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..

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, the group left Moynan’s and headed out in the direction of Dolla and then they headed on to the Slivermines and on to the Yellow Bridge from where they headed up Coum on to Newtown and from there the group headed on to Dromineer and back home to Nenagh, well done to everybody who was on the spin.

 

Saturday

On Saturday we had some of our club members take part in the Frank Maher Memorial cycle, helping to raise funds in the fight against Motor Neuron disease. The cycle set off from Nenagh heading towards Portumna with a nice tail wind behind them, once the cycle got to the far side of the lake they were faced with a strong head wind which made it very tough, the riders broke into smaller groups on the road, they were rewarded for all there efforts when they got on to the old Limerick road for the homeward leg of the cycle with a nice tailwind behind them, very well done to everybody who took part in the cycle for a very good cause.

 

Club IGM

One for the diary folks, We will be holding our club IGM Tomorrow night Monday 17th of July in the Dapp Inn at 8pm. We hope to see as many members there as possible.

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: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm.

 

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 a bit of a challenge… Ye’re well able for it!: Moynans – Capparoe – Shalee – Newport – right for Birdhill – Birdhill – up ramp to Applegreen for break – back to Nenagh, 56km

And for the Orange Red it’s: Moynans – Capparoe – Shalee – Newport – right for Birdhill – right in Birdhill heading back towards Nenagh – left at Yellowbridge for Coum – CAUTION ON DANGEROUS DESCENT – Portroe – Ballina – Killaloe – O’Briensbridge – Birdhill – Nenagh, 98km.

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 10 members out on the evening, the group decided to head out in the direction of Toomevara and from there they continued on to Roscrea, In Roscrea the group took a left and headed towards Shinrone where they turned at the garden centre and headed for Cloughjordan, Once the group reached Cloughjordan they decided to head for home covering a distance of nearly 70kms, Well done to everybody who was out on the evening.

 

Thursday

 On Thursday we had road race number 9 in our race calendar. We had a good turn out on the evening and the weather was good on the evening for racing, We had a new route for this race which seemed to go down well with everybody out on the night, On the night we had three groups take to the start line, Group one set off from the start setting a very good pace with group two hot on there heels and group three not far behind by the time group one reached Birdhill and started the last leg to the finishing line they still had a few minutes on the chasing groups with roughly half of the last leg of the race group two caught sight of the lads ahead of them and they increased the pace which was going to make for an interesting finish to the race, Groups one and two merged not too far from the finishing line which was going to lead to a sprint finish with Cathal Hanrahan having just a little bit more left in the tank taking a fine win with John O Carroll taking a superb second place and John Foote completing the podium. Congrats to Cathal on a hard fought win and very well done to everybody who raced on the night. Thanks to Selina for doing the start and finish, Luke for the videos, Conor for marshalling, and to Vic for taking the pictures on the night.

 

 

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Club IGM

One for the diary folks, We will be holding our club IGM on Monday 17th of July in the Dapp Inn at 8pm. We hope to see as many members there as possible.

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: A slight change of plan for this week everyone, there will be no club racing for the next two weeks so we will we will have club training spins instead leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm.  Racing will resume again on Thursday evening the 27th of July with the first of the individual trophy races, The Lookout Trophy. Enjoy your couple of weeks break folks. 

Saturday: Frank Maher Memorial Charity cycle in the fight against motor neuron disease & is starting at Tescos nenagh @ 9am and is the round of Lough Derg. They are taking donations on the day and everyone is very welcome to join them on the spin. We would like to see as many members as possible support this event if possible.

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, 53km.

And for the Orange Red it’s: Moynans – Portroe – towards Ogonnelloe but left for Pipers (tough climb) before village – Left in Tuamgraney – Left in Bodyke – Left in Broadford – O’Briens Bridge – 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, the group headed out to Dolla and up Dolla hill and on to Templederry, from there they headed to the Thurles road and the group came back as far as Seanines. The group headed up Seanines on to Toomevara from there they headed in the direction of Ballymackey and then on to lucky bags from where the group took on Ballygibbon hill and they headed from home via the old Birr road, well done to everybody who was out on the evening.

