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  1. High Summer Stuff

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    Tours this weekend…..

    Saturday 12th August, The Saturday Tour!

    The Saturday group is back running fully for those available for the next while before the Autumn rides kick off again. We will taper speed to those participating so don’t worry about being thrashed…the route will be fun… 

    Meet: Glen of the Downs Carpark, @ 10.00am… Expect an 80km spin. 

    Ridden at a moderate pace. 

    Sunday 13th August, The Sunday Easy Tour!

    Meet: Grove Bar, Willow Grove @ 10.00am. Lead by the Unknown Soldier…Expect a 60k spin . Back by 2pm with an obligatory coffee stop.

    The groups might split depending on abilities. 

    At least a dozen or more most weeks so come along and join the chain gang!

    A few Sunday riders are heading to the Leinster Loop on Sunday if anyone interested in being there…reply to this post and I will put you in touch….90kms.

  2. Mick Byrne 2017

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    The 10th Annual Mick Byrne Randonee will take place on Sunday May 28th 2017, starting at Dalkey, Co Dublin (200km @ 8am, 160km @ 9am and 100km@10am)and as usual there will be three adventurous routes from 100km up to a testing 200km on some of the most beautiful roads in Co.Wicklow .This year the entry numbers are limited to 300 participants. All funds raised on the day will go to funding in a small way, the incredible work done by the Hospice Foundation.

    Maps of the three Routes

    MB 200

    MB160

    MB100

     

    Last year you helped raise €4,667 on the day for the charity! THIS YEAR WE AIM TO BEAT €5000!

    During your day you will experience stunning views of not only numerous mountain vistas including views to Co.Wexford but with the final test of your day ascending from Laragh over the tough Sally Gap you will need to keep something in reserve. The consolation of going up will surely be the welcoming scenery of Dublin Bay on your descent from Glencree and return home to Dalkey along the coast.

    This event in memory of a man who was one of the prime movers in the foundation of Sorrento Cycling Club in 1968. One of his main ambitions was that people of all ages get to experience the joy, excitement and adventure of cycling! On the Mick Byrne Randonee you will experience all three in generous helpings….plus new friendships made along the way.

    The 100km and 160km routes are great advance preparation for the Wicklow 200 and the 200km has nearly 3000 meters of climbing, a true challenge for any cyclist.There will be a number of feed stations provided along the routes to keep your strength up during your tour of the Garden County. As last year to ensure we make this as enjoyable as possible for you, we must cap the entry at 300 riders over the three routes so early entries are vital.

    Last year we had 298 riders so make sure your enter early!

    A Cycling Ireland Licence(€5 payable online) is necessary for those who are not members of a club, it is ESSENTIAL for all riders to sign on before departure to comply with our insurance requirements .

  3. Mick Byrne 200 Entries Nearly Full!

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    STOP PRESS

    285 OUT OF 300 PLACES NOW SOLD

    GET YOUR ENTRY IN NOW!

    ENTRIES CLOSE 24TH MAY OR WHEN WE FILL

    Entry Link at the bottom of this page.

     

     

    The 10th Annual Mick Byrne Randonee will take place on Sunday May 28th 2017, starting at Dalkey, Co Dublin and as usual there will be three adventurous routes from 100km up to a testing 200km on some of the most beautiful roads in Co.Wicklow .This year the entry numbers are limited to 300 participants.All funds raised on the day will go to funding in a small way, the incredible work done by the Hospice Foundation.Last year you helped raise  €4,667 on the day!

    During your day you will experience stunning views of not only numerous mountain vistas including views to Co.Wexford but with the final test of your day ascending from Laragh over the tough Sally Gap you will need to keep something in reserve. The consolation of going up will surely be the welcoming scenery of Dublin Bay on your descent from Glencree and return home to Dalkey along the coast.

    This event in memory of a man who was one of the prime movers in the foundation of Sorrento Cycling Club in 1968. One of his main ambitions was that people of all ages get to experience the joy, excitement and adventure of cycling! On the Mick Byrne Randonee you will experience all three in generous helpings….plus new friendships made along the way.

