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Good evening all. A couple of updates for you…

 

Club Turbo

The turbo classes are going great and numbers are steadily increasing which is super to see. A great way to get in the extra miles in the winter months. Everyone is very welcome to give the classes a go.

 

Joeys face says it all, he said he was sick of towing everyone along on the Sunday spin… 😉 A great morning out had by all…

Open night and pre Christmas drinks.

As you are now hopefully aware we are hosting the first of our club open nights on Monday evening, December 4th. Your membership can be renewed on the evening and its a great way to welcome new members to the club. The open evening will be held in Moynans bike shop from 6-8pm. For any new members that join the club there will be no membership fee for their first year but they will need to purchase insurance with Cycling Ireland. Afterwards we will be having some Christmas drinks in Una Powell’s Pub, Summerhill. It’ll be a nice opportunity for everyone to relax and have a catch up before Christmas. Look forward to seeing you all.

First Aid course

There are still a few places available for our first aid course that takes place on Saturday December 9th from 9am to 3pm.  If any of you would like to avail of this free course please let Owen know if you want to attend on 0870523275. A great skill and knowledge to have in the unfortunate case of an emergency.

 

Club midweek and weekend spins

As usual we will have our normal spins during the week and weekend so please do not be shy, come out and give them a go. We look forward to seeing ye out and about.

Tuesday:  Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Wednesday: Club Pilates core & strength class with Paul Nevin Fitness, Kenyon street car park, Nenagh at 8.10pm.  Limited spaces available so contact Peter on 067 31293 to confirm your spot.
Thursday: Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Saturday: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.
Sunday: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am. 

 

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A short report this week for you.  Just a few things to update you all on.
The lads and lady enjoying some MTB over in Portumna forest park on Thursday
A quick photo opportunity at the Lookout on the Sunday club spin.

 First Aid Course

We’re running a First Aid Course for our members on Saturday 9th Dec and it’ll be from 9am to 3pm. The emphasis of this course will be for dealing with cycling related injuries and this is to try to ensure we have some little bit of knowledge on how to deal with any accidents if, God forbid, we find ourselves in the situation that we need to use it. With any luck, we will never need it but it’s far better be prepared than not… Places are very limited and it’s first come first served so if you want to be included then please let Owen know ASAP to take one of the spots and you can give him a call on 0870523275. There is no cost to members to complete the course only your time, the club is funding it for our members.  A fantastic opportunity to learn some valuable life skills so please take advantage of the course…

Club open nights and licence renewals. 

We’ll be hosting two club open nights, one before Christmas on December 4th and one early in the New year, date to be decided on. This will allow members to renew their membership and to welcome new members to the club. Both open nights will be held in Moynans bike shop from 6-8pm. For any new members that join the club there will be no membership fee for their first year but they will need to purchase insurance with Cycling Ireland. More details to follow.

Club Membership fee: Adults €20 / Family €30

Cycling Ireland Membership fees
  • Cycling Supporter €20
  • Leisure Membership €50
  • Limited Competition Licence €80 (Club racing)
  • Full competition Licence €135 (Open racing)
  • Junior full competition licence €50

 

Club midweek and weekend spins

As usual we will have our normal spins during the week and weekend so please do not be shy, come out and give them a go. We look forward to seeing ye out and about.

Tuesday:  Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Wednesday: Club Pilates core & strength class with Paul Nevin Fitness, Kenyon street car park, Nenagh at 8.10pm.  Limited spaces available so contact Peter on 067 31293 to confirm your spot.
Thursday: Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Saturday: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.
Sunday: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am. 

Club Notes

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Good evening everyone.

Well there is not too much to report on this week cycling wise so we’ll do this weeks report in photographs…Well they do say a picture is worth a thousand words! 🙂

The usual turbo classes took place during the week and interest is steadily growing. Loads of room for more to join in so why not go over and give it a go? Thanks Andy and Rob for the pics.

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Saturday

Rob, Dan, Eoin and John were the only ones hardcore enough to head out in the wet conditions on Saturday morning but got in a great training spin.

