MALIN 2 MIZEN 2011

AT THE MEETING IN CURROW LASTNIGHT A FEW IMPORTANT DECISIONS WERE FINALIZED

1 ~ DATE ~ FRIDAY JUNE 3RD,LEAVING FROM CURROW FOR MALIN HEAD TO BEGIN THE CYCLE SOUTH FROM DONEGAL
2 ~ ROUTE ~ 2011 WILL SEE THE ROUTE TAKE IN SLIGO AND GALWAY
3 ~ DEPOSIT ~ A €100 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT MUST BE PAID BY CLUB MEETING ON FEB 7TH

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100% crash record

Me and Steve headed out on St. Stephen’s Day with our mountain bikes. We headed for Breahig and found the roads unpassable.

St Stephen's Day 2009

St Stephen's Day Ice


Steve fell off not far from where the picture was taken above near Breahig, his back wheel giving way to the ice.

We didn’t know whether to laugh or cry but decided to head back towards Currow. Some very wise person decided to head up the Metal Bridge and back to Currow by the top road where I fell off, this time with my front wheel sliding and bring me down to the ground spread out like a starfish. Next time a warning from the good people at Met Eireann will be adhered to!

Cheque Presentation

Members of Currow cc presented a cheque for €13,122 to the commitee of Castleisland Day Care center earlier this evening.Congrats to everyone involved and thanks to all for making it a great event.Tonights event was also a great platform for us to announce our intention to cycle malin to mizen head next Easter.

currow cc presenting cheque for charity cycle

currow cc presenting cheque for charity cycle

Training Spins Winter 2009

The evening winter spins are up and running. The meeting point is McElligott’s on the Tralee Road Castleisland every wednesday leaving from 7:00pm sharp. As these spins are in the dark, it is advised to have the proper lighting and that a high vis is mandatory (and wet gear very much advised).

The main goal is to keep some sort of fitness level up over the coming months and if the Malin-mizen is a runner to be in somewhat decent bike fitness in january.Miles on the bike and not speed should be our priority and anybody else who would like to join with the group are more than welcome.The route will be McElligots to Tralee with variations of Tralee-ballycarty  or Castleisland-ballycarty added to gain extra miles.

Dates for Your Diary

Hi Folks

Congratulations to all who took part in the Fund Raising Event for Castleisland Day Centre on September 27th last. A major success, plenty of positive feedback and every one returned safely. A special mention for John Breen for his major contribution.

At the club meeting on the 24th, a number of decisions were taken;

Dates for Your Diary;

Winter Training; Due to the loss of day light hours, Club Training will take place over the winter each Wednesday evening, leaving MacElligotts, Castleisland at 7.00 pm, and doing one or two laps out to Ballycarthy roundabout and back. Front and rear lights are mandatory, and Hi-Vis is recommended. This training will take place regardless of the weather with the exception of ice/freezing temperatures. A further weekend session will probably also be run, depending on interest levels. It would be a shame to let our current fitness levels fade over the Winter.

October 24/25; We will take a social cycle, leaving Currow at 11.00am, destination to be decided, one night B&B and return on Sunday, somewhere in the 35 – 45 mile radius, all suggestions greatly appreciated. Kenmare looks like a possibility. Please confirm your participation by text to me no later than 7th of October. Support vehicle will accompany.

December 5th; Club Christmas Social in KIllarney, Hotel function room provisionally booked, however I will need confirmed numbers no later that the 15th of October. Set menu, usual fare €39 pp.

AGM; Date to be confirmed, but will be end of November.

Due to the greater flexibility of the web site as a means of keeping club members fully informed about developments, I will use the site as the ‘main notice board’ and will send a simple text “Check Site for Update” in future.

Kind Regards

Eamonn Collier