A table quiz will be held tomorrow night, Thursday the 10th April at 8.00 pm in the Old Ship Pub, Main St., Arklow to raise funds to send a group of under age cyclists to Belgium in the Summer. Please support this worthy event. Is it an ideal opportunity to socialise with fellow club members and to recount the tales of past events. Of course, non-cyclists are more than welcome.
Well done to Frank O’Leary on putting so much work into organising the Table Quiz.
Another fund-raising event for the youth cyclists is the “Baby Mount Leinster ” on Saturday next (12th April). Sign on is from 9.30 amin Kiltealy Hall. Cyclists have the choice of a 45 k route or a 70 k route, which should be a “dawdle” for anyone who did the Three Peaks on Sunday last.
Full details including maps are on the Slaney CC website.
Well done to both Matthew O’Gorman and Liam Curley who wore the SERC colours with great distinction in Drogheda over the weekend. This is the first under age race of the year and attracts a huge fields with cyclists travelling from all over Ireland. Ras na nOg brings together all the best under age cyclists in the country.
Matthew definitely deserves this year’s award for the most improved rider, as most of the most of the senior members will testify to. Matthew competed in the under 16 race and his final placing after three races was 18th overall, including two bunch finishes. Matthew is a talented rider with great potential and and this is definitely the year where he will shine.
Liam Curley has a fantastic weekend with his best result being second on the third stage giving him a very fine sixth overall. He would have been much higher up the GC only for only for being brought down in a crash in the Criterium stage, but in true Liam style and despite requiring treatment afterwords for a sprained wrist, he continued on to take 10th place on that stage and a very fine seventh on the afternoon stage when he part of the break.
He kept his best performance for the Sunday morning stage with his excellent second place, which is the club’s best at Ras nOg to date. Liam is also an extremely talented rider and has huge potential, again, the senior riders will testify to this. He has only been cycling for little more than a year and half and this should be an extraordinary year for him. He is very dedicated to his training and this backed with natural talent will make him unstoppable. Sara and Tom Curley did a fantastic job in looking after the lads for the weekend. Both have made great strides and this is due in no small measure to the work done by Frank O’Leary in organising dedicated youth training days.
View the 3 peaks photos at the following link. If you are interested in getting prints or copies of any please email James Forde (jpforde1 at eircom.net)
Club member Marian O’ Regan is doing a stationary cycle in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre, Arklow today from 11 am onwards. Marian will be cycling from ARKLOW TO ROME from the 21st June onwards as part of the the “Home to Rome” Cycle to raise funds for Cancer research.
Please support her either by doing some stationary cycling or helping with the collection of money.
Directions to sign-on
GPS : 52.79175/6.17381
Arklow Rocks GAA Club, Emoclew Road, Arklow,Co Wicklow
We hope all club members can support the above event, the purpose of which is to raise funds to send a Youth Team to Belgium in the summer. Frank O’Leary has spent a lot of time organising three youth training events to ensure the riders are of a desired standard for such a trip.
It is also a great opportunity to socialise with fellow club members in a relaxed atmosphere, as we rarely have an opportunity to do so.
We can promise that there will be a few cycling questions !!!
If you have ordered SERC clothing , it is available for collection tomorrow night (Wednesday) between 8 and 9 pm in the Eircom Building, Cemetery Road, Arklow.
Payment must be made in full as no credit will be given. Jersies are 60 Euro and Gillets are 80 Euro. Members of the Youth section are entitled to much reduced rates.
Well done to club treasurer, Tony Barnes on organising the above.
Reminder that VO2 Max testing will take place at Sprint Design, St. Michael’s Road, Gorey tomorrow There are still some places left for this very worthwhile way to measure your cadiovascular fitness and to maximise your training. VO2 testing will give you a detailed breakdown of your unique fitness profile and also gives you the information to reach the next level in your training. The cost is 55 Euro. For full details contact Ronan Ryan at (087)9018898
Does anyone have a second-hand racing bike for sale ?. The buyer is prepare to pay up to 500 Euro for a bike in good mechanical condition. Preferred size is 54cm.
Please contact me at 087-9866992