Club updates and spins

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A very good evening folks. It’s been very quiet in the club for the last while, but now, finally, we’re back reporting and we’ve lots to fill you in on and a couple of events in the next few weeks to tell you about. We hope you have all been keeping well.

It’s been a very mixed bag of weather that we’ve been experiencing for the last few weeks… snow, rain, snow, ice, all in that order, so as you might have guessed, its been turbo, turbo and more turbo for a lot of club members and in fairness, at this stage, you must be all suffering from cabin fever so it was great to see a bit of an improvement this past weekend and a few of you getting in the miles outside again. Here’s to a great cycling season ahead and hopefully the break in the bad weather will last a while!

This is just a small summary of what has been happening in the club over the last few weeks.

Pilates/TRX  returned and a great class as always thanks to Paul Nevin fitness.

The second of our club open nights was held in Moynans bike shop and another enjoyable evening was had by all. It was lovely to catch up with everyone and we welcomed more new members to the club which is just fantastic. Thanks to Peter and David Moynan as usual for hosting the evening in their shop and yet again thanks to Jill for looking after everyone and making us warming tea and coffee on the night. Peter also provided a bike maintenance course after the open night which went down very well with those who took part. Knowing how to look after your bike is very important.  Thanks to everyone who helped out…

 

Turbo class is going very well with great numbers turning up on the nights and increasing every week which is great to see.  Those new years resolutions are well and truly being kept.  There are lots of local sportives happening this year so while the evenings are still short or the weather is not so great at least you can still get a good workout done indoors. Our class is led by Rob who is putting everyone trough their paces. Keep up the good work.

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Portumna forest park MTB morning ( A little puddle never stopped them)

A video sent into us of a few of the lads over in Portumna forest park during the very wet weather at the end of last month.  Thanks Peter for sending in the video. Looks like ye had great fun.

 

Table Quiz

It’s that time of the year where we will yet again be hosting our annual table quiz! So who’s up for a really fun club night out, if so, please do come along on Friday evening March 2nd to the Dapp Inn, Nenagh. Our quiz starts at 9pm and we will have great prizes and spot prizes to give away. Get those thinking caps on folks. A table of four is just €20 so please bring along as many friends and family as you can on the night, the more the merrier. 🙂 Everyone is welcome.

 

 

NTW season opener all together spin

Looking to take part in a fun, leisurely paced cycle? Why not come along to our season opening all together spin on Sunday March 4th? It’s our bi-annual leisurely group outing where everyone spins together as a group and nobody will be left behind. We do these spins to welcome new members to the club and entice others back out of their winter hibernation… This will be a leisurely paced spin so if you’ve any aspiration of using that bike this year give it a dust off and get it ready for this great morning spin. Everyone is most welcome to join us on the morning, whether you’re a club member or not we’d love to have you there. We’ll do the usual and set off from Moynans at 9am and cycle out the Limerick road to Birdhill and then on to the Lakeside hotel for complimentary Tea/Coffee/Scones before returning to Nenagh via the Four Sisters, so we hope to see a big turnout on the morning. Remember, helmets must be worn, safety is our priority.

 

 

Older club gear still in stock

Also a reminder to everyone that Jan still has some stock of the old club gear ( Larger sizes only available) that we’re selling off at massively reduced prices so if you want some bargain training gear, give her a call on 087 1374354 for more info on what she has left…

Club bike fitting day

Seeing as we have some new members, we would like to know if any of you are interested in getting a professional bikefit done? If there is interest we can organise another club bikefit day in Moynans bike shop with Aidan Hammond of bike fitting Ireland, so if any of you are interested in this can you let Owen know on 0870523275. More info on Bike fitting available here: www.northtippwheelers.com/club-training/bike-fit

Mallorca 312

A great contingent of club members will be flying the club colours abroad this year on the beautiful island of Mallorca where they are taking part in this, one of the toughest one day international sportives that includes some renowned climbs and spectacular scenery. It’s a 312 km cycle on closed roads around the Island and it takes place on Saturday April 28th 2018 which is only 10 weeks away folks! The event will be here before we know it, so we hope your training is well on track now. Something for those taking part to look forward to.

