Coveys Wanted – CycloCross Race at Westport House
This Sunday our club are hosting the Cyclocross Race at Westport House Old Farmyard – 10.30AM/
It would be great to get a group from the club to participate. No specialist bikes required.
The event will take place over the grounds of Westport House Estate.
The race forms part of the Cyclocross Connacht League.
The race allows novice / experienced riders, young and old to get out on their bikes and try something new on a safe course. There will be an underage race, ladies and seniors.
Sign on at Old Farmyard located in Westport House Estate from 9.30 am. Underage Race starts at 10.30am and there will be multiple categories so all are welcome.
Anyone following sticky-bottle web site recently, will be aware that Cyclocross events are hugely popular throughout the country in the off season, as they are a good way of staining in shape, improving your bike handling skills and having some fun on a short circuit course, comprising of a mix of road, trails / woods and grass surfaces. The race allows both novice and experienced riders, young and old to get out on their bikes and try out racing on a safe circuit with a friendly atmosphere.
The race will consist of laps on a grass path surfaces and recommended bikes to be used for the events are Cyclocross race bike or a Mountain bike. You could also use a road bike with larger treaded tyres as the course is in reasonably good condition.
Directions from Westport Town – follow the signs for the Quay and Westport House at octagon for approx. 2km take sharp right turn at bottom of Quay Hill after Centra Shop continue for 1 km into the Westport House grounds and take left turn for the Old Farmyard – race venue and sign on at left hand side.