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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.
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Western Lakes cycling club has three busy months ahead with three 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 doorsteps, this could not be done without having a great working club where all our members help out.” The three events are the Polkadot challenge, the Ballinrobe two day event, and Cornmarket to Castle fun cycle.
A three-way walking challenge hosted by the Galway-based Lakedistrict hillwalking club will raise vital funding for the Mayo/Roscommon and Galway Hospice foundations, and offer a leisurely and healthy exercise opportunity for everybody in the great outdoors.
Padraig Marrey from Western Lakes CC set a new time from Galway GPO to Limerick GPO when cycling the 58 miles in a time of 2hrs 14mins and 11seconds. He took 20 minutes off the previous time set by Kieran Keane of Dublin. “Everything went according to plan,” said Marrey. “The Garda escort out of Galway and into Limerick were essential and the motorbike escort by Peter Flanagan and Dessie Flynn made sure all potential hazards were kept at bay.”
Western Lakes CC is promoting the John Holian cycle race/lesiure cycle which takes place today Friday June 11. 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 cyclists will get the opportunity to cycle the route ahead of the race, participants can do as many laps as they like.
BMX open day
On Thursday January 21 anyone interested in taking up cycling from the south Mayo/north Galway area can come to the cycling centre on the Kilmaine Road, Ballinrobe, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm and sign up as Western Lakes cycling club members. A free polo shirt will be given to all members who enrol on the night.