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Hello folks.  We hope you are keeping well. Just a slight bit later than usual with the updates this week. Work commitments took over and also had to take advantage of getting out on the bike for an hour in the amazing weather we’re having at the moment 🙂 Long may it last. Now onto the updates, better late than never!!

Friday Club night out

Friday night last we had our annual end of season get together in Una Powell’s pub, Nenagh and there was a great turnout of members there which was great to see. Everyone had a great night and enjoyed the catch up. Thanks to everyone for making the effort to come along, it was great to see ye all.  Also we would like to say a special word of thanks to James Kelly and all the staff from Una Powells for looking after us on the night…

Saturday and Sunday. Wild Atlantic Way Cycle. 

Well done to all the members who took on another two stages of the Wild Atlantic Way cycle over the weekend. They completed two hundred and twenty kms over the two days. Saturday stage 7  they cycled from Kilimer to Lahinch, 120kms in what we can only describe as horrendous conditions with rain falling all day and a headwind to add hardship to it. Sunday Stage 8 the weather was much kinder to them with some lovely autumn sun shining thankfully and their journey took them from Lahinch to Galway which was a 100km journey over some lovely rolling hills. Mighty going by you all and well done on completing another leg of the wild atlantic way cycle. Thanks to Eoin Keirse who was very good to send in some great photos of the group which you can see in the album below. Super going.

 

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Sunday Club spin to UL 

Well you know that the UL spin is always a popular one when you see a super turnout of members for it on the morning. Great to see so many there. It was a beautiful morning as we arrived into Moynans to join the others, the spirits were high with everyone looking forward to the mornings spin. There was just one big group on the road and everyone cycled together. After turning right in Birdhill they headed on towards O’Briens bridge and the pace was holding steady all the way with everyone keeping together. The roads were littered with leaves and debris though from the storm last week so it was bound to happen, the first puncture of the day suffered by Selina but Eoin Woods stayed on to happily repair it for her and they were swiftly of their way again after a few minutes to catch up with the rest of the group. Just up the road when the group merged again the second casualty of the day was suffered by Joey, another puncture, so guess what Mr. Woods was yet again on duty to help repair it. Isn’t it great we had a dedicated repairs man out with us on the day 🙂 how lucky were we…Thanks Eoin… Eoin told the group to move on and that himself and Joey would catch up with us so we did and we held a steady pace all the way into UL but no sign of Eoin and Joey coming along behind.  As it turns out Joey was taken on the extended scenic route of about 5kms extra out by Corbally and seemingly they had a nice relaxing spin to meet us at UL… Even managed to arrive at the same time as us. We reckon Joey and Eoin must have set some new land speed records on the way in to UL 🙂 Joey enjoyed his sandwich at the coffee stop anyway 🙂

Everyone enjoyed their coffee and when that was finished all headed home via the old N7. The group split on the way back to Nenagh as a few people in the group needed to get back home early as they had other commitments, so they pushed on.  The second group of 8 followed on but suffered yet another puncture, this time by Conor. The unfortunate joys of winter cycling but again thanks to our Mr repairman it was speedily repaired and they were on their way again. Everyone arrived back to Nenagh safely and all had a great day on the bikes. Huge well done to everyone, a great mornings spin.

 

 

 

AGM

A gentle reminder everyone that this year’s AGM takes place on Monday night the 22nd of October in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh at 8pm. This is every members chance to have their say on what the club does for the next year so please come along on the night, we need you all there…

 

Club Spins

Hi-Vis clothing and lights are now a requirement!! Be safe be seen! Also for the winter season it would be much appreciated if mudguards were fitted to your bikes as the roads at this time of the year can be mucky and nobody wants to get sick from muck being splattered into their mouths and faces while on a group spin. Thank you!

Tuesday: club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

Thursday: club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

Saturday: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am.

