On Wednesday July 25th cycle racing will make a reappearance in the village of Tourmakeady, Its fourteen years since there was a race held in this beautiful part of the World beside Lough Mask, that year Junior World champion Mark Scanlon from Sligo won, in this year’s Tour De France current race leader Bradley Wiggins team Sky was once a competitor that Mark used to put to the sword, shows how high the standard of racing was at the time..
This year’s event promises to be a cracker, with 5laps of 5mile hilly circuit followed by 3laps of 1.5miles for a total distance of 29.5miles, take into account the hills in the area and it will surely be a talented rider that wins.
Race sign on at Tourmakeady hall from 6pm with racing for A1,A2,A3,A4 and club racers starting at 7.30pm sharp. This race will be a handicap event.
Prizes for the first 6 overall
Results Tourmakeady Festival Race
6th Richard Meaney Covey Westport CC
5th John Conroy western lakes cc
4th Noel Gibbons western lakes cc
3rd James Mc Greevey Covey Westport CC
2nd David Brody castlebar cc
1st Padraic Forde Galway bay cc
Big thanks to the Tourmakeady Festival Committee for putting on the event . To all the helpers, marshals and drivers a big thanks from Western Lakes CC