Thursday night saw turbo training continue. The session was led by Nigel who brought his usual mix of high tempo pedaling and motivational tunes. The session finish with "Proud Mary" as usual. Atendess are starting to wonder if Nigel is the worlds biggest Tina Turner fan. The sessions will continue in the First Fruits Arts Centre in Watergrasshill on Thursday evenings, commencing at 7.30pm. Members and non members are welcome to attend. Anyone wishing to attend simply needs to bring a turbo trainer, mat, and a towel.
The Saturday spin commenced in then village. The 80km route headed east for Tallow and on to Lismore, where there was a stop for well deserved coffee. The peloton made the return journey through Coolagowan and Castlelyons. Conditions were tough, and the group resembled a bunch of Welsh miners on their return to the village. It was great to see club chairman, Pat McHugh out on the road.
Niamh Fleming lead a group from the village on Sunday morning. The select group which contained the creme de la creme of the club's cyclists, were not impressed when Niamh turned up late and forgot her helmet. Things went from bad to worse when Niamh led the group astray in Castlelyons. Luckily, Bernard Burke had brought a sun dial in his jersey pocket and was able to navigate back onto the route. The final straw for the group was when Niamh started flirting with a bus driver in Rathcormac. So jealous was Bernard, he sped off and completed the journey home solo. Tom O'Sullivan was consulted in relation to the accusation of flirting. Tom reckoned that the misdemeanour was forgivable, as a Bus Eireann uniform has set many a lady's heart racing. Tom explained that women throwing themselves at bus drivers is simply an occupational hazard. Sunday also saw a large group depart from Midleton. The group was divided in three with Nigel, Peter and, Donal leading. The cyclists headed for Youghal, before turning into a block head wind, which made the climb to Tallow extremely testing. The wind assisted spin back to Midleton was completed in quick time.