The main event of the week was the club awards dinner on Saturday night where our members were recognised for their many achievements during the cycling year and got the opportunity to let their hair down together and have a bit of craic. We enjoyed a fantastic meal in the Thatched Cottage, Ballycommon where afterwards, enjoyed music by Pat Holland. Thanks to Vic for the great pictures of the night which you can see in the link here and thanks to Jan, Selina and Owen for presenting the prizes and also thanks to Gerry for putting on a display of club pictures for us to watch during the dinner. Congratulations to Neil Gallagher and Jan White who were inducted into the NTW hall of fame.  A great night out and thanks everyone for coming along and making it a huge success. Pictured below are the main prize winners of the year and congratulations to you all.

 

Cyclist of the year 2017 with wins including the J Moynan TT series, and the championship hill climb, Joesph Donnelly. Prize presented by Selina Hynes, club PRO

 

Winner of the Road Race Series 2017 and second in Cyclist of the Year, Joey Donnelly. Prize presented by Selina Hynes, club PRO

 

Championship Road Race winner and third in Cyclist of the Year 2017, Nanno Vuyk. Prize presented by Selina Hynes, club PRO

 

Winner of the Lookout trophy and the Championship Time Trial 2017, Eoin Woods. Prize presented by Selina Hynes, club PRO

 

Jan White being inducted into the NTW hall of fame, her certificate being presented by club Chairman Owen Hynes.

Neil Gallagher being inducted into the NTW hall of fame, his certificate being presented by club Chairman Owen Hynes.

Club midweek and weekend spins

As usual we will have our normal spins during the week and weekend so please do not be shy, come out and give them a go. We look forward to seeing ye out and about.

Tuesday:  Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Wednesday: Club Pilates core & strength class with Paul Nevin Fitness, Kenyon street car park, Nenagh at 8.10pm.  Limited spaces available so contact Peter on 067 31293 to confirm your spot.
Thursday: Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Saturday: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.
Sunday: Club spin leaving Moynans at 9am. 

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Hi all, I promise you that there is no novel to read this week 🙂 the notes will be short and sweet, so now lets summarise the week.

It was really nice for a change to have a short week and not have to worry about getting up early for work last Monday morning, a nice extended weekend. Some of our members headed to Portumna Forest Park for some MTB on Bank holiday Monday morning to take on the trails. Eoin was unlucky to suffer a mechanical half way around when a branch got tangled up in his rear derailleur, it took a little coaxing to remove it and with no damage done, thankfully…A very enjoyable morning out was had by all.  We will definitely organise another club MTB day out very soon again.

 

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On Sunday we heard that club member Mike O’Keeffe had headed to Dublin to take part in the ever challenging Dublin City Marathon. He completed the Marathon successfully in a super time of 03:58:26.Well done Mike on your achievement!

As you all would have read by now in last weeks notes we have changed our venue for our club turbo evenings to Ballycommon Badminton club hall and we have to say, even in the first week its proving very successful and there is very positive feedback coming back to us and we are also seeing some new faces trying out the classes with our numbers taking part increasing.  These classes are an essential part to keeping your fitness levels up during the winter months, so do give the classes a try, you’ve got nothing to lose. Dont forget to bring a turbo mat, cardboard or large towel to place under the turbo trainers and bikes while they are in use so that the hall floor stays protected. If you require any information prior to the night you can contact our club captain Rob on 087 9234308 and he will be more than happy to answer any question/query that you may have. We hope to see ye next week again and keep up the good work everyone.

Weekend spins

The winter is well and truly upon us now with this being the coldest weekend so far, with temperatures well down in single figures but thankfully we had the fine weather on our side which is always a major bonus. On Saturday a few hardy souls decided to travel further afield on their morning training spin and tested out some new territory up around Co. Galway.  They all started out from Ardcroney on a fresh sunny autumn morning. The route they decided on was Portumna , Ballinasloe, Lawrencetown, Portumna and finally back to Nenagh, a good 140k jaunt. A good steady pace set from the start where they all had turns doing a rollover session every 2 minutes, giving everyone the chance to get a good individual workout. At Killimor, Pat turned for home via Banagher and the rest of the group continued on to Ballinasloe where they enjoyed a very welcoming coffee stop. On the return leg home a good steady pace was set, a tough but enjoyable training spin by all accounts…

