We hope that you all enjoyed the weekend.
On Wednesday evening last we had our final Mizen to Malin meeting where we sorted out the final details of our upcoming trip, everyone was in great spirits and the excitement is building, with just over two weeks to go until we take on the 720km journey along the Wild Atlantic Way. The event takes place on August 4th to 8th and we will have lots of updates for you along the way.
Thursday the weather for our championship TT race was unfortunately miserable and lead to only a hardcore few turning up to compete for this title so fair play to them. There were some monster efforts put in by the lads in the tough conditions and the evening was won with an absolutely gargantuan effort by John Foote who showed some stunning form so a massive well done to you John, our TT champion of 2016.
Well that’s our first championship race concluded and we’re looking forward to the rest or our club champions being crowned over the coming weeks. A very well done to the rest of the lads on the great performances also, and thanks as always to Jan for timing, Selina and Vic for the great photos of the TT which you can see here and here and thanks to Conor for marshalling.
Sunday we had a fine turnout for our club morning spin, the fine weather brought everyone out 🙂 The route was a hilly one taking in Army Hill, Upperchurch and the rolling roads to Newport via Rearcross, a total distance of 100km. Everyone rolled out together at a easy pace and by the first roundabout heading towards Toomevara the groups automatically split. The first climb of the day, Army Hill outside Moneygall was conquered, everyone regrouped at the top for a few minutes and then they all cycled on to Borrisoleigh where a small stop was made to get a group photograph. The Leisure/ intermediate group went on to to complete the 100km spin, fantastic stuff folks while a few others headed back towards Nenagh via Templederry getting in a spin of 80km. All in all a great day was had by all and we will see you all out again next weekend. We would like to mention that everyone is welcome to join us on our club morning spin regardless if you are joining us from other clubs, the more the merrier.
We had a few members travel to Killorglan, Co.Kerry on Sunday. Well done to you all for taking part.
A recent photo we received of members Liam Chadwick, Bernard Fahy and Gerry McGarry on the Ring Of Kerry charity cycle that took place earlier this month. Well done lads.
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: We will take a break from our Championship races. Instead we will have members taking part in the Tipperary Road Race Championship and all the details can be found in the link here. We will hold our Championship Hill Climb race at a later date after Mizen to Malin…Normal race schedule resumes next week. For this week instead of a race and for those not racing, we’ll have a training spin leaving Moynan’s at the usual time of 6.30pm, route decided on the evening.
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.
Sunday: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am. There are turnback points for anybody who doesn’t want to do the full distance.
Also on Sunday there are a couple of great local tours happening and over the years have been well represented by the club. Please remember to let us know how you got on at the tours, if we have no information from you we cannot include it in the club notes.
Have a great week everyone.