Last Saturday saw a big peloton head north for Mountain Barrack and Mitchelstown. The group returned through Fermoy, stopping for refreshments at Amber. Everybody was glued to their televisions on Saturday evening as Ireland took on the All Blacks. Club member, Dave Revins acts as physical therapist to the Irish team. Dave had a huge part to play on the night, with Joe Schmidt entrusting him with the team talk. Dave told the Irish players that if an old codger like Tom O'Sullivan could cycle all the way from Malin to Mizen, there was no reason they couldn't be victorious. Dave also had a role to play in the all important try, getting the Irish players to shout some of Deccie Brady's directions to the All Blacks. This worked a treat, as there is nothing surer, than Deccie's directions sending everyone the wrong way. The All Black's defence took off in the wrong direction. This allowed Jacob Stockdale to skeet in for the match winning score.
The Sunday spin headed to Fermoy via Conna and Coolagowan. The beautiful weather made for a thoroughly enjoyable cycle. Cycling on the karting track at Adventurepark Watergrasshill continued last Tuesday night.This is a great initiative and will run for the next number of weeks. The hour long cycle is proving very popular with members, and allows for safe cycling under lights.