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RACING RESULTS
Road Race #8 of the year (RR#4 in the Summer Series) brought our road races for 2019 to a conclusion last Thursday evening. We do still have two time trials to run however. The 36km route was Upper Clashnevin – Toomevara – Moneygall – Cloughjordan – left at Modreeny Church for Nenagh via the Old Birr Road, and finish at Rapla outside Maher's Glass. Certainly, the shortening of the evenings was apparent and it was a bit gloomy from the outset with the inevitable rain catching us somewhere between Modreeny Church and the finish line.

Group 3 had a two minute head start on Group 2, and with a strong headwind to contend with they were caught not long after Toomevara. A good pace was set up front once the bunch turned left at Cloughjordan, and even though there were several strong surges at the front the two groups mostly stayed together until the finish. The decisive moment in the race happened when Patrick Yon Hin made a break 5-6km from the finish and at one stage had opened a gap of about 250 metres. There was a bit of hesitancy as to who was going to chase him down with several of the Group 2 riders more concerned with their own battle, but eventually the speed in the bunch increased and Patrick was caught about 500 metres from the finish line. The bunch sprint was initiated when Eoin Dillon decided he was going to go for the win, but in hindsight it may have been a little too soon. Liam Callaghan was next to follow Eoin and jumped on his wheel followed by Andy English and Nanno Vuyk. It was flat out at this stage but Liam’s strength told in the end as he held off the challenge from Andy by about a wheel, with Nanno close behind and a great effort from Eoin ensuring he got fourth and won his group on the night. It was a very exciting finish, and
hopefully took the minds of Jan, Noel, Rob and Eoin (Ryan)off the rain for a short while. A big thanks to the guys for helping out with the running of the race.
Road Race 8 results as follows:
Group 2 – Nanno Vuyk, John O’Carroll, Liam Callaghan, Andy English
Group 3 (2 minutes) – Eoin Dillon, Martin Quigley, Patrick Yon Hin (raced in Group2), Mike
Gleeson, Dermot Kelly
Group 2 
Liam Callaghan
Andy English
Nanno Vuyk
John O’Carroll
Patrick Yon Hin (Group 3 but raced in Group 2 on the night)
Group 3
Eoin Dillon
Martin Quigley
Dermot Kelly
Mike Gleeson
Well done to the winners and all those who participated on the night.

Club racing:
Club racing continues on Thursday 15th August when we will hold TT4 in the J. Moynan Series (final time trial in the series). The start will be at The Roundhill Pub, first rider off at 7pm sharp.

Sign-on is at the race start from 6.30pm onwards. €5 race fee. This is a good way to measure how all those training spins over the Summer have paid off, so hope to see you there.
ROUTE (see map below):

Club caps
There are a small number (approx. 11 left) of club caps, or “casquettes” available to purchase. These are a great bit of kit for keeping bugs out of your hair (if you are lucky enough to have it!) but also great for absorbing sweat and helping to keep it out of your eyes. Plus, let’s face it you look cooler with a casquette. They have the regular club logos but are not the 30 th anniversary versions. The price is €15 each, contact Jan to get yours – they are selling fast.

Tuesday spin group
Pictured below are the group who took on the elements on Tuesday night (13/08) and did a 48km spin. Missing from the photo are Mike Gleeson and Paddy Rohan who didn’t wait for the rain to clear before heading off (fair play!) and one senior club rider who shall remain nameless(!) who decided to wait for more favourable conditions on Wednesday night. Maybe it was the right idea.

The week ahead:
Tuesday 13/08: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Thursday 15/08: RR#8 (details above)
Saturday 17/08: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday 18/08: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning

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NTW OPEN 36km TT

The club held our third open racing event of the year – the open 36km TT, last Saturday August 3 rd . The route took the participating time triallists from Nenagh to the roundabout at the Barack Obama Plaza and back. A strong field of 27 competitors included some of Irelands top time triallists. The fastest time on the day was set by Greg Swinand (Dan Morrissey MIG Practimo), pictured above receiving his prize from Conor Hannon, with a time of 46.06. All competitors completed the course safely and the organising team can be proud of putting on another well organised event. Times for the day can be viewed on this website by clicking on the following link:

NTW 36km Open Time Trial Results

NTW presentation of cheque to The North Tipperary Hospice

The club presented a cheque for €300 to The North Tipperary Hospice last Tuesday 30 th July, before our regular evening spin. The money came from the proceeds of our club tour “Le Tour de Lough Derg”. We are delighted to be able to make this contribution to the Hospice which does such incredible work. Pictured front, l-r are Jan White, Orla Noonan (North Tipperary Hospice), Noel Kennedy, Lelia Kelly (North Tipperary Hospice).

