling jersey.

Later that evening the “Crit” will take place in Westport town, where the Covey Wheelers and Western Lakes Cycling Club which have joined together to put on this event will compete over a closed circuit in the town, in three category races. This style of race is very popular all over Europe during the summer months.

On Sunday, July 21 it is a family fun event with a cycle along the 42km route along the Greenway from Westport to Achill and refreshments will be served along the route on the day.

 

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