Uncategorized

CLUB UPDATES

Posted on

Club racing

The second road race of the year and of the Spring Series took place last Thursday night (18 th
April) with the 30km race route starting at the usual spot in Upper Clashnevin and heading towards
Toomevara and Moneygall, rounding the Obama Plaza Roundabout and returning back in the
direction of Nenagh before finishing just after the entrance to the Lisboney Graveyard. It was a
super evening for racing as conditions were perfect, and again we had a good turnout of
participants. Unfortunately our pool of Group 1 racers is limited and some were not able to make it.
Edvins took the honours on the night here. Group 2 ended up a keenly contested battle, but the
seven participants initially played a bit of cat and mouse on the outward leg to Moneygall and it
looked like they were enjoying the evening sunshine a bit too much. In fact one participant was
heard to say that he was enjoying brushing up on his tan for Mallorca, the pace was so relaxed!
But more about him later…
While the tempo picked up a bit on the way back, most were happy to keep their powder dry for
the now inevitable sprint finish. Group 2 and Group 3 merged on the long drag after Toomevara,
and the bunch of 12 riders successfully negotiated the two roundabouts either side of the
motorway flyover. Rob tested the waters at this point, pulling up alongside Eoin O’Connor who
was going strong and the head of the bunch. The pace quickened as the race neared the finish
line, but it was to be on the drag up the hill past Lisboney graveyard where inevitably it was
decided. Eoin Ryan was first to go for it, on the inside he put in a big sprint using all his
considerable power and he was followed by Andy English who caught and passed him with only
150 metres to go. Things were looking good for last week’s winner at this point, but he started to
fade and suddenly up popped Nanno Vuyk who passed him on the outside going like a train!
Nanno was followed by Rob who was putting out big power as well at this point but couldn’t catch
the flying Dutchman who showed all his experience and a great sprint to take the spoils in an
exciting finish. Cathal Hanrahan dug deep to take Group 3 and finished 6th in the bunch sprint – an
excellent result for a man who is coming back to form after missing a lot of last year.
Well done all. Detailed results of all racing including the points awarded will be made available
online in the coming days. A big thank you to Jan who officiated on the night, and to Selina who
took some great pictures which have been uploaded to the Facebook page here. Thanks to Owen for
marshalling at the Obama Plaza roundabout, and to Noel and Conor for helping out as well.

NORTH TIPPERARY WHEELERS ROAD RACE 2 – 18/4/19

Route: Upper Clashnevin – Obama Plaza roundabout – Moneygall – Toomevara – Lisboney. 30km.

Group 1: Edvins Silovs

Group 2: Nanno Vuyk
Rob Dalton
Andy English
John O’Carroll
Liam Callaghan
Eoin Ryan
Eoin O’Connor

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

The next club race will be TT2 in the JJ Moynan Series for 2019 which will be held on Thursday 2nd
May from the usual spot on the Nenagh – Limerick road (The Roundhill Bar).

NOTE: Change to sign-on for 2019
Please note, sign on for club racing is to be at the race start line and will no longer be available at
Moynan’s bike shop before ANY club race this year.

The week ahead: (note new midweek spin times)

Please remember that the evenings are still not that long so lights and hi-vis clothing are required
if you are planning on being out near dusk.
Tuesday: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm (lights and high-vis a must)
Thursday: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm (lights and high-vis a must)
Saturday: No Saturday spin due to group going to Mallorca.
Sunday: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning. We
would encourage club members to consider supporting the Keeper cc cycle on the 28 th
April.

PLEASE NOTE:

There will be no update to the website again until the week beginning 6th May as the PRO will be
among the group going to Mallorca for the 312. Wish us luck!
Have a look at what we are going to attempt here: http://www.mallorca312.com/

 

Uncategorized

Club Updates

Posted on

Edvins fourth in Blarney, Promoted to A2
Sunday April 14 th saw yet another superb performance from club member Edvins, this time at the
Donal Crowley Memorial Road Races hosted by Blarney CC. In very wet and cold conditions,
Edvins claimed an excellent 4 th place and with it will now be promoted to A2 grade. We must take
stock at this stage and remember that Edvins was still racing at A4 level when he won the A4 race
at Ras Luimini on the 10 th of March! So in just five short weeks Edvins has powered his way
through the A3 ranks to be racing now at A2 level. This is an incredible achievement and the club
would like to congratulate this exceptional cyclist. We wish him every success for the rest of the
year.

