Christmas Party 5th Dec

After whats been a great year for Currow CC so far our next major gathering is for our Christmas party on Dec 5th in Killarney. Its a great occasion and a chance for all cyclists and their significant others to socilaize and have a few refreshments or two.

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Currow CC – Day Care Charity cycle

Well done to everyone who took part yesterday in the charity cycle in aid of the Day care center in Castleisland.Currow CC would like to give a big thanks to everyone who helped make this event easier to organise and a great success.It was great to see so many club members on the road enjoying themselves and  encouraging the social cyclists who turned up.

Pictures have been added, check them out here

2009 Conor Pass Challenge

a cold start to the day

a cold start to the day

Pa breen on the attack again

Pa breen on the attack again

Well done to everyone from Currow cc who who did the gruelling ChainGang “Connor Pass Challenge” today,it was great to see so many yellow jerseys out supporting another local club and even better to see our own Tom Barrett 6th man over the pass today 5 places behind Team Irelands Paul Griffin.In fairness it was a credit to each and every club member who climbed the pass and short mountain and did the club proud.lets hope the cycling enthuasism carries on and we get a great show next sunday for the Day Care spin.

Ciarraí Abú

Best of Luck to Seamus Scanlon and the Kerry Team from all at Currow Cycling Club.

Day Care Leisure/Fun Charity cycle

With Sept 27th fast approaching we hope that everyone is taking advantage of the recent good weather to get some training spins in for the Castleisland Day care center Leisure cycle.

There are 3 distances of 16km, 50km and 80km so there should be a comfortable route for all cycling enthuasists,The leisure cycle and we stress leisure cycle starts at 10.00am from the Castleisland Rugby Club. Sign on from 9.00 to 9.45. aside from being a great fundraising opportunity its our attempt to encourage people to join us for a great social occasion and get some gentle exercise.There will be refreshments, changing facilities, and spot prises back at Castleisland Rugby club after the cycle.Entry/Minimun sponsorship 20 euro and in the current economic climate all funds raised will be gratefully appreciated to help with the day to day runnings of this worth establishment.

we would also gratefully accept any help from locals and cycling supporters to help promote and organise this worthy event.Helmets are compulary and will be available on the day for a deposit of €20,all participants U-18 must provide a parents/guardians signature on the day.
So with a week to go start cleaning off the cobwebs and oiling those chains  and join us on Sun 27th for this LEISURE/FUN cycle.

Route Details

30k – castleisland-currow-lower dromoulton-castleisland
50k – same as 30k then onto ballycarthy-farranfore and back to castleisland
80k— leaves 30k at ballycarthy onto tralee over hill to castlemaine-ballyfinnane-ballycarthy-castleisland

The Chain Gang CC Conor Pass Challenge

After an absence of several years the Conor Pass Cycling Challenge will take place again on Saturday 19th September 2009.

Organised by the Chain Gang Cycling Club, Tralee this demanding sportive cycle covers almost 110 kilometres, starting and ending in Blennerville, Tralee.

Suitable for experienced leisure cyclists, the Challenge takes in the 4.50 kilometre Conor Pass climb, gaining 360 metres in height along the way. After a food stop in Dingle the tour continues along the southern side of the Dingle peninsula, taking in Annascaul, Inch and Castlemaine before returning to Tralee over the Curraghmore climb. Showers and refreshments will be available following the cycle also.

· Entry fee – €10.00 on production of current Cycling Ireland licence, €20.00 in all other circumstances.

· Sign On: From 8am

· Start time: 9:00a.m. Sharp.

· Start Location: St. Pats G.A.A. Club, Blennerville, Tralee

· How to get there: From Tralee take the N.86 west for Dingle. Blennerville is on the edge of town, just over the bridge with the Windmill prominent on the right. St. Pats G.A.A. Club is on the left at the centre of the village – just before the filling station on your right.

· Parking: Parking in at St. Pats & in Blennerville village is limited. Please park in the parking area on the left immediately after crossing the bridge. Some parking may be available at the Windmill car park immediately opposite – arrangements not yet finalised.

As this is the first sportive organised by the Chain Gang, the Club would very much appreciate if intending participants would notify their intentions by email to chaingangcycling@gmail.com, ideally before 12th September if possible to allow better planning for numbers.

John Drumm Cup – Club Responsibilities

Here are details of Last wednesday nights meeting and details of who is resposibile for what: Minutes of Meeing and John Drumm Cup Responsibilities.

Message for all new club members who joined in 2009;

The club is staging the main cycling event of the year which requires alot of organising, a fair amount of logistics and a committment of time and effort by the members to ensure the event is well run, enjoyable and most of all, safe for the participants and entrants. Please contact the Club Secretary, Eamonn on 087 283 7115, to confirm your intention to be available on the 21st from 11.00am to 5.00pm. We need as much assistance and support as possible. The club is only as strong as it’s membership.

Thank you,

Eamon Collier