Sportives

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

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

Watch here for updates!

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.

Tour Of The Lakes Rounds Off Spectacular Bike Week

posted 18 Jun 2018, 01:50 by Kevin Monaghan

(By Shay O'Toole - Sun. 17th September 2018)   
Sunday morning brought a breezy, misty day which was not exactly what event organisers had hoped for but, it still did not deter the huge crowd of cyclists who travelled to Mullingar for the club’s annual sportive.

With sign-on complete and all the groups lined up it was a great sight to see so many cyclists depart the clubhouse for the 120km, 80km and 50km route options. The bulk of the riders headed north through Crookedwood, Collinstown, Fore, Castlepollard, Coole and Multy before returning back to the Barracks for refreshments. Refuelled, the 120km entrants then left for a fast 50km spin to Ballynacarrigy, Skeagh, Milltown and Ballymore where they turned left to come back to base via Uisneach, Loughnavalley and Ballinea.

Dan O'Toole, Pairic Devine and Mark Horohoe get set for Tour of the Lakes 2018.
Dan O'Toole, Pairic Devine and Mark Horohoe get set for Tour of the Lakes 2018.

This annual event always caters for riders of all abilities and standards and this year was no exception. A smaller group of beginners and novice riders took to the Canal Blueway, the roads and the Old Rail Trail for a more leisurely 50km spin which was enjoyed by visitors and members alike.

With the cycling over, all riders enjoyed a nice hot meal and refreshments in the Youth Cafe.

Once again, thanks to everyone who helped make this day a great success including all the cyclists from clubs around Ireland who travelled to participate, the members of Lakeside Wheelers, Dunne and Nugent and Outdoor Escape. A special word of thanks is due to Karyn Morgan and her team at Youth Cafe for the excellent hospitality and friendliness which they afforded everybody on the day.

Ciaran O'Brien, Claire Malone, Colin Yates, Billy Cunnane, Mary Taffe, Brendan Kiernan, Philip O'Hara and Andy Vambeck, all Lakeside Wheelers, at the 2018 Tour of the Lakes.
Ciaran O'Brien, Claire Malone, Colin Yates, Billy Cunnane, Mary Taffe, Brendan Kiernan, Philip O'Hara and Andy Vambeck, all Lakeside Wheelers, at the 2018 Tour of the Lakes.

The Beginners Group enjoying a spin on the Canal during the 2018 Tour of the Lakes.
The Beginners Group enjoying a spin on the Canal during the 2018 Tour of the Lakes.

Tour of the Lakes This Weekend

posted 12 Jun 2018, 14:31 by Kevin Monaghan

(By Shay O'Toole - Sun. 10th June 2018)   
Two days after the club hosts the Criterium Championships it will be all hands on deck again as the annual Tour of the Lakes sportive takes place on Sunday, June 17th. This leisure event is expected to attract over 200 cyclists to Mullingar for a day of cycling around the midlands. The route takes in Collinstown, Castlepollard Coole, Multyfarnham, Ballynacarrigy, Skeagh, Ballymore, Loughnavalley and Mullingar. 

Sign-on opens at 8am at the clubhouse with the first groups leaving at 10am. There will be three distance options of 120kms, 80kms and 30kms so, as usual, there is something for all abilities. 

Refreshments will be served at the midway point with hot food available at the end of the Tour. Please support your club and register for the 2018 Tour of the Lakes.

Tour of The Lakes


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