 

 

Please remember everyone to send in a few words about club spins to us if you want a mention on the club notes, just to let us know how the spins went. People do like to read about what’s happening and keep up to date with everything on the website but it’s very hard to write about anything when no information is coming in to us. So don’t be shy, do send in your photos and reports to northtippwheelers@gmail.com especially once the sportif and racing seasons kick off in the coming weeks!

Thanks all…

 

Club midweek and weekend spins

As usual we will have our normal spins during the week and weekend. We look forward to seeing ye out and about.

Tuesday:  Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Wednesday: Pilates/TRX class with Paul Nevin Fitness, Nenagh. Class starts at 8.15pm.
Thursday: Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Saturday: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.
Sunday: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am. 

Club updates and spins

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Firstly, a very happy new year to you all and we hope you enjoyed the time off.  Normality resumes again and it’s going to be a very busy year for the club with lots to look forward to, so we will keep you updated on this as we go along, watch this space.

Just a couple of updates for you this week.

Club Open Night

We will be hosting the second of our club open nights on Monday 22nd of January in Moynans bike shop, Nenagh from 6pm to 8pm. You will be able to pay your club membership on the night and renew your licence with Cycling Ireland. For anyone thinking of getting more into cycling this year, come in for a chat and see what our club is all about. Remember, for any new members that join the club there will be no membership fee for their first year but they will need to purchase insurance with Cycling Ireland. See you then.

 

During last summer, in July we had a great representation from the club at the Frank Maher memorial cycle where everyone cycled around the scenic route of Lough Derg. The funds raised were over €5,000 which is just fantastic to go towards the research in the fight against Motor Neuron disease. We want to say well done to all involved in this very worthy cause and thanks for the lovely mention for the North Tipperary Wheelers.

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Club midweek and weekend spins

As usual we will have our normal spins back during the week and weekend now that everything has returned to normal. We look forward to seeing ye out and about.

Tuesday:  Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Thursday: Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Saturday: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.
Sunday: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am. 

 

Club news and Christmas spins

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Hi all, we hope you are all set for the Christmas break and looking forward to having some time to get out on the bikes. It has really crept up on us fast this year. As you may have been aware,  for the last couple of weeks there have been no updates as it has been very quiet in the club but there’s still been plenty of miles getting clocked up be it inside or outside enjoying the mild spell we had in the last few days.

We held the first of our club open nights which was a great success and we welcomed new members to the club. We have to say thanks to Peter and David Moynan for the use of their shop on the night and thanks to Jill for looking after us so well with tea/coffee and snacks, very much appreciated.  Afterwards we had our annual Christmas drinks in Una Powell’s and a great night was had by all…

Also some of our members may be interested in this and we would like to thank Grainne Whelehen a UL student for coming out to talk to the club on our open night about their project. See poster below.

 

 

 

A complimentary First Aid/ CPR/AED course was provided by the club recently for those who wanted to take part in it and we have to say it was an excellent course and a very educational day. We learnt the basic skills needed in the unfortunate case of coming upon an accident while out on the road, out cycling in a group, or in the home. Those who took part are now qualified to perform CPR and qualified to use an AED, Automated External Defibrillator. They also learnt about choking in adults, children, and infants and were shown how to deliver a range of life saving techniques if faced with that situation. They are all now registered with the Irish Heart Foundation and will be receiving  their certificates soon. Well done to you all on completing the course, very valuable knowledge, training and skills to have. We would like to thank Ollie Hayes First Aid for providing the training day for us.

 

The club turbo classes are still going strong with Rob putting everyone trough their paces and he promised everyone a special turbo class for last Tuesday’s session, so he had them doing climbing race intervals…no pain, no gain… but by all accounts a fantastic nights training!  Dont forget, do come along and try these classes, they will continue until March or early April on a Tuesday and Thursday evening…

Christmas MTB Day, Wed 27th

We’ll have a post Christmas club MTB day out in BikePark Ireland to help work off some of the festive cheer we’ll all have enjoyed over indulging in! We’ll meet up there at 9:30am. If you don’t have a mountain bike you can even rent one for the day there and give it a go, there’s trails for all abilities and a great little cafe. You can find out more info here: bikeparkireland.ie but if you want to rent a bike or use their uplift service (a truck that brings you up to the top of the hill) then you need to pre book as no doubt it will be busy. All info and contact details are on their site.

