Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, The NTW Committee have regretfully taken the decision to postpone this years Tour de Lough Derg indefinitely. The event was due to take place on May 10th, with the current restrictions in place until May 3rd, it is unlikely that Group Cycling will have resumed. At the time of the decision, the club are not in a position to propose a new date. When we can, we will look at all options to rearrange for later in the year.
Due to the escalating situation in Ireland and the announcement from Cycling Ireland in relation to cancelling all events until 29th March, the NTW Open Race will not take place on Sunday 22nd March. The race is postponed until the situation becomes clearer , then we will work with Cycling Ireland to host the race at another time.
This weeks weather was not favourable for cycling! We still have our turbo sessions being held on a Tuesday and Thursday in Ballycommon at 7pm – a great way to avoid the blustery conditions. On Saturday, despite the poor forecast we had a nice group for our New to Group Cycling Initiative. This week we focused on rolling over in a group and gear changes on hills. The group cycled from Nenagh to Silvermines to Dolla to Nenagh. This week we are holding our initiative in association with Ballycommon Sponsored Ride in order to raise money for Nenagh Special Summer Camp. Again it will begin at 9am outside Moynan’s Bike Shop Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details.
NTW Open Race
A reminder that we are hosting our open race on Sunday 22 March, if any members are able to help out Please contact Eoin Woods or Conor Hannon.
NTW Table Quiz
We host our annual table quiz on March 27th in the Dapp Inn, We would like to invite all members, their family and friends along for a good nights fun.
This weeks spins
Tuesday & Thursday 7pm Turbo in Ballycommon
Saturday Cycling Initiative 9am at Moynans Bike Shop
Sunday 9am regular weekly spin from Moynans Bike Shop
Turbo Tuesday and Thursday as usual in Ballycommon Hall. It’s coming to the end of the turbo training season so if you want to get some extra training in before the summer join us at 7pm in Ballycommon.
On Saturday we had our ‘New to Cycling’ initiative. We started at Moynans Bike Shop @9am with some bike handling techniques and tips on cycling in a group and how to use gears effectively! We then did some drills in the car park before cycling to Dromineer and back (a nice 20km spin). The weather was on our side. Hopefully we will see some new faces this coming Saturday for the 2nd of the 3 spins planned! Thanks to Noel, Peter, Amy, Stephen and Eva for helping out.
On Saturday evening some of our members went to the Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick to see Mark Beaumont and hear his phenomenal stories! What an interesting way to live your life and an inspirational cyclist for sure!
On Sunday it was great to see bigger numbers out on the road. We had a total of 16 riders out and although it was chilly starting out the rain stayed away and we even had some nice sunshine! Looking forward to a great season!
NTW Open Road Race
The club are our Open Race on March 22nd Starting in Cloughjordan. Anyone looking for more info or willing to help out contact Eoin Woods (087 949 5518)
NTW Table Quiz
An early reminder that we are having our annual table quiz in The Dapp Inn on Friday 27th March starting at 9PM
This weeks spins…
Tuesday and Thursday turbo @7pm Ballycommon.
Saturday ‘New to Cycling’ @9am Moynans Bike Shop
Sunday spins @9am Moynans Bike Shop
This week we had turbo on Tuesday and Thursday in Ballycommon as usual. The classes are incorporating individual training requests so if anyone has any interesting slants your ideas are always welcome!
Unfortunately our Sunday spins had to be cancelled this week due to storm Ciara. We hope all were safe during the storm and that anyone who was without electricity now has it back! Hopefully the weather will begin to pick up soon!
Reminder: club initiative to introduce cyclists to group riding begins on Saturday 22nd February. We have had great interest so far. Anyone with questions please feel free to ring Eva on 0873530969 or email the club. We’re really looking forward to it. Hopefully the weather will be on our side.
Reminder for all paid up club members there is an EGM being held in the Abbey Court from 8pm – 9.30pm on Wednesday evening to discuss the clubs position on the racing events for the 2020 season.
Tuesday: Club Turbo 7pm, Ballycommon
Thursday: Club Turbo 7pm, Ballycommon
Sunday: Club Spin, 9am, Moynan’s