On Monday evening we had a group of 16 out on the beginners spin doing a loop that took in Bennetsbridge, Thomastown, Jerpoint Abbey, Ballyhale, Knocktopher, Dunamaggin and then home via Kells. Fairplay to the group for putting in such a good spin despite the very wet evening and even with the obstacle of a few mechanical issues.
The time trial league was back out in Kilmanagh to tackle the hill climb route for the 2nd time. Fastest man of the night was George Sherwood from KTC in a time of 24min55secs which remarkably was exactly the same time he did on the first on this same route. George is clearly on great form having competed in Ironman Austria recently. Fastest MCC cyclist was Colm Keher with a time of 25min 52sec. We are back to Cillin Hill this Thursday (12th) for the 2nd time which will be welcome news to those who rather the flatter roads!
On Saturday the club was very well represented at the Ring of Kerry charity cycle. The 180km route takes in some amazing scenery which looked spectacular even on what was a fairly wet day. An amazing 9,000 people took part this year and amongst them were Joe Ryan, Terry Brophy, Pat Murray, Mick Barron, Willie Cahill and the clubs guest for a few weeks from Kuala Lumpar, Jesper Marstrand.