Summer is here and it is time to dust down your bike if you have not already done so. Mayo is fast becoming one of the leading counties in Ireland for cycling. Already leading the way with lovely cycling greenways and scenery, it now has some of the top sportive cycles.
This is the fourth year of the Explore Mayo Cycle and this year there are three routes to suit all levels of cyclists. The 50km route is geared towards the beginner from Castlebar to Partry where refreshments will be served. The 100km route is more suitable for intermediate level cyclists and takes in the beautiful countryside of Tourmakeady, Finney, Clonbur/Cong, and back through Ballinrobe. The third and final route is 150km and passes through the picturesque village of Lecanvey (via Westport ), Louisburgh, Delphi, Leenane, and then joins up with the 100km route.
This year’s participants can look forward to getting a free retro-style jersey with their entry. There will be a limited supply on a first-come, first-served, basis. There will also be a goody-bag per entry in addition to refreshments before (breakfast ) and after the event (pasta-party ). The event starts and finishes at Breaffy House Resort. Rooms are available from Breaffy House Hotel at a special discounted-rate (subject to availability ).
For all entries go to www.castlebarcyclingclub.ie Registration will take place at Breaffy House Resort on Friday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and again on Saturday morning from 7.30am to 8.30am. Registration fee of €45 includes a goody-bag and jersey (subject to availability ).