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Friday
Mar272015

MCC Beginners Spins 2015

Marble City Cyclers Beginners Spins 2015

 

Marble City Cyclers will be commencing a beginner’s spin of a 6 week program starting on Monday the 13th April.

 

There will be one weekly ride every Monday evening departing from the gates of Kilkenny Castle at 7.00pm

Also giving the option of merging in to our 10 am club rides on a Sunday morning.

This program is aimed at all adult beginner cyclists and is run by Marble City Cyclers experienced cycling members & coaches. The aim of the program is to progress riders from these beginners spins to more advanced weekly spins with the aim of being capable of joining us in participating in our annual Tour of Kilkenny Sportive.

Requirements:

All participants thinking of attending these rides should be capable of riding between 30km to 50km.

• Road bike with drop bars, or hybrid type
• Helmets must be worn at all times
• Pump
• Spare tubes
• Puncture repair kit
 

Membership:

Beginners are afforded 3 rides before being required to join Marble City Cyclers & Cycling Ireland. Members will be covered with personal accident and public liability insurance by virtue of their membership of Cycling Ireland. For more information you can contact

Eugene mullally on 087 6893743

Tuesday
Mar242015

Lap of Laois 2015

Some great footage here from Ashley Godden taking part in the Lap of Laois 2015. There was a good number of MCC riders in attendance on the day - with superb weather, blue skies and sunshine all day long! The pace was swift for this time of year, with a 31kmph average for the 125km route.

 

Tuesday
Mar102015

MCC Club Spins 2015

Listed below is the new timetable for MCC Club Spins commencing the weekend starting                            

Saturday 14th March 2015. Saturday, Sunday & Monday spins will depart from the gates of Kilkenny Castle.

 

Saturday:

  • 9.30am: One group to include all experianced cyclists. Stop point to be agreed at the start after which some will do a longer ride (80k to 100k) at an agreed pace and others will either go on at a steady pace or turn back. Spin wil move at a steady pace (ie average 27KPH max) until the stop point.
  • 10am: One group. Spins will be 25kph or less and distance about 30k to 60k
  • Coffee stops are encouraged if appropriate.

Sunday:

  • 9.30am: A leader will be appointed on rota to lead the Sunday spin. The route will be posted in advance on Facebook. One group to include steady & fast. Stop point to be agreed at the start after which some will do a longer ride (80k to 100k) at an agreed pace and others will either go on at a steady pace or turn back. Spin will move at a steady pace (ie average 27KPH max) until this point.
  • 10am: One group.  Spins will be 25kph or less and distance about 30k to 60k

 

Mondays:(from Mid April)

  • For beginner cyclists. You must have a road bike or hybrid at a minium together with cycling gear and cycling helmet.

 

Thursdays:(from Mid April)

  •         Experianced club members get together for training.

General:

  • If more than 14 cyclists, two groups are recommended
  • No half wheeling. Half wheeling is where one cyclist keeps a half wheel ahead of the rider beside him/her. Please keep your front wheel level with the rider beside you whether in the front or the middle of the group.
  • New cyclists are encouraged to try the 10am group first and then try the 9am group.
  • Lets get out there and do it