Apologies on the gap in club notes but it’s back to normal now!
Some quick updates:
Club Open Nights
Its that time of the year again folks, where we will yet again be hosting our annual table quiz which will be held in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh on 19th of February @ 9pm. This is always a great night out out and a good laugh. A table of four is €20 and please bring as many friends and family as you want on the night, the more the merrier. 🙂
Mizen to Malin
Just a quick update, the planning is well under way for our Mizen to Malin cycle in August and we’ll have more details on route, hotels and booking deposits very soon. We are really looking forward to this trip!
Weekend Club Training spins are as follows:
Saturday: It looks like the club spin will be starting at an earlier time of 8am this week from Woodies Carpark. Please contact Eoin Woods on 087 9495518 or via the WhatsApp race training group if you intend on going. If you want to be added to the WhatsApp group just download the app and let us know to add you.
Sunday: Normal 9am spin from Moynans. This week the route is Moynans-Dunkerrin-Milltown-Borrisokane-Carrigahorig-Terryglass-Ballinderry-Nenagh 86km.
Shorter alternatives are to return via Cloughjordan instead of continuing to Borrisokane which would be 58km, turning home at Borrisokane would make it 64km and skipping Carrigahorig and going straight to Ballinderry from Borrisokane would make it 78km. Decide on the morning based on the groups.
Also from now on for the Sunday spins we will be splitting the groups in the carpark into three groups leaving separately to try to avoid the groups splintering on the road. The idea is to form three groups, Leisure / Intermediate / Seniors depending on who is there and what they want to accomplish with their training. Agree this before the start, let the pace be known and stick to it! As a guide (this is not set in concrete as the terrain will ultimately decide) but Leisure should be around 22-25kph, Intermediate 27-28kph & Senior 30kph+. These are average speeds for the entire ride, not maximums… The fastest group leaves first and after a minute or so the next group and so on. Some of the race lads may want an easy spin as they may have already completed a hard session the day before and can choose to stay with the intermediates but if they do so they need to not drive on the pace of the intermediates beyond what it is meant to be. On the other hand any intermediates wishing to try moving up to the senior group and progress their training go out with an understanding that the seniors won’t wait for them if they are suffering (the senior lads need to get their training completed also) and they must be willing to drop back to the intermediate group if they can’t keep the pace. Never worry about having a go and having to drop back as this is how you progress and it gets easier each week and if you pull up or just turn around and cycle back you would only be on your own for a few minutes before you would meet the other group.
Also have a read of our cycling etiquette page here.
Have a great weekend everyone 🙂