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The Bog Trials

The first Gravel race league series to take place in Ireland.


Event Description:

Three years ago Galway Bay Cycling Club became the first club in the country to promote a road race with gravel sectors when it ran the inaugural Galway Classic.  The club is about to launch another first for Ireland when the ‘Bog Trials’ take place on the four Saturdays in February.  This event inspired by the Galway Classic is the first gravel race series in the country and takes place entirely on gravel and unpaved roads in the bogs of east Galway.  The races will be like a mixture of cross, mountain biking and road racing and will favour those with strength and good bike handling skills. 

The four races will be run as an open league on 4.5k circuits in the bogs of east Galway.  Those that have done the Galway Classic will be familiar with the tracks being used.

  • Mens A Race 60 minutes (experienced road/cross/mountain bikers)
  • Mens B Race 50 minutes (open to Cross, gravel and mountain bikes)
  • Women’s Race 50 minues (open to Cross, gravel and mountain bikes)
  • Under 12/14/16 Races 15-45 minutes (open to Cross, gravel and mountain bikes)

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Sign on and parking will at Abbeyknockmoy Community Centre (C7QC+W7 Abbeyknockmoy, County Galway) with races starting at 11 am each Saturday.

 For more information contact Mick Ruane at 0876 921 4950 or

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