Bog Week 2 Day Cycle Race- Aug 31st/Sept 1st
A Feast Of Cycling For Conamara Bog Week 2 Day 2013
On August 31st & Sept 1st, there will be a feast of cycling which is being run in conjunction with Western Lakes Cycling Club, one of the finest cycling clubs in the west of Ireland. This is the second year of the Conamara Bog Week 2 Day Cycle Race which will provide the competitors with a challenging course and two days of exciting riding” says JJ Flaherty, one of the organizers of the event.
Saturday 31st – sign on The Marian Hall Tullycross 12.30pm. First Stage 80km – 2.00pm start.
This race is for categories A1, A2, A3 and Jnr.
Also on Saturday, a race open to A4’s will take place. It is a 60km race over an exciting course, sign in at 12.30pm at The Marian Hall Tullycross. Race start 2.10pm. The winner will receive the Conamara Bog Week Shield which is sponsored by Rogan’s Gala Store, Tully.
Sunday 1s t – Stage 2A – 9.00am Letterfrack. Time Trial – 8km.
Stage 2B – 1.00pm Tullycross – 90km.
The winner of the Conamara Bog Week 2 Day Cycle Race will be presented with the beautiful and prestigious Gogarty Cup which is sponsored by Renvyle House Hotel. As Ronnie Counihan – General Manager of Renvyle House Hotel stated ‘We are delighted to sponsor Conamara Bog Week and especially the bike races as the founder of Renvyle House Hotel, Oliver St. John Gogarty was not only a leading literary figure but was also a first class cyclist’. Presentation will take place in the Renvyle Inn where all the riders will be treated to refreshments after some grueling days of cycling.
This promises to be a great weekend of cycling with some fine riders taking part over a challenging and breathtakingly beautiful course. These races put cycling on the map in the Conamara area and give support and encouragement to local riders such as John James Flaherty and John O’Halloran who have been wonderful advocates for cycling, a considerable sport in Conamara. This is the fifth year of the partnership between CEECC and Western Lakes CC and each year the number of riders taking part is growing. “We look forward to a brilliant weekend” says Joe Rogan of Rogan’s Gala.
Last year’s winner Ryan Sherlock of Polygon Sweetnice will return to defend his title and will be reinforced by his team members. “Not only will riders be assured of two days of exciting riding but they will be made feel especially welcome in one of the most beautiful places in Ireland” says Leo Hallissey Director CEECC.