Club racing

The first road race of the year took place last Thursday night (11 th April), with the 32km race route
starting at the Five Alley and taking the riders to the Birdhill roundabout, up the ramp and around
the roundabout at the entrance to The Applegreen service station at exit 27 on the motorway,
before heading back to the finish line at the Five Alley. Conditions were excellent for racing as it
was a dry night with little wind. This was the first race in the club Spring Series, and we had a
good turnout of participants. The Group 1 race was won by Daniel Yon Hin (Kanturk CC O’Leary
Stone) who took the race in a sprint to the line. This was a great win for Daniel considering the
calibre of riders in the group. Group 2 was won by Andy English who made a solo break with
about 8km to go, and Group 3 was won by Brendan Hayden – who won by about 20 metres in a
sprint finish to the line. Well done all. Results of all racing including the points awarded will be
made available online in the coming days. A big thank you to Conor, who officiated on the night, and to Selina for taking photos and video.(Which can be seen on our facebook page)

A short video highlight by Selina of Road Race No.1 from last Thursday evening 11/04/2019

Posted by North Tipp Wheelers on Sunday, April 14, 2019

 

RR1 results:
Group 1
Daniel Yon Hin
Eoin Woods
Edvins Silovs
Daniel Ronan

Group 2
Andy English
Nanno Vuyk
Ian Kennedy
Rob Dalton
Patrick Yon Hin

Group 3
Brendan Hayden

Sean O’Neill
Mike Gleeson
Roger Spain
Dermot Kelly

RR2 – 18 th April
The next club race will be RR2, which will be held on Thursday 18 th April. Details of the race route
can be seen below. We encourage all club members to come out and participate. Please be on
time as evenings are still short, and ensure you have lights.
NOTE: Please read the information regarding the format and rules for the 2019 season club racing
in the “Club Racing” section of the website. It is important that anyone taking part be aware of this
information. Please ensure that your cycling Ireland licence is up to date and renewed.  If it’s not
up to date for the 2019 season you won’t be able to take part in the race as you won’t be covered
by insurance – and remember that you MUST HAVE a Limited Competition Licence in order to
participate in our club racing.

RR2 route:
Start time – 6:45pm sharp (sign on is at the start line)
Distance – 30km
Route: Starts just after the motorway bridge heading towards Toomevara – Toomevara –
Moneygall – Rounding the Obama Plaza Roundabout (Moneygall) returning back in the direction of
Nenagh – Finish is after the entrance to the Lisboney Graveyard.

NOTE: Change to sign-on for 2019
Please note, sign on for club racing is to be at the race start line and will no longer be available at
Moynan’s bike shop before ANY club race this year.

The week ahead:
Please remember that the evenings are still not that long so lights and hi-vis clothing are required
if you are planning on being out near dusk.
Tuesday: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6pm (lights and high-vis a must)
Thursday: RR2 (see above), start time 6.45pm sharp from just after the motorway bridge
heading towards Toomevara.
Saturday: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.

Uncategorized

Club Updates

Posted on

A lot of news this week so let’s get to it!

Edvins Silovs wins at Dungarvan:
North Tipperary Wheelers are celebrating yet another win by club member Edvins Silovs, this time
in the Dungarvan CC Open Race (A3/jnr.) held last Sunday. With his A4 win at Ras Luimni a few
weeks ago Edvins gained promotion to A3. He followed this up with a very strong performance in
the NTW Open Race where he was in a breakaway that led for much of the race before being
caught a few kilometres from the finish. Edvin’s superb form and performances have continued,
adding this win in Dungarvan to his palmares for 2019, and it seems that the sky is the limit for this
extremely talented rider. At this early stage in the season who would bet against Edvin’s gaining
promotion to A2 before the year end. Well done Edvins!!!

Club racing
The NTW club racing season got off to a flying start last Thursday with the first of four time trials in
the JJ Moynan TT Series for 2019. In very cold and wet conditions, eleven brave souls left it all
on the road over the 16km course. Our TT course was the usual one starting from the Roundhill
pub, on to the Five Alley roundabout, and finish at the Yellow Bridge. The best time on the night
was set by Eoin Woods. Full results will be available online in due course at
https://www.northtippwheelers.com/clubracing/club-racing-results/, but for now please see the flat times listed
below. It was great to see a few new faces taking on the race of truth! A big thank you to Jan who
officiated on the night.

