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A very good morning to you all. We hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Just a few updates this week for you… We wont keep you too long.

Thursday

Club racing. Road race no.4

The weeks are absolutely flying by and the race season is now well under way. On Thursday we had road race 4 which was a 45km route along some nice rolling roads. We had a fine turnout of members and some new faces to take on the route. It was a very close run race with three groups out on the road. The first group away worked extremely well to keep the chasing group two at arms length and managed to stay out front for the entire race.  It came down to a sprint with young Luke Donnelly yet again taking the win on the night ahead of his father which is just fantastic!  This young man really is making his mark this year in the races and is proving he’s going from strength to strength even after being upgraded to the faster group only a couple of weeks ago, super going Luke! Congratulations.

Well done to everyone who raced on the night, great going. Thanks to our timekeepers Jan and Conor, thanks to our road Marshals John and Selina and thanks to Tracey and Vic for the great photos of the night which you can see in the link here.

 

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Weekend spins

Well done to everyone who took part in the C4SC cycle for sick children awarness tour on Sunday last. Thanks for supporting their tour which was in aid of a great cause.  Here are a few pictures we got online but if we find anymore we will post them up here…

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Munster TT Championships 2018

 

Our online registration is now open for the Munster Time Trial Championships 2018. You can register for our event in the link here

Please feel free to share our event and poster.

 

Club midweek and weekend spins

Tuesday : club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:30pm. Please note the time change to 6:30pm to give more people the chance to get to the start after work now that the evenings will allow.

Thursday: Club Racing: Road race 5, sign on is at Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6.15pm or at the race start and group leaves Moynans for the race start point at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Entry fee €5 . Start is just after last motorway bridge before Toomevara.  Route: Lower Clashnevin – Toomevara – Moneygall – Dunkerrin – Roscrea roundabout – Dunkerrin – Moneygall – Toomevara – Finish where the race started. 50km. 

 

 

Saturday: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.

Sunday: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am. Everyone welcome to give these spins a go. 

 

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone…

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A very good day to you all. What a busy week we had with club racing and our main event Tour de Lough Derg. Below is just a brief report of the week.

Club Racing, road race no.3

Thursday last we held road race 3 in the road race series. It was a lovely evening for racing albeit a bit breezy. Joey Donnelly took a fine win in a sprint finish to the line. Congrats Joey on the win. Well done to everyone who was out racing on the night and well done to everyone who helped on the night with marshalling, timekeeping and thanks Vic for the great photos which you can see in the link here

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NTW Tour de Lough Derg 2018, what a day…

We had an extremely busy few months in the lead up to our club Tour de Lough Derg and Sunday the day arrived and greeted us with blue skies and sunshine.  Sign on began at 8am and all hands were on deck to help. We had three groups on the road, two controlled and one uncontrolled for those who wanted to get a really fast training spin in. The first group departed the Lakeside hotel at 9am, the second at 9.45am and the scorchio group departed at 10.30am. Each group had designated road captains and a lead car driver with radios to keep the group safe, call obstacles and control the pace. We had a half way food stop at Portumna forest park and enjoyed some very welcomed refreshments from the very friendly helpers making sure everyone was quickly looked after. After the food stop we departed Portumna forest park on the homeward leg of our tour that took us over the rolling hills of Terryglass, Ballinderry and Coolbaun, some very challenging hills indeed but everyone got over them ok. After a short regroup in Puckaun we headed on towards Nenagh from where the groups could finish the tour at their own leisure or whatever pace they wanted. We really got to stretch the legs once we got on to the Esker line but once hitting Newtown we knew what was looming in the not so far distance, Portroe hill. A testing short climb of 1.7km long that has a little stinging kick of roughly 12% avg grade and at the end of such a tough route it feels like 22%!! Its tough for anybody at any time but after a tough over 100km in the legs and after doing all the previous climbs around the lake edge, it’s was no easy feat with the bodies so tired! Once at the summit of Portroe hill it was lovely rolling roads back to Ballina to the Lakeside hotel. After showers and use of the Leisure centre we enjoyed some hot food and sandwiches upstairs in the hotel. A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all.  Thankfully it all went off smoothly with everything going to plan and even the weather was on our side…

