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Nutrition Advice from HIGH5 Sports Nutrition

By Michael Flynn | July 12, 2016

We developed the HIGH5 Advanced Nutrition Guides so you can use sports nutrition correctly and perform at your best. They are sports specific and cover every major event distance. Below is our step-by step guide to Sportive Nutrition. If you want some background information or to check out guides for other sports then you can…

Winter conditions didn’t dampen successful Westportif

By John Lenehan | August 9, 2015

Cyclists of all abilities  made their way to Westport for the Westportif Cycle Challenge  in anticipation of a great  weekend of cycling, despite the wet and windy conditions that participants had to endure.  Over 70% of the participants were from outside of Connacht, Westport’s name as an adventure capital of Ireland  still has a big…

Cycling Safety Guidelines

By John Lenehan | July 16, 2015

Hi again As we count down to Westportif, we wanted to focus on cycling skills and safety. Now is the time to get your bike serviced so that it is ready for the sportif. Here is a checklist to help you: Check your bike, for loose, worn or rubbing parts. Oil and clean chain. Check…

Westportif Checklist

By John Lenehan | July 16, 2015

Really important Helmet Bike Cycling shoes (If you intend using them) Inner tubes Emergency patching kit Pump Tyre levers Multi tool including Allen keys Saddle bag Lock Clothing Bib shorts Socks Jersey Base layer Gloves Sunglasses And depending on the conditions Rain jacket Gilet Arm warmers Nutrition Water bottles Electrolyte/carbohydrate tablets Energy bars/gels/foods – Fruit…

Clew Bay Garden Bike Trail Announced

By John Lenehan | July 12, 2015

Join in as we discover some of Westport’s beautiful gardens by bike at 2 pm on Sunday the 19th July. Meeting point: Westport College of Further Education, Newport Rd. Cost: €5 (donated to charity) Meeting at the Westport College of Further Education, we will explore the fruit and veg of the horticultural students in their…

Westportif Training Plan Week 10

By John Lenehan | July 10, 2015

[responsive][/responsive]   Boom! you have reached week 10. Congrats to all who have made it this far. This an easy week to give your body a rest for the big event. Rest as much as possible this week and use the extra time check your kit and bike to make sure everything is it tip…

Rules and Etiquette for Safe Group Cycling

By John Lenehan | July 9, 2015

The ethos of the Westportif  has always been to encourage new cyclists to get involved and have fun while doing so. However it is important that we all get there safely so for that reason you are expected to familiarise yourself with the following safety points and put them into practice on training cycles and…

Westportif Training Plan Week 9

By John Lenehan | July 3, 2015

[responsive][/responsive]   Week 9, can you believe it! One more week on building then you will be over the final hump. Its really important to mind yourself over the next two weeks where possible. All of this training will have taken its toll on your body and you will be more susceptible to catching any type…

Weekly update 3 from our Westportif warriors

By John Lenehan | June 30, 2015

With 2 1/2 weeks to go our weekend warriors are feeling the impact on their bodies. Read about how they are progressing for Westportif. Wednesday Evening 24th June I was hoping that the swelling in my knee and ankle would have gone down by today but unfortunately they hadn’t. On advice from the physio I…

Westportif Training Plan Week 8

By John Lenehan | June 26, 2015

[responsive][/responsive]   Back in the driving seat again for two weeks. We hope you are managing to keep yourself motivated. You should be feeling very confident about cycling fitness at this stage. Even if you not, keep trying to make the sessions because when you are cycling with a group on the day, they will…