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Tour online booking now open

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The 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 below…

https://sirius.eventmaster.ie/event/A0dhjlIlv

For more info on the event including maps and a downloadable gps file, see the event page here: Le Tour de Lough Derg

Thanks everyone and we look forward to seeing you all there! 🙂

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Club updates and spins

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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… 🙂

 

 

Club midweek and weekend spins

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…

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NTW Road Race 2 results 19/04/2018

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A little late with the results folks but the day job took over so here is an overview of NTW road race 2.

What an evening for club racing on Thursday, perfect conditions and yes finally the sun shone for us and it was great. We had a super turnout for our race and we also welcomed riders from Portumna CC and O’Leary Stone Kanturk on the evening. Spirits were high as four groups formed on the road all rearing to go. Each group had specific time gaps depending on their ability. 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.


Group four had a good start and they were working very well together pulling out a good lead. It wouldn’t be until the final road to the finish that groups 2 and 3 merged and group 1 not far behind.  Group 4 managed for a second week running to keep away with Luke Donnelly taking a great win in a sprint to the finish and with it gains promotion to group 3 where we think he’ll go from strength to strength, leaving Sean O’Neill to take a fine fought second with Rob barely taking third spot on the podium in another big sprint to the line against Peter… 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. Thanks to Jan for timekeeping, Owen, Martin, Conor and thanks to Selina for the video & photos of the evening…

 

 

 

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Another week has come and gone. We hope it was a good one folks… Here is a brief overview of the week gone by in the club.

Limerick CC summer league

On Tuesday evening last Eoin Woods, Nanno Vuyk, Daniel Ronan, Eoin Ryan and Rob Dalton attended the first league race of the Limerick CC’s summer league season. It was a dull evening but the rain held off thankfully. All the lads finished strong on the evening with Eoin Ryan placing in 10th position in the race after his group managed to keep ahead of the chasing bunches until the last stretch earning a few points on the night. Very well done Eoin and well done to all of you who raced on the night, great going.

Club Racing

Thursday

On Thursday last our road race series kicked off with great numbers turning up on the evening. Congratulations to Luke Donnelly who took the honours on the night and well done to everyone who raced and thanks again to everyone who helped out on the evening, Jan, Conor, Willie, John Spillane, Vic and Selina.  To see the full results and race video you can click on the link here and to see the photos of the race you can click on the link here 

We look forward to the next road race on Thursday.

NTW road race 1 winner Luke Donnelly pictured celebrating with Rob and Nanno

Weekend spin report

Saturday race training

Ground Hog Day by Rob Dalton

The Saturday morning race crew, 6 strong (Edvins, Michael, Rob, Nanno, Daniel and Liam) headed out from Woodies at 9. The chosen route was the familiar and well-travelled Lake Spin. The weather was good and the pace was high from the start. The lights in Ballina offered some rest bite but normal service resumed on the green light. The sport of cycling has thrown up some great battles, Coppi V Bartali, Anquetil V Poulidor, Lemond V Hinauly and closer to home Kelly V Roche. However, it is not very often you get to witness an epic battle of style between two riders first hand. In the red corner, wearing very little and half frozen we had Michael “Ma-hog-any” Crowe and in the other red corner, we had the challenger, Edvins “The Puncher” Silovs. Round one kicked off just outside Killaloe on route to Ogonnelloe. Not sure who won it as we were too busy holding onto wheels and tapping Garmins to make sure the speedos were working.  Round after round and drag after drag was eaten up but our prayers were answered when Liam suffered a puncture just outside Whitegate. With a truce called, we rolled into town and enjoyed some coffee and a scone in the newly pained Half Barrel Pub. The sound of the bell interrupted a story Mike was telling the group about pigs. It certainly kept the groups attention and had a very interesting twist in the tale. We were back in the saddle in the knowledge we had a gale of a headwind to contend with once we hit Portumna. This did not dampen the spirits nor the competition that started just where it let off. The Puncher would punch, Ma-hog-any, churning out a steady wattage would slowly reel him back in and then take the lead. A few minutes later, the Puncher would ham-bush the group and surge twenty yards ahead only to be reeled back again by Ma-hog-any Mike.  The rest of us showed little allegiance to either corner and were ar mhuin na muice as we jumped from wheel to wheel to hold onto the best seats in the house. The problem with the lake is it is the whole hog or nothing, so no time for swining and it was just a case of putting your head down and keep going. I do not think I can remember a group being so happy to ride over the potholes of Borrisokane before. They really need to do something about the road surface in that town; sooner or later some rider will end up in a hambulance. Rob pulled a hamstring so turned right after Ardcroney to head through Knigh Cross and onto home. The rest of the group continued past the meat factory and into Nenagh. So who won the fight I hear you say?  It’s a hard one to call, both riders are still friends and have even committed to being pen pals so we will have to see what happens next week.

