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Winter Turbo Training

 

With the clocks gone back, it is that time of year again for our winter turbo training sessions. These sessions are open to anyone (not just current club members) who would like to come and join us and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening in Ballycommon Hall starting on the 30th October. The sessions will begin at 7pm sharp, so everyone will need to be setup and ready to go by 7pm. Anyone interested will need to bring their own bike and turbo trainer, and a mat or towel for under their bike to protect the floor. Remember, to get the best from these sessions it is advisable that you have real time access to your cadence and heart rate, and if at all possible your power data.

There are two main ways to achieve this, either with a capable bike computer/cadence & heart rate sensor/power meter combination, or with a smart turbo trainer and a smart phone and heart rate sensor. Of course, if you don’t have this equipment you are still very welcome to come and do turbo training with us!

The club has a small number of spare turbo trainers that anyone can use if they do not have their own. These will be available on a first come first served basis, but existing club members and anyone who did the turbo sessions last season should really be looking to bring their own and leave the spare ones for new people to try.

Rob has put a lot of work into preparing for the turbo training sessions and there will be info. sheets available on the night, so we hope that as many as possible will follow the program.

Cost is €3 per session collected on the night, and there will be a sign-in sheet for all participants.

Good luck and enjoy the sessions!

 

 

Club spins Sunday 28th October

 

We had three groups out on the road on Sunday, which was fantastic given the near zero temperature. The leisure group led the way, departing from the car park at 9am and heading out towards Moneygall, Cloughjordan, Borrisokane and back to Nenagh. Chapeau to Ger, Patricia, Cathy and Aisling! And we would like to extend a warm welcome to Aisling who has started cycling with us on our Sunday spins.

The next group out were not as brave as the ladies and decided to stick to the main roads, so we did the 66km round trip to Roscrea and back. On the way back we exchanged pleasantries (!) with the next group out, who we passed going the other way. Several of the group decided to stop for a coffee at the Obama Plaza and couldn’t resist the temptation to get a picture with the former President and First Lady.

The final group to go out left at 10am in order to give more time for a thaw to set in. The lads (Owen, Dan, Kevin, Pat) also decided to head to Roscrea and back and had a nice relaxing spin. They decided to bypass the coffee stop on the way back and in doing so avoided the ensuing drama with the Obamas and Kevin got some company for part of the way back to Ballina.

Everyone got home safe and sound, and it was great to see so many NTW jerseys on the road.

Thanks to those who submitted reports on the various spins.

Club Spins

 

TuesdayTurbo Session, Ballycommon@ 7pm 

Thursday: Turbo Session, Ballycommon@ 7pm

Saturday: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am.

Sunday: Club spin leaves Moynans at 9am. Route to be decided on the morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The club AGM for 2018 was held last Monday 22nd October in The Dapp Inn, Nenagh. A big thank you to the members who gave up their time to attend and participate in this very important event in the club’s calendar. The AGM started off with the chairman’s address by Owen, and was followed by the yearly report, standing orders, and minutes from the 2017 AGM from club secretary Jan. Kevin then presented the annual financial report. The highlights of the year were undoubtedly the successful running of the Munster TT Championships, the Open 40km TT, and the Open Road Race, and the achievements of the various racers throughout the year who did the club proud on the racing scene, especially our two new National Champions John Foote and David Kyle.

The chairman thanked the outgoing committee for their hard work and dedication throughout 2018, and after this it was time to select the new chairperson and committee for the coming year. Club chairman Owen Hynes announced his intention not to put himself forward for re-election (though he was happy to be part of the new committee for 2019 if elected), and also taking a step back this year are Selina Hynes (PRO), and committee members John Foote, Eoin Woods, Brendan Hayden, Michael Molamphy, and Peter Moynan. A big thank you to all the 2018 committee members for their time and efforts, and for helping to make 2018 such a successful year for the club. The club would also like to say a special word of thanks to Owen and Selina for the tremendous work they have done for the club over the past number of years as chairman and PRO.

And so the process of selecting a new chairperson and committee for 2019 began, and after a much needed intermission to catch our breath we finally saw white smoke! Congratulations to new club chairman Noel Kennedy and his committee, and good luck for the coming year. The new committee are:

 

Noel Kennedy – Chairman

Jan White – Club Secretary

Conor Hannon – Assistant Club Secretary

Andy English – PRO

Stephen Hogan – Social Media

Rob D’Alton – Club Captain

Liam Chadwick

Eoin Ryan

Owen Hynes

 

Kevin Byrne will continue in his role as Hon. Treasurer

 

Standing L-R: Liam Chadwick, Andy English (PRO), Stephen Hogan, Rob D’Alton, Owen Hynes,
Seated L-R: Conor Hannon, Noel Kennedy (chairman), Jan White (secretary)
missing from photo is Eoin Ryan

 

Finally we want to say a big thank you to Susan and Frank from The Dapp Inn for their kind hospitality in allowing us the use of their bar to host our meeting.

