Southside Wheely Wheelers Cycling Club notes 30th Oct 2011.

Southside Wheely Wheelers Cycling Club.

Wednesday October 26 club cyclists met at 6.30pm in the car park next to Kilmallock Cycles for the Wednesday Night Light Cycle in perfect weather conditions. The Quarry Hill circuit of 3.7kms is now perfect for night cycling as the roads are now resurfaced and potholes are filled in thanks to our local members of the Limerick County Council. All our night cyclists wore hi-viz vests, high powered lights on our bicycles, lights on helmets, lights on legs and arms were again used this Wednesday evening to ensure safe enjoyable cycling. What better way but to pedal the night away at the Wednesday Night Light Cycle.  Our weekly night riders out cycling this Wednesday were Ger Finn, Michael Reale, Jerry Ryan, Paul Gammell, Brendan Houlihan, Sean Burchill, Mike Sexton, Willie McCarthy, Donal Kelly, David Walsh, Jan Murphy, Ber Gammell, Michelle Gammell and Mary McCarthy.

 Underage Cycling: Can all underage cyclists meet at 3pm this Saturday November 5th at the car park next to Kilmallock Cycles. All cyclists will be updated by text. There was no club training last Bank Holiday weekend as our club cyclists train hard all year long and bank holiday weekends are for spending time with our families that support our cycling all year. Cycling restarts this weekend and we are wheely looking forward to getting back on our bicycles.

Congratulations to club cyclist Daithi Creedon who had an excellent cycle and run in the Humpty Dumpy Duathlon Kenmare on Saturday October 29. Funds raised from the event were donated to Kenmare Underage Rugby teams and Kenmare Hospital Development Fund. Participants came from all corners of Ireland. Wheely well done Daithi.

What are the benefits of cycling on your health?  The health benefits of cycling are being recognized around the world and more and more people are starting cycling to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Apart from burning away body fat and getting rid of cellulite, cycling reduces the chances of heart diseases by 40%, and also increases the body’s protection against various forms of diabetes and high blood pressure. Cycling facilitates blood circulation throughout the body, which carries oxygen-rich blood to all the muscles. The heavy breathing experienced after a few minutes of cycling increase the intake of oxygen, making it an effective aerobic exercise. These are just a few reasons why we cycle but the main reason is that is a fun and enjoyable way of staying healthy. So come on and join us in Southside Wheely Wheelers Cycling club and start getting fit and healthy through cycling.

Weekly Training: Super Saturday Cycle at 7.30am and 9.30am. Sunday cycle at 8.30am and Wednesday Night Light Cycle at 6.30pm, Underage cycle this Saturday at 3pm. all meet at the car park next to Kilmallock Cycles. All cyclists are very welcome to join us enjoying cycling at a steady, leisurely pace and you can choose a group that you feel comfortable cycling in and we also now cater for the competitive cyclist as we are now training for next year’s racing season with an elite racing group. New cyclists are always made feel welcome to our club spins and we cater for all levels. For more information about our cycling club email us on southsidewheelywheelers@gmail.com or contact Paul on 086-1654988

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The Wednesday Night Light Cycle has started……..

Southside Wheely Wheelers Cycling club. Wednesday October 19 Southside Wheely Wheelers Cycling club started the weekly Wednesday Night Light Cycle on a cool but dry Wednesday evening. Cyclists met at the car park next to Kilmallock Cycles at 6.30pm looking forward to cycling the Quarry Hill circuit of 3.7kms per lap. Bicycles were well lit up with high powered lights front and back and cyclists had hi-viz vests with bright flashing lights on helmets, arms and legs were also lit up and we were lit up like human Christmas trees cycling laps of the Quarry Hill circuit. This is the second year Southside Wheely Wheelers Cycling club have organised night cycling around the Quarry Hill circuit and our cycling club would like to thank the local Limerick County Council for completing an excellent job of resurfacing the roads and filling in potholes. We would like to thank the motorists of Kilmallock for being courteous and helping with safe cycling through Kilmallock. Our weekly night riders out cycling this week were Michael Reale, Edmond O’Reilly, Robert Shanahan, Paul Finn, Daithi Creedon, Jerry Ryan, Michael Gammell, Paul Gammell, Stephen Finn, Sean Burchill, Mike Sexton, Willie McCarthy, John Crowley, Aaron Walsh, David Walsh, Jan Murphy, Ber Gammell, Michelle Gammell and Aileen O’ Leary. Saturday October 22. Congratulations to the Cliona Ring Foundation charity for organising another fantastic family fun cycle. Great numbers turned out to support the event including members from Southside Wheely Wheelers Cycling club. Heavy rain could not spoil the party as a well earned BBQ awaited the cyclists at the finish at the Honey Fitz Lough Gur. We would like to thank all our club cyclists who supported this worthy charity. Wheely well done. Underage Cycling: Can all underage cyclists meet at 3pm on Saturday November 5th at the car park next to Kilmallock Cycles. All cyclists will be updated by text. Sunday October 23 club cyclists met at 8.30am at the car park next to Kilmallock Cycles for our weekly training cycle. Weather was dry but heavy rain and strong winds were forecast later so we set off cycling against the wind so we would be assisted by the wind at our backs on our way home helping tired legs. We were very lucky returning to Kilmallock having cycled 70kms without a drop of rain falling on us and the winds did help our fast return and we felt refreshed and healthy after a our early morning spin. Out cycling were Mike Sexton, Willie McCarthy, Ger Finn, Stephen Finn, Paul Gammell, Brendan Houlihan, Pat O’Donnell and Daithi Creedon. There will be no club training next weekend due to the bank holiday weekend as our club cyclists train hard all year long and bank holiday weekends are for spending time with our families that support our cycling all year. Have a good weekend and rest well as the training for next season has only started.

