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.
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!
Winner Ian Richardson receives the trophy from Geraldine O’Shea
After a number of attempts to win,UCD Fitzcycles rider Ian Richardson pulled off a super victory in the Danny O’Shea Open Memorial 10 mile time trial on Saturday over the fast Beehive circuit near Wicklow town.
A quality field of 29 riders rode in cloudy but warm conditions on the old N11 road to Jack Whites pub and return.
Featuring some stretches of new tarmac following the motorway construction this proved a popular stretch with the riders.
In second place the experienced Greg Swinand of Aqua Blue followed in 39 seconds back with another UCD man Con Collis a further 12 seconds back.
A super event to remember the long time commissar and founding member of Sorrento Cycling Club.
The cup was presented by Danny’s widow Geraldine with the results and times being administered by the club racing secretary Joanne O’Shea, Danny’s daughter.
The tension is beginning to build now with only four events left in the league and championship season.
This week we hold our very popular 25 Mile TT starting from the Tap Pub on the old N11.
The table is tight at the top with the ever consistent Mark McGarry leading Dave Peelo by a narrow margin of 11 points with improving Ciaran Mulcahy, Roy Bowden and Paul Cullinan all vying for places on the podium over the next few races.