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Mullingar GP 2019

posted 24 Jun 2019, 06:49 by Site Admin   [ updated ]



Online Registration Mullingar GP  2019



Sign On: Multyfarnham GAA/Community Centre, N91 AX5A
Sign on opens at 8am for all events. Closes at 9.15am for Youth races, and 10.30am for Senior/Junior races 


Under 12, 14 and 16 starting at 9.30 am
              
Youth Circuit                   https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/25451756

Separate prizes will be awarded for girls in the Youth categories
National Youths Championship Road Race circuit
Entry for all Youth Races €5

                        Under 16:   Three laps (36km)
                        Under 14:   Two laps (24km)
                        Under 12:   One  lap (12km)

Senior A1/2, A3, A4 and Ladies
Starting 11am @ approx. 3 minute intervals


 
A1/A2 & Women's Races are part of the Cycling Ireland National Road Series
                        
                        A1/2:          Four laps (136km)
                        A3:             Three laps (102km)
                        A4:             Two laps (68km)
                        Women:     Two laps (68km)


 

Racing Updates

posted 4 Jun 2019, 04:37 by Site Admin   [ updated 4 Jun 2019, 04:47 ]

( By Shay O'Toole )

In recent weeks the MiL has been very busy with races held every week in the various host club venues. The first Lakeside Wheelers promoted event of 2019 was staged on the Dalystown circuit two weeks ago in good weather conditions. The racing was of good quality in all three races. The A/B event produced a local winner in Richie Lenihan who timed his uphill sprint to perfection to come over the line ahead of the bunch. Well done Richie.

Last week’s race was staged in Legan, Co. Longford and yet again the Lakeside Wheelers colours were flying on the podium as P.J. Carey took the honours in the C race. This was a great achievement for P.J who has steadily been improving over the last couple of years so congratulations “young” man.

The next Lakeside Wheelers MiL is on July 4th so please contact Steve Franzoni if you are available to help out with marshalling.

The Bank Holiday weekend saw some Lakeside Wheelers members taking part in the Orwell Wheelers 2 Day in Dublin. Conor T. Farrell and Ian Lambden donned the yellow, red and blue to represent the club in this annual race while former Lakeside Wheeler, Aaron Wade now riding with Vitus-Chill.ie NRPT was also on the start line.


The Des Hanlon - aka "The Des"

posted 9 Apr 2019, 13:14 by Site Admin   [ updated 9 Apr 2019, 13:23 ]

(By Shay O'Toole )
The 2019 racing season is just weeks old yet one of the biggest events of the year was staged in Carlow last Sunday with the famous Des Hanlon cup up for grabs. Lakeside Wheelers was represented in all the men’s races with Stuart Cox competing in the A1/2’s, John Boyne, Conor T. Farrell and Ian Lambden in the A3’s while Aidan Daly and Andy Richmond raced the A4 competition. This race is renowned for being one of the most difficult races on the calendar due to the extremely hilly profile so, it was no wonder that some of our lads struggled but most importantly, they competed and came home safely. Some former Lakeside Wheelers riders were also competing with Aaron Wade (NRPT) riding a great race to claim the spoils in the A3 race while Damien Shaw (Strata 3 Velo Revolution) rode steadily in the A1 race coming home in the chase group behind the eventual winner who crossed the line solo.


Andy Richmond and Aidan Daly


Conor T, Camillus and Ian

Midlands League 2019

posted 26 Mar 2019, 11:09 by Site Admin   [ updated 17 May 2019, 05:17 ]





( By Shay O'Toole)
The Midland League (MIL) commenced in late April and next Thursday it is the turn of
Lakeside Wheelers to host a round of this very popular summer series of races. The MiL is a
race league organised locally and open to riders from clubs in Westmeath, Laois, Longford
and Offaly. It is a very competitive series and has been the gateway to open racing for many
midlands based riders over the last 10 years.
Lakeside Wheelers is responsible for organising two rounds this year and next Thursday all
roads lead to Dalystown where the first of these two races starts. As usual marshals are the
vital cog in the wheel of bike racing so, if any members are available to assist please contact
race director Steve Franzoni.
Last week the MiL was staged in Fivealley near Birr and but for a small lapse in
concentration, young Tommy Hogan would have finished 2nd in the A/B race. Tommy is
progressing very well and there is no doubt that he will have his day very soon.


League Details:    Rules, Calendar and Results





Ras Naomh Finian

posted 12 Mar 2019, 15:08 by Site Admin   [ updated 12 Mar 2019, 15:36 ]

By Shay O'Toole.

