Kick Start the Cycling Year on 28th April 2018

The Western Lakes and Atlantic Challenge (WLAC) is a fun and challenging long distance cycling event for the endurance athlete. The 144K and 100k route, both start and end in Salthill, Galway and takes the cyclists through Connemara.  This is the perfect goal for anyone who wants to get a long cycle done early in the year to set themselves up for a summer of racing, triathlon or recreational cycling.

Novice cyclists, fear not.

Support vehicles on the course ensure safety, and a mechanic will be on hand to give bikes a check-up beforehand to ensure you and your bike make it home.

  • 144km Cycle
  • 100km Cycle

Pedal Out for Down Syndrome Galway and Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Entry fee and sponsorship will help fund local charities, including Voices for Down Syndrome Galway, which has received €10,000 since the event started.The two sports clubs involved,Galway Bay Cycling Club and Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club, also use the event to help fund their juvenile sections.


We would encourage all cyclists to raise sponsorship for this event, either on-line, or request a sponsorship card when entering, or open an iDonate page for WLAC

Full event details, cycling routes, 2016 pictures, link to registration @