Club Notes / This weeks spins

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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 bike.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we had our normal evening spin, We had a few club members who braved the weather and headed out on the spin they left Moynan’s and headed in the direction of Dolla where they turned for the Silvermines, they continued on to the N7  left for Birdhill, around the roundabout and home. Very wet windy night they managed 50km.

Sunday

On Sunday we had a few club members head to Limerick to support Limerick Cycling Clubs classic tour and challenge, It was a nice day weather wise for the cycle it was a tough but very enjoyable spin, fair play and well done to the lads who made the trip to take part.

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End of season night out and BBQ 

To mark the end of the main cycling season and our 30th anniversary the club would like to invite you all to join us for an end of season club night out in Una Powell’s Pub on Saturday night 30th September at 8pm. We’re putting on a BBQ for all our members and their families that wish to come along on the night. We just need to know numbers attending so we can organise enough food so please let Selina(087 9177355) know with a simple text if you can make it on the night and how many of you are comingWe have to know final numbers by Wed 27th for the catering. Please do come along on the night and let the hair down after all your achievements during the year! It’ll be great to see you all there!!

 

Winter Club Gear Order

It’s that time of year where we start to evaluate our winter wardrobe so that we can keep the pedals turning outdoors and with that in mind, we’re going to place a winter club gear order in the next couple of weeks. If you would like to order any club gear, then let Owen (087 0523275) or Jan (087 1374354) know by Sunday 24th Sept. That’s a week to make your mind up.

You can order anything you like but the main items for winter would be:

  • Winter Jacket
  • Bib tights (standard or water repellent)
  • Waterproof jersey (Hydra)
  • Winter long sleeve jersey (non waterproof)
  • Winter gloves
  • Winter Hat/Neck warmer
  • Winter Overshoes
  • Leg warmers
  • Arm warmers

If you would like to order any of these let us know ASAP and any questions give us a shout.

 

This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.00pm.

Thursday:  Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.00pm.

Sunday:  Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.

Depending on numbers present, there will be up to three groups with defined speeds.

The 3 groups are;

  1. Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
  2. The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-29kph average.
  3. Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do a 30kph+ average.

This week’s Green route is: Moynans – Portroe – Ballina – Birdhill – Up ramp to Applegren for Coffee – Back to Nenagh.

 

And for the Orange Red it’s: Moynans – Portroe – Right over bridge in Ballina – Left after bridge in Killaloe – Turn right at O’Briensbridge – Left just before Broadford – Follow R465 turning left just before Barry’s shop – O’Briensbridge – Birdhill – Back to Nenagh.

 

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..

 

Club Notes / This weeks spins

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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 bike.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we had our normal evening spin, We had seven members turn up at the earlier time of 6. With lights fitted. It was blustery out so we decided to keep to the back roads for shelter. We heading out to Cloughjordan and towards Moneygall. The plan was to head up army hill where we heard the best Tuesday night excuse of the year. One member claiming his left gear lever was jammed in the big ring. Adamant he wasn’t telling porkies we decided to head towards Toomevara, balliamona cross and on to Dolla. The group decision was to turn for home. 50kms were covered on the evening.

Saturday

On last Saturday we had two club members Eoin Woods and John Foote head up to Derry to take part in the national masters time trials, it was not the best weekend weather wise but our two lads did themselves and the club proud, Eoin took part in the M40 category and did a very good time finishing in 4th place just 8 seconds away from taking third place. John took part in the M50 category and did a very good time and finished in the top 10, A very well done to both of the lads.

 

This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.00pm.

Thursday:  Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.00pm.

Sunday: On Sunday we are going to support our neighbour’s in Limerick CC on there cycle tour and challenge as our Sunday club spin, all the information is on the poster below. For anyone that wants to stay local they can meet at Moynan’s as normal and decide on a route on the morning.

 

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..

Club Notes / This weeks spins

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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 bike.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we had our normal evening spin, We had 6 club members out, The group headed off out the Limerick road towards Birdhill. On the way out the Limerick road they caught up with fellow riders from NCC where they joined up the group cycled together to Birdhill where they turned off for Montpellier and up to Castleconnel where the group turned left for Nenagh and home along the N7. With the evening closing in fast they still managed 60kms for the spin.

Thursday

On Thursday we had the last race of our calendar The Flying Mile, with the start being a rolling start from the Roundhill with the first time taken just after the Silvermines turn off and the finish at the Yellowbridge. We had a good turn out on the night and the weather was kind to us. Once the racing got underway it was a case of each of the racers going as hard as they could over the mile, leaving every ounce they had on the road. Once the last rider had passed the finish line it was a case of doing the maths and it was both Joseph Donnelly and Liam Callaghan who posted the quickest time on the evening so well done lads. Once the handicaps were applied it was also a tie for the win with Roger Spain and Peter Moynan that couldn’t be separated on points and the third spot on the podium also had to be shared between Joseph Donnelly and Selina Hynes. Congrats to all of ye and well done to all the lads and lady who took part on the evening. Thanks to Rob for doing the first timing position and to Jan for doing the finish.

