Howdy Folks? Hopefully you’re all enjoying this lovely spell of weather!
We had our normal midweek turbo sessions and this week the lads even partook in a little gluttony, sorry I mean recovery with some of Mag’s finest apple tart… 😀
There was a good crew out for the Saturday spin and they enjoyed the always testing rolling hills of Clare covering our normal Broadford 100km route.
We had a great turnout on Sunday morning with the nice weather drawing more people out of hibernation! 😉 Everyone spun together out as far as Toomevara where the groups split in two and it was as enjoyable as a March morning could be for a spin. It is great to finally see some letup in the misery and some little glimmer of the end of winter starting to break through!! With any luck it might continue… 🙂
We had a couple of lads head to Caherconlish to partake in Rás Luimní on Sunday. It was always going to be a tough race as usual with some of the big names in cycling in attendance and we had David Kyle and Eoin Woods there representing the club. This was a race that suited neither of these lads who prefer to pound out the pressure on the longer climbs rather than a fast course like this but they still put in a fine strong showing and finished well. Eoin unfortunately came down with a few more lads after another rider fell in front but thankfully escaped without injury… He was a little disgruntled (not like him 😀 ) as he was feeling very strong but between the fall and then discovering his chain had come off put any chance of catching back on out of his head. David tried his luck with a couple of breaks which went near the start of the last lap and the second attempt on a drag with a couple of strong juniors was looking good when they were joined by a few more lads. They organised themselves quickly and got away but were hauled back after about 4-5km which meant sitting in again for the remaining 15km or so and try to recover enough for the final gallop to the line. He finished in the front bunch and managed to stay out of trouble but they failed to haul in a couple of strong juniors from an earlier break, with Cork-Giant’s Robert O’Leary putting in an unbelievable final solo lap to victory. Both lads are happy to have gotten a good fast race into the legs which will no doubt stand them well for the following races. Well done to the both of the lads!!
We’ll hopefully have more of our racers back in action soon when the recent epidemic that has taken them all out of action gets kicked to touch! Get well soon lads.
Visit Nenagh Classic
We’re looking for volunteers to help marshal the main race and the family fun cycle on April 17th. If you can help out please let Pat Bergin 087 6744400 or Selina Hynes 087 9177355 know.
This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:
Tuesday: Club Turbo training session in Stereame from 7pm -8.30pm. This will be a structured training session and please contact Liam on 087 6322618 for more details.
Wednesday: Club night spin leaving from Moynans at 7pm.
Thursday: Club Turbo training session in Stereame from 7pm -8.30pm. This will be a structured training session and we encourage members to give it a try.
Saturday:A few club members take part in an 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.
Normal club training spin will be leaving from Woodies car park at 9am. The route will be decided on the morning by the group. Keep an eye on WhatsApp for details closer to the time.
Sunday: Usual spin leaving from Moynans bike shop at 9am. As requested by a few members, this weekend’s route: Moynans – Borrisokane – Birr – Roscrea – Nenagh, 86km.
There is a few races next weekend in Loughrea, Blarney and the tough Des Hanlon Memorial. The very best of luck to any of you taking part.
Keep an eye on our WhatsApp group chats for any updates or changes. If you want to be added to the NTW leisure/ intermediate or Race Training WhatsApp groups just download the app and let us know to add you. Contact us on northtippwheelers.com