Wed Night Training spins

Yesterday Sunday 26th was a sussesss. Thanks to all members that turned up. Thanks to Eamonn Breen Steve Keys and Darragh Looney for organising the three routes. The turnout was the best we ever had for a club spin. Lets get word to rest of members and yere friends on how much we enough yesterday and hopefully we see a bigger turnout next sunday. There will be a cycle on wednesday night at seven o clock leaving mcelligotts. Look to the web site on saturday to see if there is a change to the routes for sunday.

**** LIGHTS AND HIGH VIZ ARE STILL REQUIRED ***

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CLUB SPIN SUNDAY MARCH 25TH

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The club spin on Sunday is hoping to get as many members and potential members started for 2012 if they havent already done so. This was decided at the last meeting and the idea is to have 3 groups if numbers allow but it is emphasised that the club want people in the right groups and these can be adjusted as we move through the year. The practise of people leaving the group they are suited to has not helped the club spins to date so this is a brief outline of the groups and routes.
 
Group 1 – Racing group suitable for 5 – 6 of our members only that have been racing. This is a training spin to replace the gap in the racing calendar and the average speed is to be in excess of 20 mph. Daragh is the leader and has a route picked
 
Group 2 – Leisure group and the Route is Currow – Currans – Ballyfinnane – Castlemaine – Firies – Farranfore – Metal Bridge – Currow. The speed will be 15-16 mph and the leader is Steve Key.
 
Group 3 – This is also a leisure group but at a slower pace. The leader is Eamonn O Braoin and the route is the Drumm Cup circuit once for all and a second lap for those wishing to do so. The pace will be 12 – 13 mph. The Drumm Cup circuit is Currow – Lower Dromulton – Davy Roches -Castleisland (Garveys) – Currow.
 
So looking forward to seeing all the usual suspects and more on the road Sunday getting ready for what will hopefully be a safe and successful 2012 of plenty of cycling!!
 
Paudie McCarthy will also take registrations from 9.30 on the morning and he is reminding people not to forget to change your clocks Saturday night.

The Celtic Series Tour de Conamara 2012

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The Celtic Series Tour de Conamara 2012 will be held on Sunday 27th May 2012 in Clifden, Connemara. The event offers participants the choice of 140km or 80km routes and will travel through some of the finest coastal and mountainous landscape in Ireland.  As part of the 2012 Celtic Series this year the event has a very international feel with visitors from France and the UK tackling the event. It promises to be the cycling event that everyone will be talking about this year. On Saturday 26th May a Family Cycle will take place in Clifden providing everyone an opportunity to hop on their bike over the weekend.

The Celtic Series Tour de Conamara routes were selected by former International cyclist and TG4 cycling Commentator Pádraic Quinn.  The routes in the 140km and 80km events are chosen to accommodate and test all levels of cyclists and will avoid busy roads implementing a rolling road closure so riders can enjoy the scenery in a more secure setting.

Participants who register before April 2nd will each receive a Celtic Series Tour de Conamara 2012 rain jacket in addition to an event memento on completion of either the 140km or 80km routes.

Connemara welcomes Le Blaireau (the Badger)

Participants will not only tackle a route with unrivalled scenery but will also be joined by cycling legend Bernard Hinault, five time winner of the Tour de France and acknowledged as among the greatest cyclists of all time.   He is one of only five cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours and the only cyclist to have won each more than once. He won the Tour de France in ’78, ’79, ’81, ’82 and ’85. He came second in ’84 and ‘86 and won 28 stages, of which 13 were individual time trials.

2012 SEASON TRAINING SPINS

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Calling all Currow Cyclist new and old members to the start of the new season cycle spins starting on sunday 25th at ten o clock. WE are dividing the spin into three Groups and three different routes. Group one will be for the club racers. Group Two for leisure cyclist and group three for Beginners. We are hoping to keep these groups going from that sunday on. With the clock going forward that sunday it is our wishes to get tuesday and thursday spin going again at seven o clock.
 
This event in may run by Dingle Cycling Club could be sometinh to aim at and get motivation to get back out training.
 
Hello all,Its March and we at Dingle Cycling Club are spreading the word regarding our annual Dingle Cycling Challenge on Saturday May 5th in conjunction with Feile na Bealtaine. So please come and join us at 9.00pm from the marina.The event comprises of  110km of Westkerrys spectacular scenery including the ever so challenging but ever so beautiful Conor Pass and the Slea Head route.Last year we were joined by an outstanding 150 cyclists and this year we hope to host over 200 enthusiastic participants ( the ideal preparation for the ring of kerry! ) Most importantly it enables you to contribute to our chosen charity Camphill Community: to build their new much needed residence in Dingle.All cyclists are invited to join us afterwards for eats and live music from The Candida 10 piece Brass Band at 9.00pm Dick Mack’s Yard, Green Street, Beir bua agus beannacht, Dingle Cycling Club

MARCH NEWS

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1 ~ Thanks to all club members who attended last Friday nights pub quiz.A great night was had by all and a big thanks to Eamonn O”Braoin and Conradh na Gaeilge who organised this worthwhile event.

2 ~ St.Patricks Day parade.. All available club members are asked to take part in this years event,a text will be sent out later in the week to confirm numbers and times.

3 ~ Club spins… SUNDAY MARCH 25TH 10AM.. keep this date free for the big club spin of 2012, we will organise 3 groups leaving currow at 10am. The 3 groups will cater for cyclists of all abilities so please encourage all club members or new members to attend. The pace and distance will reflect the time of year and each group leader will take it onboard to ensure enjoyment and safety within that group.