Club Notes / This weeks spins

Hi Folks, We hope you all had a great week and you all enjoyed St.Patricks day.

Tuesday and Thursday evening our turbo training sessions continued and they are still going very well. Everyone is enjoying these training evenings while getting in some very good base mileage and we are delighted to see all the new members who are giving these session a go, a very warm welcome to you all. If you haven’t tried out these turbo evenings yet, please do not be shy, we have a few club turbo trainers spare there for you to give it a go and it’s only as hard as you make it on yourself!

Wednesday

Well done to a few club members who were out on the MTBs in Portumna Forest Park on Wednesday last, John Caulfield, Owen Hynes, Peter Moynan, and Selina Hynes they were also joined by Ian Kennedy from Lower Ormond cycle club and it was great to have your company. They were very blessed with weather and they all enjoyed a great afternoon. Thanks Selina for the few pics.

 

Weekend spins

The weather was less than favourable on Sunday morning so a whatsapp message was sent out earlier in the morning by a couple of members to see whether the spin was going ahead or not and it was decided it would go ahead by a very dedicated few I must add. Six members left Moynans including the birthday girl Eva. Happy 18th Eva. Peter and Eva cycled as far as Killaloe with the group and did their own spin from there where the lads continued on to do a lap of Lough Derg. They found the going tough with the wet and windy conditions but enjoyed the morning out. Well done to you all.

 

 

A special mention to the birthday girl Eva. Happy 18th…

 

NTW in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Its been months in the planning and Selina Hynes and Olivia Madden were put in charge of organising this years NTW entry into the St Patricks day event. Alot of their time and effort was put in and we want to say a big well done to them for organising a very successful day. We need to say a big thank you also to the committee for all their help, John Spillane who lent us a trailer for the day, Pat who let us use his unit to decorate the float in the lovely weather, to Rob who drove for us, the members who helped put the float together and turned up for the parade itself on what was a cold miserable wet day,  but weather aside, everyone enjoyed the fun of the day. We met up after the parade for a… social drink in Una Powells pub. Well done to all involved. Below are a collection of photos of the parade with thanks to Selina.

 

 

All together Spin

Looking to take part in a fun, leisurely paced cycle? Why not come along to our season opening all together spin on Sunday March 26th? It’s our bi-annual leisurely group outing where everyone spins together as a group and nobody will be left behind. We do these spins to welcome new members to the club and entice others back out of their winter hibernation… This will be a leisurely paced spin so if you’ve any aspiration of using that bike this year give it a dust off and get it ready for this great morning spin. Everyone is most welcome to join this spin on the morning, whether you’re a club member or not we’d love to have you there. We’ll do the usual and set off from Moynans at 9am and cycle out the Limerick road to Birdhill and then on to the Lakeside hotel for complimentary Tea/Coffee/Scones before returning to Nenagh via the Four Sisters. We know it’s falling on Mother’s Day but don’t worry, everyone will be back well in time to go out for lunch or whatever you’ve planned. We hope to see a big turnout on the morning. Remember, helmets must be worn and don’t forget about the clocks going forward Sunday morning!!

Visit Nenagh Classic Launch Night

As we hope you are all aware by now, NTW is officially the new club behind the Gas Networks Ireland Visit Nenagh Classic since we welcomed back the race director Rene Van Dam into our club this year. This year is the 6th edition of the race, the longest and toughest one day road race in the country and is also proudly part of the National Road Race Series and the Munster championship Team Time Trial. We hope you all realise how big this race is and how big a deal being the organising club of such a prestigious event as this is! We are so proud that our humble little club is now promoting this event and we want to see as many members as possible get to the launch night of the race next Friday evening, 24th March in the Abbey Court Hotel at 7.30pm. We’d love to see as many of you as possible there on the evening!

Also the family fun cycle is a very popular part of that weekend and takes place on Sunday morning, April 2nd starting on Pearse street at 11am sharp and it does a 8km loop of the Borrisokane bypass and back in to the town. We would love your help on the day with this and thanks to the members who have already put their names forward…it’ll be a fun, friendly, enjoyable morning on the bikes so spread the word to your family and friends, everyone is welcome to join in. If any more members can help on the day please contact Selina on 0879177355 or contact us on northtippwheelers@gmail.com or on our FB page. Keep the date in the diaries… Thanks all.

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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 usual time of 9am(Don’t forget the clocks go forward Sunday morning) from the carpark at Moynans and we’ll be holding the all together spin mentioned above. The route is: Moynans – Birdhill – Ballina – Lakeside Hotel for tea/coffee and scones – then back to Nenagh via the four sisters, 46km. We hope to see good support from the club on the day so please come along and mention it to any friends or family that you think would be interested in joining us on the morning.

Have a great week out there folks!!