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The annual Polkadot Cycle Challenge, promoted by the Western Lakes Cycling Club, takes place on Saturday, May 10. This sport has become established as a major event in the leisure cycling calendar, and over the past number of years has attracted cyclists from every corner of the country. This year the club has revamped the routes to attract the ever growing numbers of newcomers taking to the roads, while enjoying the breathtaking scenery around the beautiful Lough Mask.
Claremorris will be alive with excitement on Friday evening, June 14, as Western Lakes Cycling Club promote a criterium (crit) bike road race in the town centre of Claremorris. The circuit will be a 1.3km lap around the town centre incorporating a finish in the Square. Several primes (sprints) will be held during the race with live commentary throughout.
For the second year running Mayo Centra will enter a team in the An Post 8 day Rás; this year the riders are all members from the Western Lakes Cycling Club. The five-man squad consists of a mixture of highly experienced cyclists and late vocations to the sport, which epitomises the focus on rider development at the Ballinrobe-based club. The racing group at the club is going from strength to strength with a record number of racers registered in 2013, making for fierce competition on training spins as well as hard-fought club league races.
The annual Polkadot Cycle Challenge, promoted by the Western Lakes Cycling Club, takes place this year on Saturday May 11. This event has become established as a major event in the leisure cycling calendar, and over the past number of years has attracted cyclists from every corner of the country. This year the club has revamped the routes to attract the ever growing numbers of newcomers taking to the roads, while taking in the breath-taking scenery around the beautiful Lough Mask.
Western Lakes Cycling Club wishes to announce that the re-launch of their BMX track facility will take place on Saturday December 1 at 1pm.
Western Lakes Cycling Club’s family fun cycle is happening on Sunday, June 17. Sign on at Cycling Centre, Kilmaine Rd, Ballinrobe at 11am, leaving the Cornmarket at 12pm. This is a 30km (18mile) round trip. Light refreshments in grounds of Ashford Castle where the family can relax in the beautiful surrounds and more refreshments upon return to the Cornmarket. All you need is your bicycle in good working order and your helmet, all children need to be accompanied by an adult.
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.
A large group of leisure cyclists took on the 64k lap around Lough Mask last Saturday. This was the fifth annual running of Western Lakes Cycling Club’s Lap of the Mask, which raised funds for the Cystic Fibrosis West Building Fund.
• Galway sports stars Ollie Canning, Sean O Domhnaill and Ja Fallon are taking part in the 148km first stage of the ‘Race The Rás’ charity cycle in aid of GOAL and The Irish Cancer Society from Dunboyne to Portumna on Sunday. The three will begin each of the stages three hours before the professional riders begin their leg of the tour, which finishes in Skerries on Sunday week. In total, almost 100 members of the public will join more than 50 current and former GAA personalities to cycle at least one stage of the tour. They are hoping to raise in excess of €100,000 for the two organisations. Other GAA stars who have confirmed their participation include Sean Og Ó hÁilpín and Brian Corcoran, ex-Kilkenny star DJ Carey, Clare’s Tony Griffin and ex-Irish rugby international, Mick Galwey.
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.