The weather this weekend was the best we’ve had it in a long time and there were no excuses for not getting out on the bikes, well Mothers day being an exception of course. On Saturday morning there were six of our racing group out on the training spin. This week they decided to take on this years updated Visit Nenagh Classic A4 route. They tested their legs with some interval work and everyone very much enjoyed the sunny morning.
On Sunday morning the weather Gods were once again on our sides with delightful sunshine making sure everyone’s spirits were high. We had 19 riders out which is super to see and fair play to those who turned up in their greenery for the St Patrick’s day themed spin. Mr Caulfied we just loved the green hair, it suited you down to the ground 🙂
This week we had a nice route with a good mix of terrain with some good flat sections that you could get a good pace going, some nice drags to test the legs, some lovely countryside and of course great company. This weeks route was Nenagh, Borrisokane, Cloughjordan, Moneygall and back to Nenagh 57km. Setting off just after 9am the group headed out towards Borrisokane, on the way they had a good steady pace going with the group working well together. Once they hit Ardcroney the group split and the senior group went on their way, meanwhile the leisure/intermediate group followed on and even though there was a tough headwind the group stayed in a nice tight tidy bunch working well to shade the group. They turned right in Borrisokane and continued on to Cloughjordan while continuing to keep the pace steady all the way out to Moneygall. The senior group in the meantime did a extra loop where they went on from Cloughjordan heading towards Barna, Dunkerrin and back to Moyneygall where the groups joined up again for a well earned coffee break at the Obama plaza which went down a treat with everyone and gave us a chance to have a nice chat and even time for a quick photograph.
On the way home some of the leisure group were feeling energetic and turned left after Toomevara and headed out to Balinamona cross and came back in the Thurles road to Nenagh while the rest of the groups kept to the planned route. Overall it was a very enjoyable morning out and left everyone looking forward to next weeks planned university spin. Well done everyone for taking part and keep up the good work.
Meanwhile in the racing end of things we had representation from club member David Kyle who took part in his first A3 race in Blarney today after being promoted from A4 after his form of late. Here is Davids race report.
Very well done David on another great race!
We are going to have another of our club trips to BikePark Ireland, Fairymount farm this St Patrick’s Day(Tuesday), meeting at 9am in the park… The park caters for every ability and we can testify that it is great craic after our last outing there!! If you don’t have a mountain bike don’t worry you can hire one at the park as well as all protective equipment. They provide excellent facilities. There is an uplift service to take you up the hill, so you can relax and save your energy to enjoy the downhill sections even more. There are 2 options if you wish to use this service, you can book online on their website for €35 which covers your entry to the park and as many uplifts as you like between 10am and 4pm or you can pay the entry fee of €5 and buy uplift tokens at the reception area and hand in the token to the driver when there is space on the truck. Each uplift token is €2.50 per trip and if you have any tokens left over simply bring them back to reception and they will refund their value. Also there is a bike wash area and a cafe on site to have a bite to eat for lunch or a warm cuppa so bring a few extra euro on the day in case you want to avail of this. For more information please click on the link provided above to their site. Looking forward to seeing you there 🙂
The usual spins will continue next weekend so keep an eye out on the website and Facebook for updates during the week.
For any more information on club events or membership please contact our club chairperson Pat Bergin on 087 6744400.