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Club Racing Resumes:
Thursday 25th July: 2019 Summer Series RR2 / Championship Hill Climb – this is the first of our Championship trophy races so we hope to see a good turnout on the evening. This is a different style of race, shorter than normal, where everyone is let off individually. It is essentially
the same as a time trial, except it is finishing at the top of a big hill! A handicap system will be implemented between the groups for this race. Sign on is at the race start – about 300m past Ballinamona cross on the Dolla/Silvermines road, from 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Entry fee €5.

Revised Race Calender for remaining races

25/07/2019 RR6 & Championship Hill Climb
01/08/2019 RR7 Club Championship
08/08/2019 RR8
15/08/2019 TT 16Km
22/08/2019 TT 30Km Championship TT

Mid-year club night out:

Save the date!!!
We will be having a mid-year get together on Friday 30 th of August @ 8pm in Una Powell’s. More details to follow in the coming weeks…

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The club will be hosting our final open race of the season – an open 36km Time Trial on Saturday 3rd August in Nenagh. Sign on will be open in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh, (E45 A582) from 10am to 11.30am. First rider away time is 12:00, with away order based on sign on order. There are prizes on the day for 3 fastest flat times and 1st unplaced A2, A3/Jnr, A4, Woman. Entry €20 and the prize-giving and refreshments will be available in the Dapp Inn after the event. For more info: www.northtippwheelers.com/opentt

If any members can help out on the day we would be very grateful. Eoin Woods is co-ordinating the marshals so please just let him know if you’re around to help and in advance. Thank you all and see you there!

 

Club racing:

 

Club racing will re-commence on Thursday 25th July. Details will be posted on this website before the event.

 

 

The week ahead:

Thursday 18/07: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm

Tuesday 23/07: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm

Thursday 25/07: Club race (details to follow)

Saturday 27/07: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)

Sunday 28/07: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.

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Condolences to the Foote family
The NTW weekly club update starts on a sad note this week. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to John Foote and his family on the passing of John’s sister Lily recently. May she rest in peace.

Club racing:
Club racing, which was due to re-commence this Thursday 11/07, has been postponed until next week as a mark of respect to the Foote family. We will have a backlog of three races which will need to be run before the end of the season. The committee will review the race calendar and will advise asap regarding the next race.

Club spins:
Club spins have been taking place on Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. Between the leisure group who are in intensive training to complete their Wild Atlantic Way adventure, and the orange/red group, we had over twenty club members out last Sunday morning. The groups crossed paths near Tuamgraney on what was a lovely morning for cycling. The Tuesday and Thursday evening spins have been going really well in the last few weeks with average speeds up to 31/32 km/h and good numbers regularly turning out.

Summer night out:
We will be having a Summer get together in the next few weeks. Details will be posted on the website / Facebook / whatsapp once the details have been finalised. Stay tuned!

The week ahead:
Tuesday 09/07: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Thursday 11/07: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Saturday 13/07: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday 14/07: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.

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Eoin Woods wins at THE NAAS CC OPEN TT
Club TT supremo Eoin Woods claimed a great victory in the A2 category at the Naas CC Open Time Trial this weekend, and in the process posted the third fastest time overall covering the 38.3km course in a fantastic time of 53.09. Also taking part in the event was NTW TT  Specialist John Foote who posted an excellent time of 1:00.52. The event was held over the same route on which the 2016 National TT was held, so it is a good indicator of form heading into the rest of the season. Well done lads.

Eoin Woods – A2 winner and third fastest time overall at the Naas Open TT on 15 th June

Edvins Silovs – Movie Star!
Not content with his meteoric rise through the categories from A4 to A2, Edvins Silovs has branched out into the acting business and NTW now has our own potential Hollywood megastar! Edvins has an extras part in a movie called “The Racer” about the opening stages of The Tour de France being held in Ireland and the unfolding drama surrounding a rider who, after being dropped from the team, is reinstated following a doping error. See the link below for more details. We look forward to hearing the updates and the invites to The Oscars.
https://www.screendaily.com/news/independent-boards-irish-cycling-drama-the-racer-from-love-and-friendship-producer-exclusive/5138699.article

Edvins on the set of the cycling based movie “The Racer”

Club Racing
After the highs of hosting the Munster TT championship the previous Saturday, club racing resumed on Thursday night with RR1 in the Summer Series for 2019. This is the fifth of eight races overall in the club racing calendar and the competition is heating up as the participants are getting stronger as we head into the peak part of the year. The route was an out and back affair, starting just after the roundabout on the old Dublin rd. at Upper Clashnevin, through Toomevara and Moneygall, around the first roundabout at Roscrea and back via the same route to the finish line a few hundred yards short of the start. The course distance of 50km marks a step up from the shorter distances of the Spring Series.

RESULTS OF RR1 (Summer Series)
Group 2
Nanno Vuyk
Andy English
Ian Kennedy
Liam Callaghan
John O’Carroll

Gary Rowan
Rob Dalton DNF

Group 3
Cathal Hanrahan
Eoin Dillon
Roger Spain
Mike Gleeson
Sean O’Neill
Brendan Hayden

Winner of Group 2 on the night was Nanno Vuyk who showed all his racing knowledge and strength with a great sprint to take the honours from Andy English in second place and Ian Kennedy in third. Liam Callaghan put in an effort with about 1km to go but was caught by Andy
leading the group. Then with the line in sight Andy decided to go for it, but started to fade about 100 metres out and that’s when Nanno struck – the wily Dutchman keeping his powder dry until exactly the right moment put on the afterburners and powered past to take the victory, his second race win this year. Well done Nanno!
In Group 3, Cathal Hanrahan put in a super effort to jump onto and then stay with Group 2 all the way to the finish to claim victory. Cathal is really coming back to form and is getting stronger every race. Special mention here to Eoin Dillon who in his first race put in a great solo effort to stay away from the bunch for the majority of the race and claim second place in Group 3, a fantastic result.
And finally, well done to Roger Spain who sprinted home for third in the group, showing again that he has power to burn!