    The 100km and 160km routes are great advance preparation for the Wicklow 200 and the 200km has over 3000 meters of climbing, a true challenge for any cyclist.There will be a number of feed stations provided along the routes to keep your strength up during your tour of the Garden County. As last year to ensure we make this as enjoyable as possible for you, we must cap the entry at 300 riders over the three routes so early entries are vital.

    Last year we had 298 riders so make sure your enter early!

    A Cycling Ireland Licence(€5 payable online) is necessary for those who are not members of a club, it is ESSENTIAL for all riders to sign on before departure to comply with our insurance requirements .

    Click here to Enter

  4. Thursday Night Training Is Back for 2017!

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    Thursday night training is back with Dave & Aidan and started on Thursday 12th January …meeting at the Kilmac Fly Over on the N11 @7.30pm.

    New member’s are also welcome to participate, come long on the night and we will look after your sign in.

    For non member’s wishing to take part in our training sessions a charge of €5.00 will apply.

    Please sign on & Pay Aidan before the session . Sorrento members must sign on.

    On The Night You Will Need

    • A good working road bike with winter tyres
    • A reflective jacket or vest – Mandatory
    • A helmet
    • Light’s front and back – Mandatory
    • Winter gloves (extra insulation)
    • Spare tube’s & pump or air canister
    • Water Bottle with some supplement & A nutrient bar
    • A pair of protective glasses
    • Wrap up well
    • Keep an eye on the weather forecast as this will give you an idea of the clothing you will need on the night.

    Please follow the instruction of David & Aidan at all times. They are very experienced cyclist’s with good working Knowledge of road cycling and night riding.

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  5. Chilly on Horseback…

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    Saturday 19th November, The Saturday Tour!

    Meet: Glen of the Downs Carpark, @ 10.00am… Expect a 70k spin . Back by 1.30pm.Ridden at a moderate pace. No Coffee stop unfortunately! Lead by Aidan Ryan. Getting good numbers at present so get back into the group now…

    Sunday 20th November, The Sunday Easy Tour!

    Meet: The Grove  Bar, Willow Grove @ 10.00am. Lead by Patrick Bradshaw…Expect a 60k spin . Back by 2pm with an obligatory coffee stop. The group will split depending on abilities.

     

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    Get out before the big freeze…

    The winter is now here and the training schedule slows down for most riders but this is not a time to slow the body down completely…now we need to keep active, keep the pounds off in preparation for the Christmas season and prepare for longer days again in January!

    So get back out for some of the weekend spins and keep your stretching going!

    The Saturday spins have one of our coaches Aidan Ryan back on a regular basis to give you assistance and lead three hour tours at a moderate pace…not a time for hard miles so if you have ambitions for next year why not start out now with base miles!

    Sunday tours now generally are at least a dozen riders splitting into two groups based on ability so if you want to come along and test your legs there are options.

    Its getting a bit cooler so dress to impress…shoe covers may be necessary and please try and wear club clothing if you are riding on club tours…we have plenty of kit in stock if you need anything and remember we sell it to you at cost price!

    In a couple of weeks time we will have an extra page with a display of clothing and prices!

    Dates for your Diary

    AGM and Awards Presentation Friday 2nd December 8.30pm

    Christmas Holly Runs Sat 10th/Sun 11th December – Spot Prizes for most imaginative Christmas bike each day!

    Christmas Club Shindig Saturday 17th December – venue to be announced but a hoot of a night!

    Santagone Two Up Fun Leisure Time Trial Monday 26th December- Teams of two riders, who make a guess on how fast(or slow) they can cover our 3.9 Mile TT course from Kilmacanogue … no timing devices allowed. Bring your friends…

    And then back to Kilpeddar for some freshly baked Paris Brest Paris Cake in Paul and Clare’s kitchen with some great stories from at least three wise men from the East…a great way to blow off the vino from the previous day…all ages and levels welcome!

     

     

     

     

     

     

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