Westportif is a dual venture between Westport Covey Wheelers and Western Lakes Cycling Clubs. The event is run by an independent Westportif committee, which is made up entirely of volunteers from both clubs, who use Westportif to fund and develop the sport at grassroots.
Westport Covey Wheelers
Westportif is the Covey’s primary fundraising event, bringing all the club’s cycling disciplines, including youths, leisure, ladies, offroad and racers, together to bring you this fantastic sportif. Everyone plays their part in making the event a success, from creating route maps to marketing, communicating with participants, helping with registration, marshalling, capturing stunning photography and drone footage, directing traffic and keeping our participants safe, not to mention fuelling the riders with our event refreshments.
The event has steadily grown year on year, and despite the setbacks of Covid-19 and subsequent event cancellations, we had a successful return in 2021 and 2022. We will see the event go from strength to strength in the coming years, offering some of the most scenic cycling routes in the world coupled with West of Ireland hospitality.
Western Lakes Cycling Club
Westportif allows us to showcase the beautiful landscape that we are lucky enough to cycle in every week. It’s only when you cycle with a group of friends along the Westportif course that you really appreciate how lucky we all are to live in this stunning part of Ireland.
Western Lakes CC is all about doing and experiencing things together and promoting cycling in our area. If Westportif can inspire people to continue to cycle and can encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle, then that’s worth doing well.