Ireland West Duathlon Series postponed

Due to the uncertainties caused by the pandemic and the implications for us as organisers to run a safe event, we have taken the decision to postpone the series over the winter months. 
 
We would like to thank all our supporters, sponsors and most of all the participants.
 
Stay tuned for some very exciting news about new events for the West of Ireland.
 
2  x Ultra cycling events and 2 x Gravel off road events.
 
There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Wild Mayo Ultra

ENDURANCE CYCLING EVENT

Mayo 650 Ultra

Saturday July 24th @ 10 am | Start/Finish Westport

650 km of cycling on the most beautiful roads in Ireland. Add some spectacular climbs and this event will test every ounce of your being! The challenge is to complete a lap of County Mayo! Can you do it under 24 hours?

Mayo Furnace 300K

Saturday July 24th @ 7am | Start/Finish Westport

The Furnace 300 km takes in all of the coastal roads and iconic climbs of the 650 but is achievable in daylight hours. This challenge will test your resolve and the Mayo Coast will give you a new perspective. Test the waters and give it a go…

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off-road Cycling Event

Event 1

Skelp blast

Friday September 17th @ 7 pm | Start/Finish Westport

The Skelp Blast is an off road 26.5 km timed challenge up over the Skelp pass and around a fabulous course at the back of Croagh Patrick. The route terrain varies suiting all off-road and gravel bikes.

Event 2

Wild Nephin

Saturday September 18th @ 10 am | Start/Finish Westport

A timed 100 km event starting at the Westport Quay via the Great Western Greenway to Funace lake in Newport toward the Bangor trail and then home. It is challenging, remote, off-road with amazing scenery. The route suits all off-road and gravel bikes.

Event 3

The Bothy

Saturday September 18th @ 10.15 am | Start/Finish Westport

If you are new to gravel or just want something a bit shorter than the Wild Nephin then why not try THE BOTHY?, a timed event with most of the thrills and spills of the Wild Nephin but covered in 60 km. The route suits all off-road and gravel bikes.

Latest News

Gravel Grind West itinerary

September 14, 2021

Gravel Grind West 2021 Event Brief Gravel Grind West (Skelp Blast, The Bothy 60 & Wild Nephin 100) which will take place on Friday and Saturday, 17th & 18th September.…

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Gravel Grind West launched

August 18, 2021

  Gravel Grind West: Going off The Beaten Track to Experience the Thrill of Gravel Biking Gravel Grind West taking place on September 17th and 18th in Westport, will bring…

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2021 Wild Mayo Ultra 650. Lots of Heat, Hills, & Beautiful Scenery (by Darragh Delaney)

August 7, 2021

On July 25th, 2021 I completed the Wild Mayo Ultra 650km cycling event. In this blog, I take a look back on my preparation leading up to the event and…

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The Salt Grinder by Noel Brady

August 4, 2021

Noel Brady above  Herself said no, but then she relented when she learned that I planned to cycle “only 300k” and not the 650k Wild Mayo Ultra. There are those…

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