Weekly Training

Southside Wheely Wheelers Cycling club.

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 Wednesday October 13 Southside Wheely Wheelers Cycling club had three groups out enjoying a healthy training cycle in perfect cycling weather. Hi Viz vests and lights are now required for our Wednesday Night Light Cycle. We are starting our Wednesday Night Light Cycle this week as we did last year on the Quarry Hill circuit and this cycle was a hugh success on cold dark Wednesday evenings making the winter shorter and keeping us fit and healthy over the winter months and building a good base fitness for next year’s enjoyable leisure cycling tours and cycle racing season. Out wheely enjoying the Wednesday cycle were Edmond O’Reilly, Robert Shanahan, Gerard Finn, Paul Finn, Daithi Creedon, Jerry Ryan, Michael Gammell, Paul Gammell, Stephen Finn, Sean Burchill, Donal Kelly, John Carey, Mike Sexton, Willie McCarthy, John Crowley, Brendan Houlihan, Aaron Walsh, David Walsh, Shane O’Brien, Jan Murphy, Ber Gammell, Michelle Gammell and Aileen O’ Leary.

Saturday October 15 two groups set off cycling at 9.30am but weather conditions were poor with light rain but a warm morning to help cycling. Out wheely enjoying cycling were Paul Finn, Daithi Creedon, Jerry Ryan, Pat O’Donnell, Sean Burchill, Ber Gammell, Mary McCarthy, Robert Shanahan, and Noreen Ryan.

Sunday October 16 Southside Wheely Wheelers club cyclists met at 8.30am at the car park next to Kilmallock Cycles. Cyclists headed off on a challenging three hour cycle over some testing climbs but enjoyable training. Out cycling were Michael Gammell, Stephen Hehir, Stephen Finn, Brendan Houlihan, Mike Sexton, Shane O’Brien, and Martin Lake.

Underage Cycling: The committee leader will contact each underage club cyclist and their parents on training plans and update progress.

The 4th Annual Cycle in aid of Cliona Ring Foundation takes place Saturday October 22 at 9am at the Honey Fitz Lough Gur. This is a fun family cycle of 80kms and 40kms and the pace of the cycle will be controlled at 20kph max for the 80k and the 40k cycle will be controlled at 14kph. The organisers have requested that cyclists cycle at this pace as it is a family fun cycle and not a race. We ask our club members to respect this request and enjoy the cycle at this controlled pace. After the cycle, there will be a family fun day at the Honey Fitz, with a BBQ, bouncy castle, and a kiddies cycle, so there is something for all the family.

Weekly Training: Super Saturday Cycle is at 7.30am and 9.30am. Sunday cycle at 8.30am and Wednesday evening cycle at 6.30pm sharp as the evenings are getting darker. We meet at the car park next to Kilmallock Cycles. We have now started the Wednesday Night Light Cycle at 6.30pm and lights and hi viz vest are required for this weekly cycle. All cyclists are very welcome to join us wheely enjoying cycling at a steady, leisurely pace in two groups. New cyclists are always made feel welcome to our club spins and we cater for all levels.

Club end of cycling season BBQ

Southside Wheely Wheelers Cycling club.

  To see uploaed photo’s of BBQ click on Social Nights Out Page above….

Southside Wheely Wheelers Cycling club end of season club BBQ and awards presentation on Saturday night was a Hugh success. Special awards for most punctures during the year, best legs award, cleanest bicycle award, funniest cyclist, most determined cyclist, cyclist of the year that did no work at the front of the bunch award, cyclist late for every training spin award  and the hot mamma award to name just a few to celebrate our first year cycling. It was a real fun evening and it was great to have a hugh turnout and a packed house enjoying the craic, the excellent BBQ food and a good few pints. It was a good job the Sunday training spin was cancelled as recovery was the order of the day but a few brave club members did the bungee jump in Knocklong. Respect.

Saturday 1st October Super Saturday cycle had 2 groups, an early cycle group at 7.30am and a 9.30am group. Out enjoying perfect cycling weather were Mary McCarthy, Janette Murphy, Leslie Radcliff, Noreen Ryan, Sean Burchill, John Swords, Michael Reale, Robert Shanahan, Michael Duggan, Jerry Ryan, Pat O’Donnell, Michael Gammell, Paul Gammell, Simon Kelly, Stephen Heire, Owen Tobin, Donal Kelly, John Carey, Mike Sexton, Stephen Finn and Willie McCarthy,

Wednesday 28th September training spin was different this week due to four punctures but that’s cycling and we all help each other to get cycling again and that’s what makes SWW a great cycling club and also a good way to learn how to change a tube at the side of the road. Well done to Jerry Ryan, Michael Gammell, Paul Gammell, Jimmy Lillis, Owen Tobin, Sean Burchill, John Carey, Mike Sexton, Willie McCarthy, John Crowley, Ger Finn, David Walsh, Shane O’Brien, Paul Finn, Pamela Corkery, Ber Gammell, Michelle Gammell, Aileen O’ Leary.

Underage Cycling: The new underage cycling committee met this week to organise coaching and training of our new underage cyclists. The committee leader will contact each underage club cyclist and their parents on training plans and update progress. Cycling Ireland licence forms have been sent to Cycling Ireland and we will update progress shortly.

Weekly Training: Super Saturday Cycle at 9.30am. Sunday cycle at 8.30am and Wednesday cycle at 6.30pm sharp as the evenings are getting dark, all meet at the car park next to Kilmallock Cycles. All cyclists are very welcome to join us wheely enjoying cycling at a steady, leisurely pace. New cyclists are always made feel welcome to our club spins and we cater for all levels.