We have so many people to thank who made our day the success it was. Thanks to the committee for their months of hard work organising the tour and all the time they spent making our tour safe and successful and enjoyable. Thanks to all our valued members and their family members for helping at the food stop in Portumna and thanks for making all those sandwiches, there was no shortage this year and they went down a treat indeed and you looked after the groups fantastically. Thanks to our Marshalls at Portumna forest park for directing the group in and out safely from the food stop. Thanks to the Lakeside hotel for their kind hospitality as per usual and thanks for the use of their changing facalities and leisure centre and for looking after our every need. Thanks to our group road captains, lead car drivers and broom wagon driver for looking after each group on the road. Thanks to Bikemarshals.ie for doing another fantastic job and looking after us all day. Your help was much appreciated as always. Thanks to our photographers, Vic, Tracy and Mike who did an absolutely super job with the photos capturing the essence of the day. A huge thanks especially goes to “Munster Medics” for saving the day and without whom our tour might not have gone ahead as the Ambulance we had booked a few months ago cancelled on us the day before the event. So huge thanks again guys!! Thanks to all our members for coming out to support our tour and thanks to all our visiting clubs for taking part and we hope you enjoyed your day with us. We enjoyed looking after you all. Finally Thanks to the North Tipperary Hospice ladies who gave up their time and changed their schedules so as they could come out to help us in Portumna at the foodstop and mingle with the cyclists. Our tour this year was in aid of North Tipp Hospice and we will be presenting them a cheque in the coming weeks. Such a worthy cause and a charity that I’m sure has touched so many peoples lives at one stage or another. Also a special word of thanks to all those who stopped up to talk to us at the hotel and the foodstop and very generously donated money to the hospice, every little bit helps!

You can see the super pics of the tour in the link here

NTW Munster Time Trial championships 2018

NTW are pleased to announce that we will be hosting this years Munster Time Trial that takes place on Saturday 9th of June. Sign on for the event is in the Coopers bar, Birdhill from 9am. We look forward to welcoming you to our event and please do spread the word!! See the event page here: Munster TT. There will be two practice runs on the same course held on Wed evening 30th May and Wed the 6th June for those to get the measure of the course in a competitive event. The first of these Time Trials will also be our club Championship Time Trial so get yourselves ready!!

 

Club midweek and weekend spins

Tuesday : club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:30pm. Please note the time change to 6:30pm to give more people the chance to get to the start after work now that the evenings will allow.

Thursday: Club Racing: Road race 4, sign on is at Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6.15pm or at the race start and group leaves Moynans for the race start point at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Entry fee €5 . Start is just after last roundabout before Toomevara – Toomevara – Moneygall – Cloughjordan – Borrisokane – Ardcroney – Finish just before meat factory junction. 45km

 

Saturday: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.

Sunday: We will be supporting our friends at C4SC cycle 4 sick children Annual awarness tour as our Sunday club spin. We would like to see as many members as possible support their event as they had fantastic support out for us at our tour and it is for such a good charity too. Cheers all. 

Enjoy the rest of the week everyone…

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A very good afternoon to you all on this fine, sunny bank holiday Monday.  Well, we are finally back reporting again after the club trip to Mallorca and it really looks like we brought the sun home with us 🙂 What fantastic weather for the bank holiday weekend. Long may it last. There has been alot of activity in the club in the last two weeks and great to see the club being represented both home and abroad. So this week I think we will keep it nice and simple and the updates will be in pictures as there are quite alot of them…

Mallorca 312 2018

After all the months of preparation and training a great group of members and friends headed to the small Spanish island of Mallorca to take part the epic Mallorca 312 event. It was a great holiday for them all and they got a chance to get in some good training spins throughout the week.  The weather during the week was absolutely perfect for cycling and it was nice to soak in some of that Mediterranean sunshine that was seriously lacking here in Ireland.

