Club Notes/ This weeks spins

A very Happy New Year to you all. We hope you all enjoyed a nice break.

Not much has happened over the last couple of weeks but that was down to mother nature, who yet again threw a few very bad storms our way with strong gales and heavy rain causing extensive flooding on our roads and unsafe conditions so with that, the turbo trainers were out in force.

Over the weekend, thankfully,  we had a little respite with the sun making a brief appearance.

Saturday morning despite a misty start, training got back on track after the festivities and the lads covered a distance of 100km.

Sunday we had sunshine for a change 🙂 we were beginning to forget what it actually looked like as we have not seen it in a few weeks. The proposed route out to Ballinahinch via Capparoe  wasn’t possible due to bad flooding on the roads so a new route was decided among the group of dedicated cyclists! First they headed out the old N7 to Daly’s Cross with the intention of making it to Montpellier, although they were stopped on the way to O’Briens bridge due to flooding. Well at least some were stopped…, but not Peter who decided a quick dip in the water would be a nice mid spin cool down! He tried to encourage the others to follow but was very unsuccessful. Peter had to use his paddles again to come back through the flood to join the others. It was then decided to go back to Birdhill and from there they went across to Ballina and back home by Portroe where a brisk pace was kept all the way home. A very enjoyable 70km in perfect cycling weather!

Reminder Mizen to Malin 2016

Mizen to Malin 2016

It’s been a few years since we last completed a Mizen to Malin cycle and as there appears to be an appetite for this again, we are planning on completing it this coming August.
The only thing we need to agree on is the number of days we will complete it over and the route that we will take…
To get the ball rolling on this we are calling a meeting for those interested, in the Dapp Inn on Monday evening 4th January @ 7:30pm. The agenda will be simply to get an idea of numbers and to get the route decided on so we can start the hotel booking process. If you cannot attend this meeting but wish to have your name included in those interested just send us an email to 
Anyone who is interested in this event is asked to attend on the night and discuss the proposed routes that were sent out by email last week to members. This will be a great club event and something to look forward to. See you there…


Next week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

Tuesday: Club Turbo training session in Streame from 7pm -8.30pm. This will be a structured training session and please contact Liam on 087 6322618 for more details.

Wednesday: Club night spin leaving from Moynans at 7pm. Avg speed between 25/27kph.

Thursday: Club Turbo training session in Streame from 7pm -8.30pm. This will be a structured training session and we encourage members to give it a try.


A few club members take part in an intermediate cycle 40/50km in distance, averaging 25kph on a Saturday morning 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.

Main club spin leaving from Woodies car park at 9am. This week’s route is: Woodies – Borrisokane – Riverstown – Old Birr road – Cloughjordan – Ballymackey – Toomevara – Ballinamona cross – Dolla – Silvermines – Old N7 – Nenagh (103km) For anyone not wanting this distance turning back for Nenagh after rejoining the Toomevara road will make it 74km and turning back from Dolla will make it 90km.


Sunday: Normal 9am spin from Moynans. This week the route is: Moynans – Dolla – Templederry – Borrisoleigh – Moneygall (Where we’ll stop for coffee at Obama Plaza, at about the 45km mark) – Cloughjordan – Borrisokane – Nenagh.  Anybody who is caught for time can return for home from Moneygall or can continue on to Cloughjordan and return to Nenagh from there.



Have a great week everyone 🙂