Club Notes weekend of 12th January 2014

North Tipperary Wheelers

The weekend saw the commencement of the ‘Saturday Race Training Spin’ – a dedicated structured training ride intended for club members seeking to partake in club and open racing in 2014. This race training spin compliments the existing Sunday club leisure and faster rides and mid week evening cycles on Tuesday and Thursday nights with a focus on quality of training efforts.

With frost on Saturday morning, there was a change to the scheduled route with group opted instead for the default safer route to Roscrea, back to Birdhill before returning to Nenagh staying the whole time on the main (old N7) road.  This is a tried and tested course covering a distance of 110km enabling race pace and recovery drills.  The rain did not affect the Sunday morning club spin with a group of hardy Wheelers having left Moynans Bike Shop at 9am managing a productive two-and-a-half hour training session before returning to Nenagh.

In advance of next weeks Saturday spin, it is intended to post some additional race training advice notes following the constructive feedback last Saturday in order to maximise training efforts for the benefit of the whole group. Training will continue next week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings.


Club Open Night

The club is holding a club open night at Moynans Bike Shop Nenagh between 6.30pm-8.30pm on Wednesday 22nd January. The purpose of the evening is to enable the registration and sign-on for new members or to enable those seeking more information on the club to speak with club members.  A club information pack will be available on training rides and routes and the opportunity to purchase our sportful club kit.  A representitive from the ‘Giant’ bike manufacturer will giving a brief presentation at 7.30pm.  Members are asked to support this event by dropping by and spreading the word to those who may be interested in joining the club. Club membership can be renewed on the evening for existing members and its an opportunity tto pick up club kit.