Well, the best you could say about the weather on Thursday evening was that it stayed dry for us! Apart from that there was a strong blustery wind and it was cold. In spite of all that, there was another large sign-on and the riders headed for Ballina for The Lookout Trophy. The route was the far end of Ballina to Portroe School, a distance of just 6.8 miles but a hard and testing ride. The fastest time on the night went to the flying trio of Tommy Hanrahan, Pat Bergin and Liam Callaghan. Ross O’Meara, a junior rider in his first club race rode very strongly to finish in fourth place while Eoin Woolley just edged out Benny Delaney to claim second but it was the flying Julie White who claimed the trophy for herself.
North Tipp Wheelers Annual Tour of Lough Derg takes place on Sunday May, 26th from the Lakeside Hotel, Ballina, Co. Tipperary. Sign on from 8.30 am and there will be two start times, 9.30 am with an average speed of 22 kph and 10.30 am with a minimum average of 29 kph. This year we will again be helping support the Alzheimer’s Society. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org and join our event on Facebook
Check out the video below for a short preview of what’s in store on the day….hopefully the sun will be out so we can all enjoy the stunning views of Lough Derg. Julie
Oh, hill climb races are hard – and so several riders found out tonight. In a large sign-on on a lovely calm evening, the Wheelers started at Ballinamona then headed to Dolla and up the four mile climb of Bolingbrook, finishing at the car park. Fastest times went to the racing trio of Tommy Hanarahan, Pat Bergin and Liam Callaghan, who crossed the line together while the third place in the race went to Julie White, second place to Brendan Delaney and in his first club win was John McCarthy (left). Very well done to John and to all who competed.
We have a hill climb road race on Thursday – starting at Ballinamona Cross, turning left at Dolla to climb Bolingbroke and finishing at the car park. A total distance of just 9 miles, the flat section is 5 miles and the hill is 4 miles. The meeting place as usual is Moynan’s bike shop and the time is 6.30pm.
All the clubs, tours fun cycles and races look for Michael Sheedy regularly and he never lets us down! He does the job so well and has saved several nasty accidents over the years plus reporting back quickly if anyone he sees is in trouble.
This last week has been a particularly busy one for him – starting Saturday morning with the Tipperary Footballers Fun Cycle then hurrying back to help control the Team Time Trial run by Visit Nenagh Classic. Sunday was an even busier day patrolling for the Visit Nenagh races and finally Thursday night where he once again in action on the Limerick road marshaling the club TT for the North Tipperary Wheelers.
The photo (taken by Vic Nott) shows the group that had just taken part in the TT with Mike.