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This year as part of Paddy’s weekend, Westport Covey Wheelers will be hosting 2 cycling events. The first of which is The Mickey Palmer Time Trial on the Saturday 17th March followed by The Bourke Waste Ras Mhaigh Eo on Sunday 18th.

 

The Mickey Palmer Time Trial Challenge is a 35km Individual Time Trial, a race against the clock. Starting at The Skate Park on the West Road heading for Louisburgh cyclists will start off at 9.30am at one minute intervals. The turnaround point will be at Old Head where competitors will be required to negotiate some tight turns before opening up the engines for the journey back to the finish line beside the garden centre. With a limited number of starting times available cyclists are being urged to pre-register by contacting westportcc@gmail.com. Entries are set at 10 euro and there will be prizes in all categories.

 

 

Read about the legendary Westport cyclist Mickey Palmer in the book: The Story of Mickey Palmer : Woollen Jerseys an’ Whiskey Legs.

The book gives an insight into the life of a top class national cyclist in the 50s and 60s, weaving a story that incorporates the legendary Ras Tailteann in the setting of 1950s Ireland.

 

You can purchase it online here.

 

Read a review of the book by the MayoNews here.

 

 

 

 

Mickey Palmer Time Trial Challenge 2012

 

Date: 17/03/2012
Start time: 9.30
Entry cost: 10 euro Limited to 60 slots
Distance: 35K
Contact name: Michael Brady
Contact number: 087-6811263
Start and sign on: Treeland, West Road from 8.30am on 17th March 2012

 

Prizes for:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall
  • 1st Woman, Fastest Covey, Novelty Prize.
  • Fastest Junior, Fastest U16, Fastest Girl.

Contact email to register and book slot: westportcc@gmail.com.we will post starting times on the website, facebook and by return email.

 


 

Bourke Waste Ras Mhaigheo 2012
Date: 18/03/2012
Start time: 1pm
Entry cost: 10 euro
Distance: 100km
Contact name: Michael Brady
Contact number: 087-6811263
Prizes for:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall
  • 1st Lady, 1st Junior, Best Placed Covey.

Route: Same as last year. See map here.
Sign On Castlecourt from 11.30am

 

Bourke Waste Ras Mhaigheo Underage 2012
Date: 18/03/2012
Start time: 10pm
Entry cost: 5 euro
Distance: Varied Categories: U16, U14, U12, U10
Contact name: Michael Brady
Contact number: 087-6811263

Prizes for:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall
  • 1st Lady

Route: Aughagower Loop.
Sign On Castlecourt from 9am

 


 

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