On Saturday March 9th, our neighbours in Clonard Road Club hosted the annual Ras Naomh Finian on a very windy day which also brought hail, rain and snow, just for good measure. Lakeside Wheelers was represented in the A2, A3 A4 and Ladies categories with many members donning race numbers for the first time this year.

The Clonard race is a big favourite with Lakeside Wheelers racers and usually signals the start of the season after a winter spent indoors on the turbo. The race is run over a straightforward out and back route from Moyvalley to Kilbeggan and back to the finish near Clonard. The stormy weather definitely impacted all riders with most races breaking up into small bunches before the turnaround in Kilbeggan. Unfortunately, some members fell victim to the crashes which are inevitable in bike racing, especially in the early season events.

Well done to all members who took part and congratulations to Caoimhe O’Brien who claimed her first podium finish of 2019 in the Ladies race. This proved to be a pure battle culminating in a sprint finish aided by a savage tail wind. Caoimhe and younger sister, Aoife were right up there in the final metres but they were just pipped as the bunch crossed the line with Caoimhe hanging on for a great 3rd place.
O'Brien sisters on the front


No Rest for Wheelers as Cyclocross Season Commences

posted 10 Sep 2018, 05:21 by Kevin Monaghan

(By Shay O'Toole & Peter Rimmer - 9th September 2018)   
After a long hot summer cycling the roads of Westmeath and beyond, most riders are thinking of a short break to allow the body recuperate and to allow themselves enjoy some treats without feeling too guilty. However, not for some as the Cyclocross season commenced with the first race of the season last weekend in Kiltirenan, Co. Dublin.

Lakeside Wheelers was represented by Peter Rimmer, Paul Crowley, Richie Lenihan and Joanna Bula. Thanks to Peter for the following report on their exploits.

Saturday 1st. September saw the first Cyclocross race of the new race session. "What is cyclocross?" you might ask... It's fast, frantic, spectator friendly and damn good fun. Cyclocross or Cross, is a cycle sport that takes modified road bikes off road in races that typically last for 60 minutes and includes obstacles where you need to dismount and run with the bike over your shoulder. The off road nature and short race format makes Cross racing very user-friendly and most people are fit enough to ride for an hour without worrying about doing any specific training. The competitiveness is always good natured as well, and apart from the top racers, most aren't taking it too seriously. They're just there to have a good time. Beginners can rub shoulders with elites and there are categories for all levels and ages of rider. There are usually races for Junior riders, Ladies, Veterans and Seniors, so everyone gets a good race against similarly placed riders.

After all the fabulous weather over the summer the ground was dry and dusty, which made for fast racing. The Lakeside Wheelers was represented by Joanna Bula, Paul Crowley, Richie Lenehan, and Peter Rimmer. First into action was Joanna in the Ladies race where she put in a great performance narrowly missing a place on the podium coming 4th overall. Next up were Paul and Peter, both got caught out when the race started 10 minutes earlier than advertised. However the guys managed to storm through the 100 strong field from virtually last place to 35th and 23rd respectively. Last up was Richie in the main race of the day. Richie struggled with his shoes during the race as the fastenings appear to be the worse for wear. He almost left his shoes and bike behind him over one of the jumps which was very entertaining for folks watching. Despite all, Richie came over the line in 18th place. Not bad in a race contested by a World Champion and the current National Champion.

Richie Lenihan deep in concentration at the Marlinstown Cyclo-Cross
Richie Lenihan deep in concentration at the Marlinstown Cyclo-Cross.

National and Provincial Selections for Conor T & Aaron

posted 4 Jun 2018, 10:21 by Kevin Monaghan

(By Shay O'Toole - Sun. 3rd June 2018)   
Results like those being achieved by Lakeside Wheelers riders are not going unnoticed by the powers that be in Irish cycling circles. As a result, Conor T. Farrell has been selected to ride with the Leinster Junior team at a two-day race in Fyfe, Scotland next weekend. This race is part of the British Cycling Junior Men’s calendar. 

Aaron Wade leaves for Mallorca on Wednesday of this week with the Irish Junior track team which is heading off to prepare for the European Cycling Championships which will also be held in Scotland in August. On behalf of all at Lakeside Wheelers we wish both lads the very best of luck for these trips.

Aaron Wade and Conor T. Farrell with their support team at Orwell last weekend
Aaron Wade and Conor T. Farrell with their support team at Orwell last weekend.

Racing Update

posted 4 Jun 2018, 09:46 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 4 Jun 2018, 10:28 ]

(By Shay O'Toole - Sun 3rd June 2018)
It's been a busy few weeks for the Lakeside Wheelers racing squad at both senior, junior and youth level as can be seen from thr updates below...

Midland League
It took a little while for Lakeside Wheelers to click at this year’s Midland League but in recent weeks there have been two wins from two so, it appears the Mullingar lads are on a roll. 

