Hi folks, sorry for the delay this week. The notes are short and sweet! We had the usual training spins during the week and we’re starting to really see the evenings close in on us so please note the change in times of the training spins from this week on until we start the winter regime again. Don’t worry, we’ve a few weeks left before we’ve to start worrying about the turbo sessions again so get out there and enjoy the back to school weather!! 😀
On Sunday we had a great contingent of club members who made the journey over to take part in Upperchurch Drombane CC’s Annual Cycle who were raising much needed funds for Tipperary, Limerick & Clare for Cystic Fibrosis. It was 100km event and a few of the lads decided to inflict a little more punishment on themselves and cycled over to the start where they treated themselves to a nice coffee before the 10am start. The Cycle went to Roscrea via Thurles and Templemore with a food stop in to Toomevara. After Toomevara they headed to Dolla for the climb to Bolingbroke where they had a KOM and our chairman Pat Bergin broke away in a group of six and put in a big effort to crest first and take the prize! They then kept it going and did a hard spin home to Upperchurch where they had some lovely refreshments including beer shandy’s to help them for the trip home to Nenagh. A special mention has to go to the KOM prize that seems to have covered more mileage than the lads did with pictures turning up from all corners of the country on the Whatsapp messenger! 😀 All the lads agreed, it was a very well run event and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The Prizes were presented by Peter Ryan before heading off to Rio where he’ll be competing in the Paralympics so a huge good luck goes out to him!!
Also on Sunday we had Eva Moynan and Joseph Donnelly racing in Kilmallock, Eva in the A4/women’s race and Joseph in the U16 category. Eva did well in her event but found the going very tough in the combined event with the A4s which is definitely understandable! It’s all great experience for you Eva and will no doubt stand to you… Joseph was doing well in his event until he was unfortunate to be caught behind a crash which scuppered his chances but at least he escaped being caught up in the accident! Very well done to you both!! Sorry Joseph, we couldn’t find any photos of you online but if we do we’ll post them up.
This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:
PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER TIMES OF EVENING SPINS DUE TO THE EVENINGS CLOSING IN. Hi-Vis clothing and lights need to be on your list if you are planning on staying out anywhere near dusk. If any of you doing the spins have trouble making the 6pm start let us know and it can be changed to suit. It’s your spin so let us know what you want…
Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop, Nenagh at 6pm. Route decided by the group.
Tuesday: Club spin 2 leaving at same time of 6.30pm 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: Club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop, Nenagh at 6pm. Route decided by the group.
Thursday Club spin for our leisure / intermediate riders leaving at 6.30pm 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.
Saturday: We’re going to temporarily suspend the Club training spin leaving from Woodies car park at 9am however if it suits any of you to go on a Saturday morning then use the WhatsApp group messenger to look for company. We’ll be bringing back this spin in October when the winter training resumes.
Sunday: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am. For this week’s route we’ll have another attempt at the route from 2 weeks ago which had to be cut short due to the poor weather on the morning: Moynans – Puckane – Terryglass – Towards Portumna – Right at Ferry Inn – Riverstown – Old Birr rd – Cloughjordan – Moneygall – Nenagh, 103km. For anyone wanting shorter, turning back at Carrigahorig will make it 56km and coming straight back in the old Birr rd would make it 87km.
We also want to wish the very best of luck to Club member David Kyle who we know is taking part in the Charleville 2 Day race next weekend. If any of ye are in the vicinity of Charleville we’re sure he’d appreciate a few cheers to keep him motivated!
Have a great week everyone and just to let ye know your PRO’s are taking a break so there’ll be no notes or emails for the next two weeks! We hope you’ll all cope… 😉 but we’ll get ye all back up to speed on our return and for the following 2 weekends you can decide on the Sunday routes beforehand on Whatsapp or in the carpark before the off. The rest of the club spins will continue as they are above but just to remind everyone again that the evenings are starting to close in so you need to start bringing lights again on the evening spins…