Sunday: Club spin leaves Moynans at 9am. We are hearing back that people like the route being posted up each week. So for this Sunday, early weather predictions are for a clear day with light SW winds so here is the suggested spin with plenty of options for a coffee stop in Newport at 47.5km if desired and an option to take a shorter way home to Nenagh after Newport by heading straight back to Birdhill making it a 76km spin. Bit of everything here, a nice long climb early when legs are fresh, nice fast sections of good roads and if wind is as predicted it’ll be at your backs the whole way home… 🙂  Route: Moynans – Dolla – Bolingbroke – Right for Rearcross – Newport (Cutback right after leaving Newport for Birdhill to shorten route to 76km) – Lisnagry – Birdhill – Nenagh, 89km.

 

Have a great week everyone!

 

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Things have quietened down this week in the club, so there are only a couple of updates for you. We won’t keep you long!

Sunday

Well done to everyone who was out on the club spin Sunday Morning. A nice but breezy day on the bikes but an enjoyable morning by all. 

 

Club Night Out

Just a little reminder everyone of our annual end of season club night out that is taking place this coming Friday night the 12th of October in Una Powells. It’ll be a great way to catch up with everyone after the long busy cycling season that we are after having and a chance to relax. It all kicks off at 8pm and there will be some finger food provided on the night to keep us all going… Really look forward to seeing ye all there, cheers…

 

AGM

A gentle reminder everyone that this year’s AGM takes place on Monday night the 22nd of October in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh at 8pm. This is every members chance to have their say on what the club does for the next year so please come along on the night, we need you all there…

 

 

Club Spins

Hi-Vis clothing and lights are needed if you are planning on staying out anywhere near dusk. Be safe be seen!

Also for the winter season it would be much appreciated if mudguards were fitted to your bikes as the roads at this time of the year can be mucky and nobody wants to get sick from muck being splattered into their mouths and faces while on a group spin. Thank you!

Tuesday: club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

Thursday: club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

Saturday: Not ideal after our night out but for those of you who are up to a challenge on Saturday, the Slieve Bloom Extreme Challenge 2018 takes place on Saturday October 13th and starts from Birr Rugby Club. You can see all the details in the attached link here

 

Sunday: We will be taking on an old favourite, our UL spin with a coffee stop at the UL sports arena cafe. We will depart from Moynans bike shop, Nenagh at 9am. Depending on turnout, we’ll split into groups on the morning suitable for everyone and we would love to see ye all there for the spin and a chance to have a chat and catch up. Don’t forget to bring a few Euros with you for a coffee and a bun 🙂 

 

Have a great week everyone!

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A very good evening to you all. We hope that you enjoyed your week and weekend. What another successful week for NTW as we have yet another Masters National Champion amongst us…Its another week in photographs 🙂

 

National Hill Climb Championships 2018

David Kyle National Masters 40 Hill Climb Champion 2018

David Kyle headed up to the north of the country at the weekend to take on the very tough National Hill Climb Championships that were hosted by Foyle cycling club. The race took place on the very steep Scalp Mountain in Co. Donegal.  A climb of 484 vertical meters in a distance of just under 6km. It looked very steep from the photos anyway. David completed the course in an incredible time of 20.47. Huge congratulations to you David on behalf of us all here in the club, mighty achievement and our second National Champion in the club. Unbelievable stuff…

To see full results please see the attached link here 

David Kyle powering his way to victory in the National Masters 40 Hill Climb Championship 2018

 

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Saturday training spin

Its the time of the year when the coffee breaks are really enjoyed.  The lads had a great spin on Saturday morning and a very nice looking coffee stop… 🙂

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Sunday club spin

It’s great to see such big numbers turning out again for the club spins after the summer season and here’s to more nice winter morning spins and warm cups of coffee. 🙂 The weather held up great for the spin and the lads(and ladies) decided on keeping the route as flat as possible to help keep the group together on the morning. Although I don’t think we actually have any flat routes out of Nenagh, just levels of difficulty… 😉 They headed out towards Thurles and from there on to Templemore where they pulled in for a well timed coffee break and even a few buns with thanks to Eoin Woods which were quickly disposed of by the hungry mob 🙂 From there it was onwards to Roscrea and then back to Nenagh to finish off a great metric century spin. Well done everyone on what was a great morning out on the bikes!

