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Galwegians are being urged to sign up for the Western Lakes and Atlantic Challenge and help raise funds for Voices for Down Syndrome Galway.
A cycling challenge for young and old, families, and professional cyclists will take place on Saturday April 26 to help provide speech and language theraphy for children with Down Syndrome, and GAA youngsters.
It has been 12 years since Western Lakes CC last organised a Cyclo Cross event at the race course in Ballinrobe, and in that time the numbers that have taken up cycling has greatly increased.
Already 114 riders have participated in this year’s Mayo Cycling League with youth, ladies, club, junior and senior racers in the mix. Karl Benson of Castlebar took his second win of the league last Wednesday night in Swinford to take the leader’s yellow jersey out-sprinting the bunch on the drag to the finish. With the notable absence of the yellow jersey and the fact that Western Lakes was sending a racing team to Ras Dhun Na Gall the pressure was on the other contenders to place and try to take something from the race.
Four well-known local footballers are on their bikes training for Western Lakes CC promotion of the Polkadot cycle Challenge. Pat Kelly and Brian Maloney from Kilmaine, Ciaran Kelly from Sligo Rovers and Padraic Costello from Ballinrobe will challenge each other on the cycle. The hill to the top of the Partry mountains known as Maam Trasna mountain will be the battle ground and the aim is to see which of these gifted footballers/soccer players has retained enough fitness to conquer the stiff climb.
Keith O’Connell, Covey Westport CC, staged a magnificent comeback by winning the Mayo cycling league at the final race in Ballinrobe, having been in third position overall going into the final round, a 15k time trial from Ballinrobe to Kilmaine and back.
This evening, Friday June 8, the John Holian memorial cup will take place. Sign up will commence from 6.15pm at O’Malley’s Bar, Cross and the race gets under way at 7.30pm. The race will take in five laps of a seven mile circuit taking in the Neale, Cong and Cross. The event is open to all from 16 up, a handicap system will be in place.
After four rounds of the Mayo cycling league Swinford man Kevin Roache has now scored more points in the four races to date than the other 87 starters, he wears the Marrey Bikes sponsored yellow jersey of league leader.
Members of Western Lakes Cycling Club gathered in Inch’s Bar, Ballinrobe, recently to launch the new club website along with its calendar of events for the coming year. The main focus of the night was to launch the new look club website designed by Design West, Kiltimagh. The venture has been a great success resulting in a catchy new website containing the club’s up to date information and activities and at the same time is very user friendly.