The Lough Key Classic Cycling Sportive took place in Boyle on Sunday May 15th in ideal weather conditions.
185 riders took to the roads of Roscommon, Leitrim and Sligo in what has been described as one of the best sportives held so far this year in Ireland.
Four organisations – Local branches Downs Syndrome Association, Sudden death in young sports people, Brothers of Charity and Boyle Scouts will benefit from the cycle and donations will be made and acknowledged in due course.
The event would not have been possible without the assistance of a large number of people to whom the Curlieu Wheelers club is gratefully indebted and would like to thank hereunder:
All those who came to Boyle and participated in the 60k and 120k cycles: Gardai in Boyle, Carrick on Shannon and Roscommon Traffic Corps: Roscommon Co Co Boyle office: Sligo Co Co: Sean Tansey and Abbey Community College: Langan’s Fruit & Veg: Ballyfarnon Community Centre: Geevagh Mens Shed and Honda 50 club: Kieran Roddy Catering with Teresa O’Dowd and Mary Horan: Mick Finn, Mark Finn and Damian Moran: Catering staff – Helen, Betty, Monica, Valerie, Tara and Marie: all who brought in food: Girls who assisted at registration: marshals: stewards: Richard Kennedy and Londis: David Gunning Trailcycling: Boyle Scouts: Keith Conroy: Patrick’s Well (for meetings): Order of Malta: local media: Padraig McCrann and Cooney Motors: Liam McNamara and Eugene O’Connor: Jim Gannon Vintage Bikes: Croghan Marshals John O’Dowd, Gary Beirne, Richie Gavigan, Noel Collins and David O’Connor and last but not least 93 year old Mrs Hughes in Kilmactranny who came out to the gate of her house and personally made a donation towards the event.
We are already looking forward to the 2017 Lough Key Classic.