Thursday evening we had the second of our club championship races and it was the Championship Hill climb. The route was Ballinamona cross to the very top of the Dolla climb beyond Bolingbroke car park, 14km in distance. There were some brilliant times set on the climb but Eoin Woods continued his fantastic form and took the victory on the night with the fastest time outright and on handicap! Very well done to you Eoin. Thanks to Jan for timekeeping and to Conor for marshalling. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the riders on the evening and thanks to Rebecca for the photograph.
Sunday we had our usual club spin but this week we decided to give everyone a little rest from long hilly spins and headed to UL sports arena cafe for a nice chat and a coffee. We had a great number of riders out for the spin and the whole group stayed together for the entire morning, which was very enjoyable indeed. We unfortunately had a few members of lower Ormond cc take a fall at the level crossing at Dalys cross which is such a dangerous spot for cyclists. We hope you are not too sore, especially with Mizen to Malin looming. Well done everyone on a great spin and for joining us on the day.
Also a very well done to Daniel Ronan who completed two big tours over the weekend. The tour of Kilkenny and the Skoda Granfondo Hibernia. Great going Daniel.
We had great success for the club at the weekend and it’s great to see the hard training of our open racers paying dividends. Eoin Woods and David Kyle were both racing on Sunday in the Oldcastle GP in Co.Meath. Eoin needed just one point to upgrade to A2 after placing second last weekend in the Shannonside GP. He gave it his all in this race despite a slipped chain on his bike at the start line, luckily he was given a friendly push by a fellow rider while he got the chain back on which saved his race. He went in a break from the 2km mark with about ten other riders and they stayed out front for the remainder of the 80km route. It came to a bunch sprint and he finished strong in 8th place. Savage going Eoin and well done on the upgrade to A2. David Kyle had a great result also in his race, finishing second unplaced A2 rider, absolutely super stuff David. You can see all the great pictures of the race taken by Sean Rowe in the link here
Mizen to Malin.
The excitement is building. All the preparations have been done, the hard training has been done, so all we need to do now is turn up on Wed evening 3rd Aug at 6pm with your bikes for packing into the van at Moynans and then on Thursday morning 4th of August at 5:30am for the bus which is pulling away at 6am so don’t be late! We’ll enjoy the few days cycling and enjoy great company and the challenge! 36 riders will take part in the 720km journey up along the length of the wild Atlantic way and it will be an incredible achievement to everyone when it’s completed. Wishing you all the very best of luck. Dont worry we will keep you all updated on their progress along the way.
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 yet again as the majority of our riders are taking part in Miizen to Malin. Very best of luck to you all.
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.
Sunday: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am. Since most of the usual suspects will be up north, whoever turns up on Sunday can decide for themselves on the route or participate in one of the great local tours happening around, and which over the years have been well represented by the club.
Have a great week everyone!