This week we are heading south. As some will be heading to Wexford Wheelers for their race, the group spin will go down as far as Enniscorthy. We will take a left in Enniscorthy for Castle Ellis and left again for Ballyedmond, Ballycanew, Gorey and Arklow.
This will amount to 100km for anyone heading from Arklow and 84km from Gorey meeting at Inch.
The opt out for anyone not wanting to do that distance is to take a left in Ferns heading to Ballyedmond and back to Gorey and Arklow. This will amount to 80km coming from Arklow and 64km from Gorey.
If the group is very large we will split it into two. When the two groups meet the front group must slow down and wait for the turning group to all catch up.
Good luck to anyone heading to Wexford on Sunday and don’t forget our race on Sunday 15th.
Conor McCabe Memorial Race 2013 details
Date: Sunday 15th Dec.
Sign-on: Toss Byrnes car park 9:00-9:45am
Race starts 10am.
Course: 2 laps of the N11 course, finish at Greens Berry Farm.
Prize giving ceremony and refreshments afterwards in the Inch Parish Hall (National School) which is beside the church, directly opposite Canavans shop in Inch.
Pass the word and keep an eye out for further details in the coming days.
This week we will be heading north towards the club champ Waynes territory (wind forecast northerly on Sunday). The Arklow lads will head down to Inch to meet the crew from Gorey. From there back up to Arklow on to the N11 heading towards Wicklow. Left at Romany Stone and through Deputies Pass turning left again for Rathdrum. We head then for Clash, Aughrim, Woodenbridge and up the Newline back down to Thomastown and the Kish. From there if you go back into Arklow it amounts to around 85km and to Gorey will get about 100km. The map attached has route and elevation details.
The opt out cuts about 15km off if anyone wants to cut it a bit shorter. Instead of turning right after Rathdrum you head straight for Avoca/Woodenbridge/Arklow.
Don’t forget wrap up for the conditions, bring enough food and fluids and if wet please attach mudguards.
As I cannot make it this week Ciaran Furlong will be deputising so please listen to any instructions he may offer.
Sundays spin is as follows, courtesy of club captain Garrett.
It is 78.5km starting and finishing in Arklow, this will increase to 95km if riding from Gorey to meet at Inch and on from there. If anyone wants more distance the Arklow crew can spin towards Gorey with the lads. The opt out route is when we come out of Tinahely you can turn right back for Carnew and Gorey which is 24km back or continue on the planned route.
This years Conor McCabe Memorial Race takes place on Sunday 15th December.
Watch out for updates on the time and venue over the coming days.
Following the election at the AGM, the following are the committee for 2014:
Club President: Willie Murphy
Secretary: Martin O’Connor
Chairman: Michael Forde
Treasurer: Tony Barnes
Youth Development Officer: Mick Considine
PRO: John Maguire
Membership Night is on Friday 29th November where club subscriptions for 2014 can be paid. Contact a member of the committee for rates.
Arklow: 7-9pm, Eircom Building, Emoclew Road
Gorey: 6-8pm, Sprint Design Inc
Slaney CC are delighted to have Kenny’s for Bikes back as sponsors of the Novice/A4/Underage league
The 2013 Slaney Novice /A4 league commences on Wednesday April 24th with a road race on the DAVIDSTOWN CIRCUIT. Sign on from 6.15pm. Sign on will close at 6.40pm sharp to get races off on time. First race off at 6.50pm. Format like last year underage off first, then a handicapped novice and A4 race. As previous years, race is open to licensed (Club or Full) members of Barrow Wheelers, SERC, Slipstream, Slaney, Wexford Wheelers and Marble City Cyclers.
Can we suggest that A4s wear there race numbers – might make finish line identification a bit easier!
Lead cars & marshals – we will not run the races unless we have sufficient marshals to ensure the safety of riders especially our under-age so please ensure we have a good turn out of club members to help.
New CI regulations means each under-age race also now requires a following car. If you are not racing or are barred from competing by your amazing cycling ability (!) come along and help run the event.
Can anyone available to look after a junction or drive a car just text me by Wednesday to confirm.
As you know there is limited parking so keep well in off the road and don’t block residents entrances. In particular if you need to take a ‘natural’ break go find an empty field. We had serious complaints in 2011 about riders using a residential driveway in view of local children. This was & is unacceptable and will result in the loss of a great circuit if it happens again. Plenty of spots on your warm up Lap for Discreet natural Breaks. Thanks All
The Slaney CC Novice/A4 league kicks off this Wednesday evening in Davidstown
Full details below
Attention all members –
DETAILS AS FOLLOWS
The cycle starts from RTE on Monday the 22nd April and is due in the Loreto Convent, Bray at around half one. The Loreto Convent is located on the Vevay Road in Bray which is the road that goes from Bray to Greystones. The cyclists leave Bray and proceed to Kilmacanogue, Ashford , Rathnew, Arklow to arrive in Gorey at the Community School in Gorey where there will be refreshments etc laid down by the Parents’ Council.
On Tuesday the 23rd April the estimated time of departure is 9.30 am from the Community School, Gorey. There will be breakfast refreshments provided for the cyclists.
The route is from Gorey to Enniscorthy, Wexford and then to New Ross to finish in Waterford.
We hope that as many members of the club as possible can take part in this cycle. Some members will be cycling to Bray for the first leg to join in the cycle. There is no difficulty with members joining in the cycle at any stage
If you are not in a position to cycle, perhaps you might consider doing a homestay for one or two cyclists as the organisers are trying to keep down costs.On the other hand you can support the cycle by buying the official jersey. Full details on the website
If you are in a position to accommodate a cyclist, I would be obliged if you would let me know so that I can contact Catherine Colbert the homestay co-coordinator in Gorey ASAP.
If you are prepared to accommodate a cyclist please let me know tomorrow as there are still some beds required.
The committee of SERC have unanimously endorsed participation in this worthy event
Full details are on the Cycle Against Suicide website
Mick Considine. http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/