Hi everyone, we hope you’ve all had a good week.
Nothing major to report this week, no medals or promotions as everyone is starting to take it easy before kicking off their winter training regime. We had our usual spins this week and on Sunday’s spin we trialled our new initiative for the Leisure spins which you’ll read more about below, so thanks to Peter Moynan for helping Liam Chadwick out on the morning. We had a great mornings spin with everyone setting out towards Roscrea and the leisure group turned off at Dunkerrin while the seniors went on to Roscrea before turning towards Templemore. The weather started out fine but a little over an hour into the spin and the rain started to fall and mother nature made little effort to help dry us out for the remainder of the spin… The two groups met up once again on the road just before Borrisoleigh where they decided a warming cup of coffee would be well worth the few minutes break and boy was it welcomed! Thereafter they set a quick pace back to Nenagh for everyone to warm-up after the break and then stayed warm by throwing in a few hard efforts coming into the town. Eva took the sprint back into the town showing some great strength and timing!! Great stuff everyone, a great mornings spin and great to see all the smiling faces at the end even though they were dripping wet! 🙂
All Together Spin
We’ll be having our bi annual All Together Spin in two weeks time on Sunday Oct 2nd to entice people back out after all the summer exploits. This will be a leisurely paced spin so if you’ve any aspiration of getting fit and you like the idea of getting out on that bike, drag it out of the shed, give it a dust off and some TLC and get it ready for this great morning out. Everyone is most welcome to join this spin on the morning. We’ll do our usual and set off from Moynans at 9am and cycle out the Limerick road to Birdhill and then on to the Lakeside hotel for complimentary Tea/Coffee/Scones before returning to Nenagh via the Four Sisters. Put this date in your diary and tell any friends you know who may be interested, we hope to see a big turnout on the morning. Nobody will be left behind and you’ll get the opportunity to meet other club members, make new friends and experience cycling in a large group. See you all there 🙂
New initiative for our leisure spins
In conjunction with our All together spin we’re starting a new initiative for our leisure riders after our All Together Spin in an effort to make sure they receive greater support and a little bit of mentoring and also to encourage those people who are going out on their own to come out and see the benefits of group cycling. Come on out, join us and get fit over the winter while having a bit of fun along the way, you won’t be left behind.
The aim is to help our leisure riders cycle more as a group and stay together looking after the weaker cyclists and newcomers and encouraging them to progress their fitness. There will be at least one senior rider each Sunday morning who will stay back to ride with the leisure group and help control the pace of the group so everyone is able to hang in together. The senior riders will be able to give any advice they’ve picked up over the years about simple things like for example a saddle that’s way too low for you, or using your gears effectively etc., nothing really formal just some pointers to help you as you go. We would also like to use this to encourage people who’ve previously been out with us to come back out and get their fitness regime back into action. Also note that we often include a nice coffee stop in our winter spins which is great and gives people more of a chance to chat and even mix with the lads from the other groups, it’s not all hard work! 😉
For those who want to just try it for size, come on in to the meeting spot at Moynan’s bike shop on Sunday mornings at about 8:50am from the 9th October on and even if it’s only a few km out the road at the start and then turn around, you’d be surprised how quickly those kms disappear after a few weeks!
This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:
Hi-Vis clothing and lights are needed if you are planning on staying out anywhere near dusk.
Tuesday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop, Nenagh at 6pm. Route decided by the group.
Tuesday: Club spin 2 leaving at same time of 6.30pm from Moynans where the avg speed will be in and around 25kph mark. Short distances of 40 to 50km will be covered on the evening. Everyone is very welcome to give this spin a go.
Thursday: Club training spin leaving from Moynans bike shop, Nenagh at 6pm. Route decided by the group.
Thursday Club spin for our leisure / intermediate riders leaving at 6.30pm from Moynans, the avg speed will be in and around 25kph mark. Short distances of 40 to 50km will be covered on the evening. Everyone is very welcome to give this spin a go.
Saturday: Intermediate cycle 40/50km in distance, leaving Woodies at 7.30am. Anyone who wants to is very welcome to join in on this spin. You can contact William on 086 2447888 for more details.
Saturday: A few members are going to the Chain Gang Sportive this Saturday. This is a fantastic route with incredible scenery, anyone making the trip to Tralee can arrange to meet up below on the Whatsapp group chat.
Sunday: This week we’re encouraging our members to support the Pieta House 100 Cycle as this is a very worthy cause. This is actually taking place in several locations around the country on the same day but we’ll be supporting the Tipp/Offaly cycle which passes through Nenagh and starts at the County Arms Hotel in Birr at 9am. You can register on their site at pieta100cycle.com or they will also take registraions the old fashioned way in the County Arms hotel on Saturday evening from 7-9pm and also on the Sunday morning from 7am but please make sure if you are registering on the morning you arrive early enough to sort things out before the kick off at 9am.
For anyone that doesn’t want to take part in this you can meet at the usual time of 9am at Moynans and sort out a route among yourselves based on who’s out on the morning.
Have a great week out there folks!!