Another active week for the Wheelers with several outings home and away. On Sunday past, Dan Hogan and Mikey Connors were in ‘open race’ action at the Tuam Criterium (Co. Galway) with Mikey taking second spot in the A4 category race – A great result for Mikey who is starting to rack up the points. Pat Bergin and Paddy Rohan took part in the Wolftrap Cycling club tour held in Birr, Co. Offaly. At home on the same morning a large group of around 25 set out on the established Sunday morning training ride. The three groups comprising leisure, intermediate and senior riders set off together along the old N7 enroute to Dalys Cross, Limerick at a medium pace giving riders opportunity for improved group riding. From there, the groups followed the same route to O’Briensbridge but at different paces conducive to the ability of each group. The senior group continued to Broadford and then to Parteen before returning to Nenagh via Killaloe and Ballina a distance of 100km.
Club racing last Thursday night (July 24th) was postponed for safety reasons given the dangerous weather conditions and will be rerun this week (Thurs 31st July) Route details as follows: Ballywilliam Creamery-Fivealley round about -Mines- Dolla- Finish at top of Ormond Stile Hill, on route to Templederry. 32km. Route can be found here. This is the last club race before Club Championship races so last opportunity to get some league points.
Cycling Ireland have announced that the postponed national cycling championships for Ladies and Vets have been rescheduled for Saturday 20th September 2014 in Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath. Further details can be found here.
Training continues this week at the usual times – Tuesday night training ride leaving Moynan’s bike shop in Nenagh at 6pm, Saturday from Woodies carpark, Streame at 9am for the race training ride, and Sunday from Moynan’s at 9am for the leisure, intermediate and senior groups. For further details of any club events or club membership please contact club chairperson Pat Bergin 0876744400.