If MTB isn’t your thing then why not go for a road spin and call in and meet up with everyone for a chat and a coffee in the Bikepark cafe? Just stick up a message on the WhatsApp group and you should get some company for the spin…

Christmas spins…

Sunday 24th: Christmas eve – For all the expert Christmas shoppers who are all organised meet at Moynans @ 9am.

Tuesday 26th: St. Stephens Day – No club turbo. Relax and enjoy the break!

Wednesday 27th Dec: Club day out in BikePark Ireland from 9:30am. More info above.

Thursday 28th: A return to Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308

Spins from here on return to normal schedule

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!

 

 

Club Notes

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Good evening all. A couple of updates for you…

 

Club Turbo

The turbo classes are going great and numbers are steadily increasing which is super to see. A great way to get in the extra miles in the winter months. Everyone is very welcome to give the classes a go.

 

Joeys face says it all, he said he was sick of towing everyone along on the Sunday spin… 😉 A great morning out had by all…

Open night and pre Christmas drinks.

As you are now hopefully aware we are hosting the first of our club open nights on Monday evening, December 4th. Your membership can be renewed on the evening and its a great way to welcome new members to the club. The open evening will be held in Moynans bike shop from 6-8pm. For any new members that join the club there will be no membership fee for their first year but they will need to purchase insurance with Cycling Ireland. Afterwards we will be having some Christmas drinks in Una Powell’s Pub, Summerhill. It’ll be a nice opportunity for everyone to relax and have a catch up before Christmas. Look forward to seeing you all.

First Aid course

There are still a few places available for our first aid course that takes place on Saturday December 9th from 9am to 3pm.  If any of you would like to avail of this free course please let Owen know if you want to attend on 0870523275. A great skill and knowledge to have in the unfortunate case of an emergency.

 

Club midweek and weekend spins

As usual we will have our normal spins during the week and weekend so please do not be shy, come out and give them a go. We look forward to seeing ye out and about.

Tuesday:  Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Wednesday: Club Pilates core & strength class with Paul Nevin Fitness, Kenyon street car park, Nenagh at 8.10pm.  Limited spaces available so contact Peter on 067 31293 to confirm your spot.
Thursday: Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Saturday: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.
Sunday: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am. 

 

Club Notes

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A short report this week for you.  Just a few things to update you all on.
The lads and lady enjoying some MTB over in Portumna forest park on Thursday
A quick photo opportunity at the Lookout on the Sunday club spin.

 First Aid Course

We’re running a First Aid Course for our members on Saturday 9th Dec and it’ll be from 9am to 3pm. The emphasis of this course will be for dealing with cycling related injuries and this is to try to ensure we have some little bit of knowledge on how to deal with any accidents if, God forbid, we find ourselves in the situation that we need to use it. With any luck, we will never need it but it’s far better be prepared than not… Places are very limited and it’s first come first served so if you want to be included then please let Owen know ASAP to take one of the spots and you can give him a call on 0870523275. There is no cost to members to complete the course only your time, the club is funding it for our members.  A fantastic opportunity to learn some valuable life skills so please take advantage of the course…

Club open nights and licence renewals. 

We’ll be hosting two club open nights, one before Christmas on December 4th and one early in the New year, date to be decided on. This will allow members to renew their membership and to welcome new members to the club. Both open nights will be held in Moynans bike shop from 6-8pm. For any new members that join the club there will be no membership fee for their first year but they will need to purchase insurance with Cycling Ireland. More details to follow.

Club Membership fee: Adults €20 / Family €30

Cycling Ireland Membership fees
  • Cycling Supporter €20
  • Leisure Membership €50
  • Limited Competition Licence €80 (Club racing)
  • Full competition Licence €135 (Open racing)
  • Junior full competition licence €50

 

Club midweek and weekend spins

As usual we will have our normal spins during the week and weekend so please do not be shy, come out and give them a go. We look forward to seeing ye out and about.

Tuesday:  Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Wednesday: Club Pilates core & strength class with Paul Nevin Fitness, Kenyon street car park, Nenagh at 8.10pm.  Limited spaces available so contact Peter on 067 31293 to confirm your spot.
Thursday: Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Saturday: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.
Sunday: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am.