On Thursday 11 th April the first road race of the season will be held. This week’s route is from the
Five Alley Pub – Birdhill Roundabout – left up the ramp to the first Applegreen roundabout –
Birdhill roundabout – finish at the Five Alley pub, 32.2km.
Sign-on will be at the Five Alley with the start time at 6.45pm sharp. Please be on time as
evenings are still short, and ensure you have lights.
We encourage all club members to come out and participate/support the racing.

NOTE: Please read the information regarding the format and rules for the 2019 season club
racing in the “Club Racing” section of the website. It is important that anyone taking part
be aware of this information.
Please ensure that your cycling Ireland licence is up to date and renewed.  If it’s not up to
date for the 2019 season you won’t be able to take part in the race as you won’t be covered
by insurance – and remember that you need a Limited Competition Licence.

Club Spins:
It was a glorious weekend for cycling and we had a good number of club members out on Sunday,
no doubt delighted that the cold and wet midweek weather had moved on, although the early
morning was still a bit chilly until the fog had burned off. There was a large turnout for the leisure
group spin (no report available).
We had about 14 out for the orange/red combined spin who took in Thurles, Templemore and
Roscrea before heading back to Nenagh, just over 100km. Offers of extending the route to Birr
were vigorously debated and ultimately overruled! Continuing the recent Sunday tradition of eating
well, a few of the group tucked in to some very delicious doughnuts in the service station on the
way out of Templemore. This could yet prove to be a popular route. A very enjoyable spin except
for one minor mechanical, and all returned safely.

The week ahead:
Please remember that the evenings are still not that long so lights and hi vis clothing are required
if you are planning on being out near dusk.
Tuesday: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6pm (lights and high viz a must)
Thursday: RR1 (see above), start time 6.45pm sharp from the Five Alley pub.
Saturday: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.

Pictures of race winners from the recent NTW Open Road Race:

Conor Hennebry – Team Dan Morrissey MIG.ie Pactimo – A1_A2 winner being presented with his
prize by John Caulfield of NTW.


Archie Ryan – Zappi Racing – A3/Junior winner being presented with his prize by Bawny Hayes.


David O’Sullivan – St. Finbarrs CC – A4 winner being presented with his prize by John Foote of
NTW.


Noel Marshall of Backballer who presented foam rollers to the race winners.

Uncategorized

Club Updates

Posted on

Club Spins:
It was a glorious weekend for cycling and we had a number of different groups out on the roads on
Saturday and Sunday. First up on Saturday morning were Eoin, Nanno and Owen who did a nice
80km spin taking in Dolla/Templederry/Templemore/Dunkerrin and back to Nenagh. Most of us
heading to Mallorca for the 312 are experiencing a little 312 anxiety I think, so I’m sure the boys
welcomed the chance to get a good spin in. In the afternoon, two boys who don’t suffer any such
anxiety – Eoin and Pat, were out burning up the road.
On Sunday a group of twelve went for a super spin taking in Dolla and Bollingbrook, down into
Doon (first coffee stop), Cappamore and on to Annacotty in Limerick where they turned for home.
On the way back they headed through Castleconnell, O’Briens Bridge and into Killaloe. There was
a split at this stage as the early season legs were getting tired, and it is also at around this stage
that the smell of fresh scones seems to overpower Cloughjordan men, and the call of The Wooden
Spoon was just too strong to ignore! The rest of the group headed back by Portroe. A super spin
well done. The Wooden Spooners took the easy route home, but fair play to them too as they were
carrying a lot of extra weight at that stage!