 

THURSDAY

 On Thursday we had our J Moynan TT 4, It was not the nicest evening we have had for racing but that did not deter our members from turning up on the night, We had a reasonably good turn out on the evening the lads and lady had a strong crosswind to deal with all the way around the course which ment times were a little slower than other nights and a couple of riders were held up with cattle crossing the road which affected there times also, but having said that there were still some fine times set on the night. Eoin Woods set the fastest time on the night with another outstanding performance well done, Once handicaps were taking into consideration it was Joesph Donnelly who took the win on the night and also claimed the J Moynan series trophy for 2017, Congrats to Joesph on a very good performance throughout the whole series and very well done on winning the series, Also a very well done to everybody who was out on the night. Thanks also to Jan for doing the timekeeping and to Conor for marshalling.

 

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 Saturday

On Saturday we had a few club members, Stephen Hogan, Rob Dalton, Roger Spain, Michael Crowe, Ger Ryan and Liam Chadwick headed done to Killarney to take part in the Ring of Kerry. It was a very good spin by all accounts and they all enjoyed the day, The weather was not the best in parts but that did not stop the guys from enjoying a very good and well organised sportive, kudos and a very well done to ye all.

 

Club bags

Folks, Jan still has a few of the ordered bags left to be collected so please arrange with her on 087 1374354 to collect as soon as you can. Also in case any of you missed out on them there were a few extras ordered but half of them have gone already so if you want one give Jan a shout quickly before they’re gone.

Club IGM

One for the diary folks, We will be holding our club IGM on Monday 17th of July in the Dapp Inn. More details in next weeks notes.

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: Road Race 9. Sign on is at Moynans at 6.15pm and depart to the start at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Route: Ballinamona cross – Dolla – Silvermines – Left onto Old N7 – Birdhill – Finish at Fivealley. Entry is €5.

Saturday: intermediate cycle 40/50km in distance,  leaving Woodies at 7.30am.  Anyone who wants to is very welcome to join in on this spin. You can contact William on 086 2447888 for more details.

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, 49km.

And for the Orange Red it’s: Moynans – Toomevara – Moneygall – Left in Dunkerrin – Right for Milltown – Shinrone – Right at Old Birr road and onto Riverstown – Borrisokane – Ballinderry – Puckane – back to Nenagh, 100km.

 

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

Posted on

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, the group headed from Moynan’s out to Toomevera and from they headed up to Gortagarry and on to Moneygall and from the group cycled on to Borrisokane and they continued on to Ardcroney and back to Nenagh covering a distance of 52kms. well done to everybody who was out on the evening.

 

THURSDAY

 On Thursday we had road race number 8 in our race calendar, we had a good turn out on the night for what was going to be a testing route. The weather was kind to us on the night albeit windy, everybody worked well in there groups to help with the shelter from the strong headwind on the outward leg, When the groups turned in Dolla to head for the finish there was not much distance between the groups which was going to make for an interesting finish to the race. Well done to Pat Carr who took the win and to Peter Moynan who came across the line to take second and to Joey Donnelly who held on just to take the last step on the podium. Thanks to Jan for doing the start and finish, and to Conor, Selina and Owen for marshaling and to Vic for the fantastic pictures of the racing as always. A very well done to everybody who raced on the night.

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Club bags

Folks, Jan still has a few of the ordered bags left to be collected so please arrange with her on 087 1374354 to collect as soon as you can. Also in case any of you missed out on them there were a few extras ordered but half of them have gone already so if you want one give Jan a shout quickly before they’re gone.

 

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: J Moynan Time Trial 4. Sign on is at Moynans at 6.15pm and depart to the start at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Route: Starting at the Roundhill Pub – Five Alley Roundabout – Yellowbridge 16kms. Entry is €5.

 

Saturday: intermediate cycle 40/50km in distance,  leaving Woodies at 7.30am.  Anyone who wants to is very welcome to join in on this spin. You can contact William on 086 2447888 for more details.

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, 47km. If ye feel this is too much for those out then by all means stick to the old route of out and back the main road!

 

And for the Orange & Red it’s: Moynans –  Dolla – Bolingbrook – Milestone – Upperchurch – Thurles – Templemore – Dunkerrin – Moneygall – Toomevara – Back to Nenagh, 100km.

 

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..