We hope you all had a good week and despite the poor weather got out on your bikes.
Thursday evening we had the last road race in our series, with just the championship races left to be contested this season. We had a nice evening for what was a tough route taking in plenty of climbing up to the Silvermines and then on to the finish at Ormond Stile from Dolla. There was a huge effort put in by everyone on the night and congratulations go to Dan Hogan for taking the win and Pat Bergin and Liam Callaghan for taking second and third respectively. You can read the full race report here.
On Sunday morning, despite the very bad weather, we had a good turnout for the spin. This week our intermediates were showing fine form by choosing to alter the return leg of the route and came back by the rolling hills of Ballinderry and Puckane covering 82 tough kilometres! Fair play to you all!! 🙂
Elsewhere we had a couple of members travel to Birr to take part in the Wolftrap CC Billy Butler Cycle.
We will be holding our mid year Interim General Meeting this Wednesday 29th July in the Dapp Inn at 8pm.
We hope to see as many club members there on the night as possible and we’ll have finger food on the night after the meeting. See you all there.
Next weeks Club Training rides (27th July – 2nd Aug) 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 holding the first of our championship races, the Championship Time Trial. The route is a lengthened version of our normal TT route and starts as usual at the Roundhill, on to the Five Alley roundabout and finishes back at the Roundhill, 20km. 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: We’re doing our old favourite Shalee again, a nemesis for some!! 🙂 See the maps below for full details of routes. Both spins leave from Moynan’s at 9am and everyone is welcome to join us on the morning.
Senior spin route: Link to Strava for maps and downloadable GPS files.
Leisure/Intermediate spin route: Link to Strava for maps and downloadable GPS files.
We hope that you all enjoy a great week.
For further information on any club events or if interested in joining the club, please contact Pat Bergin 087 6744400