Ireland West Promotion group are bringing the World of Ultra cycling to Mayo.
The course is plotted around the Mayo coastline and border, passing through most of the county’s iconic beauty spots and taking you on a historic tour of what Mayo has to offer.
This event is not for the faint hearted, it really is “Ultra” tough. Once the clock starts, competitors have to negotiate 650 kilometres of Mayo roads, mountains boreens and in doing so climb over 6,500m of elevation!
The shorter 300k event is for those new to Ultra, the course still takes in quite a few Mayo icons but only on the North and West of the county, the route still bangs a big punch with 3,500m of elevation.
On either course you will battle your own demons screaming at you to give up, the never ending windy roads, the freshness of the sea air, the sheep traffic, the physical and mental challenge, not to mention what Mother Nature will throw at you. If you are lucky she will shine her sun on you but she won’t make it easy, that’s for sure!
We hope the Wild Mayo Ultra will be to Mayo what the Ironman is to Kona in Hawaii!! We know this event has the capacity to achieve this; we have the most amazing roads, the most unbelievable scenery and the Wild Atlantic Way!
We all know that cycling in this County always has that X-factor which is unexplainable!
Cycling is changing, cyclists are now looking for something different, something special, something that will test them more than anything else has ever tested them before and that nobody they know has ever achieved.
How fantastic would it be to be the first WILD ULTRALAN ?
Will you let the Wild Mayo Ultra be an ultra-challenge of self-exploration for you?
We want our participants to feel that huge sense of achievement, to do this we need lots of support, from the supporters of the local clubs of the areas that we pass through giving a cheer, to all the county promotion agencies giving the event a plug.
You might ask why? Well Gladiators need battles to conquer to become famous and test their limits. Events need an element of hardship and suffering to create the tales for folk to ponder upon and spread to their friends. We feel that our event will create this!
To become a WILD ULTRALAN you need to conquer the Wild Mayo 650 Ultra route or how about doing something just Wild and aim to complete the 300k …
A lot of the participants are using the challenge to fundraise for their chosen charity, so it would be great to help them with a cheer and a clap as they pass through your area of the county.
Wild Mayo 650 Race information:
For more information on the Wild Mayo 650 please visit the link