Over The Hill Cycling Club Note 24th November 2019

The club AGM was held in the First Fruit Arts Centre last Saturday night. The meeting saw a record attendance on the night. Chairman, Pat McHugh opened the meeting, and gave an account of events that took place during the year. Pat spoke poignantly about two special members we lost during the year, Dave Bryan and Simon Martin. Members reminisced about great times we all had cycling with the two lads. They will be sorely missed. The club officers were reinstated en bloc for another twelve months. 

The Saturday cycle headed east for Killeagh before turning cross country for Tallow. After a quick refuel, the peloton made a fast return to the village via Conna and Rathcormac. There was a big turnout Sunday morning for a very enjoyable 35 km spin which took in Castlelyons and Conna. Some members pedaled on to Glenville to assist our friends in Watergrasshill AC. Members were delighted to be able to assist with marshaling for their annual road race, the great Glenville run. 
Race director, Brendan Coakley and his band of merry men are busy planning for our club cyclo cross event in December. The race this year doubles as the Munster championship. The course at Ballindenisk was very well received by competitors last year. This years event promises to be bigger and better. More detail to follow in the coming weeks. Another event on the horizon is the annual Marymount Cycle which takes place on the 7th December. This is always a great event for a very worthy cause. 
Nigel Carroll is busy organising the club spinathon which will take place on Saturday 21st December at Ross' Centra. Nigel complained last year that the space was a bit tight on the shop floor. Ross' took this on board, and have just opened a magnificent new extension and shop layout, specifically designed with spinathons in mind. Nigel's powers of persuasion are simply unreal. The spinathon is in aid of Penny Dinners. Be sure to drop in if passing though Watergrasshill on the day.  

Club cycles will continue on Saturday and Sundays. Details will be posted on club Facebook page. New members are always welcome. 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.