Sunday a good group turned out for the morning spin on what was most definitely another very cold day but skies were clear again and everyone was looking forward to getting on the road and trying out the new spin format that had been introduced. The new idea for this weeks spin was to give everyone the chance to get a good workout in who wanted but also give those getting back to fitness after a rest period or feeling the effects of other training, the chance to clock up the miles without going into the red. Everyone who turned up at Moynans for the 9am start set off together on the route which was fairly flat enabling everyone to stay together, cycling in formation at a decent tempo to Borrisoleigh, from there the groups split into two. Seven riders turned left and headed direct to Templemore, while four of the lads, Eoin, Dan, Rob and Andy stopped for about 10 minutes to allow a bit of a time gap to form before heading on to Thurles. Shortly before they reached the planned coffee stop, disaster struck poor Rob when his front wheel hit a stone and broke a spoke causing his wheel to go out of alignment bringing his training spin to an abrupt end! The smaller group then headed on to Templemore and poor Rob showed his grit by limping his stricken machine home, while everyone else met up as planned for a very enjoyable well earned coffee stop! We heard that Eoin said that he never saw a group eat or drink so much on such a short spin…! 🙂
After the refreshments, two groups were formed again with Eoin and Dan heading on to Roscrea, getting in some extra kms, and the remaining riders heading back home via Dunkerrin.
Seeing as everyone was close to home by there the natural splits occurred in Moneygall where a few turned right for  Cloughjordan and the remainder continued back on the main road to Nenagh to complete their 90k/120km spin. We have to say a massive well done to Luke Donnelly who completed his first ever 100km spin and a great achievement for our young rider. No bother to you Luke!! An enjoyable morning’s cycle was had by all, and we have been told that everyone was happy with the new spin format and that it worked extremely well.

Thanks to Daniel and Andy for sending on the weekend spin reports! 🙂

 

Club Awards night and dinner last reminder

I know we are sounding repetitive, but it’s less than a week to go until our club awards night and dinner and we are very excited about it.  We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday evening in the Thatched cottage, Ballycommon at 7pm for a fun filled night. Music after by Pat Holland. If you haven’t booked your place yet, this is the last call out to let Jan know NOW if you are attending and please don’t assume that she knows you’re going if you haven’t told her directly, so please message or call her on (087 1374354) to book your spot. We look forward to seeing ye all on Saturday 🙂

Dont forget to kit your bikes out with lights and mudguards which are now a requirement on club spins. We hope that you take advantage of the fantastic 30% discount offer on lights and mudguards that Moynans bike shop have kindly given to all members. So no excuses.

Club midweek and weekend spins

As usual we will have our normal spins during the week and weekend so please do not be shy, come out and give them a go. We look forward to seeing ye out and about.

Tuesday:  Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Wednesday: Club Pilates core & strength class with Paul Nevin Fitness, Kenyon street car park, Nenagh at 8.10pm.  Limited spaces available so contact Peter on 067 31293 to confirm your spot.
Thursday: Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Saturday: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am. Get out today if you can and enjoy yourself at our awards dinner tonight! 🙂
Sunday: Club recovery 😉

 

Sample routes here: http://www.northtippwheelers.com/club-training/club-routes/.

 

NTW Club Notes

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Good evening everyone. I hope you are all keeping well. Now that the clocks have gone back an hour, the bright evenings are well and truly gone but its not all bad, as we did have the bonus of an extra hour to sleep in, which we wont complain too much about.  Where has this year gone? Its now official everyone  “Winter is here” 🙂

The notes are just a little bit longer this week but we have lots of news to get covered, so go make yourself a cuppa, relax and enjoy the read.

So to start off our wrap up of this weeks events the first order of business took place on Monday evening last where we held our club AGM and it took place in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh. We have to say a big thank you to all the members who attended on the evening, it was great to see and also thank you for your valued input to the meeting it was very helpful as always. As per normal club protocol a new committee for the 2017/2018 season was elected and we now want to introduce you to them all.
Front row Left to right: Selina Hynes (Club PRO), Owen Hynes (club Chairman/President), Jan White (club secretary)
Back row left to right: Andy English, Conor Hannon (assistant club Secretary),  Rob Dalton (Club Captain), Peter Moynan, John Foote, Eoin Woods. Missing from our photograph is Kevin Byrne (honorary treasurer), and Michael Molamphy.
A special word of thanks go to our outgoing Committee, your hard work and dedication to your club during the year was very much appreciated. We also now want to extend our thanks and good luck wishes to the new committee for the 2017/18 season ahead.
Finally we want to say a big thank you to Susan and Frank from the Dapp Inn for their kind hospitality, allowing us the use of the bar to host our meeting and the supplying us with hot finger food after the meeting concluded.
Here’s to another successful and fun season ahead.

