Hi all, Happy New Year to everyone, We hope you all enjoyed a nice break.
Tuesday and Thursday evening we had our usual winter turbo training sessions take place and they are going very well with members getting in some very good base training.
Club Day Out At Bike Park Ireland
On Friday last a few club members headed over to Bike Park Ireland for a few hours of fun, We all met there at a little after 9:30 that morning and got ourselves kitted out and signed in, We decided as a group to attempt the green trail first as some of us had never been there before and let me tell you it is not as easy as you might think. On returning back down to the finish we had a rest and decided to book lunch as there was a good turn out of people there, After this we decided to head up the green trail to the top this time and come down the blue trail once we made it to the top we had a quick rest and also let off some of the more experienced riders down first and without any shadow of a doubt the coming back down is much easier than going up, once back down we all heading for a deserved bite to eat which was beautiful after we were all fed and watered a few of us decided that was enough for one day an proceeded to clean our bike and get ready for home while one or two decided to head out for another run, All in all it was a fantastic day out and good fun was had by all.
This Week’s Club Training spins are as follows:
If any of you are heading out for a winter spin put up a message on WhatsApp and you may get a bit of company.
Tuesday: Club turbo training session from 7pm to 8.30pm in Stereame. Contact Pat on 087 6744400 for details and directions.
Thursday: Club turbo training session from 7pm to 8.30pm in Stereame. Contact Pat on 087 6744400 for details and directions.
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: Winter training spin leaving 9am from Woodies carpark. Route is decided on the morning by those present. If anyone wants to change the time for this put up a message on the Whatsapp group and see if it suits everyone.
Sunday: Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans. (This weeks mentor is Kevin Byrne)
Depending on numbers, we’re going to split into three groups with defined speeds to try and help people get back out and make progress in both technique and fitness.
The 3 groups are;
- Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be held at 20-24kph average. This group will have a senior rider mentoring and controlling the pace to ensure it stays low enough for any beginners. If we don’t have anyone who wishes to ride this slow then the mentor will go with the Orange group.
- The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-27kph average. We have plenty of intermediates that are fit enough to control this group but for the next few weeks if we could get another senior rider to volunteer to go with them to help fine tune the groups riding etiquette and control the pace so the group works well together and doesn’t split, the same way the senior group works, it would be much appreciated.
- Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do in the region of 28-32kph average depending on who is out.
We’ll split into the different groups in the carpark, with Red leaving first, then Orange and finally Green. The routes will be similar with the same start, middle(coffee stop/change groups) and end. The orange and red groups will cover the same route but there is also a green group spin that should only take about the 2 hours cycling. For anyone reading this and sitting on the fence about whether to come out and give it a go, come on out and try it. You’ll be well looked after, just come in and be ready to leave on your bike at 9am from Moynans. Ask one of the lads to point out that weeks mentor to you and introduce yourself to them so they’ll know if they have any newcomers.
By all means don’t be afraid to have a go at moving to a faster group than normal as there will still be plenty of chances to cut it short or change groups at the halfway point.
So, for this week’s Green route, it’s: Moynans – Borrisokane – Right in Ballingarry(follow signs for Bikepark) – coffee @ Bikepark Ireland – back to Nenagh
And for the Orange & Red it’s Moynans – Puckane – Ballinderry – Borrisokane – Right in Ballingarry(follow signs for Bikepark) – coffee @ Bikepark Ireland – Shinrone – Milltown – Dunkerrin – Moneygall – Toomevara – back to Nenagh.
Have a great week out there folks!!