Western lakes scenery to attract large numbers of cyclists

By Tommy Campbell, Irish Independent, Evening Herald, Sunday Independent Cyclists from all over...

By Tommy Campbell, Irish Independent, Evening Herald, Sunday Independent

Cyclists from all over Ireland are expected to converge on Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, on Saturday July 15 for the annual Tour of the Great Western Lakes leisure rides.

Over 60 cyclists took part last year and organisers are hoping to increase that figure, "The spin was very successful last year, and many who took part are returning again this year," said promoter Liam Horan.

The Tour is aimed at cyclists of all levels. There are three ride options available, the 40 km Tour of Lough Carra, the 70 km Mini-Tour of the Great Western Lakes and the full 140km lakes tour. "People can take part in whatever ride suits them best," said Horan,

"The Tour of the Great Western Lakes will make its way around Lough Mask, Lough Nafooey, Killary Fjord, and Lough Carra. These are some of the most scenic rides in the country," he added.

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