Hi all, we hope ye have all had a good week, with a mixed week of weather we hope ye have all been able to get out on the bike.
On Sunday we had two club members Rob Dalton and Nanno Vuyk head to Upperchurch to support their annual cycle, fair play and well done to both of ye for supporting them.
Mizen to Malin
On Thursday the 17th of August, 12 amateur cyclists began their 630km cycle from Mizen to Malin. The journey took 5 days. It was a great achievement for all involved. The cyclists were met with all types of weather on their long journey, but thankfully all made it to the finish line without injury. They would like to thank the backup people who helped them along their way, it was very helpful and hugely appreciated. Thanks to Liam for the report.
This was a massive achievement for all involved so a huge well done to all of you and if any of you would like to send in some more info on the trip we’d love to hear it as I’m sure the rest of the club would too.
Club Weekend In Donegal
Last Friday, ten club members and their families headed to Donegal for the weekend to enjoy some cycling and they were joined by a few of our friends from Dunboyne Cycling club. On the Friday afternoon the lads and lady headed out for a short (but certainly not simple) spin to Lough Salt to start off the weekend, it was a lovely spin they said with some nice climbs and stunning scenery after the long climb to the lough making the effort well worthwhile. On Saturday the group headed out on a cycle to Fanad Lighthouse coming back over the Blaney bridge it was a tough enough cycle with some very tough climbs along the way but there was some very nice descents in there too and the views and weather was lovely with the sun shining. On Sunday the group decided to head to Horn Head which was another beautiful spin once again with plenty of climbs along the way but with the weather staying good it made it a little easier and a fantastic little coffee shop was found right on the beach! It was a fantastic weekend of cycling with loads of fantastic routes to choose from up there, and a few sociables had too to round off the weekend. Some of the family members went off walking over the weekend and said it was beautiful with loads to see and do. Thanks to our friends from Dunboyne for coming along and making the weekend even better! Thanks to Jan & Owen for organising the trip, thanks to Conor for all his help and support over the weekend and also thanks to the Mount Errigal hotel for looking after us all so well over the weekend. There’s more pictures and videos to follow so don’t worry to those not in the below pictures, it’s only a quick selection… There’s so many to go through is the problem! 🙂
This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:
Thursday: We will have our last race of the season, The Flying Mile. In this event you simply cycle a mile as fast as you can! The race will take place on the old N7 Limerick road between the Roundhill and the Yellowbridge with a rolling start. The start is just after the turn for the Silvermines and the finish will be at the Yellowbridge. You can sign on at 6.15pm at Moynans bike shop or at the Roundhill. Group departs to the start at 6.30pm and race starts at approx 7 pm. Entry is €5. Also some rules for this race, No TT bikes, Disc or tri spoke wheels, Clip on TT aero bars or TT helmets, just you and your road bike to keep it fair on everyone.
Sunday: Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.
Depending on numbers present, there will be up to 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 25-29kph average.
- Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do a 30kph+ average.
This week’s Green route is: Moynans – Old Birr road – BikePark Ireland for coffee – Ballingarry – Borrisokane – Back to Nenagh, 49km. If any of you want to push it on a little further then by heading on to Riverstown after the coffee before returning to Borrisokane would push it out to 66km.
And for the Orange & Red it’s: Moynans – Cloughjordan road – Left onto Ballygibbon Hill – right onto Old Birr road – Borrisokane – Riverstown – Right onto Old Birr road – 2nd Left after BikePark Ireland for Milltown – Roscrea – Moneygall – Toomevara – Nenagh, 102km.
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..