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Three years ago Galway Bay Cycling Club became the first club in the country to promote a road race with gravel sectors when it ran the inaugural Galway Classic. The club is about to launch another first for Ireland when the ‘Bog Trials’ take place on four Saturdays in February. This event inspired by the Galway Classic is the first gravel race series in the country and takes place entirely on gravel and unpaved roads in the bogs of east Galway. The races will be like a mixture of the cross, mountain biking and road racing and will favour those with strength and good bike handling skills. The four races will be run as an open league on 4.5k circuits in the bogs of east Galway. Those that have done the Galway Classic will be familiar with the tracks being used.

Round 1 Feb 5th – Killaclogher Bog (https://www.strava.com/routes/2913566418393194856)
Round 2 Feb 12th – Abbey Bog (https://www.strava.com/routes/2913569801840914534)
Round 3 Feb 19th – Killaclogher Bog (https://www.strava.com/routes/2913566418393194856)
Round 4 Feb 26th – Abbey Bog (https://www.strava.com/routes/2913569801840914534)
The event is open to all cyclists with an LC licence or higher and each race is limited to 30 riders. The following races will be run:

Men’s A Race 60 minutes (experienced road/cross/mountain bikers)
Men’s B Race 50 minutes (open to Cross, gravel and mountain bikes)
Women’s Race 50 minutes (open to Cross, gravel and mountain bikes)
Under 12/14/16 Races 15-45 minutes (open to Cross, gravel and mountain bikes)
Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSEmrNOtFtU

Sign on Start Time: 10:00 and parking will be at Abbeyknockmoy Community Centre (C7QC+W7 Abbeyknockmoy, County Galway) with races starting at 11 am each Saturday. For more information contact Mick Ruane at 0876 921 4950 or mickruane@eircom.net...online entry https://eventmaster.ie/event/nrMAhplH0v

TICKETS ON SALE! Strandrace Bettystown Beach 2022 / Starsky CC
Big announcements, we have open tickets for our Strandrace event. This is a sportive event so if you have a bike, you can easily join the cycle on Bettystown Beach, but I need to warn you it will not be an easy one.
Many of you will probably think what bike would be best for this occasion from what we can recommend: The first choice Mountain’s bike (MTB) second choice Cycle Cross bike with tyres width of 35mm at least. But this is up to you to decide that’s only our opinion.
As this is a sportive event, we are planning to give everyone a medal at the finish line so why not to grab your unique 2022 Strandrace medal. We are also planning to give trophies to those who stand out that day.
We are planning to start the cycle at 10:30 am on 6th February Sunday. Please cycle at least 5 minutes prior to the start to starting line. We are really excited to see you all back at our events and we wish you a great season 2022!
You can find the Strava route in the link below https://www.strava.com/routes/2914090264736696004
You can purchase your ticket link below for Strandrace Bettystown Beach 2022

Event Description:
Guest Speaker, Derek Finnegan from Physiotherapy and Nutrition Solutions, Derek has a wealth of experience both on and off the bike having ridden many of the top races in Ireland, the UK, and Abroad.
Agenda: Arrival 09:00 – 09:15
9:30am, Injury Prevention Pressentation
10:00 – 11:00, U12 Group Ride
10:00-12:00 U14/U16 Group Ride
12pm, Sports Nutrition Presentation
This is not a selection event for any future CUYA teams/races. The group rides will be at a controlled pace.
Sandwiches will be provided after the last presentation.
For any further info email, peterbrown31.pb@gmail.com

Where: 31 Ballycrummy Rd, Armagh BT60 4LB, Promoted by Shelbourne/Orchard CC