The club is embarking on a trip down to Kerry this weekend in preparation for the trip over to France in just under 4 weeks time. This means that the normal club Saturday cycle will not be going ahead. We will be back on Sunday for some more big mileage. On the racing side of things, all eyes will be on Mike, Matty and Kevin up in Donegal this weekend as they battle the tough 3 day stage race that is Rás Dhun na nGall. Best of luck to all 3 lads plus Bertie senior in the support car!
Racing: Rás Dhun na nGall.
This stage race takes place over 3 days and consists of 4 stages. It all kicks off this evening and our 3 entrants are already making their way up to Donegal for this evening’s start. This race is always highly competitive and features many top juniors who are getting ready for the Junior Tour. To get a result up in the hills of Donegal is never easy, but we have had success up their in the past and we are sure we can replicate that success again this year.
The team is Mike Browne, Kevin Sherlock and Matty Kennedy and they are supported by Bertie Sherlock in the team car behind. We will update Facebook and Viber after each stage so check those out. The first stage is a short 53km loop that starts this evening. This is followed by a hill TT on Saturday morning and 90km loop on Saturday evening. It all finishes with a 99km stage which features a hill top finish on top of Glengesh. Sounds delightful!
Training: if you are one of the 15 riders heading over to the Marmotte with us in a little under 4 weeks time then you really need to get out on your bike for a long time this weekend or you are going to suffer badly in France. There are two big cycles to choose from:
Saturday: trip to Kerry
Normal club Saturday cycle is cancelled
Details: this trip is open to all club members and we encourage as many as possible to go. It won’t be a race so you should all be able for it. Everyone is meeting in Birdhill at 6:00am in the morning and carpooling down. The aim is to be on the road for 8:00 in Killarney. The proposed route looks like being the Ring of Kerry which is 180km. There will be a food stop during the cycle. The weather looks like being sunny but with a few heavy showers so dress appropriately. If you have any questions then put them up on the Nenagh CC Viber page.
Sunday: lake cycle
Details: meet at 7:30 at Tescos. We will be aiming for a long one as usual on Sunday but I would imagine with so many people doing 180km on Saturday we will probably take a shorter route than usual around the lake. A final call will be made that morning depending on who turns up and in what condition they are.
Tuesday Spin – Our Tuesday cyclists are getting in plenty of hill climbing