Posts by John Lenehan

Sports Nutrition Workshop

Westport Triathlon Club is hosting a workshop on sport nutrition for training and racing on Friday the 13th of May between 7-9 pm. The venue location will be in Westport Town somewhere. The closing date for sign up is this Friday at 6pm! Do you want to know more about: Full dietary and body composition analysis with…

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2015 National Youth Championships -UPDATE

Westport Covey Wheelers Cycling Club wishes to extend the warmest welcome to all those travelling to, and participating in, the 2015 National Youth Cycling Championships August 29th and 30th Registration is now open Register Now Cost is 30 euro and closes on August 26th. You will need to sign into your cycling Ireland account to register…

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Mayo.ie Rás Team Profiles

Rider Profiles There are currently four Westport Covey Wheelers & four Castlebar CC riders training together since October for the Mayo.ie Rás Team 2015, lets meet them: Name: Richard Meaney Club: Westport Covey Wheelers Occupation: Biomedical R&D Engineer How long have you been bike racing: Just 2 years Hopes for 2015 season: Enjoy it… and…

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Ring of The Reek – Minister Ring launches Westportif 2015

 Minister Michael Ring officially launched the Westportif cycle, at Monaghan’s Skoda Castlebar, Co . Mayo. The West of Ireland’s most spectacular leisure cycle takes place on Saturday 18th July 2015 and is part of the ŠKODA Cycle Series in association with Independent News & Media. Nicknamed “Ring of the Reek” the Westportif routes circumnavigate Croagh…

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Rás Mhaigh Eo Stage 1 Classification

Classification Stage 1 Rás Maigh Eó   Organiser Noel Brady Stage 14th March 2015 Arrival classification Currane & Achill   Average speed of winner 40,854km/h Distance 88,53km Commencement 2:00pm   Position No. Rider Team Category Time Gap 1. 73 Henry Cooke LCC A3 2.10’01” 2. 12 Liam Corcoran Castlebar CC A3 2.10’01” 3. 118 Daire…

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Stage 1 Race Report

Limerick CC Henry Cook takes Stage 1 of Rás Mhaigh Eo Ras Mhaigh Eo Race Stage 1 Race Report On a near perfect morning,  the weather at last trying to put the winter behind us 130 plus riders signed on for Rás Mhaigh Eo with big teams and strong riders stage 1 was always going to…

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Meet the 2015 Rás Team

We’ve decided to keep track of our preparation for the An Post Ras 2015 which will be visiting Mayo in May by putting together a blog. This will shed some light on what it takes to make it to the start line of the race, introduce the Mayo.ie Rás team and share their thoughts, hopes…

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Rás Mhaigh Eo 2015 – Click here to register

  The Rás Mhaigh Eó 2015 is taking place over the 14th and 15th of March. Based in Westport this event has gone from strength to strength and is open to A2 and A3 riders with A4 and youth races also in the line up. Choose your event: [jbutton color=”white” size=”xlarge” link=”http://www.westportcc.ie/rasmhaigheo”]Click here for Rás Mhaigh Eó 2 Day…

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Bike Maintenance

Performing regular maintenance, during the winter months in particular, on a bicycle will improve its performance and longevity, and reduce the risk of breakdowns. The exact schedule for a particular bicycle will depend on how it is used: its weekly mileage, the weather conditions, road surface conditions and so on. Most parts will need attention…

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Cycling Etiquette

Etiquette and Technique For those new to group cycling in races, touring events or on club runs there are plenty of unwritten rules, traditions and techniques that are quickly acquired and will make the experience safer and more enjoyable for all. Here is a brief summary: The group rides in two abreast formation. Pair off…

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