The Committee of SERC would like to wish a very Happy Christmas to all our members, sponsors, supporters, marshals and friends. We hope Santa has a very full bag full of cycling goodies !!
We really appreciate the superb effort put in by everyone in what has been a fantastic year for us. We wish to thank those who helped with the Three Peaks, Youth Two Day, SERC GP, and the Monday nights under age racing. A special thanks to Ciaran and John for organising the really well-attended 10th Anniversary Dinner.
Well done to club member, Marion O’Regan , who went from novice cyclist earlier this year to completing the gruelling Home to Rome trip.
Well done to all the members who made a big impact with their excellent results at local and national level. Roll on 2015 !!.
We sent out a special season messages to all our friends in other clubs in the region for their kindness and co-operation during the year.
Nollag Shona agus Athbliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh
The annual Conor McCabe Memorial race will take place on Sunday the 7th December 2014 at 11 am sharp.
Sign-on is at Inch Hall from 10.00 am to 10.45 am. The race consists of two laps of the N11 course with the finish near Greens’ Berry Farm Roundabout.
There are prizes for all categories. Prize-giving will take in Inch Hall afterwards and refreshments will be available.
Please note that we are holding our membership night for 2015 on Friday next the 21st November in the Eircom Building, Cemetery Road from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. We hope that all members are in a position to attend and if not in a position to do so, could they kindly let a committee member know, so that the necessary forms can be got to them.
Annual general meeting on october 24th in Inbhear Mor Park Hall.
Please note that the above event due to held on Sunday next at Inch, Gorey has been cancelled.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Well done to Ciaran Furlong and John Canavan on not only coming up with the concept of having a 10th Anniversary celebration but seeing it through to the end with really well-organised and great evening and meal in the Amber Springs, Gorey. Well done, Ciaran on a very inclusive and magnanimous speech that included references to former members and to John Maguire, the newly-crowned club champion on a very memorable and fantastic winner’s speech.
Well done to our award winners, Willie Murphy, who quite literally runs himself into the ground for the club and to ” our cyclist of the year ” award-winner, Marian O’Regan on her fantastic achievement of completing the Home to Rome cycle which included both the Alps and Apennines after only taking up cycling early this year . She has become a very valued club member in that short time.
We have a great club with a great spirit and terrific camaraderie. This was very evident on Saturday night last.
Saturday 20th September. 9.30 am
10th Anniversary Spin leaving Arklow (Fernhill) at 9.30 heading for Gorey to to meet club members on the road. The route (for safety reasons) will be dependent on numbers, but it will certainly be one of the traditional routes used by the club over the years.
The pace will be leisurely and controlled. All members, past present and future are more than welcome.
Please pass the word on.
Saturday Night Dinner – Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey. Transport arranagements.
A minibus will leave Pettitts/Supervalu front car park at 19.30 sharp for the Amber Springs.
Well done, Ciaran Furlong and John Canavan for coming up with the idea of celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the club and for all the hard work that they have put into organising activities.
The County Youth Cycling championships will be held on Sunday the 28th September at 11 am. Sign on is at Inch. The races are on the N11 Circuit as used for the SERC GP and inter-club races
All three youth age groups are catered for with trophies to the first three in each category.
The Trophies are being very kindly sponsored by Derek Webb of SprintDesigninc.
Any queries to Mick Considine at 087-9866992 or firstname.lastname@example.org up until the 25th September.
All members and the Committee of the club wish Charlie all the best after a major operation on Monday last in St James’ Hospital. Charlie has been a member of the club for a few years and is a well-known figure on the roads of Wicklow and Wexford. He is always very helpful to fellow cyclists and has a vast knowledge of cycling and bicycles.
Congratulations to John “Kittel” Maguire on taking his third SERC club championship after a little gap from the top spot on the podium. Well done to Ciaran Furlong in second place and Frank O’Leary who travelled down from Dublin to take third spot, having survived a puncture. Well done to Johnny Halford for giving his wheel to Frank.
This is the third time that Ciaran has been second and on two of those occasions to John Maguire. It’s all the hard work that you are putting into the 10th Anniversary dinner that cost you those precious few inches in the sprint.
Well done to all the cyclists who turned out today in ideal conditions for making a tough but exciting race. It is evident that the long year of racing hasn’t diminished the appetite as it was a most competitive race.
Many thanks to all who gave a hand out to ensure that we had a very safe race.
1,. John Maguire
2. Ciaran Furlong
3. Frank O’Leary