Hi all, we hope ye have all had a good week, a mixed week of weather but with the fantastic weather this weekend we hope ye have all been able to get out on the bikes.
On Tuesday we had our normal evening spin, the group headed out to Dolla and up Dolla hill and on to Templederry, from there they headed to the Thurles road and the group came back as far as Seanines. The group headed up Seanines on to Toomevara from there they headed in the direction of Ballymackey and then on to lucky bags from where the group took on Ballygibbon hill and they headed from home via the old Birr road, well done to everybody who was out on the evening.
On Thursday we had our J Moynan TT 4, It was not the nicest evening we have had for racing but that did not deter our members from turning up on the night, We had a reasonably good turn out on the evening the lads and lady had a strong crosswind to deal with all the way around the course which ment times were a little slower than other nights and a couple of riders were held up with cattle crossing the road which affected there times also, but having said that there were still some fine times set on the night. Eoin Woods set the fastest time on the night with another outstanding performance well done, Once handicaps were taking into consideration it was Joesph Donnelly who took the win on the night and also claimed the J Moynan series trophy for 2017, Congrats to Joesph on a very good performance throughout the whole series and very well done on winning the series, Also a very well done to everybody who was out on the night. Thanks also to Jan for doing the timekeeping and to Conor for marshalling.
On Saturday we had a few club members, Stephen Hogan, Rob Dalton, Roger Spain, Michael Crowe, Ger Ryan and Liam Chadwick headed done to Killarney to take part in the Ring of Kerry. It was a very good spin by all accounts and they all enjoyed the day, The weather was not the best in parts but that did not stop the guys from enjoying a very good and well organised sportive, kudos and a very well done to ye all.
Folks, Jan still has a few of the ordered bags left to be collected so please arrange with her on 087 1374354 to collect as soon as you can. Also in case any of you missed out on them there were a few extras ordered but half of them have gone already so if you want one give Jan a shout quickly before they’re gone.
One for the diary folks, We will be holding our club IGM on Monday 17th of July in the Dapp Inn. More details in next weeks notes.
This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:
Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm.
Wednesday: Green group spin leaving from outside Eire Og Nenagh GAA grounds at 6:30pm.
Thursday: Road Race 9. Sign on is at Moynans at 6.15pm and depart to the start at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Route: Ballinamona cross – Dolla – Silvermines – Left onto Old N7 – Birdhill – Finish at Fivealley. Entry is €5.
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.
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;
- Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
- The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-27kph average.
- 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.
This week’s Green route is: Moynans – Old Birr road – BikePark Ireland for coffee – Ballingarry – Borrisokane – back to Nenagh, 49km.
And for the Orange & Red it’s: Moynans – Toomevara – Moneygall – Left in Dunkerrin – Right for Milltown – Shinrone – Right at Old Birr road and onto Riverstown – Borrisokane – Ballinderry – Puckane – back to Nenagh, 100km.
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..