In pursuit of time: Racing myself at the Tour de Conamara

In pursuit of time: Racing myself at the Tour de Conamara “Not now. Come on, please, not now!” I plead with my legs. I’m struggling to keep up with the group of cyclists strung out in a line in front of me. On the back of the chain I try to make the most of the slip-stream, inches from the …

Rhododendron & racers and a big yellow thing in the sky

What a day, what a weekend, we set off from Ballinasloe in the early hours of sat morning with a belly full of porridge , we had signed in in SKODA Monaghans, Galway the evening before and got some tasty pasta , our bikes were ready, we had a good gang going from our club Ballinasloe cc so we all met …

From California to Connemara

Nicole Marcoe from California shares her experiences at the 2016 SKODA Tour de Conamara.  She even managed to bring the Californian sunshine to the West of Ireland When it comes to travel my fiancé, John and I are on the same page… Carpe Diem, all the way.  If an opportunity comes up, then go for it. Last month, we got …

Your Summer of Cycling is Launched

Well done to all our cyclists today. Great sunshine showed Connemara off at its very best. A massive thank you to all the people who make these type of events possible from the great communities of Conamara Lair, Carna, Cashel, An Garda Siochana, RNLI, Civil Defence, Code Blue Paramedics, Order of Malta, Clifden Station House Hotel, Motorbike Marshall team,  PowerBar …

Love Connemara – Plan your weekend

Events over the weekend – Culture de Conamara Clifden and Connemara is planning a big party. The good people at www.loveconnemara.com have complied all you need to know about what is on in the Clifden area and beyond. For full details please click here or download the Love Connemara event brochure. Love Connemara Event Guide – Tour De Conamara

Final Countdown

All you need to know about the event timings, rubs from the Institute of Massage and Sports Therapy, photography, SKODA Mechanics and the famous Monaghans SKODA Pasta Party. You can download our Rider Pack here with all your event information. Rider Pack Final

Rub away the aches

The SKODA Cycle Event Experience for the Celtic Series events will see cyclists enjoy the services of the team from the Institute of Massage & Sports Therapy. A full team of masseuses will provide rub downs for tired limbs after the 140km and 80km cycles in the SKODA Dome located at the finish area. A nice treat after the hard …

Two Weeks & Counting

THE FINAL TWO WEEKS So we’re are into the final 2 weeks, hopefully you all have the kms clocked up and looking forward to the tour, for the last month the weather has been great with some lovely evenings and sunny mornings so didn’t have cold and wet feet which only a cyclist can know. I was busy with our …

SKODA Launch new Celtic Series

2016 SKODA Celtic Cycle Series is launched SKODA Tour de Conamara is delighted to be part of the new SKODA Celtic Cycling Series linking three Irish events in Clifden, Ennis and Drogheda with our Celtic cousins in Brittany, Wales and the Isle of Man. SKODA cycling ambassador Roz Purcell was on hand to launch the www.celticseries.ie The Celtic Series events …