Over The Hill Cycling Club Notes 28th January 2018

The club were delighted to welcome young Aaron Delaney to turbo training last Thursday night. There was a record attendance on the night. Aaron showed off his bike which was purchased with assistance from club members who took part in the 2015 Race Around Ireland. It didn't take Aaron long to settle in and he was soon assisting Nigel Carroll in leading the session. Aaron is an inspirational young man and club members were delighted to have him as their guest. Hopefully, Aaron will come back and visit us soon. 

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. 

The main group headed for Lismore on Saturday. Declan Brady  led the group on what was a very enjoyable spin. In what was a very innovative move, Deccie had two coffee stops, a bold decision which will keep the other road captains on their toes. A splinter group headed for Youghal and returned via Tallow and Rathcormac. A large group of fifteen left the village on Sunday morning and headed for Midleton via Ballincurrrig and Lisgoold. There was a stop at Cobh Cross for coffee. The  speed was upped on the way home, with Edwina, Claire and Marie forming an all girl breakaway. They soon opened a gap and weren't for catching. The lads will have to up their game next Sunday. 

Club cycles will continue on Saturday and Sundays. 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