Over The Hill Cycling Club Notes 17th December 2023

It was an early start last Saturday morning for the Spintahon Event which took place at Ross's Centra in Watergrasshill. First up on the turbo trainers at 8am were Brian Atkinson and Jeremy Duane. The lads set the tempo and atmosphere for what was a very rewarding day.  Ollie and Niall took it on from there followed by Decky and Greg. Brendan and Dave were next up, followed by Aislinn who had the honour of partnering the chairman. Disaster struck next, when Pat McHugh had to cry off with a tight hamstring. Luckily for Pat, his long suffering wife Joanne stepped into the breach and kept the show on the road, helped by Michael and Barry. Ellmary and Pierre put in a big hour, followed by Dernmot, Richard, and Alan. The spinathon continued until 8pm, with Donal Scannell and Peter Power bringing a conclusion to a great event. The event raised almost €2,000 for Cork Penny Dinners. A massive thank you to Ross's Centra for facilitating the event, and the community of Watergrasshill for their generosity. The man that made it all happen, but unfortunately couldn't pedal on the day, Nigel Carroll also deserves massive credit.
The Sunday cycle headed north around Fermoy and Kilworth. The coffee stop in Fermoy hit the spot and shortened the spin home, with 55km completed. 
Club cycles continue on Saturday and Sundays, departing from the car park at Watergrasshill National School. Details will be posted on club Facebook page. The club is always delighted to welcome new members. On Sunday mornings at 9am, all levels of cyclists are catered for, with the group split into 3 levels. 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