A Sunday in Hell…a night of movies,bikes and a book…its nearly sold out!
Taking place in the Mermaid Arts Centre this Monday 5th November.
In 1976 a little-known Danish film maker, Jorgen Leth, embarked on an ambitious project to capture the spirit of cycling’s toughest and cruellest Classic, Paris-Roubaix, in a new and epic way. Leth tried to show every significant moment during the day, to portray its heroes – Roger de Vlaeminck, Eddy Merckx, Freddy Maertens – as mythical figures, and used radical techniques – the helicopter mounted Wescam, an experimental choral soundtrack – and the finest cameramen of the day. The result was probably the finest-ever depiction of a single-day cycle race, a film that has itself become a Classic. Best selling writer William Fotheringham has written a widely praised “biography” of Leth’s meisterwerk – how it was conceived and made and what became of the men and the places in it – and will be on hand to answer questions about the film and its maker.
50th Anniversary Dinner
Nearly there with the ticket sales with a planned total of 100 people attending…if you haven’t yet got your tickets sorted you will need to be quick…plenty of treats on the night and our star compere Declan Quigley of Eurosport is sure to add a gloss to a great night…we have a lot of former members attending, display of all our jerseys, unseen photos, gift mementoes, awards ceremonies, great memories from five decades and of course a bit of a bop to the sounds of the 70’s and 80’s…a super bash in Bray Golf Club…get your ticket straight away. Contact Pod, George or Margaret or try the What’s App groups…
Saturday 3 November , The Saturday Tour!
Meet: Glen of the Downs Carpark @ 10.00am.
Leaving Promptly at 10am!
Sunday 4th November , The Sunday Easy Tour!
Meet: Grove Bar, Willow Grove @ 10.00am.
Leaving Promptly at 10am! Group lead by Patrick Bradshaw.
Sunday 4th November , The Sunday Gravel Tour!
An additional tour this week for gravel bikes and MTB riders.
Meet: The Coach House Roundwood @ 10.00am.
Leaving Promptly at 10am! Group lead by Karl Thomas.
Th Sunday Tours will typically have two groups and expect spins of (Group 1 60kms & Group 2 50kms) followed by a coffee in Fishers, Newtownmountkennedy. Newcomers welcome every Sunday!
See our Facebook page for details.