Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Sunday Club spins 01/03/15 + Sarah Dillon cycle ( Saturday& Sunday)

Meeting in Clogheen at the community centre. Depart at  9:30am

70km route https://connect.garmin.com/course/5318460

Clogheen - Newcastle - Ballymac - Millstreet - Cappoquin - Vee - Clogheen.

50km route https://connect.garmin.com/course/5318537

Clogheen - Ballyporeen - M'town - Skeheenarinky - Burncourt - Clogheen.

30km route https://connect.garmin.com/course/5318808

Clogheen - Ballylooby - Kilcommon - Ardfinnan - Clogheen.

** ALTERNATIVELY **
For those of you interested in doing the Sarah Dillon cycle in Clonmel in association with Tipperary branch of Down Syndrome on Saturday and/or Sunday. see links below.
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Saturday 28th Feb:
Registration from 9am. €10 to cover food stop. Depart at 10am SHARP!! 120km route

https://connect.garmin.com/course/8918309


Sunday 1st March
Meeting at 9:30am at Park Hotel. Depart at 10am SHARP!!
60km route

https://connect.garmin.com/course/8918155

Sufferfest turbo sessions - Fight Club

Thursday 26th Feb.
 Duhill community centre at 8pm

Fight Club was designed to build power over longer durations, while increasing leg-speed through 23 (!) unannounced 'attacks' that will challenge you to accelerate and then recover while still making a massive effort. Here's what you'll get over the roughly 60 minutes:
5:00 warm-up
Five 'laps' of circuit racing, featuring footage from the UCI World Championship Time Trial and Road Race:
Lap 1:
6:00 of tempo riding, with a few attacks to break up the field
1:00 recovery
Laps 2-5:
4:00 time trial effort (with more attacks!)
2:30 climbing (with even more surprise attacks!)
3:00 recovery (no attacks – we're cruel, but not that cruel)
5:00 minute warm-down

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Sunday Club spins - 22/02/15

Meeting at Ardfinnan community centre. Depart at 9:30am




Ardfinnan - Grange - Derrygrath - Clonmel - Glenbower - Carrick - Clonmel - Knocklofty - Ardfinnan.

50km route https://connect.garmin.com/course/5197219


Ardfinnan - Clogheen - Ballyporeen - Millionaires - Cahir - Ardfinnan.

30km route https://connect.garmin.com/course/3548404


Ardfinnan - Clogheen - G'bridge - Newcastle - Ardfinnan.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Sufferfest Turbo sessions - Fight Club

Duhill Community centre at 8pm .  Thurs 19th Feb.

60minutes duration.

Fight Club was designed to build power over longer durations, while increasing leg-speed through 23 (!) unannounced 'attacks' that will challenge you to accelerate and then recover while still making a massive effort. Here's what you'll get over the roughly 60 minutes:
5:00 warm-up
Five 'laps' of circuit racing, featuring footage from the UCI World Championship Time Trial and Road Race:
Lap 1:
6:00 of tempo riding, with a few attacks to break up the field
1:00 recovery
Laps 2-5:
4:00 time trial effort (with more attacks!)
2:30 climbing (with even more surprise attacks!)
3:00 recovery (no attacks – we're cruel, but not that cruel)
5:00 minute warm-down

Friday, 13 February 2015

Sunday Club spins 15/02/15 Ardfinnan

Meeting at community centre in Ardfinnan . Depart at 9:30am

75km route https://connect.garmin.com/course/5163457
Ardfinnan - Clonmel - Glensheelan - Carneys hill - Mountain road - Clonmel - Newcastle - G'bridge - Castlegrace - Ardfinnan.

50km route https://connect.garmin.com/course/5117658
Ardfinnan - G'bridge - Newcastle - Knocklofty - Suirhaul - Cahir - Kilcommon - Whitlocks X - Castlegrace - Ardfinnan

30km route https://connect.garmin.com/course/5163326
Ardfinnan - Knocklofty - Newcastle - G'bridge - Ardfinnan.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Youths Training Spin on Saturday.

Robert Power will be hosting a training spin for our youth competitive cyclists on Saturday Afternoon at ~2pm.

Venue will be confirmed later but please pencil this into your plans.

Turbo Training on Tuesdays Cancelled.

