Club Notes 6th July / Next weeks schedule

It was a good week and weekend for cycling in the club.

We had the last race of the season in the JJ Moynan TT series on Thursday last on our usual 16km course. We had 9 members out racing on the night but Pat Bergin was to prove victorious after setting an incredible time of 21.52 mins taking the win on flat time and also on handicapped time so a huge well done to Pat and all the members who raced. You can read the full race report here .

Pat Bergin on his way to win TT4.

Pat Bergin on his way to win TT4.

On Saturday, it was all about the Ring of Kerry charity cycle.

Ring of Kerry 2015


Twenty club members travelled to Killarney to take part in this incredible charity event. For a lot of the members it was their first time taking part in this cycle and wow what a day it turned out to be. It was a dull and damp start to the morning but thankfully as the day went on the rain cleared and the sun shone for us. I must admit it was a very different experience cycling the route with thousands of other cyclists with you at all times and there was never a moment when you were on you own. Our group met in Killarney and we headed off on what was a very beautiful and scenic route over the mountains of Co. Kerry. There was a very strong headwind on the outer leg of the journey making it tough going but eventually we had the wind behind us once we got to the top of the Coomakista pass out of Waterville which made things a bit easier on the homeward journey. There were two food stops, the first in Caherciveen at 65km and the final stop in Kenmare at 140km. From Kenmare we were on closed roads all the way back to Killarney. In the town itself we were given a huge welcome home by thousands of people who were lining both sides of the streets clapping and cheering as we crossed the finish line which was an incredible sight. We would like to say a big thanks to the organisers of the Ring of Kerry charity cycle for hosting this fantastically run event, your 12 months of hard work was clear to be seen. A huge well done to all members who took part, it was a great achievement for you all.

The group before the start

Some of the group before the start


A few of the group cycling to Killorglan in the Ring of Kerry on a damp morning.

A few of the group cycling to Killorglin in the Ring of Kerry on a damp morning.


On Sunday the numbers were lower for the club spin due to so many members being away on the Saturday in Co. Kerry. They got in a good spin covering a distance of 65km. The planned route was changed on the morning due to the lower numbers and the route they decided on was Nenagh – Birdhill – O’Briens Bridge – Killaloe – Portroe and back to Nenagh. Well done to those who were out on the morning and we will see you all again next weekend.


Next weeks Club Training rides (06th-12th July) are as follows:

Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm. Avg speed on the evening between 28/30kph.

Wednesday: Club intermediate spin leaving from Moynans at 7pm. Avg speed between 25/27kph.

Thursday: We will be having a re run of the Nenagh, Cloughjordan, Ardcroney route, 3okm RR. You can sign on at 6.15pm at Moynans bike shop or at the start line. Group departs to the start at 6.30pm and race starts at approx 7 pm. Entry is €5


Sunday: Club spins on Sunday cater for all abilities leaving from Moynans at 9am.

Senior Group: Toomevara – Moneygall – Dunkerrin – Roscrea – Birr – Riverstown – Borrisokane – Ballinderry – Puckane – Nenagh. Strava Link here


Intermediate group:  Toomevara – Moneygall – Dunkerrin – Roscrea – Borrisokane – Ballinderry – Puckane – Nenagh. Strava Link here


We do stress that everyone is welcome to join us on the morning. It’s fantastic to see such big numbers out at the weekends. Keep up the good work everyone.

For further information on any club events or if interested in joining the club, please contact Pat Bergin 087 6744400