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We welcome back (the long-overdue) organised Club activities with a Club spin on next Tuesday evening, 6.30pm, Moynan’s Carpark.
The spin will be organised in line with Covid-19 guidelines issued by Cycling Ireland. We would be doing this anyway, but compliance is particularly important given the current high levels of Covid-19 in Nenagh, and the need to avoid the risk of reputational damage to the club.
Cycling Ireland have provided a ‘Contact Training Sigh On/Booking System’ tool for use with club activities. We’ve attached the Link below. Please book yourself on the system before each and every club spin. The Club needs to know who was cycling with whom, and on what dates, to allow for possible Close Contacts tracing.

The current 2021 License only is usable, and it’s mandatory on the system.
https://membership.cyclingireland.ie/reservation.html

Don’t unduly worry about the time slots – the date is what’s needed.

If a club member doesn’t have on-line access, can they please text either Liam or Gerry on the day, notifying them that they are participating in a club activity. We’re defining a club activity as any spin (whether leisure or training) involving more than 3 members.
Previously, one of the senior riders would made a written note of who was participating in a spin. That no longer applies – the onus is now on the individual rather than on any one person to log club participation.

For any scheduled spins, can you please turn up no more than 5 minutes early. Expect the spin to commence within 5 minutes of the advertised start time. We need to avoid club members milling around and forgetting social distancing guidelines. Talking of which, no high-5s, no handshakes, and God forbid, but no hugs. Wearing of facemasks in this 5-10 minute time slot is recommended.

In addition to Contact Tracing, the Cycling Ireland Guidelines also talk in terms of Pods of 15. Our understanding of a Pod is that it’s self-contained and semi-permanent. Once in a particular pod, one can’t simply transfer to another pod on the next spin out. So, who belongs to what pod? A natural group or pod is already present in the Leisure Touring Group (Liam Chadwick’s group). After that, we’ll make a decision on the evening. If the numbers are less that 15 (excluding the Leisure Touring group), the pod will look after itself.

Can we please remind those club members who don’t have a current license that they need to acquire one before they can participate in future club activities (including Tuesday’s spin). We’ve specifically queried this with Cycling Ireland, and there are no grey areas. No License = No Spin.

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NTW – Tour de Lough Derg Update

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Hello to all at the North Tipperary Wheelers, from the Committee.
I hope you are all keeping well and now that the weather is getting kinder and the restrictions allow us to cycle individually (or within our household group) anywhere within this beautiful County of ours. I hope that you are getting out and about and exploring new routes.
We look forward to the day when we can get back to group cycling.
Unfortunately we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the NTW Tour de Lough Derg, scheduled for Sunday 16th May due to the Covid-19 situation. Hopefully next year we can have the event as we would like to remember the Tour.
Stay safe and take care.
Regards,
Liam.
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Club Notes

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Hello to all at North Tipperary Wheelers from the Committee.

 

I hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to seeing you out on the road soon.

 

Some positive news.

 

The Club membership fees of 20 euros will be waived for 2021 season.

To those who have paid the Club membership already, will automatically be registered with the club next year 2022.

 

It’s the clubs way of easing some of the financial stresses that people maybe under during this pandemic.

 

It’s important that people continue to avail of Cycling Ireland membership to ensure they can cycle with peace of mind that they are insured in the event of an accident.

 

Membership of Cycling Ireland is mandatory for any Club activity,  even training with other members.

Cycling Ireland have suggested everyone taking out Leisure license as a minimum, with upgrading to more appropriate licenses as circumstances permit.

 

Unfortunately, the North Tipperary Wheelers open road race scheduled for the 21st of March has been cancelled for this year.

The North Tipperary Wheelers Tour Lough Derg scheduled for the 16th May, looks likely to be cancelled also.

 

Some members were involved in a promotional event organised by, Nenagh Live, for St. Patrick’s Day.

Watch out on social media.

 

The horizon of which activity will resume is uncertain for now, but we are hoping it will not be long until we can commence cycling together again.

 

Stay safe and take care.

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Club Notes – Membership Renewal

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Membership Renewal Time

Traditionally, the Club hosts an Open Night in Peter’s shop, which, among other functions, allows some club members to register and pay for their Cycling Ireland membership via the club. Unfortunately, because of the Covid restrictions, it will not be possible to have an Open Night this year.  In these circumstances, we would ask all club members to go directly to the Cycling Ireland website and register/pay there. Based on personal experiences, it’s quite straightforward. Can you please ensure that the requested information is supplied fully, as we’ll need this information for our own club records.

http://membership.cyclingireland.ie/

Separate from Cycling Ireland, there’s an annual NTW fee of €20, which we need to keep separate from the Cycling Ireland payment. This can be given to Peter or Jan at your convenience.

 

Club Awards

We were unable to hold a Club Awards night this year due to restrictions, So this years winners were awarded their trophies by Jan in Moynan’s Shop this week. A huge congratulations to Edvins Silovs and to Eva Moynan.

 

Edvins was the winner of the Hill Climb Championship, Road Race Championship and was Cyclist of the Year for 2020.

And Eva won our Time Trial Championship

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North Tipp Wheelers AGM

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North Tipperary Wheelers will hold their AGM on Tuesday 27th October 2020 at 8pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions this meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. This is your chance to have your say on club matters and we would like to see as many club members as possible join the meeting on the night so please make the effort to be there. Members will be sent the meeting details closer to the event via email.

NTW Committee.