After a successful debut league in 2013 the Connacht Cylo-Cross League is back for a second running this year. This year the league will kick off in Ballinrobe with round one being hosted by Western Lakes CC. The five event series is open to all Cycling Ireland licence holders, you can also use any type of bike with the correct tyres, but it is recommended to use a cylo-cross bike. There will be two categories of races for seniors, with a novice race getting underway before the main race.
This year’s series will kick off this coming Sunday, November 2 with round one taking place at the cycling centre, Kilmaine Road, Ballinrobe. The event will get going with a youths’ race at 10am. The 1.5km course will be very technical and twisty, but should be manageable to most. The course is mostly dry, but if there is heavy rain and with heavy usage on the day it could get mucky very quickly. The senior novice race will get under way at 11am and will last for 35 minutes, and the senior A race lasting 50 minutes will get under way at 11.45am. The top three riders in the novice section each week will be moved up to the A grade for the next round of the league. Sign on will be open from 9am on the day and refreshments will be served afterwards in the cycling centre. All entrants are reminded to bring their Cycling Ireland licence.