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14 things you get when you enter Westportif

By Michael Flynn | April 30, 2018

When you sign up for Westportif, you will receive a warm welcome from the Covies, Westport is a sea side town and is renown as the Adventure capital of Ireland. 1. A route that is Marshaled and wayward marked 2. Lead and support cars 3. Medical support 4. Three food/water stops per distance 5. Westportif…

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…

Sign On Times/Places & Start times

By Michael Flynn | July 12, 2016

Westportif sign on times and locations Friday 11th May at Monaghan’s Skoda Showroom, Castlebar from 3.30pm-8.30pm Saturday 12th May at Westport Leisure Park, Westport from 6.30am – 8am for 120/160k Saturday 12th May at Westport Leisure Park, Westport from 7.30am – 9.30am for 80k Westportif start times The 160km cycle starts at 9.00 am 120k…

What to expect at Westportif 2018

By Michael Flynn | July 11, 2016

The Westportif routes are some of the most spectacular in the country, with mountains, lakes, valleys and scenery that will take your breath away. We have 3 distances to choose from 80km, 120km & 160km Here is a brief look at each distance and what it will take to get around the course. Remember to…

14 things you get when you enter Westportif

By Michael Flynn | June 23, 2016

When you sign up for Westportif, you will receive a warm welcome from the Covies, Westport is a sea side town and is renown as the Adventure capital of Ireland. 1. A route that is Marshaled and wayward marked 2. Lead and support cars 3. Medical support 4. Three food/water stops per distance 5. Westportif…

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…

Westportif 2015 Weekend Itinerary

By John Lenehan | July 15, 2015

    Friday 17th July – Bike Buffet Starts at Mill Time Hotel, Mill Street, Westport at 6.30pm Tickets cost €25 (€12.50 for under 12s) and can be bought from Westport Leisure Park or by calling 098 29160 by Wednesday 15th of July. Our last Bike Buffet sold out so make sure to buy your ticket early!…

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…