Club Notes / This weeks spins

Hi all, we hope you had a good week.

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.

We had a few members out on some race training spins on Saturday. A couple of the lads headed off early for a shorter spin with some tough intervals, a couple of the ladies went off doing some longer endurance intervals and a group also went in the afternoon after arranging it on WhatsApp and covered well over the 100km heading off to Thurles, and on to Templemore, Roscrea and then back towards Nenagh. They ended up doing it quicker than planned so had to add in a little diversion from Moneygall to Cloughjordan before returning to Nenagh to get in the required training time! Fair play lads and ladies, great to see all this training going on!!


We had to change the planned route for our Sunday morning spin on the Saturday evening due to the forecasted icy roads and it was decided to stick to the main roads. There was surprisingly a great turnout given the very cold start (of people who had been actively sitting by their phones waiting for the spin to be called off, sorry to disappoint ye 😀 ) and everyone headed out towards Roscrea in some nice morning sunshine but by God was it bitterly cold! The Red group and race training group headed off together and cycled together out towards Roscrea. They met up with our Italian friend Giuseppe along the road who had started even earlier and in Toomevara the race training guys started their intervals with 5 of them heading off together. One chose to call it a day in Moneygall and rejoined the Red group while the rest finished the first interval and headed on towards Roscrea and then on to Birr before deciding on safety and returned the same way sticking to the main roads for the whole spin. The guys had a great morning spin and all were glad to get back to Nenagh having covered over 100km and gotten in some tough training!

Club Open Nights

We had a very successful first open night last Monday and there was a great turnout of members on the night. A big thanks to everyone who came in and we want to give a warm welcome to the new members who signed up on the evening. Big thanks as always go to Peter and David Moynan for opening their shop for us and filling us with tea and goodies! Also big thanks to Mike and Jan for manning the table for signup and also to Eugene from Giant Bikes for some very interesting information on some of the new trends in cycling and a great demo on tubeless tyres.

There was a bit of competition starting to hot up on the Wattbike(thanks to Paul Nevin for the loan of the bike) with Joseph Donnelly Jr setting a serious benchmark that could very well last through tomorrow night and win him the yellow jersey!! 🙂 It’s up to you all to turn up tomorrow evening and see if you can wrestle it out of his grasp…!!! Fantastic stuff Joseph!

We’ll be hosting another open night tomorrow evening, Monday the 6th of February which will be held from 6 – 8pm in Moynans Bike shop, Nenagh. This open evening allows all members to renew their membership and also welcomes new members to the club. For new members signing up to join the club, we very much welcome you along regardless of your ability and remember your club membership is free for the first year so all you pay for is your insurance with Cycling Ireland and we have club members there to organise that for you so there’s no excuses! If you’ve been thinking of making use of that bike and fancy joining a bunch of like minded individuals call in and see what we’re about. It’s a fantastic sport and is such a good way to get fit without putting the joints under pressure.

We will also have club gear at the open night for people to look at and to purchase if they wish to do so.

Club Membership fee: €20

Cycling Ireland Membership fees
  • Cycling Supporter €20
  • Leisure Membership €40
  • Limited Competition Licence €70 (Club racing)
  • Full competition Licence €125

Mizen to Malin

Folks, if any of you are interested, a few of our members are looking into organising another Mizen to Malin trip for themselves this year. There will be a meeting this coming Wednesday evening, 8th Feb at 8pm in the Badminton Club Hall in Ballycommon to gauge interest and discuss options. Any queries, contact Liam Chadwick on 086 8292969.

Cycling Ireland Insurance

To all members, please note that your 2016 cycling Ireland insurance has now lapsed since the 31st of December. To renew, if you have not done so already, log  in to your account through cycling Ireland, and follow the simple instructions to renew your insurance as it is a requirement for every member to be insured while out on their bike.

Table Quiz

Just a reminder to everyone of the table quiz….

It’s that time of the year again folks, where we will yet again be hosting our annual table quiz! It’ll be held in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh on 24th of February @ 9pm. This is always a great night out and a good laugh so come on out and have a bit of craic with your clubmates. A table of four is just €20 so please bring along as many friends and family as you can on the night, the more the merrier. 🙂


This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

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: Use the Whatsapp groups to organise a Saturday spin for anyone that wants one.

Sunday: Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.

Depending on numbers present, we’re going to split into three groups with defined speeds.

The 3 groups are;

  1. Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
  2. The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-27kph average.
  3. Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do in the region of 28-32kph average.

We’ll split into the different groups in the carpark, with Red leaving first, then Orange and finally Green. The orange and red groups will cover the same route but there is also a green group spin that should only take about 2 hours cycling and includes a coffee stop.

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.

So, for this week’s Green route, it’s: Moynans – Old N7 to Birdhill – Up ramp to Applegreen for Coffee – Back to Nenagh, 43km.

And for the Orange & Red it’s Moynans – Old N7 – Four Sisters – Ballina – Ogonnelloe – Tuamgraney – Bodyke – Broadford – O’Briens Bridge – Birdhill – Nenagh, 90km.

Have a great week out there folks!!