OverThe Hill Cycling Club Notes 1st January 2018

On Saturday Dec 23rd representatives from Over the Hill Cycling Club presented Cork Penny Dinners with the proceeds from the inaugural Over The Hill spinathon. The spinathon took place on Saturday 16th December at Ross's Centra Watergrasshill. Cork Pennny Dinners were most grateful for the donation which exceeded € 3,000. Club members were shown first hand the facilities that are used and were deeply struck by the work performed by the Cork Penny Dinners volunteers.

The annual slow bicycle race took place in the community centre Watergrashill on Saturday 30th December. The race is a relaxed family orientated event. Reinging champion, Dermot Brosnan was unable to defend his crown due to work commitments. Popular club member Stephen O'Connell proved to be the slowest cyclist on the day and took home the trophy. Stephen improved on his third place in 2016. The long hours of training and practising certainly paid off. A huge thank you to Donal and Breda Scannell for organising the event and refreshments. The event was enjoyed by all who attended, especially younger members. 

Turbo Training will commence on Thursday Jan 4th 2018 at 1900hrs in the First Fruit Art’s Centre and run for 10 weeks. The cost will be € 5 per session. A Turbo Trainer and floor mat are essential. Setup 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 will lead the sessions with support from other club members. 

Club cycles will continue on Saturday 6th and Sunday 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