Hi all, we hope you are all set for the Christmas break and looking forward to having some time to get out on the bikes. It has really crept up on us fast this year. As you may have been aware, for the last couple of weeks there have been no updates as it has been very quiet in the club but there’s still been plenty of miles getting clocked up be it inside or outside enjoying the mild spell we had in the last few days.
We held the first of our club open nights which was a great success and we welcomed new members to the club. We have to say thanks to Peter and David Moynan for the use of their shop on the night and thanks to Jill for looking after us so well with tea/coffee and snacks, very much appreciated. Afterwards we had our annual Christmas drinks in Una Powell’s and a great night was had by all…
Also some of our members may be interested in this and we would like to thank Grainne Whelehen a UL student for coming out to talk to the club on our open night about their project. See poster below.
A complimentary First Aid/ CPR/AED course was provided by the club recently for those who wanted to take part in it and we have to say it was an excellent course and a very educational day. We learnt the basic skills needed in the unfortunate case of coming upon an accident while out on the road, out cycling in a group, or in the home. Those who took part are now qualified to perform CPR and qualified to use an AED, Automated External Defibrillator. They also learnt about choking in adults, children, and infants and were shown how to deliver a range of life saving techniques if faced with that situation. They are all now registered with the Irish Heart Foundation and will be receiving their certificates soon. Well done to you all on completing the course, very valuable knowledge, training and skills to have. We would like to thank Ollie Hayes First Aid for providing the training day for us.
The club turbo classes are still going strong with Rob putting everyone trough their paces and he promised everyone a special turbo class for last Tuesday’s session, so he had them doing climbing race intervals…no pain, no gain… but by all accounts a fantastic nights training! Dont forget, do come along and try these classes, they will continue until March or early April on a Tuesday and Thursday evening…
Christmas MTB Day, Wed 27th
We’ll have a post Christmas club MTB day out in BikePark Ireland to help work off some of the festive cheer we’ll all have enjoyed over indulging in! We’ll meet up there at 9:30am. If you don’t have a mountain bike you can even rent one for the day there and give it a go, there’s trails for all abilities and a great little cafe. You can find out more info here: bikeparkireland.ie but if you want to rent a bike or use their uplift service (a truck that brings you up to the top of the hill) then you need to pre book as no doubt it will be busy. All info and contact details are on their site.
If MTB isn’t your thing then why not go for a road spin and call in and meet up with everyone for a chat and a coffee in the Bikepark cafe? Just stick up a message on the WhatsApp group and you should get some company for the spin…
Sunday 24th: Christmas eve – For all the expert Christmas shoppers who are all organised meet at Moynans @ 9am.
Tuesday 26th: St. Stephens Day – No club turbo. Relax and enjoy the break!
Wednesday 27th Dec: Club day out in BikePark Ireland from 9:30am. More info above.
Thursday 28th: A return to Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Spins from here on return to normal schedule
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!