Sunday 23rd April 2017 Was A Great Success - See you all next year

Photos of the event will be posted to facebook at

Western Lakes and Atlantic Challenge

The Western Lakes and Atlantic Challenge (WLAC) is a fun and challenging sportive cycling event with something for the family and a long distance cycle for the endurance athlete. The 144K route, which starts and ends in Salthill, Galway, takes the cyclists through Connemara, 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.


Car parking is available at St. Enda's primary school, Dr. Mannix Road about 100m from the Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club. See Google Map

Kids Cycle

If you want to get your kids on a bike, we will leave the Arus (Salthill Knocknacarra GAA clubhouse) at 3pm and cycle the length of the Prom. Parents are encouraged to cycle with their kids. We will have marshals and Garda assistance, but lots of parents makes it a better event! This event is free but donations to Voices for Down Syndrome Galway are welcome. Many of the kids have collected sponsorship money for the cycle, and we would like to thank them all for their efforts.

Cyclists Ready to Start
  • 144km Cycle
  • 100km Cycle
  • 3.5km Family cycle


Pedal Out for Down Syndrome Galway
and Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Entry fee and sponsorship will help fund local charities. Speech and Language Therapy services for Down Syndrome children in the Galway area are provided by Voices for Down Syndrome Galway.
The two sports clubs involved,Galway Bay Cycling Club and Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club, will use the event to help fund their juvenile sections.

Launch Photo 2014


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