Upcoming Local Sportive to Support

posted 13 Oct 2019, 04:20 by Site Admin

Wheelers Take to the Sportive Circuit

posted 17 Sept 2019, 14:19 by Site Admin   [ updated 17 Sept 2019, 14:25 ]

(By Shay O'Toole )

Over the last few weeks Lakeside Wheelers members made a big impression at the end of season sportives in the locality. With the evenings drawing in and the bulk of the summer events now behind us, there was a good turnout at events such as the Pat Colgan in Tullamore, the Clonard CC spin and the tour of the Boyne.

Tullamore Cycling Club has been hosting the Pat Colgan Memorial for several years and the annual trip across the Slieve Bloom Mountains is always a favourite with both the competitive and leisure members of Lakeside Wheelers. In recent years the event has added an extreme 4-Peaks challenge to the day which incorporates ascents of the Cut, Wolftrap, Glendine and back over the Cut again. This is proving to be very popular and attracted a big group of Wheelers.

Another local spin is the Clonard Cycling Club annual day out which this year was commemorating the club’s 10th anniversary. As it happened, this year the organisers choose a route which saw the riders travel roads very well known to the Wheelers participating. The spin left Clonard and headed to Kinnegad, Killucan, Cloughan, Crookedwood and Multy before doing a loop of Ballinagall and returning along the same roads again. The weather was perfect and a good day was had by all.

Lastly, there was another group of Wheelers who went to Co. Meath to ride the Tour of the Boyne which was another enjoyable spin.

Jim Murray, Daria Mattimoe, Michael Butler and Tom Allen at the Pat Colgan Memorial Sportive.
Jim Murray, Daria Mattimoe, Michael Butler and Tom Allen at the Pat Colgan Memorial Sportive.

Paddy Whelan, Graham Morgan and Donie Kelliher at the Clonard 10th Anniversary Sportive

Jim Murray, Pat Liddy and Eddie MacMenamin at the Tour of the Boyne.

Pat Colgan Challenge

posted 26 Aug 2019, 02:06 by Site Admin   [ updated 26 Aug 2019, 03:55 ]

The Tullamore Cycling Club promoted Pat Colgan Memorial cycle was held last Sunday. This annual event is a favourite with Lakeside Wheelers members and comprises of varying ways to criss cross the famous Cut and Wolftrap climbs in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Well done to all who represented the club at this sportive.
Eoghan Kevlihan, Seamus Killian, Pauric Devine, John Raleigh and Paul Murtagh at the Pat Colgan Sportive in Tullamore.

Tour Of The Lakes 2019

posted 2 Jul 2019, 13:45 by Site Admin

(By Shay O'Toole)
The club’s big day on the Leisure front was staged on Sunday, June 16 th with the annual Tour
of the Lakes sportive proving to be a major success once again. Over 150 riders from all over
Leinster turned up at the clubhouse for the 10am start and all the hard work by the
organisation committee was rewarded with a beautiful sunny morning.
As usual the various groups were arranged according to the proposed speeds and all were
group led by designated Lakeside Wheelers members. Following a short safety speech from
race organiser Joe Duffy, the groups departed on the first leg of the event which was an 80km
spin around Loughs Lene and Derravaragh via Crookedwood, Castlepollard, Collinstown,
Fore, Castlepollard, Coole and Multyfarnham. Having completed this very scenic but hilly
spin the riders returned to base for some refreshments before heading back out on the second
leg. This took them on a 50km route to Ballynacarrigy, Skeagh Hill, Ballymore and home via
Loughnavalley. With 130km done and some tired legs there was no shortage of takers for the
hot curry meal which awaited all participants on completion of their day. In keeping with the
Lakeside Wheelers tradition of accommodating all abilities, there were routes for those who
wanted to do just 80km and a more leisurely 30km spin which incorporated a spin along the
Royal Canal Blueway.
As mentioned above, these events require a lot of organisation to ensure a safe and enjoyable
day for all riders. Thanks to Ulrika Maher, Joe Duffy, and Paul Gibney for their hard work.
They were ably assisted by the sign-on crew, group leaders and back-up drivers. Thanks also
to the catering team at the Youth Cafe and special mention to the moto marshals who
provided much appreciated direction and safety along the entire route.