RACING RESULTS

Last Thursday saw the running of the 2019 Club Championship Road Race. The race this year was combined with road race #3 in our Summer Series (Road Race 7 overall for the year). The course was a challenging and lumpy 50km route starting opposite the AIBP on the Borrisokane rd. and taking in Borrisokane, Carrigahorig, Terryglass, Ballinderry and Puckane, before the finish at Ballyanny. As this was a championship race, a handicap was applied to the groups – Group 3 had a handicap of 4m 30sec on Group 2. We had no Group 1 participants on the night.
Big congratulations to Martin Quigley, Club Championship Road Race winner for 2019! In a race where both Group2 and Group3 came together a good distance from the finish line, Martin held his nerve and timed his attack to perfection and produced a great sprint to take the title.
Chapeau Martin!
Second place went to John O’ Carroll and third place went to Liam Callaghan.
Club Championship Road Race 2019 results as follows:
Group 2 – Rob Dalton, John O’Carroll, Liam Callaghan,
Group 3 (4.5 minutes) – Eoin Dillon, Sean O’Neill, Martin Quigley, Patrick Yon Hin, Mike Gleeson,
Dermot Kelly
1. Martin Quigley

2. John O’Carroll
3. Liam Callaghan
4. Eoin Dillon
5. Patrick Yon Hin
6. Dermot Kelly
7. Sean O’Neill
8. Mike Gleeson
9. Rob Dalton
ROAD RACE 7 result:
Group 2
John O’Carroll
Liam Callaghan
Patrick Yon Hin (Group 3 but raced in Group 2 on the night)
Rob Dalton
Group 3
Martin Quigley
Eoin Dillon
Dermot Kelly
Sean O’Neill
Mike Gleeson
Well done to the winners and all those who participated on the night.

Club racing:
Club racing continues on Thursday 8th August when we will hold the final road race of the year
(RR#8), which will also be the last road race in the Summer Series.
ROUTE (see map below):
Starts Upper Clashnevin- Toomevara- Moneygall- Cloughjordan- Turn left at Modreeny Church
and head for Nenagh via the Old Birr Road- Finish is Rapla outside Maher's Glass.
Sign-on is at the race start from 6.30pm onwards, race starts 7pm sharp. €5 race fee.
We are hoping for a good turn out on the night, so let’s see as many as possible out racing.

The week ahead:
Tuesday 06/08: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Thursday 08/08: RR#8 (details above)
Saturday 10/08: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday 11/08: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.

Mid-year club night out:

Save the date!!!
We will be having a mid-year get together on Friday 30 th of August @ 8pm in Una Powell’s. More
details to follow in the coming weeks…

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WELL DONE EDVINS!

Congratulations to Edvins who won the Christy McManus road race (A2/A3) at the Roundwood GP (Bray Wheelers) last Saturday 27 th July. Edvins won with a solo effort with about 2.5 laps to go and by an approx. margin of 45 seconds, a great achievement considering Edvins started the year at A4. There is no stopping this man! It is great to see the club jersey on the podium again.

 

JOHN CAULFIELD COMPLETES MIZEN TO MALIN

Chapeau to John Caulfield on his great achievement of completing the Mizen to Malin route recently. The pictures show John channelling his inner Egan Bernal as he crosses the finishing line.
On another note, well done to the leisure group lads who completed the Cork / Kerry legs of the Wild Atlantic Way route recently.