Saturday April 28th everyone was up bright and early at 5am to get a good breakfast into them and make sure they were ready for the 7am start in Playa de Muro. It was such an incredible sight to see 8,000 cyclists from around the world line the streets that morning and the atmosphere was just electric and everyone was in high spirits. The 312 is no easy feat and takes in all the climbs that the Serra de Tramuntana has to offer, that aside, the scenery was just spectacular along the way.  It was such a buzz from start to finish and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Some serious organisation was involved to make that event a success and we want to say a big thank you to the event organisers for making it such a great day for all and for looking after us on the roads. Congratulations to everyone who took part and you can get an idea of what their week was like in the pictures below. Looks like you all had a brilliant time and thanks to you all for sharing your holiday photos and memories with us. They are looking forward to the 2019 event already…

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Keeper CC Tour

Sunday May 29th we had great representation from the club at our neighbouring club, Keeper CCs annual tour. The weather was perfect and everyone enjoyed the day out. Edvins Silovs took the KOM on Shalee in the event so very well done Edvins. Thanks to Keeper CC for their kind hospitality as usual and for organising great routes, well done on a great event and well done to all who took part. Thanks to Keeper CC also for the great photos of the lads in action…

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Open Racing Deenside cup

The club wants to say welcome back to David Kyle who was unfortunately out of action from the bike due to injury, so its great to see him back in action again at the Deenside cup last weekend. Hope you have a great season David and well done.

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NTW J Moynan TT 2 2018 Results

Thursday last we had TT no.2 in the series.  It was a horrible, miserable night for racing but a brave few braced the elements and put in some great times on our 16km course.

When handicapped times were allocated we had a tie for first place with Eoin Woods and Luke Donnelly taking top points. Well done lads, great going! Well done to everyone who raced on the night and a particular mention for two of the lads who had some seriously impressive improvements for new personal bests and that was our joint winner Luke with a massive improvement and who seems to be getting stronger by the week! We can’t wait to see how much you’re going to improve over the season!! And also Andy English who has improved his time very impressively since his 1st race debut in early April. Also a special mention to Edvins Silovs who set a seriously impressive benchmark time in his first ever TT with the club and one of the fastest times in memory on a road bike with no aerodynamic aids… Chapeau sir!! Thanks to Jan for timekeeping, Conor for marshalling and thanks to Joseph Donnelly for the super pics of the lads in action…  Look forward to seeing you all Thursday night for road race no.3

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Weekend spins

Saturday

Another lake spin was enjoyed by the lads on Saturday and they took in a break at the usual spot at the Half Barrel in Whitegate. The lads definitely brought home the weather with them from Mallorca. Well done lads…

NTW annual Tour de Lough Derg 2018

We are very excited about our upcoming tour that takes place this coming Sunday 13th of May. All the hard work over the last few months is coming together nicely and plans are falling into place. We look forward to welcoming you all to our event and we hope you enjoy the day out with us. You will all be well looked after… You can still register for our tour event up until Saturday the 12th of May on Eventmaster in the link here…See ye all on Sunday. 🙂

Club midweek and weekend spins

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

Tuesday : Limerick cc summer league, sign on at Gooig at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm.

Thursday: Club Racing: Road race 3. sign on is at Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6.15pm or at the race start and group leaves Moynans for the race start point at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Entry fee €5 .

 

Saturday May: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.

Sunday May 6th: We have our annual NTW Tour de Lough Derg 2018. We look forward to seeing you all there for what will be a very enjoyable day out on the bikes. 

Enjoy the week all…

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Hi everyone, we hope ye are all keeping well.  At last we finally got a glimpse of what our summer could be like with fabulous warm sunshine shining down on us during the week. Lets hope it continues again soon… This weeks notes are short and sweet.

Thursday

Club Racing: Road Race 2

Perfect conditions and lots of sunshine for racing on Thursday night. We had a super turnout for our race and we also welcomed riders from Portumna CC and O’Leary Stone Kanturk on the evening. This week’s route was Lower Clashnevin, Toomevara, Moneygall, Cloughjordan and finish Just before the N7 at Ranahleen south on the main Cloughjordan road,  35km. Luke Donnelly took a fine win on the night. Congrats Luke.  A fantastic nights racing by all and well done to everyone who came along and raced it was great to see you all back out again. Thanks as always to our helpers on the night we really appreciate it, Jan for timekeeping, Owen, Martin, Conor and thanks to Selina for the Video & photos of the evening, you can see them on our FB page here. To see full results of the nights racing you can see them here.

Our RR2 2018 winner Luke Donnelly (left) with his brother Joseph congratulating him

Saturday

Another enjoyable spin was had by the lads on Saturday around the lake in glorious sunshine. Well done all.