 

Cyclist of the Year results

Apologies for the delay in getting these together it’s been a hectic few weeks! We’ve tallied up all the points and what a close season it’s after turning out to be!! The cyclist of the year has been won by a single point!! Huge Congratulations go to Joseph Donnelly after a serious surge towards the end of the season to overtake his dad Joey by one point in the last counting race of the season. Joseph knocked on the door last year but this year gets his name on the Corrigan Cup and is our Cyclist of the Year! Super stuff, well done Joseph.

We have to also send big congratulations to Joseph’s dad, Joey, on a super season of racing and for a long time looked untouchable at the top of the table after a super start to the season and he takes the second step of the podium.

Another person with an unreal finish to the season and who takes the third spot after jumping several spots in the last few races is Nanno Vuyk so again big congratulations to you too!

Cyclist of the Year 2017 Top 10

Super stuff lads and a massive well done to all of you and to everyone who came out and took part week on week. Full results from the season are available here: http://www.northtippwheelers.com/clubracing/club-racing-results/

 

Mizen to Malin

Here’s a few photos from the Mizen to Malin trip that were sent into us. Those cycling were Liam Chadwick, Bryan Chadwick, Bernard Fahey, Ger Spillane, Cathy McLoughlin, Maura O’Sullivan-Ryan, Patricia Finn, Eoin Kierse, Walter Molloy, Paddy Seymour, Mark Parvin and Emer Parvin. They would like to thank the backup people who helped them along their way, John Spillane, Jim Ryan and Cyril McLoughlin, it was very helpful and hugely appreciated. It looks like you all had a great time and again a massive well done to you all. If any of you would like to document the trip for publication we’d love to hear all about it.

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Open Racing

This weekend marked the normal end event of the open racing season with the Charleville 2 Day race and we had representation from 2 members, Eoin Woods in the A2/3 ranks and Owen Hynes in the A4. It was a 3 stage race held over Saturday and Sunday with all categories doing the same courses but set off separately. There was a very large sign on as always with well over 200 racers signing up for the event. Eoin finished off the first 86km stage safely in the main bunch 45 seconds down on a breakaway of a few riders and that finished his first day off. Owen also finished in the main bunch 1 second down on the winner who rode off the front in the final meters but there was a bad crash at the line which took down several riders and Owen was very lucky to avoid it by being on the other side of the road!

Owen then had to wait and complete the second stage, a 6.2km time trial, that evening where he put in a good showing considering how poor the conditions turned as the evening went on and was near the end of the start list but managed to record a top 20 finish which left him lying 58 secs down on GC in 19th place.

Eoin took on the time trial the next morning and as expected put in a fine showing with a top 10 finish in 8th place only 14secs down on the winner and leaving him in 9th place on GC and 38secs down.

They then kicked off the 3rd and last 90km stage at lunch time and with 2 ascents of Gleninaar to contend with, it certainly wasn’t going to be an easy day out… Eoin had another strong showing on the bike and rolled in with the main bunch again but a good group had broken away and stayed away by about a minute which proved decisive for the race with Eoin recording a very good 13th place on GC. Owen wasn’t as successful and just wasn’t able to hang in with the leaders over the top of Gleninaar on the first time of asking so formed a smaller group who finished out the race about 10 minutes down on the winners.

All in all a tough weekends racing was enjoyed and the lads also want to thank John Foote and Selina Hynes for driving support for them over the couple of days.

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This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.00pm.

Thursday:  Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.00pm.

Sunday:  Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.

Depending on numbers present, there will be up to three groups with defined speeds.

The 3 groups are;

  1. Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
  2. The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-29kph average.
  3. Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do a 30kph+ average.

This week’s Green route is: Moynans – Dolla – Toomevara – Moneygall – Coffee@ Obama Plaza – Back to Nenagh.

 

And for the Orange Red it’s: Moynans – Dolla – Bolingbrook – Milestone – Upperchurch – Thurles – Templemore – Dunkerrin – Moneygall – Toomevara – Back to Nenagh.

 

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..

Club Notes / This weeks spins

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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 bike.

Sunday

On Sunday we had two club members Rob Dalton and Nanno Vuyk head to Upperchurch to support their annual cycle, fair play and well done to both of ye for supporting them.

 

Mizen to Malin

On Thursday the 17th of August, 12 amateur cyclists began their 630km cycle from Mizen to Malin. The journey took 5 days. It was a great achievement for all involved. The cyclists were met with all types of weather on their long journey, but thankfully all made it to the finish line without injury. They would like to thank the backup people who helped them along their way, it was very helpful and hugely appreciated. Thanks to Liam for the report.

This was a massive achievement for all involved so a huge well done to all of you and if any of you would like to send in some more info on the trip we’d love to hear it as I’m sure the rest of the club would too.

