SWW Club Cycling Gear 2014 Availabile to buy…

Time to look good on the bike in 2014.
List of SWW club gear available for Guys and Gals. Hats, socks and gloves are also available, all sizes in stock. Go on give Michael Gammell a call on 086-0651872. He is looking forward to your call.
It you have ordered gear it is now available for collection.


short sleeve shirt 1 Med
short sleeve shirt 6 Large
short sleeve shirt 5 X Large
short sleeve shirt 3 XX Large
short sleeve shirt 1 XXX Large

Bib Shorts 1 SMALL
Bib Shorts 5 Large
Bib Shorts 4 X Large
Bib Shorts 5 XX Large
Wind stopper 6 Large
Wind stopper 6 X Large
Wind stopper 5 XX Large

Shortsleeve shirt 1 Extra Small
Shortsleeve shirt 2 Extra Large
Shortsleeve shirt 1 XXX Large
Bib Shorts 2 XX Large

Membership Evening at 7.30pm Tuesday 21st January.

Important -Southside Wheely Wheelers Registration evening for renewal of SWW club and cycling Ireland membership is 21st January Tuesday evening 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Deebert House Hotel. It is so important to renew membership and needs to be renewed on this final evening of membership. Please attend if to renew your membership and cycling license.imagesB59CQA6D



SWW Cycling Club Group Training Spins 2014

SWW Cycling Club Group Training Spins – Group Charter 15/01/2014

Group 1 Captain: TBC
Group 1 Vice-captain: TBC
Group 1 Group target:
To facilitate those club members looking to be of a standard to enjoy the longer available sportives that are run in Ireland and abroad ie Wicklow 200k OR even race level.

Group 2 Captain: TBC
Group 2 Vice-captain: TBC
Group 2 Group target:
To facilitate those club members looking to be of a standard to enjoy shorter available sportives of 100k that are run in Ireland.

Group 3 Captain: TBC
Group 3 Vice-captain: TBC
Group 3 Group target:
To facilitate those club members looking to be of a standard to enjoy cycling and be able to complete middle or low distance sportives and fun or charity events.

Training spins: All groups meet every Saturday 9.30am and 12noon, Sunday 8.30am and 12noon, Wednesday 6.30pm in the car park next to Kilmallock Cycles.
A general guide to the speeds you can expect on Club spins are:
Group 1: 28-30+ kph
Group 2: 23-28 kph
Group 3: 18-23 kph all these speeds are a rough guide and each group Captain can control speeds.
If you opt to ride in a particular group you should be aware of these kms speeds and not try to push the pace on when it’s your turn at the front. This brakes up the group.
Group-specific rules:
• Captain and vice-captain are elected by the group at AGM each year or when suitable and can bring issues on safety etc to the attention of your SWW committee. Captains and Vice Captains can attend committee meetings. This will improve any safety issues noticed on training spins.

• Captain calls routes (vice-captain in absence) OR by SWW Committee by text, website, facebook.
• All riders must adhere to captain’s instructions during spin
• Group captain/vice-captain must ensure riders can make it home safely
• Group members should be capable of fast, close riding on challenging routes over longer distances.
• Group members should have an ability to carry out simple puncture or mechanical repairs on the road.
• Group members should carry the following on every ride
– Spare tubes, tyre levers and pump/gas
– Small multi-tool
– Mobile phone
– Food and drinks as required
– Cash for coffee/emergency supplies

• Group cyclists, in common with all club member, each cyclist represents SWW Cycling Club whenever they are out and about. Members should leave a positive image of the club (and cyclists in general) wherever they go.
• Group members should communicate with others if there is a hazard called ie pothole or turning on to a main road; make sure it’s called all the way down the group.
• If someone punctures he or she must shout puncture and raise one arm to show who has the puncture or mechanical problem. The group caption will assign one or two to help with puncture, the rest of the group to cycle on and turn around safely a few kms down the road and cycle back to the puncture group. This ensures safety of the group and ensures cyclists do not get cold while waiting for the punctured tube to be replaced.
• Toilet break, if a cyclist requires a toilet break, the cyclist must update the Group Caption and will arrange a safe suitable stop a few kms down the road.
• Any issues from cyclists must be raised to the committee meetings. The committee represents all SWW Club cyclists and can only solve concerns only if raised to the committee.
• Irate Motorists. If a motorist drives dangerously or is abusive. Please do not be abusive back. Please take note of the car req number and give it to a committee member and it will be given to the local Garda who will follow up on the issue.
• Finally we want SWW Club cyclists to enjoy group cycling but no one enjoys cycling with a cyclist who keeps moaning, ie about the weather, rain, wind, roads etc etc. Remember keep positive, help and encourage each other as cycling is a tough sport and we all suffer together.
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