Gravel Grind West itinerary

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. We are delighted to be able to go ahead with the event this year, albeit within the limitations of Covid-19. Whether you are a “pro”…

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Gravel Grind West launched

  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 the biggest gravel biking event of its kind ever to be held in the Republic of Ireland to Westport, the adventure capital of Ireland. Enjoy…

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

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 my experiences during it.  The event itself is the brainchild of Padraig Marrey and Bryan Hyland. Both are no strangers to mega challenges. Padraig has…

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The Salt Grinder by Noel Brady

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 who reckon that Padraig Marrey looks at a geographical feature or route on a map and then without anyone even noticing, he will have it…

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An ode to the humble choc ice (By John Magee 300k finisher)

Saturday 24th July, I had the date marked in the calendar for about two months, once I had brought myself around to the idea of a 300km ride.  It sounded OK… I’d have a fair bit of training done and the weather would be decent.  Alas the weather wasn’t decent, it was brutal! John Magee,…

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Ultra-cyclist scorch around Wild Mayo.

The Wild Mayo Ultra attracted a very niche breed of cyclist to Westport for the weekend of July 23 to 25th,  for 72 hours these unique athletes were seen around town soaking up the atmosphere before, during and after the event.  The numbers partaking may be small but each brought their own support crews, supporters…

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Wild Mayo Ultra 650k route description

The Wild Mayo 650 Ultra starts in the adventure capital of Ireland Westport; the route leaves the bustling coastal town and hugs the coast line to the surfer’s paradise Mecca of Louisburgh before returning inland to take on the first of many magnificent climbs! First up and not long into the event we have “The Maum”,…

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WILD MAYO Ultra Cycle events launch in Westport

Westport is re-establishing itself as the Adventure Capital of Ireland.  The town is well known for its association with adventure racing and now the extreme discipline of Ultra Cycling is coming to the port.   Ireland West Promotion group are the event promoters, with help from local clubs.  The course has been strategically plotted around…

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Want to try an ultra cycling event ?

Most people follow the crowd, do the tried and trusted sportif thing while keeping well clear of events where you must cycle alone. But, are those that don’t go on a personal journey of self exploration missing out?   One must commit! An Ultra is not the same as other events, you must commit early…

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Ireland West Duathlon report 2020 with full category breakdown.

The 2020 Bridge Signs Ireland West Duathlon Series had another great year with over 400 participants taking part in one or more events, it was also the most competitive yet with the last event deciding who the winners would be in the male and female categories. Considering the weather we had we were lucky to…

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