We won't be doing Turbo Training on Tuesdays anymore.  But we will be continuing with the Thursday sessions.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Sarah Dillon Memorial Cycle

Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March
Starting at 10am on both mornings from Park Hotel Clonmel.

If you wish to do the Saturday cycle, please arrive early to pay your €10 as high numbers are expected.

As some of you know, I have taken part in a charity cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland for the last few years called Tour de Munster . As part of its training each year the group get together in Clonmel every February for what is known as the Mid Winter Calibration (MWC) for a weekend of cycling. For the past number of years it has been opened up to non Tour de Munster cyclist also. This years event has been renamed The Sarah Dillon Memorial after a lovely little girl who had DS and sadly died last year.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/277241282
If you are interested in doing 100/120km on Saturday 28th February then PLEASE CONFIRM BY END OF THIS WEEK FEB13TH as total numbers are needed to provide sufficient food in Kilkenny.
There is a small charge of €10 to cover food, but if you so wish can give a donation to Down Syndrome Ireland.
OR
If you feel the distance is too much on 28th Feb. There is also a shorter cycle the following day on SUNDAY 1st MARCH. 60km route
http://connect.garmin.com/course/8822980

Thanks
Paddy .

Sufferfest turbo sessions - A Very Dark Place

Thursday 12th Feb at 8pm .
Duhill community centre.
50 minutes.

Designed to help you improve your top speed over short distances – making attacks, getting over short hills or taking a big pull at the front of the breakaway.
5:00 warm-up
2 × :30 sprints
1:30 rest, because we're not totally merciless
5 x 4:00 intervals- with 3:00 rest between each interval. Each interval has its own aggressive personality:
Solo breakaway in Paris-Nice
Small group breakaway in Fleche-Wallone
Joining Gilbert and the Schlecks as they attack in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Following Cancellara – and trying to beat him – in Paris-Roubaix
Holding onto Wiggins and crew in the Criterium du Dauphine
4:00 recovery with some vintage cycling footage

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Sunday Club spins - 08/02/15

Departing from Community centre in Ardfinnan at 9:30am

70km route http://connect.garmin.com/course/8804607
Ardfinnan - Newcastle - Ballinamult - Ballymac - Clonmel - Cahir - Tubrid - Castlegrace - Ardfinnan.

50km route http://connect.garmin.com/course/5163392
Ardfinnan - Clonmel - Four mile water X - Newcastle - G'bridge - Castlegrace - Ardfinnan.

30km route http://connect.garmin.com/course/5197199
Ardfinnan - Cahir - Tincurry - Ballylooby - Clogheen - Ardfinnan.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

New Gear Order

To all Members,
As you know we recently held a gear fitting night and had a big order for gear from members that evening.  We now have over 20 orders for jerseys, bib shorts & mitts and smaller orders for other gear.  As the minimum order is 10 it is quite likely that we will not be ordering again this year as most people who need new gear are included in this order and it may be a while before we have 10 people looking for gear.

Since then the committee have been working with sponsors to confirm who will be the sponsors on the gear for the next two years.   The committee had hoped that the changes would be minimized so that people would not be under pressure to buy new gear but there has been some turnover in sponsors. 

Most of the changes are small (one sponsor replacing another in the same spot). However there will potentially be one major addition on the back of the jerseys/jackets. This will make the new gear look different from behind.

If you have not yet ordered gear but would be interested in getting a new jersey now that the design is changing please let Bernard (086 2467527) know ASAP. You need to tell him what you want and what your size is as the order for gear will be placed as soon as the new sponsors are happy with the design.

The most popular items are:
Short Sleved Jerseys €65
Bib Shorts. €75
Hand Mitts €25
Long Sleved "Roubaix" Jersey €75.

Other items that are available include:
Winter Jersey
Rain Cape
Winter Bib Leggings
Winter Gloves
Shoe Covers
Arm Warmers.

For most people on Sunday Spins or Sportives there is no compulsion to order official club gear (with over 20 already on order it is likely the majority at events will have the new gear anyway). If you are in this category and are happy with the gear you have you don't need to change. But if you plan to compete for the club you will need the new gear.

Once again if you would like the latest version of the gear let Bernard (086 2467527) know ASAP.

An updated design will be posted on here in the next couple of days.