Club Notes Weekend 16th March 2014

St Pats paradeWell done to all who turned out in support of the Club over the weekend. The Table Quiz on Friday night was well attended.  Many thanks to all the sponsors for their generous donations on the night including Ger Gavin’s and Ryan’s Chemist (Pierse Finn) for providing first and second place raffle prizes, and also to Nenagh Fruit and Veg, (Donal O’Connor) O’Connor’s Supermarket, Denis Quirke Butcher, Walsh’s Stationery Nenagh Picture Framing, The Dapp Inn (William Talbot), and Sherry Fitzgerald / Talbot Auctioneers.  The club was also represented at the Nenagh St. Particks Day parade on Monday 17th (pictured) and well down to John Foote for the organisation and to those members, their family and children for all the efforts.  In between, a number of training rides took place over the weekend including and various individual members took the opportunity to get in additional milage with the long weekend.

Racing: In racing, well done to Tommy Hanrahan who secured 9th position in the A3 Bobby Power Memorial Race in Carrick-on-Suir yesterday on St. Patricks Days.  The ladies were less fortunate at the Boyne GP womens race on Sunday when a pile up brought down reportedly, half the field including club member Julie White and Anita Egan of Nenagh CC.

Junior Training Programme commences: The Club’s ‘Junior Training Programme’ kicks into action this weekend the 22nd March 2014. From Saturday morning next,The North Tipperary Wheelers will run special training spins for secondary school students who would like to try their hand at road cycling.  The spins will take place initially over a four week period leaving Nenagh (Woodies Car Park, Streame Retail Park) at 10.30am each day.  Following the four week introductory cycles a programme will developed specific to the needs of the group.  Prospective cyclists are invited to come along on any or all of the Saturdays where they will be mentored on the spin by a number of existing club members.   With the huge interest in cycling in recent years the club feel the time is now right for younger members to join and experience the many benefits of the sport.  Involvement in sport is a major contributor to both the physical and mental well-being our young people and it is felt that the more an area has to offer the greater the chance of someone taking up an activity.  A roadworthy bike and helmet are all that is required at this stage as advice will be given during the sessions on equipment for those wishing to continue in the sport.  For more information parents of interested cyclists are asked to phone club chairman Pat Bergin  (087) 6744400 or youth officer Michael Molamphy (087) 2044324 for more information.  For members wishing to volunteer to assist with this programme please complete the online form  or contact Mike Molamphy directly.

Club Calander and Upcoming Events:  The annual Club Tour of Lough Derg has been set for May 25th departing from the Lakeside Hotel, Ballina.   This event is always well supported by club members and therefore again for this year, we ask you to keep this date free and for all members from both the racing and leisure groups to support this event.  This should present the perfect opportunity to get some distance and miles in on the bike if you havent yet started.  Further details will be published shortly together with the club race schedule.

Club Training: Club training continues on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  For Saturday morning race training rides, the departure is Woodies Car Park at 9am, whilst on Sunday morning for both leisure and faster groups, it is from Moynans Bike, Nenagh Shop at 9am.  Please note that Saturday’s race training rides may from time-to-time be smaller due to members attending open races on some Sunday’s so feel free to use facebook/northtippwheelers to contact members if you wish to see what numbers or group size maybe riding on the Saturday training ride.  For further details on any of the club events and training, please contact Pat Bergin  (087) 6744400.