Saturdays Club Cycle Report

Cycle Group 20 July 2013 Wolftrap
The summer sun may have led to our numbers being somewhat down on Saturday for the club cycle, or perhaps members were busily training for the swim discipline for their triathlons in order to cool down. Either way, eight headed out from Nenagh at 7.30am for the Wolf Trap Mountain in the Slieve Bloom. We picked up one member in Borrisokane and then two of the team headed back to Nenagh when we reached Birr. The Wolftrap Mountain is 514 metres (1,686 ft) high making it the third highest summit in Offaly, it is a constant rise from the village of Kinnitty and the road surface up is, by in large, very good. People struck their own pace on the way up but we all went down the other side together, hitting over 40 mph in spots (great fun if you are confident of your brakes!). By this stage all the bottles were empty and energy in the tank was nearly all gone too. Thankfully we came on a tiny shop just outside of Ballaghcolla and nearly cleaned them out of Mr Freezes, water and ice creams. A good speed was put in on the way back to Nenagh, with 120km/75m completed at just under 30kph – which was fair going considering the climb and the heat.

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