Sunday 

Club spin

There was a great turnout for Sunday’s spin. 15 riders strong left Moynan’s shortly after nine and headed out the Dublin road in the direction of Moneygall. Turning right in Moneygall the group hit the first test of the day when they climbed Army Hill and after a brief stop to re-group, they headed down the picturesque valley and on through Gortagarry and under the watchful eye of The Devil’s Bit cycled on to Borrisoleigh. Heading back towards Nenagh they turned left up towards Templederry enjoying the beautiful morning and the stunning scenery along the way. After quick descent in to Dolla, nine of the group headed back to Nenagh while six headed on through Silvermines and over to the Dublin road while facing a strong headwind all the way. When they turned right at the old main road the wind was now in their backs and they headed back into Nenagh, covering a distance of 80km. A most enjoyable spin was had by all.
Thanks to Andy for the report and well done to you all who were out. See you next week again…

 

Open Racing

Claire Ni Reachtagain was in race action again at the weekend and took part in the first round of the women’s intermediate league, the Waller cup in Bohermeen which was organised by the women’s commission. 34 riders strong signed on for the race, a 3 lap 16.5km circuit. Three riders came down on the first lap but thankfully Claire was towards the back of the bunch so managed to slow up and avoid cycling over a few bodies. However it left her with a good bit of work to do to get back up to the bunch as her chain had come off. The group wasn’t really cohesive and didn’t work together so in the interest of her own safety she sat at the front of the bunch for the remaining two laps. She said she tried to make a few breaks but sadly, none were successful and she was reeled back in. There was a bit of a bunch sprint to the finish but she didn’t have any legs left to contest! The second round of the league racing takes place next Sunday, April 29th. Claire very well done, you are going from strength to strength and all those races will stand to you in the future. We wish you the best of luck next weekend and we look forward to hearing all about it.

Claire, pictured in the middle of the group before the off….

Mallorca 312

We wish everyone who is taking part in the Mallorca 312 this coming Saturday, April 28th, the very best of luck. Most of all enjoy the experience and stay safe on the roads. We look forward to hearing all about it.

Club Tour

NTW “Le Tour De Lough Derg” online registration is now open

We are delighted to announce that our online registration for our NTW “Le Tour de Lough Derg” is up and running and you can register for our event online now. Why not take advantage of our early bird registration that is available until May 6th. Online booking closes on Saturday May 12th. You can book online in the link here..

Have a look at our Tour event on our Facebook page here

Thanks everyone and we look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Club midweek and weekend spins

This week we are posting up two weeks worth of club spins and there will be no notes next weekend but don’t worry, we’ll get you up to date the following weekend. 🙂

Monday 23rd April – Sunday 29th April. 

Tuesday 24th April: club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6pm. 

Tuesday 24th April: Limerick cc summer league, sign on at Gooig at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm.

Thursday 26th April: Due to the large amount of club members taking part in the Mallorca 312 there will be no race this week so there will be a club spin leaving from Moynans at 6pm. Racing resumes with Time Trial 2 of the series on Thursday 3rd May, more below.

Saturday 28th April: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am. Since a lot of the Saturday regulars will be in Mallorca, use the WhatsApp group to organise.

Sunday 29th April: This weekend we will be supporting our neighbours at Keeper cc with their annual tour. This is our club spin on Sunday so we would love to see a good turnout to support. So, we will see ye Sunday… 🙂

 

 

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Monday 30th April – Sunday 6th May

Tuesday 1st May: club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6pm. 

Tuesday 1st May: Limerick cc summer league, sign on at Gooig at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm.

Thursday 3rd May: Club Racing:  J Moynan TT 2.  sign on is at Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6.15pm. leave for the race start point at  Roundhill pub at 6.30pm. Route: Round hill pub – Five alley roundabout – Yellow bridge, 16km. Entry fee €5 .

Please ensure that your cycling Ireland licence is up to date and renewed for 2018 season. Thank you. 

 

Saturday May 5th: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.

Sunday May 6th: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am. 

Again, there will be no club updates next weekend so we have included two weeks worth of spins schedule but normal duty resumes the following week. Enjoy the week all…