Club Notes / This Weeks Spins

Another week has come and gone and its difficult to take in that we are into the month of July already. The season is just flying past.

The notes are short and sweet for you this week.

Thursday evening we had the last Time Trial of the J Moynan TT series. Despite the miserable conditions on the night we had 8 hardy souls giving it their all on the 16km course. Eoin Woods had the fastest flat time on the night and a massive well done to Nanno Vuyk took the win when the handicap points were allocated. Also a huge well done to Eoin Woods who, after setting the fastest flat times in the 3 TTs he entered, also did enough to take the J Moynan TT series shield for 2016. Thanks so much to Conor who was great to take over the timekeeping for us on the night, giving Jan a well deserved evening off and thanks to Vic for the great photos of the evening which you can see here. Well done to everyone who raced on the night and who made the TT season a great success.




Saturday we had a good few members head to the hills of Co.Kerry to take on this years Ring of Kerry charity cycle. We extend our well done wishes to Roger Spain, Rob Dalton, Ger Ryan, Daniel Ronan, Pat Carr and Pat Horan on completing this great event and flying the club colours high and all in aid of very worthy charities.



Also on Saturday Joseph Donnelly jnr took part in the Nenagh Youth Races in the Under 16 category. Well done Joseph.

You may remember last week we did a piece on a few club members who took part in a great event to raise money for The Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless in Dublin City Centre by cycling from Dublin to Belmullet, 350km in 2 days! John & Ger Spillane, Patricia & Sinead Finn, Rita Quinn, Cathy McLoughlin, Noilin Ryan, Maura Ryan and Ena Butler completed the event. During the week we received this great photo of the gang after the spin. Very well done again on this great achievement.




Final Mizen to Malin meeting.

This will take place on Wed 13th July in the Dapp Inn at 8pm. If you are taking part please make every effort to attend…

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.

Tuesday: Club spin 2 leaving at 7pm from Moynans 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 9: This is the last normal race of the season in the road race series before the Championship races start so it would be great to see a good attendance on the night… Sign on will be at Moynans bike shop, Nenagh at 6.15pm and start time is 7pm sharp. Entry €5.

Route: Birdhill – Fivealley Roundabout – Back out the limerick road to the Silvermines turn off – Dolla – Finish at Bolingbroke carpark – 41.4km.


Thursday Club spin for our leisure / intermediate riders leaving at 7pm from Moynans, 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.

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. With the event really starting to creep up now it’s getting more and more important to get used to the back to back spins on the Saturdays and Sundays or whenever you can fit them in. Now’s the time for the training as you will need to start tapering for the event shortly so for the next few weeks make every effort to clock up those kilometers!!

Sunday: Since we’re getting so close to M2M, we’ll do a spin around the lake but we’ll do it the opposite way to normal. Since it’s a little longer than normal and based on feedback from the last lake spin we did, we’ll start at the earlier time of 8am from Moynans. We’ll head out the lumpy way via Terryglass but we’ll be gentle on ye near the end of day 2 for those doing the M2M training and we’ll come home via the old N7, 115km. For those that don’t want the mileage, turning back at Carrigahorig for Borrisokane will make it 56km, turning for Cloughjordan in Borrisokane will be 66km and heading on to Moneygall from Cloughjordan would be 78km, ye can choose for yourselves if ye don’t want the full spin.