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The Bogman cometh

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A firm favourite in the cycle race calendar, this year’s Bogman 2 Day Cycle takes place on August 27 and 28. Now in its seventh year, the weekend provides for two days of challenging racing in north west Connemara with cyclists from all over the country competing. Last year, Mark Reilly from Lucan Cycling Road club…

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Photo: Boyd Challenger

Jigsaw Giro to visit Clifden

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The 2016 Giro D’Galway charity cycle tour, which was launched last month, will see the event visit Clifden on its 360km tour of county Galway. This cycle tour starts from Renville in Oranmore, and has four stage stops over the two days, in Clifden, Tuam, Portumna and Gort. The Giro raises funds to support Jigsaw Galway and their free,…

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Members of Galway Cycling Clubs John and Darach Behan, David Caffrey, Michael Gannon, Liz Hastings, Aidan Reade, Alistair McKinstry, Joe Tummon, Michael Gallagher, Ronan and Nigel Forde, Padraic Benson, Kevin Owens and Croí Fundraising Manager, Barry McCann attending the launch of this year’s Étape Connemara, which takes place on Sunday August 16th in aid of the Heart and Stroke charity, Croí. The 150km chip timed cycling sportive through Connemara is now in its third year and if you are up for the challenge registration is open at www.croi.ie . Photo: Paul Fennell

International riders to take part in 150km Croí fundraiser

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Sunday August 16 will see the return of the third annual Étape Connemara. This popular chip timed cycle sportive attracts both national and international riders. Entrants can tackle a choice of 100km or 150km courses, which are open to both club and leisure riders. The event is all in aid of Croí, the Galway-based heart…

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Rás returns with a packed weekend of cycling

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Rás Chonamara returns this Easter Bank Holiday weekend for an exciting weekend of cycling across the region. For the first time, the Rás has been included in the National Series – recognition of the hard work put in by organisers over the past six years. The event has had no major sponsor and relies on…

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Tight at the top in Rás 2014

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You always have to take your chances on the weather when running an event at Easter in Connemara, but this year the sun made a welcome and extended appearance for the Rás Chonamara. Due to financial constraints, the organisers had to make the tough decision to go back to a one-day event. A lack of…

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Vintage race to mark Giro d’Italia

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This year’s Tour de Conamara will take place on Saturday May 24 – and to mark the starting of the Giro d’Italia in Ireland, this year’s event will also include a vintage bike category which will involve classic racing bikes and participants competing in heritage cycling clothing. Cyclists dressed in vintage cycling gear from the…

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Registration now open for one-day Rás event

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For the past few years the whizzing of bike chains has become a familiar sound around the roads of Connemara. Rás Chonamara started out as a one-day event and built its status up to a three-day, four-stage cycle race, with cyclists from all over the country entering the race in a bid to take home…

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