Over The Hill Cycling Club Notes 21st January 2018

The inclement weather has hampered spins since Christmas. Last Saturday saw a group of 20 leave the village and head for Fermoy, Ballyhooly before turning south at Killavullen. There were no complaints of any cyclists feeling cold by the time Bottlehill was reached. The descent from Whitechurch to Kilcully was a welcome respite. The volume level was considerably reduced on the climb back from Upper Glanmire to the village. A great spin, enjoyed by all. 

Sunday morning saw a group of 11 leave the village and head for Passage West via Douglas. After a quick hop across to Cobh om the ferry, the group headed for a coffee stop in Carrigtwohill. The route home passed Glenmore Stores and on through Knockraha. The rain came down just as the group reached Watergrasshill, perfect timing again!

Club members have a number of events penciled in for the year already. First up is the Earthquake Cycle in Midleton on the the 11th March. This annual event is organised by kiwi Phil Cunningham. This year, the proceeds are to be donated to the Straight Ahead Foundation. A club trip to cycle the Wicklow Mountains is planed for April.  A trip to Killarney to cycle the ring of Kerry is planed for May. The club has organised a Malin to Mazin cycle which begins of 25th July. There are sure to be plenty other events to cater for cyclists of all abilities as the year progresses. 

Turbo Training continues on Thursday evenings at 1900hrs in the First Fruit Art’s Centre Watergrasshill and runs until March. The cost is € 5 per session. A Turbo Trainer and floor mat are essential. Setup is in the main hall and warm-up from 1900 hrs onwards. The session themselves will start sharp at 1930hrs and run until 20:30 approx. Nigel Carroll leads the sessions with support from other club members. 

Club cycles will continue on Saturday and Sundays 7th January. Details will be posted on club Facebook page. New members are always welcome. On Sunday mornings, all levels of cyclists are catered for, with the group split into 3 levels. Sunday morning spins leave Watergrasshill Village at 0900 hrs. New members are very welcome to turn up and cycle provided they have a racing bike, a helmet, and are over 18. For further information, check out our club Facebook page or contact us by email info@overthehillcc.com