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Polkadot Challenge Leisure Cycle



Promoted by Western Lakes CC


Sign up now for the 2012 Polkadot Challenge to avail of the “early bird” discount, which is available to 4th May


The Polkadot Challenge has become established as one of the best club-run leisure cycling challenges in Ireland, and over the past number of years has attracted cyclists from every corner of the country. Participants will be able to enjoy the breath-taking scenery around the West’s beautiful lakes along the undulating roads of the Partry, Sheefrey and Joyce Country Hills that have become synonymous with this event. You can choose from a 160km or 80km route, depending on your level of fitness and experience.  With over 1000m of climbing, the 160km route is designed to challenge more experienced leisure cyclist and consists of a mixture of flat sections around the West’s lakes and the hill climbs through the mountainous sections of the course. The 80km route has only one climb (Maamtrasna) and is achievable for any cyclist who puts in a few months training ahead of the event. 


Full route details can be viewed on Map my Ride by following the links below

Polkadot Fada (160k):  https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/30300244

Polkadot Beag (80k):  https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/9765842


All the routes are well marked out and there will be support vehicles, food stops, and regular drink top-ups along each of the routes.


Club members are always available to lend a helping hand or a word of encouragement to newcomers. All you need is a well serviced bike, a helmet, water bottle, spare tube, and with the right preparation between now and then you too can complete the West’s Ultimate Cycling Challenge.




You can also contact Marie on 087 7819954 or Breege on 087 753 6026  for further information. Sign in from 7:30am; Event Starts at 9am Sharp.