Tuesday and Thursday

We held our normal turbo training session and they are going very well. Everyone is enjoying these structured classes now they’ve started back, more on changes to the turbo sessions below…

Wednesday

We are very lucky in the club to have this Pilates class available to us. This is an ideal class to strengthen your core muscles and its very beneficial for the body. Good exercises. No pain no gain as they say. We have to say thanks to Paul from Busters Fitness for putting us trough our paces and running an excellent class.

Weekend club spins.

Two great days of training by all accounts on Saturday and Sunday with good numbers out on both days which is fantastic to see. Fair play to Gary and Kevin for kick starting the training and organising a great spin which seen a good turnout of members there, even with a few of the regulars missing for different reasons, so it looks like we should have enough to have some great winter spins this year. We just need members to keep turning up so no excuses, if you want to race well next season get yerselves to these sessions!

On Saturday, a tale of not two but three punctures! It started dull but dry, but out the road a lingering heavy mist in certain parts stayed with the lads for a good chunk of the spin but a good roll over instigated by our drill sergeant kept everyone working and warm and the miles slipped by quickly with only a couple of punctures allowing people to catch their breath! It was the first time in a while a puncture was met with several sighs of relief! 😀 A badly needed few minutes break was then enjoyed in Newport where the lads had some nice coffee and even some treats! There was more rolling over intervals on the way home and the lads got a great workout into their legs and definitely got the ball rolling with the winter race training. We even heard on the grapevine that a third puncture was encountered by Gary before he got home! Definitely a trip to the shop before next weekend is now needed… 😉 For anyone with aspirations of doing well in club races or crushing that big event next year, now’s the time to get out and start your winter training. These Saturday spins will be tough but with structure and manageable and it’s these spins that will help build a great base for next year so get out there and give them a try. Don’t worry if you come out and struggle at this time of the year as there’s a lot of people coming back after a rest period and the like but there’ll always be some encouraging words to keep hanging on and even if you end up turning back early you’ll have managed a lot more than if you stayed at home in bed and every week you’ll see improvements that you might not have thought possible!

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There was another great turnout on Sunday morning and it was a lovely start with even a little sunshine creeping through. After a mini debate on the route in the carpark, it was settled on a fairly flat 90km loop out to Roscrea, on to Birr and back by Borrisokane. A few others decided that they’d head over to Moneygall and tackle Army Hill and a couple of others that needed to get home early went out with the lads on the longer spin but cut back at Moneygall and headed over to Cloughjordan and home by Borrisokane. The lads got in another good training spin with a good rollover keeping everyone on their toes and giving no one a chance to relax for too long! 😉 Some great efforts put in by everyone today and they enjoyed a nice well deserved coffee stop in Birr before returning back to Nenagh.

Great to see so many out this weekend so keep it going now and keep up the good work! Well done everyone!!

 

Club Turbo nights – New venue

We want to get more of you to give the turbo sessions a go during the week with direction by our very own, the one and only DJ Rob. These are structured sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday night and are a fantastic way to build up your fitness levels over the winter months when the weather can be less than favourable outside. We have three club turbo trainers there available for anyone who wants to see what turbo is all about and give it a try, first come-first served. Then if you decide that you enjoy it and want to continue, you can purchase a turbo of your own. So what have you got to lose? If you require any information on the classes prior to the night you can contact our club captain Rob on 087 9234308 and he will be more than happy to answer any question/query that you may have.

