Gravel Grind West Photos and report

Gravel Grind West was a great success for off-road cycling in the West Mayo area.   The weekend kicked off with an introduction to cycling off road. With the finish line setup and the picturesque features around  the pond down at the Quay it was the ideal setting for a youths event. Cycling Connacht and…

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Gravel Grind West Strava results

The Strava 110k women’s event results.   Overall 1st Sara Canny Western Lakes Cycling Club 2nd Marcia Salvador TC Racing – Cycling Team 3rd Eve Daly Galway Bay Cycling Club   Thanks to prize sponsors Westport Bike Shop Ltd, Nuasan Marrey Bikes the Towers bar and restaurant and Raceface events   110k Strava segment and…

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Gravel Grind West details and itinerary.

Gravel Grind West Itinerary Saturday 17th September Kids Check in: From 12 TO 12.50 at the Towers Bar & Restaurant Marquee The Quay Westport. Kids cycling activities with Daire Feeley from 1-3pm at the grass area around the pond.   Please park responsibly in the dedicated carparks, no parking in front of shops or business…

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Gravel ride on the road less traveled

Cycling takes many forms with a lot of different types of bikes. Of late, gravel biking has taken off and cyclists have taken to the trails, boreieens and byways to explore the way less travelled. Gravel Grind West taking place on September 17th and 18th in Westport, bringing the biggest gravel biking event of its kind ever…

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Sure why would you do an Ultra cycling event …

The Wild Mayo Ultra “The Passover” By Michael Brady.   The seed was sown after seeing last year’s event, my brother Noel did the 2021 Mayo Ultra 300k so I felt if he can do it then so can I! The Brady’s are a tad competitive and I have a reputation to keep… So I…

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Wild Mayo 300. Decent First Half, Tough Second Half & The Joy of Chicken Sandwiches (by Darragh Delaney)

Darragh Delaney Wild Mayo Ultra Finish Line

Preparation & Planning For 2022 I decided to take on the 300km route unsupported. The spirit of being an unsupported participant means that you cannot use outside help. Bring everything you need on the bike. If you suffer a mechanical or a puncture it’s up to you to fix it. There’s no help from anyone.…

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Sean Hernon’s recap on his Wild Mayo Ultra 650 victory

Sean Heron Galway Bay CC I had been looking forward to the Wild Mayo Ultra Race for quite some time given it’s a relatively new race and it covers lots of previously unexplored roads for me. Training was going well up to the end February but I then missed 6-7 weeks between covid, a new…

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Mc Hale Run Mayo results

Results of the McHale Run Mayo events at Ballinrobe Races course. The inaugural Run Mayo event was organised to celebrate Mayo month by attracting runners, walkers, and joggers to the safe confines of the Ballinrobe racecourse. The ambitious organisers, Raceface, hosted three multi-distance events at the same time on the ambulance track of the racecourse.…

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Wild Mayo Ultra Results 2022

Ultra-cyclists dig deep in Wild Mayo Fifty ultra-cyclists from around the country arrived in Westport to take on the routes of the Wild Mayo Ultra. With a choice of three routes, most of the participants opted for the shorter distances of 300 and 200 kilometers. Five toughened Ultra men took on the notoriously hard 650k…

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Moan or get on with it by Sean Mulligan

Sean Mulligan – Bohermeen Cycling Club – Wild May 300Km – Solo – Unsupported 14th May 2022 – “looked around, couldn’t see anyone to moan too so had to shut up and get on with it” I Didn’t really go to Mayo with any major expectations. A little hope and confirmation that my training was…

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