Club Notes 2nd March 2014

(L_R) Wheeles Sinnead Oakes and Julie White

The North Tipperary Wheelers will be hosting a Table Quiz on Friday 14th March in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh at 9pm.  This is the quiz you have been waiting for with an array of fantabulous prizes and is open to everyone to enter.  So come along with a team and join your Wheeler friends for a great nights entertainment. You won’t regret it!

With the absence of rain and wind on Saturday suggesting spring had finally arrived, a group of thirteen Wheelers took to the road to complete a 120km training ride that took in two circuits of a route which is likely to feature prominently as part of the forthcoming Visit Nenagh Classic weekend in April.  Leaving Nenagh at 9am, riders headed westward toward Limerick on the old N7 before turning left to Silvermines and east onto Dolla.  Efforts increased on both occasions on the climb from Dolla to Templederry and a constant pace maintained on the decent to the Thurles Road and on the return to Nenagh which took in a detour to Tommevara by way of Balinamona Cross.

Racing – Julie White and Sinnead Oakes (pictured) took part in the Womans race of the Cycleways Cup in Navan on Sunday last with Julie securing an impressive 5th position.  Elsewhere, Paddy Rohan raced in A3 events at Meath on Saturday finishing safely in the bunch and at the Broadford Road Race Co. Clare on Sunday.

Club training and spins – As spring is technically upon us, this is a great time for leisure cyclists to get back out or to join the club. Club membership is free to new members.  For leisure and racing members, club training rides will continue this week including, Saturday and Sunday mornings, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings catering for all levels.  Further details are available on the club website and on facebook/northtippwheelers.
The club will also be taking part in this years St. Patrick’s Day parade in Nenagh on Monday 17th March.  Members interested in taking part in the parade either alone or with the children are asked to confirm their interest with the club secretary Mike O’Keefe or 087 6710870.

Club Kit – March 2014 Offer available on the following items:

Gilet (size 6,7 & 8)                   was  €54          now  €27

Bib 3/4 (size 6 & 7)                   was  €70          now  €35

Waist Shorts (size 6 & 7)          was  €53          now  €26

Waist Tights (size 6 & 7)           was  €58          now  €29