So on that note, we have a bit of good news for the club in regards to our turbo training venue. We have secured a bigger premises that will allow more members to join in on these classes. The new premises is the Ballycommon Badminton club hall and we will have complete access to the club hall and facilities on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8am to 12pm up to the end of March 2018. There is the added bonus of a big airy hall so you won’t overheat, ladies and gents changing facilities and ladies and gents toilets. So, as of next week we have full use of the badminton club on those days. There is a small area just off the hall that you can store your turbo trainers securely after each class if you don’t want to take it home and it will be locked after each session but anything left there is at your own risk! The storage area can only be opened by Rob or another key holder to be determined at the start of the class. You will have to take your bikes home with you though as the storage area is limited. The only thing we have been asked by the badminton club is that you bring a turbo mat, cardboard or large towel to place under the turbo trainers and bikes while they are in use so that the hall floor stays protected and no moisture falls onto it which we think you’ll agree is only fair and everyone needs to clean up after themselves, leaving the hall in the same condition as it was found. Also note, that anyone using this facility will need to pay a token membership fee of €2 to join the badminton club on their first night. There won’t be any further charge to club members for the use of this venue over the winter as the club is paying for the hire of the venue so we hope there’s a great take up from our members of this new venue and it encourages more of you to get involved in the turbo training which any of those that have previously completed the course over the winter will attest to how much of a difference to their fitness it made for the following year! If you want to bring along a friend who isn’t a club member for a session, they are more than welcome once they are a member of Cycling Ireland or Triathlon Ireland and they can partake in the class for a small fee of €2 per session plus the once off fee for the badminton club membership. We want to say thank you to the badminton club for allowing us the use of their hall and we look forward to starting there next week.  A special word of thanks have to go to Pat and Mags Bergin who have for the last few years very kindly allowed us the use of their unit in Streame for our turbo classes, it was very much appreciated by the club!!

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Mudguards, mudguards, mudguards!!!!!! Plus winter safety and a special offer for members.

It’s that time of year again folks and after the weekend just gone we got a stark reminder of the importance of mudguards with only half the people out having them fitted to their bikes. It’s no good for people who go off and spend the time and money fitting a mudguard to protect other people when the courtesy isn’t returned by everyone and you get all kinds of crud thrown up at you which can lead to irritation or illness. They also protect you from getting saturated and your bike from excess wear and tear so there’s no reason not to fit them. It is also very important to be seen out on the road by drivers and other road users at this time of the year so there’s no excuse now as we have been given a fantastic deal on winter lights and mudguards to kit out our bikes for winter cycling by our own club member Peter Moynan of Moynans bike shop. Peter has offered the club a fantastic 30% discount to all members on lights and mudguards shown in the pictures below which is a super deal so we expect everyone to get at the very least a rear mudguard on their bikes going forward.  Thanks Peter for offering this great package!! Give him a shout in the shop to avail, there’s something there to suit all pockets.

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Club Awards night and dinner

As you are all well aware of by now our annual club awards dinner is fast approaching us and we honestly can’t wait. It’s always a great night out on the club calendar and it’s all about catching up with good friends, enjoying fantastic food and our members being recognised for their many achievements during the cycling season. So no excuses now everyone, put the 11th of November in you diaries. The dinner is at 7pm in the Thatched Cottage, Ballycommon, where we will enjoy a three course meal, followed by short speeches and then finally the awards presentations. After that you can relax and dance the night away with music by Pat Holland. Bring the dancing shoes.  The cost of the evening is €25pp, fantastic value we hope you agree. Bring your friends and family everyone welcome, it is a party after all.  All members who won prizes we do ask that you try attend on the night and be recognised for your achievements during the year.
Finally we ask that you let Jan (087 1374354) know if you are attending the dinner and get your place booked with her.  Final date for bookings is Sunday 5th of November(that’s this coming weekend!!!) as the restaurant will need to know numbers at least a week before so they can get organised for us. Thanks everyone and we hope to see ye there.

 

 

 

Club midweek and weekend spins

As usual we will have our normal spins during the week and weekend so please do not be shy, come out and give them a go. We look forward to seeing ye out and about.

Tuesday:  Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Aggie 087 2454408
Wednesday: Club Pilates core & strength class with Busters Fitness, Kenyon street car park, Nenagh at 8.15pm.  Limited spaces available so contact Peter on 067 31293 to confirm your spot.
Thursday: Club turbo from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Badminton hall, Ballycommon. Contact Rob 087 9234308
Saturday: Club training spin leaving Woodies at 9am.  
Sunday: Club spin leaving from Moynans. Some changes this week that need to be finalised at time of writing article. See club WhatsApp members group or Facebook page for update closer to the day. 

Depending on numbers present, there will be up to three groups of different speeds which are:

Green” that will be around 20-24kph average

Orange” which will be around 25-29kph average.

Red” which will do a 30kph+ average.

Sample routes here: http://www.northtippwheelers.com/club-training/club-routes/.