Saturday 28th April 2018 is the date for the next WLAC - Mark your diary now

Photos of the last event are 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  two distances to choose from. A long 144k cycle for the endurance athlete which starts and ends in Salthill, Galway, takes the cyclists through Connemara, and 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.

If you fancy something a little shorter, there is a 100k option which also starts in Salthill and heads out through Moyculen to Peacocks at Maam Cross. It then turns left to follow the same coast route as the 144k cycle.

We pride ourselves on the fact that many novices who take on this cycle are taking on the longest distance they have ever completed. And they are able to do it because they are well looked after by our team on the food stops and support vehicles.

Cyclists Ready to Start
  • 144km Cycle
  • 100km 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