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” or embarking on a Gravel sportif for the first time, our top priority is to get everyone across the finish line in one piece, so please take the time to read the event briefing in full before you hit the start line! 

Note: There can be some changes to the course and event as we have had to adapt to updated Covid-19 protocols in relation to sporting events. This briefing contains the most up to date information. 

Summary of Events:





Check in

The Skelp Blast

The Towers Bar and Restaurant, The Quay, Westport, F28 V650

16:30-17:30  17th September


Check in:

The Bothy

Wild Nephin

Westport Bike Shop, Newport Road, Westport, F28P8Y4

17:30-20:00  17th September

08:00-08:45 am Saturday 18th September ONLY

Start/Finish Point

All events

The Towers Bar and Restaurant, The Quay, Westport, F28 V650


Start Time


Skelp Blast, Friday 17th

Wild Nephin 100K

The Bothy 60K






60k participants will not be allowed to go out on the course earlier than 10am


Event Briefing

10 mins before you start


Important Phone Numbers:


Please save these numbers to your mobile phone in advance of event start.


For medical or mechanical emergencies only – NOT for punctures!!

Event Director:

Padraig Marrey — 0877992857

Bryan Hyland – 086 1740860





Public parking* is available in the following locations:

–          Limited road parking at the quay area

–          Public car parks in the town centre (2 in Mill Street, 2 in James Street) 


*Pay and Display coin-operated machines with hourly and day rates available. 

Please leave plenty of time to get to the event sign-on as there will be a lot of traffic in Westport.

Please cycle to the start area where possible.

Prize Draw

There will be a spot prize draw for all finishers at the Towers bar from 4pm, have a chat about the day and exchange your gravel stories will be Fun..

 Full brief document here: GGW participant brief 2021 final