Sean, Roger & Paul

Club Racing Season starts this Thursday:
NOTE: Please read the information regarding the format and rules for the 2019 season club
racing in the “Club Racing” section of the website. It is important that anyone taking part
be aware of this information.
This coming Thursday night April 4th sees our club racing season kick off again, starting with the
first in the J Moynan TT series – TT1. The route is: Roundhill pub – Five Alley roundabout -Yellow
Bridge (16km). Sign on is at Moynan’s bike shop, leaving at 6.15pm for the race start at 6.45pm
sharp. Entry fee is €5. Everyone is welcome to give these races a go so come out and have a bit
of fun. See you there. Please make sure that you have lights and high viz for the spin home after
the race.
Please ensure that your cycling Ireland licence is up to date and renewed.  If it’s not
up to date for the 2019 season you won’t be able to take part in the race as you
won’t be covered by insurance…and remember that you need a Limited Competition
Licence.

 

The week ahead:
Now that the clocks have changed and we are back in Summer time the Tuesday spins will
resume again this week. Just remember that the evenings are still not that long so lights and hi vis
clothing are required if you are planning on being out near dusk.
A quick note of gratitude to Rob for the tremendous effort he made in running the winter turbo
sessions, and to all who supported it. Thanks to Liam Chadwick for organizing the hall again for
us. Also if you have left your turbo or anything else in Ballycommon then that needs to be
collected during the week.

Tuesday: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6pm (lights and high viz a must)
Thursday: JJ Moynan TT1, leaving Moynan’s at 6.15 sharp (see above)
Saturday: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.

Uncategorized

NTW Open Race Results

Posted on
Conor Henerbery Winner A1-A2 North Tipperary Wheelers Road Race 2019

Huge Turnout for Wheelers Open Road Race.

Over 220 riders from all over the country descended on Cloughjordan from early Sunday morning to
take part in the second edition on the North Tipperary Wheelers Open Road Race. Conditions were
perfect for racing with all three groups setting a blistering pace from the off. The 40Km circuit took the
riders from Cloughjordan to the N7 junction at Nenagh for a left turn to Toomevara and Moneygall
before completing the loop. The A1/A2 and A3 riders completed 3 laps while the A4 competitors were
required to do two. All three finishes were keenly contested with former An Post Chainreaction cyclist
Conor Hennebry coming out on top in the elite event. The A3 race was won by Irish International rider
Archie Ryan who rides with the UK based Zappi Racing while David O’Sullivan of the Cork based St. Finbarr’s
CC was the victor in the A4 race.


It is a tribute to the North Tipp Wheelers organizing committee and race director Eoin Woods that many
of the leading cyclists in the country chose to participate in this race which is just in its second year. The
inaugural event last year attracted 160 riders. North Tipperary Wheelers would like to thank everyone
who helped make the event such a success, in particular the committee of Kilruane McDonagh’s
sportsfield who made their superb facilities available as race HQ and all those who volunteered in so
many ways to ensure that the event went off without a hitch. Here’s to 2020!

– Michael Molamphy

A1/A2 Race Results

  1. Conor Hennebry  – Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo
  2. Jamie Blanchfield  – Panduit Carrick Wheelers
  3. Keith Gater  – Waterford Racing
  4. Conor Kissane  –  Killarney Cycling Club
  5. Matthew Sparrow  – Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo
  6. Stephen Murray  – Strata 3-VeloRevolution
  7. Hugh Power – Bandon Cycling Club
  8. John Brosnan – Killarney Cycling Club
  9. Daryl Kearns  – Panduit Carrick Wheelers
  10. Joel Luke  – UCD Cycling Club

A3/Juniors Race Results

  1. Archie Ryan – Zappi Racing
  2. Jurgen Simpson – Limerick Cycling Club
  3. Karl Fogarty Club – Rothaíochta na Sionainne
  4. Indrek Mannik – Blarney CC
  5. Martin Casey – Ossary CC
  6. Stephen Griffin – Tralee Manor West BC
  7. Denis O’ Connor – Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club
  8. David Donovan  – Upperchurch Drombane Cycling Club
  9. Leonard O’Keeffe – Midleton CTC
  10. Fran Brannigan – Slievenamon CC

A4 Race Results

  1. David O’Sullivan – St Finbarr’s CC
  2. Tim Ling – Seven Springs CC
  3. John Crowley – Killarney Cycling Club
  4. Richie O Sullivan – Unattached
  5. Michael McConigley – Tullamore CC
  6. Ken Ralph – Burren CC
  7. Dave Beary – Limerick CC
  8. Padraig McHugh – Seven Springs CC

 

  1. Niamh O’ Dwyer – TC Racing