Lakeside Wheelers Cycling Club (Mullingar) was formed over 20 years ago and is affiliated to Cycling Ireland, the governing body covering cycling in Ireland. At present we have over 200 registered members. Club membership ranges in age from 6 years old to 75 years old and we cater for every level of cyclist including beginners, leisure cyclists as well as competitive racing cyclists. The club has grown significantly over the last number of years increasing its membership from 40 members in 2003 to the current high of over 260 members. There is also a growing mountain bike section of the club.
The club is predominantly a leisure club with the emphasis on enjoyment of the sport of cycling in a safe way with the obvious attaching health benefits. We organise club spins, leisure events, training days, club races and even foreign cycling holidays to cater for the needs of club members. As well as our own Tour of The Lakes and charity events organised by local groups associated with the club, club members have participated in a large number of Sportives around the country.
In recent years th racing side of the club has grown and the club is enjoying a very successful 2012 season with several racing members recording wins and high placings in open competition at home and internationally. We've also hosted a number of very successful racing events this year, most notably the Mullingar 2-Day and a very exciting series of town centre criterium races.
Lakeside Wheelers - Club Of The Year 2009