The Dalystown round of the Midland League was held on a fine evening for racing recently and it proved to be a successful event for Jack Moran. Jack won the C/D race from fellow Wheeler David Lally who followed him home a close second. Well done lads.

Last Thursday all roads led to Legan in Co. Longford where it was a clean sweep for Wheelers in the A/B race. Winner on the night was Richie Lenihan followed by Brendan Kiernan in second with Stephen Corroon close behind in fourth. Ian Lambden and Shane Jessop were also in the top ten finishing fifth and sixth respectively.

Other Racing Updates
In other racing news Ian Lambden has been upgraded to A3 following strong performances in Dunsany and Emyvale in recent weeks. Well done Ian, you are now getting the results your hard work deserves. Ian  was also in action at the Orwell promotion last weekend. This was Ian’s first A3 race and he acquitted himself very well despite some mechanical problems on stages two and three. Well done Ian, keep plugging away and your day will come.

Caoimhe O’Brien took a fine 2nd place in the Ladies event at Emyvale whilst Asia Bula competed well and finished in the bunch.

Aaron Wade Wins in Mondello Again
Aaron Wade was on the podium in Mondello yet again after another great win on the Kildare motor racing track last Tuesday evening. This is Aaron’s second win in as many weeks which shows his current run of form is not showing any signs of dipping any time soon. Congratulations Aaron.

Both Aaron and Conor T. Farrell were also in action over the Holiday weekend at the Orwell Two-Day. The lads rode very well considering they were up against the A1/A2 men so it was a credit to them finishing in 15th and 23rd positions respectively on General Classification. These performances ensured that the lads finished the Junior classification in 4th and 8th places so, well done to you both.

Ladies:
Aoife O’Brien was in action midweek at the Corkagh Park Ladies races. No stranger to doing amazing things on the bike, Aoife rode the B race and finished in 1st place but not satisfied she got permission to ride the A race straight after the B event. In what was a very impressive performance, she managed to finish this more difficult race in 3rd so well done Aoife and keep the Blue, Red and Yellow colours flying. 

Aaron Wade mixing it with the best at the weekend.Mixing it with the best over the weekend in the Orwell Stage Race.



Aaron Wade Wins At Mondello

posted 14 May 2018, 15:29 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 14 May 2018, 15:41 ]

(By Shay O'Toole - Sun. 13th May 2018)   
Following on from his exploits in Kanturk, Aaron Wade went to Mondello Park on Tuesday evening and without a shadow of doubt, he gave his best display to date against senior riders.

The young 16 year old showed no adverse effects from his hard weekend in Cork starting the race with the A3 group. When this contingent was caught by the three riders from the scratch group, the Mullingar man slotted in with them and more than held his own.

He was now in some very strong company with Holdsworth Pro Cycling rider Dermot Trulock and Mark Dowling, a former National Criterium champion, both full time riders, to keep him honest. However, it was the Lakeside Wheelers teenager who would claim the spoils as he just held enough in reserve to outsprint Dowling on the line.
Having put in some excellent performances already this season this was Aaron’s first outright victory and one which will surely put him in the spotlight for future National selections. Well done Aaron. 

Aaron Wade wins the sprint in Mondello Park by the narrowest of margins
Aaron Wade wins the sprint in Mondello Park by the narrowest of margins.

Good Results in Wexford for Asia Bula and Ian Lambden

posted 8 May 2018, 04:18 by Kevin Monaghan

(By Shay O'Toole - Sun. 7th May 2018)   
Last Sunday both Ian Lambden and Asia Bula travelled to Wexford for the Frank O’Rourke Memorial race which was run off in scorching conditions. Asia claimed her first win of the season with a great performance in the Ladies race while Ian continued his current vein good of form taking 7th place in the A4 event.

Mondello Park Series
Another man who is enjoying a great run of form is Aaron Wade who took a fantastic result in the Mondello Park series last Tuesday evening coming home in 2nd place. This was yet another top class result by Aaron who was up against some of the best senior riders in the country and considering that he is only in his first year at Junior level, this is definitely a standout performance.

Midland League
The 2108 Midland League commenced earlier this month with members participating so far in the opening TT and road races in Castledaly and Birr. To date the Wheelers have not had any results of note but with numbers in depth there will no doubt be podium places in the coming weeks. 

Members are reminded that the club is hosting two rounds of this exciting league on May 17th and July 5th so please make note of these dates as Midland League riders will be required to marshal their home races. Please contact Steve Franzoni who is the Wheelers representative on the Midland League committee for more details.

Ian Lambden, centre, competing  in Wexford.
Ian Lambden, centre, competing  in Wexford.

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