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This weeks notes are short and sweet. We had small numbers on both Tuesday and Thursday evening for the spins. The evenings are getting shorter so we have decided that we’ve to move the spins forward to 6.15pm and everyone is obliged to have lights and/or hi-vis! On Sunday we had a great group of 12 who headed for the hills before the group split with 4 heading home early and the others extending the spin to make the most of the sunny weather! We also had some exciting news in racing this weekend with Eoin Woods winning silver at the Irish National Masters Championship Individual TT! Congratulations Eoin super result!

Eoin Woods

This Weeks Spins
Tuesday 6.15pm from Moynan’s
Thursday 6.15pm from Moynan’s
Sunday 9am from Moynan’s

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Apologies for lack of notes last week holidays are over and the real world is taking its toll on me!!
Last Sunday we had our third and final championship race. It was a super race and a strong performance put in by all! With a mechanical, a dropped bottle and a fair few dodgy excuses the race was an eventful one! It was great to see Daniel and Patrick Yon Hin come out but despite Daniels great win he isn’t a club member so the race win on the day was therefore given to Edvins, second place was Eva and a close third to Liam! Great effort by all and apologies to anyone suffering from damaged egos!!
This week saw a good group out on Tuesday night taking in plenty of hills and on the Utah night enjoying a flatter faster route! The evenings are getting shorter but hopefully we can continue these spins for a while longer!
The last of the limerick leagues were held this week and I hope I’m allowed to congratulate myself on coming first female and first unplaced A4/LC! Despite COVID cancelling a lot of races it was nice to get this win! Thanks to Limerick CC for the league and managing it so well during the uncertain times!
This weekend saw a good group completing just about every hill around finishing up just shy of 100km, getting chased by 2 dogs and a bullock!!! Eventful to say the least! Edvins and Eva also went to Kilmallock and took part in their open race – neither were successful in placing but great to have some racing!
With regards to gear – there were only a few members who wished to purchase gear therefore we won’t be having a bulk order or fitting. If anyone has any questions regarding the gear please contact Eoin Ryan.

Eva

This week:
Tuesday – club spin @6.30pm from moynans
Thursday- club spin @6.30pm from moynans
Sunday – club spin @9am from moynans

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Tuesday evening saw a good group head out from Moynans Bike shop despite the misty weather! We also had 3 members participate in the Limerick League this week with Brandon Boyhan coming 4th and Eva Moynan coming 6th in the A4/3 race and Edvins Silovs taking part in the A2/1 race finishing in the bunch!
Despite the storm this week cancelling our plans to have our championship hill climb on Thursday we succeeded in rescheduling it for Sunday Morning. 12 riders took part in the gruelling race from Castlelough to Portroe with a 30 second gap between the riders. Undeniably Edvins had the fastest flat time of 7 minutes 43 seconds, Liam Callaghan was second fastest on the day with a time of 9 minutes 14 seconds and Brandon Boyhan was third with a time of 9 minutes 46 seconds. After the race and a short recovery the group of 12 plus a few headed to Killaloe, O Brien’s bridge, Daly’s Cross and home via the N7! The leisure group also headed out on sunday from Moynans at the usual time of 9am and they had an enjoyable group spin!

Many thanks to John, Rob and Stephen who helped out.

Also a mention to Eoin Woods who took part in the TT test event in Newcastle west this weekend and placed 5th overall and second in the M40 with a time of 29.21! Congratulations Eoin on a super ride! Brian Hennessy also participated in this rookie event and did a respectable time on the day! Great effort by all!

This week:
Tuesday – spin from Moynans @6.30pm
Thursday – spin from Moynans @6.30pm
Sunday – last of the Championship races will be held this Sunday. Meeting at moynans at 9.30am for a race start at 10am.
Route: five alley – N7 – left at Silvermines junction – Silvermines – Dolla – finish at the Ford Pub (22km)

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This week saw lots of riders taking to the road both for club spins and further afield. On Tuesday the good weather proved to be a great incentive and a great group headed from Moynans for the evening spin. Edvins and Eva both placed in the Limerick League on Tuesday taking 11th overall and first female respectively.

On Thursday again we had a great turn out for our evening spin with shalee thrown in as a challenge early on!

Congratulations to Eoin Woods who one the GCA TT series over the weekend! Well Done!

Sunday the leisure group took to the roads at 9am and the club TT championship also took place with first rider off at 10am. 13 riders headed out to Birdhill from dingers hill and back, battling a not very forgiving wind. Somehow the N7 never seems to get easier no matter how many times a week you do it! Despite that, Eoin Woods managed an impressive time of 29.00 for the 22km course with Edvins Silovs in second and Liam Callaghan in third. Thanks to Jan for the time keeping and John Spillane, Paul Madden ans Neil Gallagher for marshalling. Also thanks to Eoin Ryan who’s been upgraded from treasurer to part time photographer!

Liam plans to move up the podium next year after purchasing a new bike 🙂

Looking forward to the week ahead
Tuesday club spins from Moynan’s 6.30pm
Thursday club championship hill climb from Moynan’s 6.30pm (race route: Castlelough to port school)
Sunday club spin from Moynan’s 9am

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Busy week again this week in the club!
On Tuesday, despite the miserable conditions 5 brave souls headed out on the club spin and 2 headed to the limerick league! All suffered in the blustery conditions but (hopefully) enjoyed themselves all the same!

On Thursday the weather picked up and saw 16 riders on the club spin taking to the hills of Templederry down into Dolla and across to the mines finishing off by picking up the pace from Birdhill to Nenagh! Great to see the familiar faces out as well as some new ones (and semi retired ones!) Whoever else wishes to brush off the cobwebs and take their bikes out, these mid week spins are perfect – short and snappy!

On Sunday we had 2 fantastic groups with a total of 20 riders out altogether! One group headed around the lake and the other group headed towards Shinrone! Both enjoyed the beautiful weather and had great rides!

 

Club Racing

The Committee has decided to run the three Club Championship races beginning with the Club Championship TT this Sunday, 16th August. Sign on is at 9.30am from Moynan’s, Entree fee is €5 – You MUST hold a limited or full competition race license to partake in this event. Leisure licence unacceptable unfortunately and will have to be upgraded by Saturday at the latest!

The route is from Dingers Hill to Birdhill and back (22km) Dingers Hill is just past the junction for Ashlawn Nursing home.

The Championship hill climb will be held on Thursday 20th August and the Championship road race will be held on Sunday 30th August. More details to follow.

 

Reminder

Just a note for everyone heading out for cycles from now…Going into Petrol Stations/Stopping for Coffee etc, Face masks are now mandatory. So please adhere to government guidlines for your own safety and the safety of others.

This week
Tuesday: 6.30pm club spin from Moynans
Thursday: 6.30pm club spin from Moynans
Sunday: Club championship TT 9.30am @ Moynans for Sign On