Saturday Bike fit day with Aidan Hammond of Bikefit Ireland.

The club wishes to extend its thanks to Aidan Hammond and Michelle for travelling to Nenagh to provide the club with another bikefit day and everyone who attended was very happy indeed with the service. Thanks also to Peter and David Moynan for hosting the event in their shop, very much appreciated. Just a few pics of some of our members at the morning fitting.

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Sunday

Club spin

In the hour before the group’s departure the rain had been falling hard, well clearly hard enough to deter some riders! Despite this at the appointed time ten riders headed off in overcast but not actually wet conditions. The group headed out the old Limerick Road turning off at Birdhill and headed over to O’Brien’s Bridge where they crossed the river and turning north they headed towards Killaloe and over the river once more and back to the main N7 via the four sisters. Having reached the Limerick Road three riders headed straight back to Nenagh whilst the remaining seven, headed for Silvermines and on to Toomevara. With the wind behind them the final spin back to Nenagh was completed at a very fast pace and all in all it was an enjoyable 76km spin.

Well done folks and thanks Mike Holden for the report.

Open racing 

Racing in Blarney by Claire Ni Reachtagain. Round two of the Women’s national League…

A field of 22 female riders lined up to race the second round of the National Road Series in Blarney today. The wet and windy weather was unrelenting for the entire 72km rolling 2 lap circuit. Early on in the race there was split in the bunch and I was in the second group of 9 riders. We worked hard together and caught four riders from the breakaway about 24km into the race. At that stage three riders from the original break had pushed on ahead and were totally out of sight.
Onto the second lap of the circuit, I almost got dropped from the bunch but managed to will myself on to get back up and sit on the wheels. We were now down to 7 riders and again worked together through the muck and wet. On the final climb the pace picked up. Myself and a rider from Galwaly Bay CC got dropped but by then we were almost on the home straight. The sprint finish between the two of us proved too much for my legs. I finished in I think 9th or 10th place, not quite sure. Had a great ride despite the conditions and again learned a lot of new skills and the importance of working together! On wards and hopefully upwards to the 3rd round on the 10th June!
Massive well done Claire, great achievement.  Keep up the great work.

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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

Tuesday: club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6pm. Hi vis clothing and lights required.

LCC’s Limerick Summer league April 17th for any of our racers. Roll-out 7pm and sign on is at Gooig (R445) from 6.30pm.

Thursday: Club Racing: Road race 2. Sign on is at Moynans bike shop, Nenagh, at 6.15pm. leave for the race start point at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Route: Starts just after the motorway bridge heading towards Toomevara, Moneygall, Cloughjordan and finishes at Rathnaleen just before the old N7 into Nenagh. 35km.  Entry fee is €5

Please ensure that your cycling Ireland licence is up to date and renewed for 2018 season, if it’s not up to date you won’t be able to take part in the race as you won’t be covered by insurance… 

 

Saturday: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.

Sunday: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am.

 
Have a great week everyone.
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NTW Road Race 1 results 12/04/2018

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Good evening all,  We hope you are keeping well. So our NTW road race series has finally kicked off and we were extremely blessed with the weather on Thursday evening albeit a bit breezy and very dull, so that meant we needed to make sure that the race kicked off on time due to fading light, and start on time it did. We had three good groups on the road. Great to see such a good turnout for the first race of the season despite a few of our usual riders having to work or away on holidays. This weeks route was from the Fivealley Pub – Birdhill Roundabout – Left up the ramp to Applegreen roundabout – Birdhill roundabout – finish at the Fivealley pub, 32.2km.  All groups worked very good together on the night but group 4 powered on and managed to keep away from the chasing bunches and it was Luke Donnelly who took a fine win on the evening, with Dermot Kelly taking second place and John Foote taking the third spot on the podium. Congratulations Luke and very well done to everyone who raced on the evening it was great to see all your hard training paying off after the winter season. No race can be run without helpers and we have to say thanks to Willie Percy, Conor Hannon, and John Spillane for marshalling, thanks as usual to Jan for the timekeeping and thanks to Vic for taking the photos which you will be able to see on our website and Facebook page very soon and thanks also to Selina for the video of the race which you can watch below

 

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We are looking forward to next week’s race already and to give you a heads up, it’s a very nice route… 🙂