An eventful week for club cycling which saw Julie White (pictured) and Tommy Hanrahan fly the club colours at open and non club race events. Julie White became the Woman’s Munster Time Trial Champion setting a new personal best on the 18km course in Patrickswell Co. Limerick on Saturday. Tommy took joint-first place in the final race of the interservice Time Trial Series but won the overall team competition that also included fellow Wheeler John Caulfield.
A mixture of warmer weather and exciting cycling routes is resulting in increased numbers at midweek and weekend training rides, and club racing. 20 members took part in Sunday’s leisure and faster training ride. Both groups set off together to Borrisokane before splitting and then on to Cloughjordan, Shinrone, Dunkerrian and Nenagh where the faster group went onto Silvermines and on to the N7 before their return home. On Saturday, 5 members took part in race training taking in a 110km route that brought them again to Sixmilebridge in Co. Clare. On Tuesday last, 9 members set rolled out on the Tuesday night training ride (6pm from Moynans Bike Shop) to take in 70km challenging circuit that included Moneygall, Armyhill, Borrisoleigh, Dolla before the return to Nenagh. Thursday last saw the third instalment of the 16km club time trail which saw Tommy Hanrahan, Liam Callaghan and Pat Bergin take first, second and third club placed positions respectively. Meanwhile, Mikey Connors is firmly routed to the top of the club race league table. Race results available here.
Training continues this week at the same times. Tuesday Nigh at 6pm and Sunday at 9am both from Moynans and 9am Saturday from Woodies carpark for the race training ride. Further details of routes and Thursday nights club race will be available on facebook/northtippwheelers and the club welcomes new members on these rides. For further details of any club events or club membership please contact club chairperson Pat Bergin 0876744400.