Hi all, we hope you had a good week.
Tuesday and Thursday evening we had our usual turbo training sessions and they are still going very well. Everyone is enjoying these training evenings while getting in some very good base mileage and we are delighted to see all the new members who are giving these session a go, a very warm welcome to you all. If you haven’t tried out these turbo evenings yet, please do not be shy, we have a few club turbo trainers spare there for you to give it a go and it’s only as hard as you make it on yourself!
Ride Leader Course
Every days a school day!
Saturday we had a group of passionate cyclists who completed a one day “Ride leader award” course which was organised through the club for our members through cycling Ireland in preparation for an upcoming event we will be hosting called the ‘Bike For Life’ This course was very interesting and it gave you the skills you need while out on the road and to be a group leader. Congratulations to Rob Dalton, Gerry McGarry, Noel Kennedy, Liam Chadwick and Olivia Madden of NTW who successfully completed the course and also well done to a group of lads and lady from our friends the VCC Wheelers, Limerick who teamed up with our members to earn the valuable award and thanks for taking part on the day.
The forecast for the weekend wasn’t pleasant, it was to be raining on the Sunday morning, so Saturday evening a message was sent out to members on the club WhatsApp group that a turbo session was going to go ahead instead of the club spin so at least members could still get in good mileage and training without facing the elements. There was a great turnout for the turbo session and they got in some good training, but meanwhile out on the road we also had our race training group braving the elements. They covered a distance of 115km going on a route they decided on the morning between themselves. They left Nenagh, headed to Roscrea, Birr, Portumna and back to Nenagh. During their spin they took in some hard Intervals and maintained a strong pace all the way through with an average speed of 34.5 kph so we were told it was a good session! With the race season upon them now the lads will soon be taking on some tough races during the year so all that hard training will pay dividends. One of our members reported back to us he was getting turbo fever so said he’d head out and take on our planned Sunday route completing 80km but on route decided to Skip Templederry and Dolla and took the more direct way back to Nenagh. On route home there was a group of cyclists from Banner GAA club, Ennis heading home from an overnight stay in Thurles. They were completing a two day return cycle back to Co. Clare so he decided to jump in with them from Fantane to Tippo. The group worked well together providing shelter to each other against the strong headwind coming back to town from Borrosoleigh. Kudos to you all on your spins…
Patrick’s Day Parade
We are planning on taking part in this years parade and are looking for members to help on the day, if anybody is around an can help contact Selina Hynes 087-9177355 or Oliva Madden 087-6677588.
This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:
Tuesday: Club turbo training session from 7pm to 8.30pm in Stereame. Contact Pat on 087 6744400 for details and directions.
Thursday: Club turbo training session from 7pm to 8.30pm in Stereame. Contact Pat on 087 6744400 for details and directions.
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: Use the Whatsapp groups to organise a Saturday spin for anyone that wants one.
Sunday: Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.
Depending on numbers present, we’re going to split into three groups with defined speeds.
The 3 groups are;
- Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
- The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-27kph average.
- Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do in the region of 28-32kph average.
We’ll split into the different groups in the carpark, with Red leaving first, then Orange and finally Green. The orange and red groups will cover the same route but there is also a green group spin that should only take about 2 hours cycling and includes a coffee stop.
For anyone reading this and sitting on the fence about whether to come out and give it a go, come on out and try it. You’ll be well looked after, just come in and be ready to leave on your bike at 9am from Moynans.
This week’s Green route is: Moynans – Cloughjordan – Old Birr Rd – Coffee @ BikePark Ireland, back to Nenagh, 47km.
And for the Orange & Red it’s Moynans – Puckane – Ballinderry – Borrisokane – turn back onto Old Birr road just before Riverstown – Cloughjordan – Moneygall – Nenagh, 95km. For anyone stuck for time, suffering or if conditions are poor, coming straight back in the Old Birr rd will knock it back to about 80km. You’ll also be passing Bike Park Ireland at about 58km if anyone is thirsty… 😉
Have a great week out there folks!!