Get Well Soon Owen

Our good friend and club member Owen Tobin had a nasty tumble from his bike while on a club spin on December 28. Owen is being cared for in the Mid-West Regional hospital at the moment and thankfully will make a full and complete recovery from his injuries. He’s made of tough stuff. Owen and his wife Judy want to thank everyone who helped him at the time of the accident and in the days since, the doctor, ambulance crew and especially club mates at the roadside, the nurses, doctors and staff in MWRH, everyone who visited, text or phoned. Your help, concern and good wishes are really appreciated. Get well soon buddy!!

Southside Wheely Wheelers Club Spin – Sat 07 & Sun 8 Jan

Saturday January 7

Two club members headed out cycling Saturday, Jerry Ryan and Edmond O’Reilly are putting in the hard miles.


Sunday January 8

An overcast but thankfully dry morning greeted us as we congregated in the car park for the first spin of 2012. The route was taking us to Ardpatrick, Darragh, Ballylanders, Knocklong and back to Kilmallock. The unusually mild weather found a lot of people with too many layers on and jackets were being shed after a few miles, not that we’re complaining. This time last year we had slush puppies in our bottles. Out spinning were Brendan Daly, Martin Lake, Pat O’Donnell, Mike Sexton, Jerry Ryan, Daithi Creedon, Donal Kelly, Brendan Houlihan, Stephen Finn, Shane O’Brien, Mike Gammell, Ger Finn, Paul Finn, Edmond O’Reilly, Paul Gammell and Sean Burchill. It was great to to start another year of cycling. New members are always welcome, bring a bike, helmet and a smile and you’re in. 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. Keep an eye on the club website for news.

SWW & KCC Stephen’s Day “Leisure” Spin

Southside Wheely Wheelers and Kilmallock Cycling Club members joined forces on St. Stephen’s Day for a “leisurely” spin. With lots of Turkey on board we headed to Kilfinane, Ballintubber, Ballylanders, Lisvernane and over Christ the King. We had a pit-stop in Tipperary for coffee, muffins, a photo shoot and a lot of slagging before heading for home at a nice “leisurely” pace. It was a great day and hopefully it won’t be too long before we can do it again. Thanks to all the lads from KCC for their company.