Here’s to another successful and fun year ahead for NTW!

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A very good afternoon to you all. The weeks are flying by so fast and in just another week we will see the evenings get that bit darker earlier with the clocks changing back. We have been so lucky of late to enjoy some unusual fine weather for this time of year and it has been great, its giving us a chance to enjoy some fair weather cycling. Long may it last. We do not have much to update you on this week, only a couple of events to remind you of that are creeping up on us very quickly.

 

AGM

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM later on this evening at 8pm in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh. Please do your best to attend and we look forward to seeing you there. Thanks all.

 

Awards Night

Its only a few weeks away everyone, our awards night that takes place on Saturday, November 10th. This year again the presentation and dinner will be held in the main function room of the Thatched Cottage, Ballycommon at 7pm. We will then enjoy a three course dinner with tea/coffee served afterwards and all for the super price of only €25pp. November is a great time to host this event as we do understand that coming up to, dare I say it, Christmas,  everyone has a lot happening and also have other commitments on and might not be able to make it. So there’s no excuses folks 🙂 Remember, everyone is welcome to join us on the night so do bring your family and friends along for a fun filled evening.  We do need to know numbers as soon as you possibly can as the restaurant will need to know how many people to cater for which is only fair. Please contact Jan on 087  1374354 to confirm your attendance… Thanks everyone and we look forward to seeing you all very soon 🙂

Winter turbo training 

We will have an update for you on the winter turbo training sessions that are returning very soon so please keep and eye on the website here for more details.

Clocks change back

Don’t forget that the clocks change back an hour this coming weekend folks, 28th of October. “Winter is coming” 🙂

 

It’s been a pleasure 

On a personal note, as it’s now at the end of another cycling season and now that the AGM is just upon us, this will be my last post as your PRO. After 4 years of being very involved in the NTW committee and being its PRO, I have decided it’s time for me to step down from committee duties this year and let some new blood take over the role. It has been a fantastic experience overall, I have learnt so much along the way, considering that when I started this role first I wasn’t very confident at writing up reports or even using a computer 🙂 but now I can confidently say that has changed 🙂 I have thoroughly enjoyed reporting for the club each week and keeping you all up to date on what has been happening. I hope that you have enjoyed reading the updates each week and I thank you and our loyal followers for taking the time to do so as a lot of work went into it behind the scenes. I have been very lucky over the years to work alongside some great friends on the committee and I wish the new committee when elected, the very best of luck going forward. Also I want to say a special thank you to my husband, our NTW Chairman, Owen,  for all his help and encouragement along the way.  

Thanks all, Selina. 

 

Club Spins

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. Don’t forget the clocks change back this weekend to winter time. The suggested route for Sunday 28th: Moynans – Toomevara – Moneygall – Left in Dunkerrin – Right for Milltown – Shinrone – Old Birr Road – up to Bikepark Ireland’s cafe for a coffee stop if desired – Ballingarry – Borrisokane – Ballinderry – Puckane – back to Nenagh, 82km. Option of heading back to Nenagh from Borrisokane would make it a 68km loop or extending to Carrigahorig and Terryglass to make it around 90km.  

Have a great week everyone!

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

AGM

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…

 

Club Spins

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!

 

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Things have quietened down this week in the club, so there are only a couple of updates for you. We won’t keep you long!

Sunday

Well done to everyone who was out on the club spin Sunday Morning. A nice but breezy day on the bikes but an enjoyable morning by all. 

 

Club Night Out

Just a little reminder everyone of our annual end of season club night out that is taking place this coming Friday night the 12th of October in Una Powells. It’ll be a great way to catch up with everyone after the long busy cycling season that we are after having and a chance to relax. It all kicks off at 8pm and there will be some finger food provided on the night to keep us all going… Really look forward to seeing ye all there, cheers…

 

AGM

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…

 

 

Club Spins

Hi-Vis clothing and lights are needed if you are planning on staying out anywhere near dusk. 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: Not ideal after our night out but for those of you who are up to a challenge on Saturday, the Slieve Bloom Extreme Challenge 2018 takes place on Saturday October 13th and starts from Birr Rugby Club. You can see all the details in the attached link here

 

Sunday: We will be taking on an old favourite, our UL spin with a coffee stop at the UL sports arena cafe. We will depart from Moynans bike shop, Nenagh at 9am. Depending on turnout, we’ll split into groups on the morning suitable for everyone and we would love to see ye all there for the spin and a chance to have a chat and catch up. Don’t forget to bring a few Euros with you for a coffee and a bun 🙂 

 

Have a great week everyone!