Club Notes / This weeks spins

Hi all, we hope ye have all had a good week, with the good weather continuing last week we hope ye have all been able to get out on the bikes. Its set to continue so make the most of it while you can…


On tuesday we had a few members out for a lovely evening spin covering a distance of 85km.


We are into week 4 of our BFL course & it is fantastic to see the participants return each week eager to learn new skills and techniques which they will greatly benefit from out on the road and build their confidence cycling in groups. This week we demonstrated and spoke about the correct use of gears and cadence, the benefits of group cycling, following a wheel and the importance of wearing sun/prescription glasses. After a quick recap done on safety calls we split the participants into two groups with both groups covering over 20kms which is an increase of 10kms for both groups. So very well done to all,  we look forward to seeing you all next week for an even longer spin. Don’t forget to go for a couple of practice cycles during the week! Thanks to Selina for the great photos on the night.



On Thursday evening we had the second race of our J Moynan TT Series, It was great to see another good turn out of club members and also we welcomed members from Lower Ormond CC and Portumna CC who joined us on the night. The route for the 16km TT was the Roundhill- Five Alley Roundabout- Yellowbridge. On the outward leg they had a very energy sapping head wind to to deal with but they ploughed on. Fair play to Lulu Donnelly, Willie Percy and Brendan Hayden on completing there first ever club race and hopefully we will see ye out again, well done to Eoin Woods who had the fastest flat time on the night. After the handicapped times were calculated our overall winner of the J Moynan TT2 is Joey Donnelly. congratulations Joey. Thanks to Selina, who at last minutes notice did the sign on and the time keeping for us, thanks to Conor, Olivia, Rob and Eoin Ryan for the Marshaling and to Vic, Tracy for the fantastic pictures as always.


Winner of J Moynan TT 2, Joey Donnelly.


On Saturday morning, two of our club members Noel Kennedy and John Caulfield took part in Tullamore Cycling and Touring Club’s tour around Lough Derg. A spin thoroughly enjoyed by all.



We had two club members Joseph Donnelly and Lulu Donnelly who decided to change things up a bit and give the road bikes a day off and instead headed up to Keeper Hill for a bit of mountain biking, They both said that the weather and views from the hill today were fantastic, Kudos to the both of ye.


On Sunday we had some of our club members Anita Egan, Roger Spain, Gerry McGarry, Stephen Hogan, Daniel Ronan and Nanno Vuyk head to Newport to support our neighbours in Keeper CC on there annual cycle, the weather was kind to them with a lovely sunny day for it, they said that the cycle went well except for shalee which was difficult as it always is, kudos to ye all.


We were represented by Noel Kennedy in the A4 category road race down in Newcastlewest on Sunday afternoon. Noel finished safely in the bunch after the 3.5 lap race totally 75km. Well done Noel.

Club Tour

After months of planning, our annual club tour is only one week away taking place on this coming Sunday 14th of May with a start and finish at the Lakeside Hotel Ballina, Co. Tipp. Sign on starts at 8:30am. We are looking forward to seeing a great crowd of cyclists on the day and we will make sure ye are all well looked after. We will have Tea & Coffee for everybody at sign on, we look forward to welcoming you all on the day to help us celebrate 30 years of the club peddaling around North Tipperary and surrounding areas and we even have a little surprise or two for you which will be revealed at sign on to mark the occasion so make sure you don’t miss it! You will be well looked after and as well as a midway food stop in Portumna, there will be refreshments and shower facilities available after the event in the Lakeside hotel. Summer has been ordered so fingers crossed we get a day similar to last year!! Please spread the word, invite your friends and see you all then… there will be three choices of groups for ye to cycle with on the day, We will also have Lead Cars, Motorbike Marshals with each group and a Broom Wagon. Look forward to meeting you all.

A little note to our Club Members… We would kindly ask if you could all, if possible bring sandwiches (lots of sandwiches please), cakes (pre sliced), buns, biscuits, jelly sweets etc on the day for the food stop as your help over the years had been fantastic and we thank you all very much. Committee Members will be at the hotel on the morning to take the food from ye for the food stop. Looking forward to seeing you all there.


This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm

Thursday Club Racing: Thursday Road race 4. Sign on is at Moynans bike shop at 6.15pm with a 6.30pm depart time to the start. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Route: Toomevara side of last motorway bridge – Moneygall – Cloughjordan – Old Birr road and finish at the top of the hill before Riverdale nursing home, Nenagh. 37km. Entry fee €5 and all welcome to give it a go.

Saturday: intermedia te 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 group to organise a Saturday spin for anyone that wants one.

Sunday: This weekend we have our annual Tour of Lough Derg so we will see ye all bright and early at the Lakeside Hotel. Sign on is from 8:30am. 


We hope you have a great week everyone and hopefully we’ll see you out and about on the bikes during the week and weekend..