Hello folks. We hope you are keeping well. Just a slight bit later than usual with the updates this week. Work commitments took over and also had to take advantage of getting out on the bike for an hour in the amazing weather we’re having at the moment 🙂 Long may it last. Now onto the updates, better late than never!!
Friday Club night out
Friday night last we had our annual end of season get together in Una Powell’s pub, Nenagh and there was a great turnout of members there which was great to see. Everyone had a great night and enjoyed the catch up. Thanks to everyone for making the effort to come along, it was great to see ye all. Also we would like to say a special word of thanks to James Kelly and all the staff from Una Powells for looking after us on the night…
Saturday and Sunday. Wild Atlantic Way Cycle.
Well done to all the members who took on another two stages of the Wild Atlantic Way cycle over the weekend. They completed two hundred and twenty kms over the two days. Saturday stage 7 they cycled from Kilimer to Lahinch, 120kms in what we can only describe as horrendous conditions with rain falling all day and a headwind to add hardship to it. Sunday Stage 8 the weather was much kinder to them with some lovely autumn sun shining thankfully and their journey took them from Lahinch to Galway which was a 100km journey over some lovely rolling hills. Mighty going by you all and well done on completing another leg of the wild atlantic way cycle. Thanks to Eoin Keirse who was very good to send in some great photos of the group which you can see in the album below. Super going.
Sunday Club spin to UL
Well you know that the UL spin is always a popular one when you see a super turnout of members for it on the morning. Great to see so many there. It was a beautiful morning as we arrived into Moynans to join the others, the spirits were high with everyone looking forward to the mornings spin. There was just one big group on the road and everyone cycled together. After turning right in Birdhill they headed on towards O’Briens bridge and the pace was holding steady all the way with everyone keeping together. The roads were littered with leaves and debris though from the storm last week so it was bound to happen, the first puncture of the day suffered by Selina but Eoin Woods stayed on to happily repair it for her and they were swiftly of their way again after a few minutes to catch up with the rest of the group. Just up the road when the group merged again the second casualty of the day was suffered by Joey, another puncture, so guess what Mr. Woods was yet again on duty to help repair it. Isn’t it great we had a dedicated repairs man out with us on the day 🙂 how lucky were we…Thanks Eoin… Eoin told the group to move on and that himself and Joey would catch up with us so we did and we held a steady pace all the way into UL but no sign of Eoin and Joey coming along behind. As it turns out Joey was taken on the extended scenic route of about 5kms extra out by Corbally and seemingly they had a nice relaxing spin to meet us at UL… Even managed to arrive at the same time as us. We reckon Joey and Eoin must have set some new land speed records on the way in to UL 🙂 Joey enjoyed his sandwich at the coffee stop anyway 🙂
Everyone enjoyed their coffee and when that was finished all headed home via the old N7. The group split on the way back to Nenagh as a few people in the group needed to get back home early as they had other commitments, so they pushed on. The second group of 8 followed on but suffered yet another puncture, this time by Conor. The unfortunate joys of winter cycling but again thanks to our Mr repairman it was speedily repaired and they were on their way again. Everyone arrived back to Nenagh safely and all had a great day on the bikes. Huge well done to everyone, a great mornings spin.
A gentle reminder everyone that this year’s AGM takes place on Monday night the 22nd of October in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh at 8pm. This is every members chance to have their say on what the club does for the next year so please come along on the night, we need you all there…
Hi-Vis clothing and lights are now a requirement!! Be safe be seen! Also for the winter season it would be much appreciated if mudguards were fitted to your bikes as the roads at this time of the year can be mucky and nobody wants to get sick from muck being splattered into their mouths and faces while on a group spin. Thank you!
Tuesday: club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.
Thursday: club spin leaving from Moynans bike shop Nenagh at 6:15pm.
Saturday: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am.
Sunday: Club spin leaves Moynans at 9am. We are hearing back that people like the route being posted up each week. So for this Sunday, early weather predictions are for a clear day with light SW winds so here is the suggested spin with plenty of options for a coffee stop in Newport at 47.5km if desired and an option to take a shorter way home to Nenagh after Newport by heading straight back to Birdhill making it a 76km spin. Bit of everything here, a nice long climb early when legs are fresh, nice fast sections of good roads and if wind is as predicted it’ll be at your backs the whole way home… 🙂 Route: Moynans – Dolla – Bolingbroke – Right for Rearcross – Newport (Cutback right after leaving Newport for Birdhill to shorten route to 76km) – Lisnagry – Birdhill – Nenagh, 89km.
Have a great week everyone!