Sportive Updates

posted 4 Jun 2019, 04:41 by Site Admin   [ updated 4 Jun 2019, 04:48 ]

Over the last few weeks Lakeside Wheelers members have been attending Sportives all over the country from Beara in Cork to the Tour of Connemara. Social Officer Ulrika Maher has been very active posting all the upcoming events on the leisure front and ones to watch in the coming months are the Wicklow 200 on June 9th, the Ring of Clare on July 27th and most importantly, our own Tour of the Lakes on June 16th.

Tour of the Heartlands 2019

posted 13 May 2019, 04:08 by Site Admin

(By Shay O'Toole)
The Tour of the Heartlands is the annual sportive run by our near neighbours in Shannonside
Cycling Club which is based in Athlone. This is always a very well organised event and due
to the nature of the terrain, as leisure events go, it is generally a very fast spin. Starting from
Athlone town centre the route crosses the Shannon River before heading cross country to
Athleague in Co. Roscommon. From here the riders turned left along some very nice forest
roads into Ballinasloe, Co. Galway and return to Athlone along the old Galway road.
Fortunately it was a beautiful sunny day which led to very safe roads for the 110km trip. As
usual Shannonside laid on a great welcome and fantastic hospitality for the 160 riders who
signed on. Under a new Lakeside Wheelers initiative this was the first designated sportive of
2019 where the club subsidised the entry for all members. It turned out to be an extremely
successful venture with almost 40 members participating and judging by the feedback it was
very much appreciated by all. Many thanks to the organisers at Shannonside Cycling Club for
looking after everybody and hopefully there will be more events like this in the coming

Tea Break at TOL 2019

Tour of the Lakes 2019

posted 7 May 2019, 10:07 by Site Admin   [ updated 12 Jun 2019, 01:45 ]

On Sunday 16th of June 2019 Lakeside Wheelers will be hosting their annual Tour of the Lakes Sportive.

The route has now been added:

Group       Avg.          Distance Options

   1            32km/h     130km/80km
   2            28km/h     130km/80km
   3            25km/h     130km/80km
   4            22km/h     80km

   5            30km Beginners Leisure Cycle ( 12pm )

Tour of the Lakes 2019

Tour of the Heartlands - Sunday 5th of May

posted 25 Apr 2019, 10:04 by Site Admin

Shannonside CC in Athlone is holding its annual Tour of the Heartlands on Sunday 5th of May.
We are hoping Lakeside members will be interested in attending this event. This event will be a Lakeside Wheelers subsidised event.
Cyclists have a choice of 60km or 110km cycle - both starting from Pairc Ciaran, Athlone GAA Club at 10am. Both routes can be viewed on Shannonside website  or on Facebook page Registration is from 8.30am on the day.

Pat Jones Memorial Cycle

posted 9 Apr 2019, 13:01 by Site Admin   [ updated 9 Apr 2019, 13:02 ]

On Saturday the 20th Of April 2019 our neighbours Team 905 CC will promote the Pat Jones Memorial Cycle starting in Edenderry. Please support our neighbouring clubs. See attached flyer and route map.

The South Westmeath 100 - April 7th

posted 8 Mar 2019, 01:17 by Site Admin   [ updated 8 Mar 2019, 04:06 ]

We are very excited to announce today that Declan Slevins Trek To Toyko will be officially launched on April 7th 2019 at The South Westmeath 100.

The South Westmeath 100 will be a Cycling Event for all levels with distances of 100km and 65km. Registration will begin at 9am at "The Well" Moate and the registration fee will be €20. Cycle Route will be posted shortly....

For more info check out our event page

Upcoming Westmeath Sportive

Upcoming Westmeath Sportive

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