A very good day to you all. We hope you enjoyed a good week. The usual training spins took place during the week and we decided to give our members a night off racing Thursday night but club racing will resume again this week. The weekend was dominated by open racing and members taking part in various sportives around the country.
Munster TT Championships
On Saturday we had four members taking the trip to Patrickswell, Co.Limerick to take part in the Munster Time Trial championships on its great 18km course, John Foote, Eoin Woods, Pat Bergin and Liam Callaghan and on that note what a day they had. They did themselves and the club very proud by bringing home 3 medals, two gold and one silver (and only seconds away from another bronze!!) which is an incredible achievement. John Foote took Gold in the A4 category in a time of 25.19, Eoin Woods took Gold in the A3 category in a time of 23.54 and Patrick Bergin took Silver in the M50 category in a time of 24.27, incredible times lads. We can’t forget to mention Liam callaghan who put in a very strong performance also on the day, unfortunately he was only a few seconds away from taking third place in the A3 category but Sean Dineen (Sliabh Luachra) took the last spot on the podium. Very well done to ye lads, great going. You can see some great photos of the TT championships here
Sunday we had representation at the Sean Kelly Classic by Daniel Ronan and the ever gruelling Wicklow 2oo by Peter Moynan, Eva Moynan, Selina Hynes and Owen Hynes. We want to say very well done lads and ladies on completing your events. Great achievement by all.
We had 20 members out in total for our Sunday club spin and they did the planned route covering a distance of 95km, the groups split in Newtown and on the homeward journey enjoyed a coffee break in Newport and they even managed to dodge the showers during the morning and a great spin was enjoyed by all,
Also on Sunday in Open Racing we had representation by David Kyle in the Donamon GP A1/A2 race in Co. Roscommon where he finished in the top 5 of the A2s, so very well done to you David.
This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:
Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop, Nenagh at 6.30pm sharp. Route decided by the group.
Wednesday: Note from this week we have been asked to inform our members that the Wednesday night club spin has ceased as it doesn’t suit a lot of people but there will be another club spin leaving on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm where the avg speed will be in and around 25kph mark. Short distances of 40 to 50km will be covered on the evening. Everyone is very welcome to give this spin a go.
Thursday: Road race no. 7 in the road race series. Sign on is at Moynans at 6.15 pm and depart to the start at 6.30pm and race starts at 7pm sharp. Entry €5. Route: Toomevara side of motorway bridge after the roundabout – Obama plaza roundabout where you turn back into Moneygall – Turn left up over Army hill – Toomevara – finish is back at start line.
Saturday: intermediate cycle 40/50km in distance, leaving Woodies at 7.30am. Anyone who wants to is very welcome to join in on this spin. You can contact William on 086 2447888 for more details.
Mizen to Malin training spin will be leaving from Woodies car park at 9am. The route will be decided on the morning by the group. Keep an eye on WhatsApp for details closer to the time. Even if it’s only short spins at the moment try and get used to the back to back spins on the Saturday and Sundays in the lead up to the event, it will make a big difference to your enjoyment of it!
Sunday: This Sunday we will do a spin we haven’t done for almost a year! The route is: Moynans, Borrisokane, Carrigahorig, Portumna – out by forest park and take a right at first junction (take care!) proceed to Abbey, keep left in the village and proceed for 2 Km before taking a left at the T junction and proceed to Woodford via an interesting climb known locally as the Ben Hill. From Woodford return to Portumna and to Nenagh via Terryglass and Puckane. For anyone that doesn’t want the mileage, they can turn back at Carrigahorig and return via Terryglass for a still challenging 60km ish spin…
Have a good week everyone…