Nanno Vuyk sprinting to victory in Group 2

Cathal Hanrahan leading the bunch on this way to victory in the Group 3 race

The NEXT RACE in the calendar is the Club 30km Championship TT which will be held over the usual club route (Birdhill Roundabout to FiveAlley Roundabout and return) on this coming Thursday the 20th of June. We would like as many as possible to come out and give it a go.

Club gear
A full and up to date list of all on-hand club gear has been posted to the website in the “Join us” section. If you would like to purchase any new kit please contact Jan.

Vouchers
Please note, all outstanding club issued vouchers for club gear / Moynan’s bike shop should be used before 30th June.

The week ahead:
Tuesday 18/06: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Thursday 20/06: Club Championship 30km TT (see above) at 6.45pm, sign-in at 6.30pm
Saturday 22/06: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday 23/06: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.

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Munster TT Championship 2019

Last Saturday saw the club host the Munster TT Championship for 2019, the second year in a row that the club has hosted this event, and for the second year in a row we saw an increase on the numbers participating over previous years. We had 34 youth riders taking part in the 8km race and 64 riders in the U15-M60 categories participating in the 30km race. This is a prestigious event for NTW to have been awarded, and the club is delighted and proud to be associated with it. The 30km course was the same as last year – Birdhill roundabout to the Carrigatoher (Five Alley) roundabout and return, and the 8km route for U14/U12 was also the same as for last year (Yellow Bridge to the Birdhill Roundabout). There was a strong westerly breeze blowing throughout, and while not really favouring the riders in the 30km route on the outward leg it certainly was felt by everyone cycling back towards Birdhill. Apart from a few brief showers, it was a pleasant enough day. The race HQ was The Coopers Bar in Birdhill where sign-on and medal presentations were held, and refreshments were provided before and after each event. In the youth event thirteen different clubs were represented and the winner’s medals were spread out among five different clubs. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm of the children taking part, and who knows there may have been a future Grand Tour winner in our midst!

In the main event Paul Kennedy of Foran cc set the fastest time of the day (38:29.4) followed by our own Eoin Woods with a time of 40:09.9. NTW were represented by 5 club members and ended up with three medals – two winners (Eoin Woods M40, and John Foote M60) and a third place (Edvins Silovs A2), a great return again this year. Also representing the club were Brian Hennessy (A4), and Andy English (M50). Well done to all. A full list of results can be seen here and there are some excellent pictures of the event on our Facebook page. A big thanks to club members Selina Hynes and Vic Nott for taking photos, and many thanks to John Coleman for allowing us to share his photo album.
A big thanks also to all the clubs and individuals who came from far and wide to participate, and for their patience while we prepared for the presentations and waited for us to post the results.
The club would like to thank Dinny Ryan of The Coopers Bar in Birdhill who took care of us on the day, and the medics who would really have taken care of us if we needed it! A big thank you goes to everyone who contributed in any way to make this another well run and successful event, and we look forward to running it again in 2020.
Finally, the club would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank race director Eoin Woods and co- director Conor Hannon who did a fantastic job in organizing the event. Well done lads.

Some of the many competitors in the youth event on the start line at The Yellow Bridge

 

Eoin Woods – winner of the Munster TT (M40) and second fastest time overall being presented his medal by Selina
Hynes

 

John Foote – winner of the Munster TT (M60)

 

Edvins Silovs – third in the Munster TT (A2)

IGM
A club IGM will take part in Rocky’s Bar Nenagh next Monday night(17th) at 8pm. It is important that all club members attend to discuss all matters relating to the club. It’s your chance to have your say regarding the running of the club and the direction for the coming year, so please do your best to make sure you are in attendance.

Club gear
A full and up to date list of all on-hand club gear has been posted to the website in the “Join us” section. If you would like to purchase any new kit please contact Jan.

Vouchers
Please note, all outstanding club issued vouchers for club gear / Moynan’s bike shop should be used before 30 th June.

Club Racing
The second half of our racing year kicks off on Thursday night (13/06) with RR1 in the Summer Series 2019 taking place. Like the Spring Series, this will consist of four races with the best three results counting. Feedback was very positive regarding the format for the Spring Series as it makes the races more competitive so we would encourage more of you to come out and participate. It’s good craic as well and racing really strengthens the legs!
Summer Series RR1 route:
Start time – 6:45pm sharp (sign on 6.30pm at the start line)
Distance – 50km
Route: Start at Upper Clashnevin (just after the motorway bridge heading towards Toomevara –
Toomevara – Moneygall – Rounding the first roundabout at Roscrea – Moneygall – Toomevara –
Upper Clashnevin.

The week ahead:
Tuesday 11/06: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Thursday 13/06: RR1 Summer Series (see above) at 6.45pm, sign-in at 6.30pm
Saturday 15/06: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday 16/06: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.