Feb
12
2016

Weekend Cycling

The start of the cycling racing season has been put on hold for another two weeks as both Monasterevin and Loughrea were called off. Fear not! for we are going to hold a club race on Sunday instead. The 3rd round of the winter warrior cup will take place on Sunday so make sure to be there. That high intensity training is what we all need at this stage.

cycle-route-2Saturday cycle

It feels like I have been writing the same Saturday weather warning for months now. It doesn’t look great for tomorrow – cold temps and rain = bad combination. It is highly likely that there will be no senior, junior or novice cycle tomorrow. We will make a final call on this later tonight on Facebook and Viber.

If the senior cycle goes ahead, it will be a 9:00am start from the hotel. We will do the Roscrea > Templemore > Templederry route. Splits will occur in Roscrea. The racing group will head towards Thurles before turning for Templederry.

Sunday Cycle = WW3

We have had two very exciting and very competitive league races so far. Each race has gotten a little bit tougher as the race distance has increased. The 3rd race will turn out to be a great substitute for missing the Loughrea race. If you were planning on doing Loughrea then make sure to do this!! We will cover almost the same distance and it will be almost as tough.

Start time: 10:30am at Lisboney Industrial Estate (just past the pool – park in hotel and cycle out)

Warm-up: there will be no club warm-up. Do your own thing but turn up on time for the race.

This club race is open to any cyclist with a CI license.

The new route is 76km in length and includes a tough hill. As the distance is longer and the route is tougher, each group will need to set out at a realistic pace. You don’t want to be dying in Roscrea. If you found your group was too slow last week or that you were the only person able to work then you need to move up to the next group. For this league race, we will give much larger handicaps. We don’t expect the groups to merge at any place in particular. It will be more of a survival of the fittest. On Seáníns we would urge groups to work together as much as possible.

winter-league-route-3

 

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