Ballina CC Salmon Sportif will take place on August 1st 2021 at Ballina Stephenites GAA Club Co. Mayo.
Money raised is going to the local “Garda Anthony Golden Community Park” in Ballina which is a park that is been built in memory of Ballina’s native Garda Anthony Golden who was killed in the line of duty near Omeath, Co. Louth on the 11th of October 2015.
A donation will also be made to local charities.
50km route – Sign on from 9:00am – Start time 10:00am
Starts in Ballina and goes towards Crossmolina and on towards Lahardane at the bottom of the Nephin mountain for the food stop. The cycle will continue towards pontoon around Lough Conn lake. In Pontoon cyclists will turn left for Ballina again enjoying views of Lough Conn.
92 Km route -Sign on from 7:30am – Start time 8:30am
Starts in Ballina and goes through Crossmolina onto Bellacorick where cyclists will turn left and cycle towards Castlebar and turns left around Nephin, where you meet your first climb. This is a moderate climb The cycle continues to Lahardane for the food stop. The cycle will continue towards pontoon around Lough Conn lake. In Pontoon cyclists will turn left for Ballina again enjoying views of Lough Conn.
120km route – Sign on from 7:30am – Start time 8:30am
It takes the same route as the 92km until Lahardane cyclists will turn right towards Bofeenaun and go over a sharp short climb, cyclists will go through Bofeenaun where they will meet a challenging climb known as the Bofeenaun windy gap, views from here are spectacular. The cycle continues towards Castlebar and turns left for Ballina and travels through pontoon around Lough Conn.