Sportives

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
months.

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 pagehttp://www.shannonsidecc.com/what-is-new/item/180-tour-of-the-heartlands. 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 http://ow.ly/uZSe50mis8M


Upcoming Westmeath Sportive

Upcoming Westmeath Sportive

Pink Ribbon Tour

posted 27 Aug 2018, 06:33 by Kevin Monaghan

(By Shay O'Toole - Sun 26th August 2018)   

The first week in September was, for many years synonymous amongst Lakeside Wheelers members as the week of the Into the West Charity Cycle organised by our own Joe Duffy. Well, after a few years on the Race the Ras wagon, Joe is now at the helm of a new charity event known as the Pink Ribbon Tour. 

Pink RIbbonThe Pink Ribbon tour is a new three-day charity sportive in aid of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute. This new cycle will depart Mullingar on Friday 7th September, bringing the riders across the Sleive Bloom Mountains en route to Limerick. 

Day two sees the peloton ride from Limerick to Kinvara in Co. Galway while day three will sees the riders return to from Kinvara to Mullingar. 

The three days will include a total of 380kms cycling and incorporate the Old Rail Trail from Athlone to Mullingar on the final day.

Ring of Kerry Charity Sportive

posted 10 Jul 2018, 01:22 by Kevin Monaghan

(By Shay O'Toole - Sun. 8th July 2018)   
The annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle took place last Saturday and as usual, Lakeside Wheelers was well represented. Large numbers of D and C group riders travelled to ”The Kingdom” where they were blessed with beautiful weather for this very scenic 181km sportive. Well done to all who took part.

A group of Lakeside Wheelers members posing with Charlie Chaplin in Waterville during the Ring of Kerry cycle.
A group of Lakeside Wheelers members posing with Charlie Chaplin 
in Waterville during the Ring of Kerry cycle.

Leinster Loop

posted 2 Jul 2018, 07:58 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 3 Jul 2018, 01:39 ]

(By Shay O'Toole - Sun 1st July 2018)   
One of the most popular Sportives in recent years is the Leinster Loop which is a charity event based in Co. Kildare. Last Sunday a sizable group of Lakeside Wheelers members participated in this event which is reported on by Mark Monaghan in the following piece...

A large group of Lakeside Wheelers members at the Leinster Loop
A large group of Lakeside Wheelers members at the Leinster Loop.

"On a day made for cycling all roads led to the town of Athy and in particular, St. Laurences GAA club where Lakeside Wheelers had a contingent of at least forty members decked out in the yellow, blue and red for the annual Leinster Loop. This event is run over two distances of 100kms and 145kms with the club very well represented in both categories.

To say the route was testing would be an understatement, from the get-go there was plenty of climbing taking in some of the hard climbs commonly used during the annual Des Hanlon race.

I have to say that this was one of the best events I've had the pleasure of taking part in. It was expertly run with great signage and plenty of marshals at all junctions. Well done to all who took part and for supporting the NBCRI and various other charities which this sportive is in aid of.

Well done to all who took part, I hope you enjoyed it. I know I certainly did in that weird sort of way only we cyclists understand!"

Richie Lenihan, Aidan Farrell, Lorcan Caffrey and Andy Richmond looking relaxed at the Leinster Loop
Richie Lenihan, Aidan Farrell, Lorcan Caffrey and Andy Richmond loooking relaxed at the Leinster Loop.

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