We had the club open night on Monday in Moynans Bike shop where we had over 20 members sign up. The evening was a great success. Thanks to Peter and David for hosting it and thanks to Aggie for the sausages!!
Club Turbo Nights
Turbo this week proved very popular. It’s great to see such a big crowd turn up to this great facility. Thanks to Noel for calling the sessions.
Remember: club turbo Tuesday and Thursday evenings – new members always welcome. Weekend spins cater for both leisure and off season racers so please do come out and join us. for more information look here
On Sunday we had a great crowd for the weekend spin too. Andy chose a super spin to Newport rearcross Doon and into limerick which ended up being just under 120km. We kept it nice and handy up the drags and had a well deserved coffee stop in Doon. We welcomed some new faces, some regulars and some old faces (who finally decided to man up and embrace the cold weather!) Hope to see as good a crowd out next weekend. Please make it for 8.50am as the spin leaves at 9am!
If you’re a new member or an existing member November 25th is a date you need to save. We have a club open evening from 6-7.30pm in Moynan’s Bike Shop. For new members, its an information evening and a chance to meet existing members. No payment is needed as your membership is free for the first year. For existing members, you can pay your 2020 NTW club membership along with your cycling Ireland membership for 2020. This is the first year everyones CI license will expire on December 31st so they need to be renewed!
Club Turbo Sessions
We had a great turn out at turbo both nights. All welcome to join. We would encourage members to come on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Ballycommon to take part in these worthwhile winter training sessions as we have an exciting agenda being put in place for 2020.
Saturday the ninth of November saw us host our Annual End of Year Club dinner in the Thatch Cottage in Ballycommon. Where trophies and prizes were handed out to the winners of this years club racing. IT was a good night.
A Special congratulations goes to John Spillane and John O’Carroll who were inducted into the North Tipperary Wheelers Hall of Fame for their contributions to the club over the years.
Below are the winners being presented their prizes by Eva Moynan.
Andy English – Corrigan Cup (Cyclist of the Year) Winner Road Race Series – Group 2 The Lookout Trophy
Liam Callaghan – Club Championship TT J. Moynan TT Series
Edvins Silovs – Club Championship Hill Climb Winner Road Race Series – Group 1
Martin Quigley – Club Championship Road Race
Eoin Dillon – Winner Road Race Series – Group 3
Dermot Kelly – Combativity Award
Numbers were down this weekend as it was cold and misty, however, there were still some brave (or stupid) participants out on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday morning we had a group at 7.30am and at 9. On Sunday we also had 2 spins, both meeting at Moynan’s Bike Shop, Nenagh. We welcomed a new member to the Sunday spin. We hope you enjoyed your first spin with NTW Patrick and we look forward to seeing you on the road! To any other cycling enthusiasts we encourage you to contact the club and come to either turbos and the weekend spins. This weeks spin departs from Moyan’s this Sunday at 9am.
Ronan Dodd met with members of De Posthoorn cycling club, near Meerle, Belgium, while on cycling on holidays
On October 21st we had our Club AGM, We would like to thank all members that made time to be present. A new committee was formed on the night. Noel Kennedy remained as Chairman, with Jan White, Eoin Ryan, Liam Chadwick, and Stephen Hogan stayed on for another year. They were joined by Eva Moynan, Peter Moynan, and Liam Callaghan on the committee.
The new committee would like to extend a warm thank you to the outgoing members Rob Dalton, Andy English, Conor Hannon and Owen Hynes. Your hard work over the last few years has been very much appreciated.
Club Awards Nights
This Saturday, 9th Nov, is our Annual Club Dinner. It takes place in the Thatched Cottage in Ballycommon at 6.30Pm. The cost is set at €25 per person, Please RVSP to Jan (call or text) by today (Monday 4th Nov) to let her know if you can attend.
This Tuesday sees the start of our Cub Turbo sessions in Ballycommon. These sessions take place on Tuesday ad Thursday evenings through out the winter. These are a great way to build fitness over the winter months. so we would encourage all members to take part, The cost is €3 per session.
We ask members to be set up for a 7pm start and that you bring some kind of a mat to place under your bike and turbo to protect the floor. while not essential, a heart rate monitor or power meter would be hugely beneficial to getting the most out of these sessions. A heart monitor is a relativity cheap piece of kit and can be easily got.
Folks, A reminder that our club AGM is being held next Monday the 21st of October in the Thatched Cottage, Ballycommon at 8pm. This is your chance to have your say on club matters and we would like to see as many club members there as possible on the night so please make the effort to be there.