RACING RESULTS

Last Thursday saw the running of the 2019 Club Championship Hill Climb. The race this year was combined with road race #2 in our Summer Series (Road Race 6 overall for the year). The course was a 14.5km route starting at Ballinamona Cross, before turning left up Dolla Hill and continuing up to the top of Bollingbrook Hill. Conditions on the night were dry but very windy, so there was a tactical decision to be made as to how hard to ride into the wind on the way to the start of the climb. As this was a championship race, a handicap was applied to the groups – Group 3 had a handicap of 2m 10sec on Group 2 who in turn had a handicap of 1m 50sec on Group 1. As it turned out, Group 2 caught Group 3 just after the turn at Dolla and Group 1 caught Group 2 shortly afterwards.
Overall winner on the night, and 2019 Hill Climb Champion is Edvins Silovs, second place went to Eoin O’Connor, and third place went to Andy English.
Summer Series RR2 (RR6 overall) results were as follows:
Group 1: Edvins Silovs
Group 2: Eoin O’Connor (1 st ), Andy English (2 nd ), Liam Callaghan (3 rd )
Group 3: Eva Moynan (1 st ), Eoin Dillon (2 nd ), Peter Moynan (3 rd )
Well done to the winners and all those who participated on the night, racing up hill is never easy!

RING OF CLARE

Well done to Roger, Mike, Eoin and Sean who participated in the recent Ring of Clare Sportive.

Club racing:
Club racing continues on Thursday 1st August when we will hold the second club championship event of the year, the Club Championship Road Race 2019. This race will double up with Race 3 of the Summer Series (RR7 overall). This will be a challenging 50km race and will be a great test of how well the riders will have progressed throughout the year. Sign-on will be opposite the meat factory at 6.30pm, and the race will start at 7pm. Entry fee is €5. Just like the Championship Hill Climb, this race will be a handicapped race for the club title and also a group race (similar to a normal club race). We are hoping for a good turn out on the night, so let’s see as many as possible out racing.

NTW OPEN 36km TT


The club will be hosting our final open race of the season – an open 36km Time Trial on Saturday 3 rd August in Nenagh. Sign on will be open in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh, (E45 A582) from 10am to 11.30am. First rider away time is 12:00, with away order based on sign on order. There are prizes on the day for 3 fastest flat times and 1st unplaced A2, A3/Jnr, A4, Woman. Entry €20 and the prize-giving and refreshments will be available in the Dapp Inn after the event. For more info: www.northtippwheelers.com/opentt If any members can help out on the day we would be very grateful. Eoin Woods is co-ordinating the marshals so please just let him know if you’re around to help and in advance. Thank you all and see you there!

The week ahead:
Tuesday 30/07: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Thursday 01/08: Club championship road race & RR7 (details above)
Saturday 03/08: Club Open 36km TT
Sunday 04/08: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.

Mid-year club night out:
Save the date!!!
We will be having a mid-year get together on Friday 30 th of August @ 8pm in Una Powell’s. More details to follow in the coming weeks…

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Club Racing Resumes:
Thursday 25th July: 2019 Summer Series RR2 / Championship Hill Climb – this is the first of our Championship trophy races so we hope to see a good turnout on the evening. This is a different style of race, it will be ran over a shorter distance(14.5km) but finishes on top of one of our local climbs. As normal, you will race in your allocated group, a handicap time will apply to your group at the start as we can only have one winner. on the night. Sign on is at the race start – about 300m past Ballinamona cross on the Dolla/Silvermines road, from 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Entry fee €5.

Revised Race Calender for remaining races

25/07/2019 RR6 & Championship Hill Climb
01/08/2019 RR7 Club Championship
08/08/2019 RR8
15/08/2019 TT 16Km
22/08/2019 TT 30Km Championship TT

Mid-year club night out:

Save the date!!!
We will be having a mid-year get together on Friday 30 th of August @ 8pm in Una Powell’s. More details to follow in the coming weeks…

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The club will be hosting our final open race of the season – an open 36km Time Trial on Saturday 3rd August in Nenagh. Sign on will be open in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh, (E45 A582) from 10am to 11.30am. First rider away time is 12:00, with away order based on sign on order. There are prizes on the day for 3 fastest flat times and 1st unplaced A2, A3/Jnr, A4, Woman. Entry €20 and the prize-giving and refreshments will be available in the Dapp Inn after the event. For more info: www.northtippwheelers.com/opentt

If any members can help out on the day we would be very grateful. Eoin Woods is co-ordinating the marshals so please just let him know if you’re around to help and in advance. Thank you all and see you there!

 

Club racing:

 

Club racing will re-commence on Thursday 25th July. Details will be posted on this website before the event.

 

 

The week ahead:

Thursday 18/07: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm

Tuesday 23/07: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm

Thursday 25/07: Club race (details to follow)

Saturday 27/07: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)

Sunday 28/07: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.