Club Notes / This weeks spins

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Hi all, we hope ye have all had a good week, with a mixed week of weather we hope ye have all been able to get out on the bikes.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we had our normal evening spin, We had a good turn out for the spin with around a dozen members out, The group departed from Moynan’s and headed in the direction of Toomevara where they turned right and headed across to Ballinamona cross where they turned left and cycled on towards Kelly’s of Fantane where they turned right towards Templederry and went straight through the village, from there the group headed down Dolla hill and turned left to Silvermines and continued on to the N7 where they turned right and came back to Nenagh with a nice tailwind, good evening cycle covering 60kms.

 

Thursday

On Thursday we had our Championship road race, It was not the best of evenings weather wise for the race but that did not deter the hardy group which showed up, We had two groups ready to take to the start line from the very off each group worked well together to make the best of the conditions once they reached the turn at Dolla to head for the finish we had 3 riders out in front with the chase on behind to try and reel them in but the 3 lads managed to stay away and we had Nanno Vuyk who took the win on the night becoming our Road Race Champion of 2017 with Patrick Yon Hin taking second place and Joseph Donnelly completing the podium, Congratulations to Nanno on taking the win on tough evening for racing and also well done to everybody who raced on the evening. Thanks to Jan for doing the start and finish, to Brendan and Conor for Marshaling and thanks to Vic for the great pictures as usual.

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Mizen to Malin

Also on Thursday we had a group of members set off on their Mizen to Malin trip over 4 days. At the time of writing we haven’t got their update on how the trip went so we’ll update you all in the next edition of club notes.

 

On Friday and Saturday two of our club members Selina and Owen Hynes took part in the annual Johnson and Johnson Plant to Plant charity cycle, raising much needed funds for Crumlins children’s hospital and Clionas foundation. They took on the two day cycle, day 1 Limerick to Killarney and day 2 Killarney to cork via Molls gap. Day 1 was a very tough day in the saddle with a gale blowing and torrential rain for the duration of the spin, at times they said they could have done with wipers on the glasses but they got through it and the dinner was well earned in the Gleneagle hotel that evening. Day two to Cork was a much better day weather wise with the sun shining for them all and everyone’s spirits were high. Day two the going was much easier thank God with the groups setting good paces overall and NO rain. They reached Cork an hour ahead of schedule and everyone was elated to have finished the challenge safely. Selina and Owen were road captains of their assigned groups for both days along with a few other friends and they both enjoyed the experience. Very well done to you both.

 

This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm.

Thursday: We’re postponing the flying mile for a week due to the club trip to Donegal. Instead we’ll have a Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm. 

Sunday:  Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.

Depending on numbers present, there will be up to three groups with defined speeds.

The 3 groups are;

  1. Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
  2. The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-29kph average.
  3. Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do a 30kph+ average.

This week’s Green route is: Moynans – Limerick road – Turn right for Boher – Ballina – Birdhill – Applegreen for coffee – Back to Nenagh.

 

And for the Orange Red it’s: Moynans – Capparoe – Shalee – Newport – Birdhill – towards Nenagh – Left for Boher – Balllina – 4 sisters – Slivermines – Dolla – Ballinamona cross – Toomevara – Nenagh.

 

We hope you have a great week everyone and hopefully we’ll see you out and about on the bikes during the week and weekend..

Club Notes / This weeks spins

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Hi all, we hope ye have all had a good week, with a mixed week of weather we hope ye have all been able to get out on the bikes.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we had our normal evening spin, the group rolled out from Moynan’s and headed out to Puckane and from there they headed on to Ballinderry  and from here they cycled on to Terryglass and on to Carrigahorig where the group turned right and headed for Borrisokane, Once the group reached Borrisokane they seen that the clouds were starting to form over in the direction of  Cloughjordan so they decided on a quick straight route back to Nenagh from Borrisokane, The group covered 45kms on a blustery evening, Well done to everybody who was out on the evening.

