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To finish off the festive season we had a group off riders head out to Marbella for some training in the sun. They had blue skies and sunshine for the 4 days and completed 2 challenging cycles in the hills around Marbella. Super stuff lads. The pressure will be on now for the others to keep up with ye!

Turbo saw good numbers on Tuesday and Thursday. Remember it’s 7pm in Ballycommon hall and we love to see new faces!

Sunday spins have also resumed – 9am at Moynans Bike Shop, Nenagh. We only had 5 members who braved the -4°C on Sunday morning. Hopefully the weather will pick up and we’ll see more faces.

We also have a new initiative beginning Saturday February 22nd at Moynans Bike Shop at 9am. It’s suitable for those who are new to group cycling or who wish to have a challenge in 2020. We will be starting with a short cycle learning how to use gears correctly and how to ride in a group and over the course of a few weeks we will progress the distance. We would love to see new faces. Any questions please contact Eva 0873530969.
A quick reminder also for those who haven’t renewed your Cycling Ireland Licences you can pay the fee to Peter in Moynans Bike Shop or to Jan.
This Week:
Tuesday: Club Turbo, Ballycommon. 7PM
Thursday: Club Turbo, Ballycommon. 7PM
Sunday: Club Spin, Moynan’s 9AM
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Happy Christmas and happy new year from all the North Tipperary Wheelers. We had a busy time over the holidays with plenty of spins taking place.
Firstly congrats to Pat and Dan for completing their #festive500. A number of our members joined them along their way and were spoiled with the good weather from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve.
On New Year’s Day we had a good number of cyclists celebrating the beginning of 2020 with a 95km spin. ‘Start as you mean to go on’ was the motto!
We had a number of members trying out mountain biking over the holidays too. It’s one for those who don’t mind getting knee deep in mud – literally! (See photos!!)
Our Sunday spins resumed this week with members gradually easing back into it with a coffee stop in LoughMore half way! 4 of our members trialed the new demo giant bikes from Moynan’s Bike Shop and they really made an impression on the road!

We also want to wish the cyclists who are heading to Spain the very best of luck – you’ll all need it with the gang going!!

 

Turbo also resumed this week and will be on from 7pm every Tuesday and Thursday in Ballycommon.

 

NB – Cycling Ireland have synchronised their renewal date for Licenses to the start of the year, so all memberships are due for Renewal from the 1st Jan. It is imperative that you renew this, if not done already, as soon as possible, as you are not covered by insurance for Club Spins.

This can be renewed on the Cycling Ireland website, or if you prefer the club can arrange this for you. Please Contact Jan or Peter Moynan.

Club Memebership is also due, so if you have not done so, you can also contact Peter or Jan.

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Christmas Drinks
This week we have our Christmas Drinks in Rohan’s on Friday evening (20th December) at 9pm. It would be great to see as many members as possible for our last get together before the New Year.
Club Turbo
This week we had a great turn out for turbo on both nights. We want to continue welcoming new faces to these great sessions so please do come to Ballycommon Hall on Tuesday and Thursday evening for the last turbo sessions before Christmas!
Sunday Spin
On Sunday 5 brave (or stupid) souls took to the roads in -1°C. We kept to the main roads and it turned out to be a great spin, with the sun managing to appear in the last hour!
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Club Open Night

We had the club open night on Monday in Moynans Bike shop where we had over 20 members sign up. The evening was a great success. Thanks to Peter and David for hosting it and thanks to Aggie for the sausages!!

Club Turbo Nights


Turbo this week proved very popular. It’s great to see such a big crowd turn up to this great facility. Thanks to Noel for calling the sessions.

Remember: club turbo Tuesday and Thursday evenings – new members always welcome. Weekend spins cater for both leisure and off season racers so please do come out and join us. for more information look here 

Sunday Spin
On Sunday we had a great crowd for the weekend spin too. Andy chose a super spin to Newport rearcross Doon and into limerick which ended up being just under 120km. We kept it nice and handy up the drags and had a well deserved coffee stop in Doon. We welcomed some new faces, some regulars and some old faces (who finally decided to man up and embrace the cold weather!) Hope to see as good a crowd out next weekend. Please make it for 8.50am as the spin leaves at 9am!

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Club Open Night
If you’re a new member or an existing member November 25th is a date you need to save. We have a club open evening from 6-7.30pm in Moynan’s Bike Shop. For new members, its an information evening and a chance to meet existing members. No payment is needed as your membership is free for the first year. For existing members, you can pay your 2020 NTW club membership along with your cycling Ireland membership for 2020. This is the first year everyones CI license will expire on December 31st so they need to be renewed!
Club Turbo Sessions
We had a great turn out at turbo both nights. All welcome to join. We would encourage members to come on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Ballycommon to take part in these worthwhile winter training sessions as we have an exciting agenda being put in place for 2020.
NTW Awards Nights
Saturday the ninth of November saw us host our Annual End of Year Club dinner in the Thatch Cottage in Ballycommon. Where trophies and prizes were handed out to the winners of this years club racing. IT was a good night.
A Special congratulations goes to John Spillane and John O’Carroll who were inducted into the North Tipperary Wheelers Hall of Fame for their contributions to the club over the years.
Below are the winners being presented their prizes by Eva Moynan.

Andy English  –  Corrigan Cup  (Cyclist of the Year)            Winner Road Race Series – Group 2            The Lookout Trophy

Liam Callaghan –   Club Championship TT                J. Moynan TT Series

Edvins Silovs    –     Club Championship Hill Climb                Winner Road Race Series – Group 1

Martin Quigley   –  Club Championship Road Race

Eoin Dillon    –    Winner Road Race Series  –  Group 3

Dermot Kelly – Combativity Award

Club Spin
Numbers were down this weekend as it was cold and misty, however, there were still some brave (or stupid) participants out on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday morning we had a group at 7.30am and at 9. On Sunday we also had 2 spins, both meeting at Moynan’s Bike Shop, Nenagh. We welcomed a new member to the Sunday spin. We hope you enjoyed your first spin with NTW Patrick and we look forward to seeing you on the road! To any other cycling enthusiasts we encourage you to contact the club and come to either turbos and the weekend spins. This weeks spin departs from Moyan’s this Sunday at 9am.
NTW Abroad
Ronan Dodd met with members of De Posthoorn cycling club, near Meerle, Belgium, while on cycling on holidays