Weekend Cycling

It looks like being cold but sunny this weekend. Chris Spelman might actually have to wear leggings for once. It’s November already so you really need to be back on your bike at this stage and getting good mileage in your legs. As always there is senior and junior training on Saturday. For the brave senior cyclists you can reload and go out again with the club on Sunday. Those who started doing both Sat and Sun cycles at the start of October are now used to it. It took a while but ye got there.Both days are high quality days on the bike and are not to be missed. Remember, our final time on the N7 loop is this Saturday so don’t miss it.

Saturday Cycle


Time: 12:30 at the CBS. Finish at 2:00.


Time: 9:00 at the hotel.

Route: we are doing the N7 loop route again this week but with 1 change. We are introducing another climb – this time we will add in an extra climb at Gortagarry on the final loop. The finish will still be in Toomevara.

Group 1 – again we hope to have between 8 and 10 in this group, with everyone working well together. The pace of the first loop will be a little slower than last week. At the end of the 2nd loop, head up Army Hill. Do not turn right on the descent, instead head over to Gortagarry and take a right there. Once at the top of the hill take a left and another right and that will take you back to Toom. Cool down from Toom home. This cycle is a long distance so don’t worry if you don’t manage the whole thing. For some, 1 loop might well be enough. Come out and hang in with the bunch as long as you can.

Group 2 & 3 – mostly the same as last week = do Army Hill at the end of the first loop + turn right on the descent. On the 2nd loop, do Army hill but don’t turn right on the descent. Head over to Gortagarry and turn right there instead. Important notice for group 2 – keep the group together the first time up Army Hill! You can do whatever you like the 2nd time. If you find that G2 go way too slow up the hills then jump in with G3. The handicap will be adjusted at the start to ensure G2 aren’t caught.


Sunday Cycle

Time: 8:00 at Tescos

Route: lake route with two intervals and a coffee / sponge cake stop in Scariff.

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