Thursday

On last Thursday we had our Championship Time Trial race, It was a good evening for the race, We had a good turn out of members to tackle the testing route which was Birdhill to the Fivealley roundabout and back to Birdhill covering 29.6km. Once the racing got under way the lads and ladies were let off at 1 minute intervals, Once the last cyclist had left the start the wait began for them to return, It was Eoin Woods who was the last to leave the start line but the first person to arrive back at the finish posting a time of 40.56 with Liam Callaghan following not too far behind! Some super times recorded on the tough course at nearly double the normal TT distance!

When all the handicaps were totted up we ended up with a three way tie for the win with Eoin Woods, Nanno Vuyk and Lulu Donnelly all locked together on points!! Super efforts from all 3 on the evening so a huge well done to ye! The three of you will have to share the prize money but as this is a championship race the cup goes to Eoin Woods with the fastest time of the three, so congratulations Eoin, our TT champion of 2017.

Very well done to everybody who raced on the evening and to Pat Bergin and Conor for doing the timing.

 

 

Saturday

On last Saturday we had six of our club members Eoin Woods, Pat bergin, John Foote, Nanno Vuyk, Selina Hynes and Michael Crowe head to Littleton to take part in the Tipperary County TT Championships, It was a 16.7km fairly flat course with just one little 1km drag up to the finish line, The weather was good for the racing but they had a strong crosswind to deal with on the homeward leg of the course but knowing our crew they would not let a bit of wind stop them from giving there all and putting in some fantastic times, Congratulations to Nanno Vuyk who won Gold in the M50, Eoin Woods who took Sliver in the A2 and 2nd overall, Selina Hynes who took Sliver in the Ladies, John Foote who took Sliver in the A4 and Pat Bergin who took Bronze in the A3. A fantastic achievement by you all. A huge thank you to Upperchurch Drombane Cycling on hosting a great very well run and marshalled event.

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Mizen to Malin 

This week we have some of our club members heading off on an epic journey to cycle from Mizen to Malin and we would like to wish them all the best and safe cycling. They will be starting the second half of their journey from here in Nenagh on Saturday morning next, the 19th, leaving at 8:30am sharp from the AIBP Meat Factory. They would like to invite as many club members as possible to join them for a few kms on the morning and there will be Tea and Coffee and Scones before the off so arrive early for the goodies and give them a good send off. They will be heading towards Athlone and the lads and Ladies would appreciate the company of any members who want to join them for a few kilometers of their route. The pace will be nice and easy and ye can cycle with them for as long as ye want.

 

This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm.

Wednesday: Green group spin leaving from outside Eire Og Nenagh GAA grounds at 6:30pm.

Thursday: Championship Road Race. Sign on is at Moynan’s at 6.15pm and depart to the start at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Route: Yellowbridge – Left at main turn for the Silvermines – Turn right in Dolla – Templederry – Left at Thurles Road – Right at Seanin’s – Straight on at first turn for Toome – Left in Toomevara towards Nenagh – Finish at usual spot before Motorway, 44km. Entry is €5.

  

Sunday:  Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.

Depending on numbers present, we’re going to split into three groups with defined speeds.

The 3 groups are;

  1. Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
  2. The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-27kph average.
  3. Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do in the region of 28-32kph average.

We’ll split into the different groups in the carpark, with Red leaving first, then Orange and finally Green. The orange and red groups will cover the same route but there is also a green group spin that should only take about 2 hours cycling and includes a coffee stop.

For anyone reading this and sitting on the fence about whether to come out and give it a go, come on out and try it. You’ll be well looked after, just come in and be ready to leave on your bike at 9am from Moynans.

This week’s Green route is: Moynans – Puckane – Ballinderry – Right for Borrisokane – Nenagh, 48km.

And for the Orange Red it’s: Moynans – Puckane – Ballinderry – Borrisokane – turn back onto Old Birr road just before Riverstown – Cloughjordan – Moneygall – Nenagh, 95km.

