It is hard to believe but SERC is now ten years in existence. We have grown a lot in that time and have produced and still continue to produce many fine cyclists. In that time membership has really expanded from seeing a few familiar faces on as Sunday morning spin to many many members who engage in all aspects of cycling. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the club and most successful year so far, Ciaran Furlong and John Canavan have put a lot of work into organising a Dinner/Social evening on the 20th September at 8 pm in the Amber Springs, Gorey. They have negotiated a very good rate of 30 Euro for a four course meal in a private room with a bar ( not free as they say !!) A bus will also run on the night from Gorey/Arklow and surrounding areas if you want to have a few drinks. Wives/husbands/ partners are more than welcome. Deposits of 20 Euro are required by the 20th of August.
Ciaran can be contacted at 087- 2438408 or email@example.com. John can be contacted at 087- 9305461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well done, lads on your initiative.
Saturday - 12th July. TIME TRIAL starts at 10 am
Time Trial over 6k course on old N11 from Bakers Cross to Scarnagh. First rider is off at 10.00 am.
Sign on at the Arklow Rocks Clubhouse, Cemetery Road, Arklow between 8.30 and 9.30 am.
If you are a late entrant please make sure that you are in attendance at the sign on as early as possible so that we can process your entry form.
Please also ensure that you have plenty of time to get from the sign on to the start of the races.
Saturday – 12th July – Criterium starts at 3. 30 pm . Circuit 1.6 K at Scarnagh, Gorey. Close to Motor Home Sales Office and Launderette.
Sign on at the Arklow Rocks premises up to 3 pm
Criterium Distances ; under 12′s – 4 laps, under 14 – 7 laps and under 16′s – 20 laps.
Toilet facilities have been very kindly made available to us on the criterium circuit. There will be signage to indicate where they are located.
Sunday 13th July – Road Race starts at 1.00 am. Circuit of 6k., based around Inch and NII.
Sign on at Arklow Rocks from 8.30 am to 9.30 am.
Road race distances ; under 12′s – one lap, under 14′s – 3 laps, under 16′s 7 laps.
The above schedule may be subject to amendment or change in case of unforeseen circumstances.
1. Declan Kinch – Slipstream.
2. Liam Cullen - Barrow
3. James Maddock - Wexford Whs
4. Paul Kinch – Slipstream
5. Brendan Kinch - Slipstream
6. John Maguire – SERC
Great night for the three Kinch brothers with all three finishing in top six.
1. Hugh Power – SERC
2. Liam Redmond - SERC
3. Kirk Nuzum – SERC
4. John Redmond - Slaney CC
5. Walter Walsh - Wexford Whs.
6. Lee Pyke – SERC
Well done to Hugh on his first win.
A points up date will be done at a later stage.
1. Seamus Sinnott - 28pts
2. Denis McCarthy – 22 pts
3. James Maddock – 21pts
4. Declan Kinch - 18 pts
5. Joe Christian - 10 pts
6. Frank Dunne - 9 pts
7. M. Majewski, W. Whyte & P. McCaffrey - 8 pts each
8. F O’Leary, M. Doyle & S. Lambert - 7 pts each
1. Martin Askins - 28 pts
2. Luke Kearney - 26 pts
3. Alan Lawlor - 21 pts
4. Paul Bolger - 17 pts
5. Hugh Power - 15 pts
6. Liam Redmond – 14 pts
7. Thomas O’Shea – 9 pts
8. Ben Holmes - 8 pts
The closing date for the above has been extended until next Friday the 11th July.
We are in a position to accept entries by either text to 087-9866992, giving full details of the competitor e.g. licence no. , age and club details or by e mail to email@example.com , preferably in the latter case with a completed entry. Payment will be accepted on the day.
If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact me on 087-9866992.
Congratulations to Liam Curley, who is in outstanding form at the moment and this certainly in evidence yesterday when he was a convincing winner of the under 14 race by a very good margin. Liam went on the attack just after the start of lap two of three laps and put a huge distance between himself and the bunch and increased the gap with each turn of the pedals, leaving a very good quality field in his wake. This is Liam’s second consecutive race win in recent weeks.
Well done to Matthew O’Gorman, who took an excellent and well-deserved second place in the under 16 race. He was narrowly beaten by his friend, Reese Young of Slaney CC in a thrilling sprint from a strong field of cyclists from all over Leinster. This is Matthew’s best result ever and is indicative of the great potential that he has shown in training. Matthew is a very strong cyclist and shows lots of determination.
Cian Keogh had a great race and finished very strongly in 7th place in his first race in the Under 16 category, having moved up from under 14 this year. He is another under age SERC rider with great potential and like Matthew is certain to do very well this season.
Both Cian and Matthew were both “exam-tied” recently but in a few weeks they have acquired remarkable fitness and are to commended for attitude to training.
Sean Dunne took part in his first open race but had to retire due to injury. Sean is very capable of staying with the best and as a relatively new recruit to Cycling, he is progressing nicely. He is a very strong cyclist, with lots of potential.
Please let me or any of the Committee know if you are available to help in way with the Youth Two Day. This is one of our biggest races and is one of only four such races in the country. This race is a huge undertaking as it involves running nine separate races over two days. A huge amount of work has been done already by the Committee to make this race as good as possible.
We are looking for Marshals and drivers for lead cars. If you are available over the weekend to help us out you may contact either the Head Marshal, Matt Heaney on 087- 6733999 or myself on 087-9866992 or any member of the Committee.
The club would like to extend its sympathies to Ray and Breda Gaffney and his brother, Andrew on the death of Raymond who passed away after a long illness.Raymond was a young man who bore his illness bravely and lived life to the full and who had a particular interest in travelling. Through his family he had many connections with the old Arklow Cycling Club and the South East Road Club.