 

 

Club Weekend In Donegal

Last Friday, ten club members and their families headed to Donegal for the weekend to enjoy some cycling and they were joined by a few of our friends from Dunboyne Cycling club. On the Friday afternoon the lads and lady headed out for a short (but certainly not simple) spin to Lough Salt to start off the weekend, it was a lovely spin they said with some nice climbs and stunning scenery after the long climb to the lough making the effort well worthwhile. On Saturday the group headed out on a cycle to Fanad Lighthouse coming back over the Blaney bridge it was a tough enough cycle with some very tough climbs along the way but there was some very nice descents in there too and the views and weather was lovely with the sun shining. On Sunday the group decided to head to Horn Head which was another beautiful spin once again with plenty of climbs along the way but with the weather staying good it made it a little easier and a fantastic little coffee shop was found right on the beach! It was a fantastic weekend of cycling with loads of fantastic routes to choose from up there, and a few sociables had too to round off the weekend. Some of the family members went off walking over the weekend and said it was beautiful with loads to see and do. Thanks to our friends from Dunboyne for coming along and making the weekend even better! Thanks to Jan & Owen for organising the trip, thanks to Conor for all his help and support over the weekend and also thanks to the Mount Errigal hotel for looking after us all so well over the weekend. There’s more pictures and videos to follow so don’t worry to those not in the below pictures, it’s only a quick selection… There’s so many to go through is the problem! 🙂

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This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

Thursday: We will have our last race of the season, The Flying Mile. In this event you simply cycle a mile as fast as you can! The race will take place on the old N7 Limerick road between the Roundhill and the Yellowbridge with a rolling start. The start is just after the turn for the Silvermines and the finish will be at the Yellowbridge. You can sign on at 6.15pm at Moynans bike shop or at the Roundhill. Group departs to the start at 6.30pm and race starts at approx 7 pm. Entry is €5. Also some rules for this race, No TT bikes, Disc or tri spoke wheels, Clip on TT aero bars or TT helmets, just you and your road bike to keep it fair on everyone.

Sunday:  Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.

Depending on numbers present, there will be up to three groups with defined speeds.

The 3 groups are;

  1. Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
  2. The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-29kph average.
  3. Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do a 30kph+ average.

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..

Club Notes / This weeks spins

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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.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we had our normal evening spin, We had a good turn out for the spin with around a dozen members out, The group departed from Moynan’s and headed in the direction of Toomevara where they turned right and headed across to Ballinamona cross where they turned left and cycled on towards Kelly’s of Fantane where they turned right towards Templederry and went straight through the village, from there the group headed down Dolla hill and turned left to Silvermines and continued on to the N7 where they turned right and came back to Nenagh with a nice tailwind, good evening cycle covering 60kms.

 

Thursday

On Thursday we had our Championship road race, It was not the best of evenings weather wise for the race but that did not deter the hardy group which showed up, We had two groups ready to take to the start line from the very off each group worked well together to make the best of the conditions once they reached the turn at Dolla to head for the finish we had 3 riders out in front with the chase on behind to try and reel them in but the 3 lads managed to stay away and we had Nanno Vuyk who took the win on the night becoming our Road Race Champion of 2017 with Patrick Yon Hin taking second place and Joseph Donnelly completing the podium, Congratulations to Nanno on taking the win on tough evening for racing and also well done to everybody who raced on the evening. Thanks to Jan for doing the start and finish, to Brendan and Conor for Marshaling and thanks to Vic for the great pictures as usual.

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Mizen to Malin

Also on Thursday we had a group of members set off on their Mizen to Malin trip over 4 days. At the time of writing we haven’t got their update on how the trip went so we’ll update you all in the next edition of club notes.

 

On Friday and Saturday two of our club members Selina and Owen Hynes took part in the annual Johnson and Johnson Plant to Plant charity cycle, raising much needed funds for Crumlins children’s hospital and Clionas foundation. They took on the two day cycle, day 1 Limerick to Killarney and day 2 Killarney to cork via Molls gap. Day 1 was a very tough day in the saddle with a gale blowing and torrential rain for the duration of the spin, at times they said they could have done with wipers on the glasses but they got through it and the dinner was well earned in the Gleneagle hotel that evening. Day two to Cork was a much better day weather wise with the sun shining for them all and everyone’s spirits were high. Day two the going was much easier thank God with the groups setting good paces overall and NO rain. They reached Cork an hour ahead of schedule and everyone was elated to have finished the challenge safely. Selina and Owen were road captains of their assigned groups for both days along with a few other friends and they both enjoyed the experience. Very well done to you both.

 

This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:

Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm.

Thursday: We’re postponing the flying mile for a week due to the club trip to Donegal. Instead we’ll have a Club training spin leaving from Moynans at 6.30pm. 

Sunday:  Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.

Depending on numbers present, there will be up to three groups with defined speeds.

The 3 groups are;

  1. Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
  2. The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-29kph average.
  3. Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do a 30kph+ average.

This week’s Green route is: Moynans – Limerick road – Turn right for Boher – Ballina – Birdhill – Applegreen for coffee – Back to Nenagh.

 

And for the Orange Red it’s: Moynans – Capparoe – Shalee – Newport – Birdhill – towards Nenagh – Left for Boher – Balllina – 4 sisters – Slivermines – Dolla – Ballinamona cross – Toomevara – Nenagh.

 

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..