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Key dates for your diaries

Club night out

We will be having our annual club night out on Friday night the 12th of October in Una Powell’s pub, Summerhill. It’s a chance to really relax after the busy cycling season and enjoy a chat and one or two lemonades… 😉 Hope to see you all there to celebrate what a season we’re after having!! Ye all deserve it so come on out and enjoy a great night among friends.

AGM 

This years AGM takes place on Monday night the 22nd of October in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh at 8pm. This is every members chance to have their say on what the club does for the next year so please come along on the night, we need you all there.

 

Awards Night

This takes place on Saturday night the 10th of November in the Thatched Cottage Ballycommon. Full details to follow but mark the date in your diaries folks, it is always a great night!

 

 

Club Spins

Tuesday: club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

Thursday: club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

We would advise you all to bring along some high vis clothing and lights for the bikes as the evenings are really closing in. Be safe be seen! 

Saturday: Training spin leaving from Woodies carpark at 9am. 

Sunday: We will be supporting the Trip to Tipp annual cycle. This is always a great day out on the bikes so we would love to see as many members there to support as possible…

Have a great week everyone!

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The weather has been very changeable for the last couple of weeks and the winter is really creeping in on us quickly but there is supposed to be a little improvement this week so get out and enjoy it while you can! Our updates are in pictures this week so short and sweet.

Munster Hill Climb Championships

David Kyle was in action in the Munster Hill Climb Championships that took place recently hosted by Southside Wheely Wheelers. He was talking part in the M40 category. Its a short hill climb where riders are let go at 1 minute intervals. Just because its a short climb, do not let this deceive you! Its a 1.2km climb of ‘The Lacka’, averaging just under 11 per cent and with a peak incline of 15 per cent and an elevation gain of 119 vertical meters, Ouch! David took second place on the day in a superb time of 04:16 just 6 seconds down on the winning time which is great going. David took home the silver medal which is a fantastic achievement.  Congratulations David on behalf of us all in the club. You can see the full results of the Munster Hill Climb Championships in the link here

You can see some super pics of the days action by John Coleman in the attached link here

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Limerick CC Tour

Nanno Vuyk, Daniel Ronan and Rob Dalton took part in Limerick CC’s annual tour last weekend. Well done lads. Always a very well organised and run event.

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Sunday

Well done to all the club members who took part in this years great Dublin bike ride that took place today.  Great going and thanks for sending us the great photos.

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Sunday club spin

Traditionally reserved for the Spring, the Lake was chosen as the route for the Sunday Club Spin. 12 riders struck out on a crisp but promising morning and headed the anti-clockwise route. A nice steady roll over ensured a consistent and smooth pace. Four riders turned in Portumna and headed back as they had planned a shorter spin. The sun was out and the eight continued onwards towards the coffee stop in the Half Barrel in Whitegate where they enjoyed an extended stay and chat and the lovely refreshments sponsored by Spain Construction… Fair play Roger! 😉 The pace picked up from Whitegate but in fairness to all they did their turn at the front into a strong headwind, a few matches were lit so we regrouped at the top of Ogonnelloe and enjoyed a brisk leg to Killaloe. Andy who cycled into Nenagh swung off for a full English and the rest of the group headed over the bridge towards the four sisters. The wind never seemed to be at their backs and the N7 was not any different. The pace picked up again and the group fractured but all riders made it back to Moynans with a smile on their faces. It is great to see the progress that many of the new members have made this year so keep up the good work but it will mean more lake spins 🙂 Well done to everyone on the club spin this morning for completing the lap of the lake…

 

Club Spins

Tuesday: club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

Thursday: club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

We would advise you all to bring along some high vis clothing and lights for the bikes as the evenings are much darker. Be safe be seen. 

