That was the first real wet weekend of off-season training. It threw a spanner in the works but hopefully most people made good use of their turbos and got a good workout all the same. Judging from the many club Strava accounts, plenty of club members chose to stay training indoors today. The weather outlook for next week is for more unsettled weather. Fingers crossed that it all clears up for next weekend.
Joining our club: most people have paid up their club membership at this stage, so thanks for that. It is also a requirement that you join Cycling Ireland as that will cover you for insurance. Cycling Ireland membership for 2016 has not yet opened. When it does, we will inform you here on this website. To cycle with the club you need to have a license.
Transfers: if you plan on training with our club throughout the racing season then we ask you to strongly consider transferring to our club. As a club we like to focus on working together as a team. That means training and racing together in the same black and white jerseys. We don’t mind cyclists from other teams joining in with us every now and then but if you truly want to fit in, then we strongly advise you to make the decision to join our club. We would prefer not to have a situation where you train with us and race for someone else – in that case, you should be fair to your current team and support their training sessions.
To transfer: contact your current club’s secretary and request a transfer. They will free you up on the system and allow you to change to Nenagh CC.
******* Novice cycling: begins next Saturday at 11:00am at the Abbey Court Hotel ********
This will run for 5 weeks – view it as a ‘couch to 20km’ course.
For all those that complain that our main cycle is too fast – this 5 week course is for you, so we want to see you there!!! This is suitable for beginner and improving cyclists. The only requirement is a bike and a helmet. These sessions are open to club members and non-members so if you know anyone who would be interested, let them know. Over the course of the 5 weeks we hope to gradually increase the overall distance within the session so committing at the start to attend all sessions really helps with the level of improvement.
Winter Warrior Cup: bit early to mention this?? For those looking to peak for these HUGE races here is the plan. We will run two events in December and 2 events in January. The provisional date for the first race is December 5th. That gives you just 4 weeks to get ready = almost time to start tapering down. Seriously though, these ‘races’ are just a bit of a laugh and are on the training calendar to keep people focused and motivated. Consider it to be our own Winter League. They add a little race pace intensity to our off season efforts so that when we turn up to the first race of the season in early February it is not a huge shock to the system. It will also give you a good indication of the progress you are making in the run up to the new racing season.
Who can enter? open to all club members and non club members that have a CI license.
More details will be on this website closer to the start date.
- Tuesday turbo – running complex – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
- No Saturday cycle – older juniors should join in with the senior cycle.
- Monday: Circuit training – build strength in your legs and enhance your core strength.
- Tuesday: Turbo from 7:00 to 8:30 – focus is on big gear, power work.
- Saturday: Club Cycle at 9:00am – Broadford route (more details revealed on Thursday)
- Sunday: Advanced club cycle at 8:00am – Tipperary town route