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Club Activity Gears Up for the Summer Months

posted 9 Apr 2018, 05:16 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 9 Apr 2018, 05:18 ]
(By Shay O'Toole - Sun. 9th April 2017)   
With the summer fast approaching it is time to turn attention to the three big events which the club runs each year. For the diary, the Lakeside Wheelers Criterium will be staged on Friday, 15th June and it is expected to be announced in the coming weeks that this race will be the National Criterium Championships. This is a great honour for the club and follows on from our hosting of this prestigious race on two occasions in recent years. 

The Crit race commences a busy weekend for the club as it is Annual Bike Week so, as usual we will hold our Tour of the Lakes sportive on Sunday 17th June. This will follow the same route as in 2017 and once again it is expected to draw a big number of cyclists to Mullingar.

Our final event is the Mullingar Grand Prix which will be staged on Sunday, 15th July on the Multyfarnham, Crookedwood, Castlepollard, Multyfarnham circuit. Cycling Ireland have once again nominated this race as a round of the National Series which is another great honour for the club and its ability to organise top class racing events.
Members are asked to take note of these dates as volunteers will be needed to ensure the all three Lakeside Wheelers promotions run smoothly.

Action from the 2017 Mullingar Grand Prix in Multyfarnham.
Action from the 2017 Mullingar Grand Prix in Multyfarnham.

Summertime Cycling:
Although the weather of late has not been very friendly to cyclists it is time to think of summer and our annual evening cycling schedule. As from next Wednesday, 11th April there will be an evening spin from the clubhouse at 6.30pm. For the first couple of weeks daylight hours will determine the duration of the spin but from then on it should be possible to get a good two hour ride in. This spin is designed to be a leisurely paced run to help members get a few more miles in to train for upcoming sportives or races and club kit is expected as on Sundays. 

Invacare Paracycling TT:
The club will host a round of the Invacare Paracycling TT on Saturday, 14th April so if any members are available to assist with this it would be appreciated. This competition is based out of the carpark of the Well music venue outside Moate  and usually runs off very quickly. If you are available can you please contact Henry Whitson on or any member of the committee on