Wednesday Night Light Cycle & Thanks Tom

Many thanks to Tom Shanahan for his words of wisdom Tuesday night, enjoyed by everyone.

Great spin tonight at the Wednesday Night Light Cycle. Weather was perfect at 6.30pm for the start of the cycle, no wind or rain. Out cycling were Janette Murphy, Mary McCarthy, Jerry Herbert, Paul Gammell, Willie McCarthy, Mike Houlihan, Mike Murphy, Jerry Ryan, Mike Sexton, Robert Shanahan, and Michael Reale.

Turbo Thursday

“Turbo Thursday”. SWW Turbo Training classes start on Thursday 26th Jan at 7.00pm in Bruree Hall. Bring your bike, turbo trainer, towel, and drinks. If you don’t have a turbo come along anyway, we plan to share all available turbos. Great training for guys, gals and underage cyclists.

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 Jan – Club Spins

Saturday January 21  The early bird catches the worm! (or just gets home earlier).

Brendan Houlihan & Shane O’Brien left Kilmallock at 8.00am for a 55k spin over the mountains and home. The clock was ticking! Out cycling at 9.30am were Sean Burchill, Jerry Ryan, Jonathan Moloney, Marie Hartnett and Louise Broughton. Well done everyone.

Sunday January 22

We had a super turnout for last Sunday’s cycle with twenty four club members raring to go at 8.30am. Three groups were assembled, taking care of everyone’s training ambitions. With lights still on we headed for Bruff, Ballyneety, Raheen, Patrickswell, Adare, Croom, Athlacca, Bruree, Charleville and home. While it was windy, the rain stayed away and we were even treated to some sunshine as the morning progressed. As DC might say, “It was sweet as a nut”. Club members in action were Willie & Mary McCarthy, Ber & Paul Gammell, Jan & Tadhg Murphy ,Stephen Heihr, Paul Finn, Mike Gammell, Brendan Daly, Michelle Gammell, Mike Sexton, Martin Lake, Donal Kelly, Doll Reale, Ger Finn, Jerry Ryan, Sean Burchill, John Carey, Brendan Houlihan, Daithi Creedon, Stephen Finn, Shane O’Brien and new recruit Mike Meade. Great stuff boys and girls.

New members are always welcome, bring abike, helmet and a smile and you’re in. Obviously a good smattering of Lycra would be advisable too, we wouldn’t want you getting arrested. We have an easy paced cycle at 9.30 every Saturday morning. Our main weekly cycle every Sunday morning at 8.30. Midweek we have our “Wednesday Night Light Cycle” at 6.30pm, as the name suggests cyclists need a good front and back light and hi-vis clothing. The route is around the perimeter of the town and will benefit in part from street lighting. All cycles start from the carpark beside Kilmallock Cycles. Keep an eye on the club website www.southsidewheelywheelers.com for news.

Training Advice with Tom Shanahan

Expert cyclist Tom Shanahan is coming to Deebert Hotel next Tuesday 24th January at 7.00pm. All club members welcome. Tom will be advising members intersted in racing and he’ll answer any cycling questions you may have as well as general tips and advice for all.

Underage Cycling

Underage cycling re-starts Saturday 28th January at 3.00pm. Please contact Paul at Kilmallock Cycles for details.

Club Gear

The cut off date for ordering new SWW gear, jersey, shorts etc is Friday 27th January. Please call into Paul in Kilmallock Cycles to place your order.

Ladies Cycling

Come on ladies, get the bikes out. Inviting all ladies, club members or just thinking about starting to join us for a spin. A leisurely spin leaves the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles at 9.30am every Saturday and our main club cycle from the same spot at 8.30am on Sunday mornings. The Sunday spin has a group for everyone so please come on and give it a try. Contact Jan Murphy at 087 2968173 for more info.

Wednesday Night Light Cycle – 18.01.12.

Great cycle Wednesday night, weather brill, like a summer evening but dark !!! Cyclists started off at 6.30pm for one hour forty five mins. Jerry Herbert retuned to cycling this evening sporting the SWW shorts and is a definite candidate for the lovely legs award in 2012. Great to have you back Jerry. The following “Night Riders” flashed their way through the streets of Kilmallock, Jerry Herbert, Sean Burchill, Brendan Houlihan, Ber Gammell, Paul Gammell, Michelle Gammell, Tom Quinn, Mike Murphy, Edmond O’Reilly, Jerry Ryan, Mike Sexton  and Brendan Daly. Well done everyone!!

AA: 12% of drivers had near miss with cyclist

One in eight drivers on Ireland’s roads has had a near miss, or even a collision, with a cyclist in the last two years, according to research from the AA.

The research shows more men than women had such an experience with vulnerable road users like cyclists, pedestrians or animals.

Up to 17% of cyclist-related incidents happened in wet weather conditions.

Dublin had the highest rate of collisions or near misses with people on bikes, followed by Galway and Wicklow.

Be Careful Out There!!

Club Cycle – Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th January

Southside Wheely Wheelers – Club Cycle

Good news on club member and friend Owen Tobin. Owen has left hospital and is recuperating at home. While I thanked everyone on his behalf last week, Owen has specifically asked me to pass on his thanks to all the members of Kilmallock Cycling Club who visited him and enquired about his condition. He really appreciated that. Everyone in Southside Wheely Wheelers wish him well.

Saturday January 14.

A well supported spin left the car park at 9.30. The group cycled to Kilfinane, over the “lovely” Ballintuber climb, on to Ballylanders, Knocklong and home. Out cycling were Michael Meade, Donal “Dodo” Kelly, Sean Burchill, Jerry Ryan, Robert Shanahan and Marion O`Sullivan from KCC. Everyone had an enjoyable morning in perfect cycling weather.

Sunday January 15

It might only be January but it felt like a fresh Spring morning as we left Kilmallock. Club members in attendance were Ber and Paul Gammell, Pat O’Donnell, Ger Finn, Stephen Finn, Daithi Creedon, Jerry Ryan, Brendan Houlihan, Robert Shanahan, Donal “Dodo” Kelly, Shane O’Brien, Brendan Daly, Martin Lake and Liam Carroll. Jack Higgins and his buddy (sorry dude I didn’t get your name) joined us just as we turned for Knocklong and were a very welcome addition to the group. Our route for the day was Knocklong, Galbally, over “Christ the King” to Tipperary, Kilross, Garyspillane, Knocklong and the welcome sight of Kilmallock. Sunshine and dry roads, Magic!

New members are always welcome, bring a bike, helmet and a smile and you’re in. Obviously a good smattering of Lycra would be advisable too. An easy paced cycle starts from the car park beside Kilmallock Cycles every Saturday morning at 9.30 and our regular cycle from the same starting point every Sunday morning at 8.30. Restarting this week at 6.30pm is the “Wednesday Night Light Cycle”. As the name suggests cyclists need a good front and back light and hi-vis clothing. The route is around the perimeter of the town and will benefit in part from street lighting. Keep an eye on the club website www.southsidewheelywheelers.com for news.