We hope you have a great week everyone and hopefully we’ll see you out and about on the bikes during the week and weekend..

Club Notes / This weeks spins

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Hi all, we hope ye have all had a good week, with a mixed week of weather we hope ye have all been able to get out on the bikes.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we had our normal evening spin, The group headed off from Moynan’s and cycled out to Toomevara and from there the group headed on to Moneygall where they turned left and headed on to Cloughjordan and on to Borrisokane where the group once again turned left and headed for Ardcroney and from there the group cycled back to Nenagh, Very well done everybody who was out on the evening.

 

Thursday

On last Thursday we had our Championship Hill Climb race, It was a reasonably good evening with the rain just about staying away, On the evening we had a few club members out to take part on the route which was the carpark at Clastlelough to the school in Portroe covering 3.5km. Once the racing started everybody was giving it there all and leaving every ounce they had on the road, At the end once the times were calculated it was Joesph Donnelly who took the win with Daniel Ronan taking second place and John O’Carroll completing the podium, Congrats to Joesph on the win and also to everybody else who took part on the evening and thanks to Jan and Brendan for doing the timing and to Paddy Seymour for marshalling and also to Vic for the pictures.

Joesph Donnelly Hill Climb Champion

 

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This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm.

Wednesday: Green group spin leaving from outside Eire Og Nenagh GAA grounds at 6:30pm.

Thursday: . Sign on is at Moynan’s at 6.15pm and depart to the start at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Route: Birdhill – Fivealley roundabout – Birdhill. Entry is €5.

 

  

Sunday:  Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.

Depending on numbers present, we’re going to split into three groups with defined speeds.

The 3 groups are;

  1. Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
  2. The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-27kph average.
  3. Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do in the region of 28-32kph average.

We’ll split into the different groups in the carpark, with Red leaving first, then Orange and finally Green. The orange and red groups will cover the same route but there is also a green group spin that should only take about 2 hours cycling and includes a coffee stop.

For anyone reading this and sitting on the fence about whether to come out and give it a go, come on out and try it. You’ll be well looked after, just come in and be ready to leave on your bike at 9am from Moynans.

This week’s Green route is: Moynans – Dolla – Toomevara – Moneygall – Coffee @ Obama Plaza – Back to Nenagh.

 

And for the Orange Red it’s: Moynans – Dolla – Bolingbrook – Milestone – Upperchurch – Thurles – Templemore – Dunkerrin – Moneygall – Toomevara – Back to Nenagh.

 

We hope you have a great week everyone and hopefully we’ll see you out and about on the bikes during the week and weekend..

Club Notes / This weeks spins

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Hi all, we hope ye have all had a good week, with a mixed week of weather we hope ye have all been able to get out on the bikes.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we had our normal evening spin, the group headed out from Moynan’s to Cloughjordan and from there they headed across the bog road to Moneygall where they went up Army hill and did a loop and came out on the main road to Toomevara once the group reached Toomevara they turned and headed for Dolla and on to the Slivermines, With the evening starting to turn a bit dark the group decided to head for home from the Slivermines a distance of 60kms was covered on the evening, well done to everybody who was out on the evening.

Thursday

On Thursday evening we had a return to club racing with the Lookout trophy race, It was not the nicest of evenings for racing but that did not deter people from showing up and we ending up with a good turn out on the evening, We had three groups take to the start line on what would be a testing route for everybody with a final push up Portroe hill just before the finish line, At the end of the racing it was Daniel YonHin who crossed the finish line first to take a fine win on the night with Eoin Woods following close behind to take second place and Pat Bergin completing the podium, fair play and well done to everybody who was out to race on the night, and thanks to Jan for doing the start and finish.

 

Saturday

On Saturday we had three club members Stephen Hogan, Eva Moynan and Peter Moynan head off west to take part in the ring of Clare, by all accounts it was a very good day out, the Weather was good too except for one shower near the start it was very windy for the first half of the cycle but there was plenty of sun around for the rest of the spin, it was very lumpy the whole route with no flat road all day long, A very well done to ye on completing the spin.

