Hi all, we hope ye have all had a good week, with a mixed week of weather we hope ye have all been able to get out on the bikes.
On Tuesday we had our normal evening club spin, On the night we had 9 members out they set off from Moynan’s and headed for Cloughjordan, Moneygall and from there the group headed to Toomevara where turned left and continued on to Balanamona Cross, Dolla, Slivermines and on to the N7 from where they headed for home covering a total of 70km on the night.
Bike for Life
We have completed week 6 of our BFL course and it is great to see the confidence building amongst the participants while out on the road. This week we spoke about what to eat and drink before, during and after a cycle. Again we split the participants into two groups, the first group completed a 37km spin and the second group did a 30 km spin, a fantastic achievement for both groups, you should all be very proud of how far you have come in 6 weeks, kudos! We look forward to seeing you all next week for a longer spin. Don’t forget to go for a couple of practice cycles during the week.
On Thursday evening, we held road race number 5 on the race calender. We had another good turn out on the evening, the race organisers decided to throw in a few hills this week to shake things up a bit. The route was The Meat Factory, Borrisokane, Carrigahorig, Terryglass, Balinderry, Puckane with the finish on the Puckane Road just before Nenagh. We had three groups on the road, A bad shower of hailstones battered the groups as they were heading through Ardcroney which would not have helped them only making them cold but the sun again came back to dry the lads out and it stayed around for the rest of the race, congrats to Joey Donnelly on taking the win on the night and to Pat Carr who came home second and to Peter Moynan who completed the podium, Massive well done to everybody who raced on the night and we look foward to see ye all again on Thursday for more of the same. Thanks to Jan for doing sign on and the start and finish, to Conor and Mike for marshaling and to Vic and Tracy and to Selina for the fantastic pictures on the night.
On Friday morning last we had four NTW members Rita Quinn, Cathy McLoughlin, Patricia Finn and Maura Ryan set out on a charity cycle from Dublin to Belmullet over two days in aid of Br Kevin’s charity for the homeless, the members covered a total distance of 300kms. Kudos to each one for ye.
On Sunday we had our club spin, we had a good turn out of members who headed out from Moynan’s on to Portroe and from there they headed on to Ogonnelloe and to Tuamgrany and on to Bodyke from there they headed to Broadford and on to O’Briens Bridge from there to Dalys Cross to Birdhill and back to home covering a distance of 100kms, Kudos to all.
On Sunday we had a few club member head off to take part in few sportives, We had Anita Egan, Stephen Hogan and Gerry McGarry head off to take part in the C4SC awareness tour, they said it was a good day and it was well organised, they had a strong head wind for the first half but the group stayed together, they had a well stocked food stop at the 80km mark, they then had a nice tailwind that carried them all the way home an enjoyable 120km spin for them all, some of the cyclists also did the light up for Smiddy on the day well done to ye.
Also on Sunday we had Michael Crowe who headed off and took part in Ossory CCs The Cut Callenge, Fair play to you.
This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:
Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm
Thursday: Club road race 6. Sign on is at Moynans at 6.15pm and depart to the start at 6.30pm. Race starts at 7pm sharp. Route:Route: Toomevara side of motorway bridge after the roundabout – Obama plaza roundabout where you turn back into Moneygall – Turn left up over Army hill – Toomevara – finish is back at start line. Entry is €5.
Saturday: intermediate cycle 40/50km in distance, leaving Woodies at 7.30am. Anyone who wants to is very welcome to join in on this spin. You can contact William on 086 2447888 for more details.
Saturday: Use the Whatsapp group to organise a Saturday spin for anyone that wants one.
Sunday: Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.
Depending on numbers present, we’re going to split into three groups with defined speeds.
The 3 groups are;
- Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
- The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-27kph average.
- Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do in the region of 28-32kph average.
We’ll split into the different groups in the carpark, with Red leaving first, then Orange and finally Green. The orange and red groups will cover the same route but there is also a green group spin that should only take about 2 hours cycling and includes a coffee stop.
For anyone reading this and sitting on the fence about whether to come out and give it a go, come on out and try it. You’ll be well looked after, just come in and be ready to leave on your bike at 9am from Moynans.
This week’s Green route is: Moynans – Old Birr road – BikePark Ireland for coffee – Ballingarry – Borrisokane – back to Nenagh, 49km. If any of you want to push it on a little further then by heading on to Riverstown after the coffee before returning to Borrisokane would push it out to 66km.
And for the Orange & Red it’s: Moynans – Cloughjordan road – Left onto Ballygibbon hill – right onto Old Birr road – Borrisokane – Riverstown – Right onto Old Birr Road – 2nd left after Bikepark Ireland for Milltown – Roscrea – Moneygall – Toomevara – Nenagh, 102km.
We hope you have a great week everyone and hopefully we’ll see you out and about on the bikes during the week and weekend…