Saturday: Training spin leaving from Woodies carpark at 9am. 

Sunday: Club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 9am.

Have a great week everyone!

 

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What a week, yet again…

John Foote, our National Masters Champion is crowned.

The National Masters TT Championships took place on Saturday in Shannon, Co. Clare so not too far a journey for our three members John Foote, Eoin Woods and Michael Crowe to travel.  The course has been trialled and tested over and over for the last few weeks coming up to the event by the lads, mentally mapping the course in their heads. There was a big entry for the Masters National TT this year so as you can guess some big names and stiff competition to deal with.

John Foote fantastically took the title of National M60 TT champion 2018 in a time of 35′ 39.93″ over a 23km course. John has always been noted for his Time Trialling abilities over the years winning various medals in both county and provincial races. This was his time to shine and achieving his ultimate goal. He is the only member of the club, as far as we are aware, who has ever held this prestigious accolade. Superb going John!! A very proud day for NTW and most definitely a proud moment and achievement for John…

M60 National Time Trial winner 2018, John Foote. Picture by Coolbawn Cross Photography.

 

John Foote powering to victory in the National Masters 60 Time Trial 2018. Picture by Vic Nott

 

National Masters 60 TT winner 2018, John Foote

 

Well done has to go to Eoin Woods who raced in the National M40 TT category and Michael Crowe who raced in the National M50 TT category. They both set some brilliant times out on the course amidst the best riders in the country. Eoin was very unfortunate to just barely miss out on a medal place, finishing in 4th place.We are sure your turn is not far away Eoin!  Michael crowe finished in 8th place, very well done to ye lads…

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To see all the lads in action in the Nationals you can see them in the link here and photos thanks to Vic & Tracy.

More photos of the National Masters TT  in the link here thanks to Richard Quinn.

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Link to full results of National Master TT on sticky bottle here

 

HSE tour de Midwest 

Well done to club member Dermot Kelly who completed the HSE Tour de midwest on Saturday, A very enjoyable and well organised event by all acounts. Dermot pictured with his daughter Niamh.

Rebel Tour

Well done to club members Sean, Pat and Mike who completed the tough Rebel Tour on Saturday. Great going.

Conquering the infamous Stelvio 

Kevin, Gary and Pat enjoying some quality cycling in Italy. Well done lads.

 

 

Sunday Open Racing

National Masters and A3 Road Race Championships in Shannon. 

Sunday John Foote was racing in the National Masters 60 Road Race championships which were taking place in Shannon. John was in the main bunch from the start but the bunch broke up on the second lap and 8 riders including John went clear. There were a lot of little digs throughout but it all came back together for the finish. John was unfortunate to suffer cramping on the last lap and the drag up to the finish put paid to his race but he crossed over the line safely in the bunch. John very much enjoyed the experience. Well done John.  David Kyle was taking part in the National Masters 40 Road Race and also finished his race safely in the bunch. Very well done to ye lads!

There will be no club updates for the following two weeks as your PRO is taking some time off but we will have all the updates again for you on my return…  

 

There will be no club updates for the next two weeks so we will be posting up two weeks worth of club spins which you can see below.

Club midweek and weekend spins:

Tuesday: club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

Thursday: club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

We would advise you all to bring along some high vis clothing and lights for the bikes as the evenings are much darker. Be safe be seen. 

Saturday: club training spin leaving Woodies car park at 9 am.

Sunday 16th : We will be supporting our neighbouring club, Limerick CC at their annual tour. Always a great day out and we would love to see as many as possible there on the day. 

 

Also very best of luck to those taking part in the Munster Hill Climb Championships on Sunday…

 

 

Tuesday 18th: club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

Thursday 20th: club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.

We would advise you all to bring along some high vis clothing and lights for the bikes as the evenings are much darker. Be safe be seen. 

Saturday 22nd: Training spin leaving from Woodies carpark at 9am. 

Sunday 23rd: Club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 9am.

Have a great couple of weeks everyone!