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This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm.

Wednesday: Green group spin leaving from outside Eire Og Nenagh GAA grounds at 6:30pm.

Thursday: Hill Climb Championship. Sign on is at Moynan’s at 6.15pm and depart to the start at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Route: Clastlelough Carpark to the school in Portroe.  Entry is €5.

 

  

Sunday:  Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.

Depending on numbers present, we’re going to split into three groups with defined speeds.

The 3 groups are;

  1. Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
  2. The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-27kph average.
  3. Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do in the region of 28-32kph average.

We’ll split into the different groups in the carpark, with Red leaving first, then Orange and finally Green. The orange and red groups will cover the same route but there is also a green group spin that should only take about 2 hours cycling and includes a coffee stop.

For anyone reading this and sitting on the fence about whether to come out and give it a go, come on out and try it. You’ll be well looked after, just come in and be ready to leave on your bike at 9am from Moynans.

This week’s Green route is: Moynans – Portroe – Ballina – Birdhill – Up ramp to Applegreen for Coffee – Back to Nenagh.

 

And for the Orange Red it’s: Moynans – Portroe – Ogonnelloe – Tuamgraney – Bodyke – Broadford – O’Briens Bridge – Dalys cross – Birdhill – Nenagh.

 

We hope you have a great week everyone and hopefully we’ll see you out and about on the bikes during the week and weekend..

Club Notes / This weeks spins

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Hi all, we hope ye have all had a good week, a mixed week of weather but with the fantastic weather this weekend we hope ye have all been able to get out on the bikes.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we had our normal evening spin, We had a good crew out on the evening the group rolled out from Moynan’s and headed in the direction of Borrisokane and from there the group headed on to Shinrone and on to Moneygall and from there the group headed for Tommevara and on back to Nenagh, well done to everybody who was out on the spin.

 

Thursday

On Thursday we had a club spin there was a good turn out, The group left Moynan’s and headed out to Toomevara and on to Moneygall where the group turned towards Shinrone on the way to shinrone the group turned again this time to join the Birr/Borrisokane road and from there they headed for home with a not so nice headwind on the way covering a distance of 62kms. Well done to everybody who was out on the night.

 

This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm.

Wednesday: Green group spin leaving from outside Eire Og Nenagh GAA grounds at 6:30pm.

Thursday: This week’s race decides 2 things, who takes home the 2017 road race series trophy and also who takes home the first individual race trophy of the season, the Lookout Trophy. Sign on is at Moynan’s at 6.15pm and depart to the start at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Route: Birdhill – Four Sisters – Ballina – Birdhill – Yellowbridge – Coum – Portroe – Finish at the Lookout, 34.6km.  Entry is €5.

  

Sunday:  Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.

Depending on numbers present, we’re going to split into three groups with defined speeds.

The 3 groups are;

  1. Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
  2. The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-27kph average.
  3. Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do in the region of 28-32kph average.

We’ll split into the different groups in the carpark, with Red leaving first, then Orange and finally Green. The orange and red groups will cover the same route but there is also a green group spin that should only take about 2 hours cycling and includes a coffee stop.

For anyone reading this and sitting on the fence about whether to come out and give it a go, come on out and try it. You’ll be well looked after, just come in and be ready to leave on your bike at 9am from Moynans.

This week’s Green route is: Moynans – Old Birr road – Bikepark Ireland for coffee – Ballingarry – Borrisokane – back to Nenagh.

 

And for the Orange Red it’s: Moynans – Cloughjordan road – left onto Ballygibbon hill – right onto old Birr road – Borrisokane – Riverstown – Right onto Old Birr road – 2nd left after Bikepark Ireland for Milltown – Roscrea – Moneygall – Toomevara – Nenagh, 102km.

 

We hope you have a great week everyone and hopefully we’ll see you out and about on the bikes during the week and weekend..