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Club Spin + Coach

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We had a very good spin this evening, 49km @ 32.2kph. It was notable in that it included Jamie Blanchfield of Premier Endurance, who was along to observe cycling technique and the dynamics of our group spin. We had eight out, excluding Jamie, fairly evenly balanced between the faster and the less fast cyclists. The general consensus was that it was one of the best and smoothest spins we’ve had in a long time, despite the mixed abilities within the group. Some of the faster riders would have been comfortable at a faster pace, and different riders had different subjective […]

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Club Coaching

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NTW have booked a cycling coach called Jamie Blanchfield (Premier Endurance) recommended by Aidan Hammond. Jamie will join us on our club spin on Thursday the 19th and  26th of August.  He will give us general tips on route and advice on how best to manage groups and work the group so that everyone gets what they are looking for out of the group spin. Following the 2 spins he will give us feedback and if necessary meet with us again.  The club are paying the coach’s fee but numbers are limited.   If it works we can try it again […]

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A Tuesday Evening Spin

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We’d 12 out on last evening’s spin, mainly Leisure cyclists but with a few Senior riders thrown in for the fun. There were none of the usual punctures, or even someone coming off. Just the usual examples of bad and dangerous driving, and a free-for-all on the last 5kms. The distance was 61km, @ 31.7kph. The author, who shall be anonymous (for reasons of embarrassment) somehow mistook one of the balmiest evenings of the year for expected cold weather, and came kitted out in his winter gear. Predictably, he got steadily basted during the ride. The only other unfortunate feature […]

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Hill Climb

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Well done to all who participated in a competitive Hill Climb this Sunday. The winner was Edvins Silov, followed, in turn, by Andy English and John Spillane. John’s placing was no surprise to those who witnessed him on the recent Ring of Kerry weekend. We’d all like some of what you’ve got in your water bottle, John!