Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Kinsale Cycle Challenge

Kinsale Cycle Challenge 2015

Saturday 9th May, 2015 @ 10:00am

The Kinsale Cycle Challenge this year will have two optional routes.

Super Heroes:
Kinsale Community School, via the Old Head, Courtmacsherry, the Seven Heads to Clonakilty GAA for lunch and return via Ballinspittle – 100 kms.

Kinsale Community School, Ballinspittle, Timoleague to Clonakilty GAA for lunch and return - 70 kms


We could not ask for better scenery than along either of these routes!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Some updates

Gear: We expect the Gear we recently ordered to be in around the 8th May. Will update once we have confirmation and we will arrange an evening for people to collect their orders and pay the balance.

Tuesday & Thursday Spins. We have started Spins on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for the summer. They depart at 7:00am from Clogheen.  Best advice is to join the club WhatsApp group to get regular updates on these spins. Contact Stephen Grant (on Facebook) to be added to the WhatsApp group.

As part of National Bike Week we will be holding a Family cycle event in Clogheen on Sunday June 21st. We are still working on the details but this will probably include an 8K family cycle, bouncy castles, facepainting, Turbo trainers, Bike Maintenance demonstration.  More details will be announced once we finalise details but for the moment save the date.

Ring of Slievenamon 2015

North Tipperary Wheelers Tour of Lough Derg

North Tipperary Wheelers are holding their club tour on 17th May 2015, it is once again based in the beautiful lakeside location of Ballina Co. Tipperary and follows a route which hug's the shore of Lough Derg as much as is practicable to complete a full lap of the lake, arriving back to Ballina where warm showers and food await. 

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Sunday Club spins 26/04/15

Meeting at Gleeson Tyres. Depart at 9am

100km route
Cahir - tipp town - Pallasgreen - Dromkeane - Cappamore -Donohill - Tipp town - Cahir .

60km route
Cahir - Cashel - Fethard - Clonmel - Cahir

Apologies for such late posting of route.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Kilkenny 115 Cycling Challenge

Dicksboro GAA Club in Kilkenny invites you to take part in this years running of the Kilkenny 115 Cycling Challenge. A leisure cycling experience, first promoted in 2014, around three interesting routes in North Kilkenny on Saturday June 13th 2015. The Kilkenny 115 Cycling Challenge introduces cyclists to routes never previously utilised and affords cyclists the opportunity to view a very wide range of countryside across the Midlands and the South East.

The Challenge will provide you with three options, the first, the Maroon Route, a 115 Kms tour of North Kilkenny which will take in three significant climbs, secondly, the White Route, a 75 Kms trip, while challenging will not include as many climbs and finally the Green Route, a 20 Km route which is geared more for younger participants and family groups.

Entry fee is €25 for both the Maroon and White Challenges.  Entry fees for the Green Route Challenge is €20 per family or €10 per adult.  Drinks and Refreshments will be provided at designated stations.

On the day of the event all participants must sign on, including those that previously registered online.  Sign on times are from 7.30am to 9am on the 13th June.  Sign on will take place at Dicksboro GAA Club's Clubhouse in Palmerstown, Tullaroan Road, Kilkenny (Co-Ords  N52 39'29.09"  W7 16'22.92). Parking and Changing facilities will be available at our clubhouse in Palmerstown.

Wearing of suitable safety helmets is compulsory.  Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Please contact us at:

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

List of Sportives

A common question that is asked whenever we meet up is what Sportives are coming up in the local area. Here is a list of events that have either contacted us or ones that we have attended in the past and members may be interested in. They are a list of both local ones and a few national ones (e.g. The An Post Series).  There are a couple of local ones on the list that have still to be confirmed but we are assuming they will be held again this year.  There are certainly sportives missing from the list and we will be happy to add them as they come to our attention. If you know of one that is missing contact us on facebook.

Some local events:
  • March 1st: MWC Sharon Dillon Memorial Cycle Click here
  • March 15th: Scoil Aonghusa Sportive in Cashel Click here
  • March 29th: Vee Valley Challenge Click here
  • April 5th: Anglesboro Cycling Club Sportive Click here
  • April 6th: Slivenamon Cycling Club Sportive Click here
  • April 12th Kildangan GAA Club Centenary Cycle (Nenagh) Click here
  • April 19th: Colaiste Dun Isacaigh Cahir
  • April 19th: Galbally Cycle Club Charity Cycle Click here
  • April 19th: Blackstairs Cycling Challenge (Kilkenny) Click here
  • May 3rd Grange Primary School Sportive Click here
  • May 3rd Ring of Slievenamon, Killurney Click Here
  • May 7th-8th Cycle against Suicude 7th Cork-Clonmel, 8th Clonmel-Portlaoise Click here
  • May 10th: Keeper Cycling Club Sportive Click here
  • May 10th: Stephen Roche Tour De Cure Midleton  Click here 
  • May 24th: Comeragh Tour Click here
  • May (TBC) Tour of the Knockmealdowns Click here
  • June 23rd : Kilkenny 115  Challenge Click here
  • June 20th South Tipperary Emergency Services Click here
  • June (TBC) Gortnahoe Glengoole Challenge
  • June (TBC) Tour of the Galtees (Kilbehenny CC) Click here
  • July 18th Cappaquin 78 Click here
  • August 22nd-23rd An Post The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford Click here
  • August (TBC): Carrick Wheelers Challenge Sportive 2014 Click here
  • August (TBC): Tour de Munster Click here
  • August (TBC): Suir Valley Cycle Click here
  • August (TBC): Fr Colm O'Brien Memorial Cycle Click here
  • August (TBC) Kilworth Cycle Club Sportive Click here
  • August (TBC) Trip to Tipp (Thurles) Cycle
  • September 13th Raparee Cycle Challenge Click here
  • October (TBC) Tour de Avondhu, Shanballymore Click here  
  • October (TBC) Nire Valley Drop Click here
  • December (TBC) Ride of the Turkeys (Tipp Wheelers) Click here
 Some national ones of note:
  • March 28th: Stephen Roche Atlantic Challenge Click here
  • April 12th Skoda Series Sligo Sportive Click here
  • April 18th Skoda Series Longford Sportif Click here
  • April 18th RMHC Annual Cycle Click here
  • April 25th Skoda Series Tour of Wicklow Click here
  • April 27th-May 10th Cycle against Suicude (Thur May 7th Cork-Clonmel, Fri May 8th Clonmel-Portlaoise) Click here
  • May 2nd-3rd An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo Click here
  • May 10th: Stephen Roche Tour De Cure Midleton  Click here 
  • May 10th: Three Climbs Killarney Click here
  • May 23rd: Tour de Connamara Click here
  • May 30th: Better Life Cycle Bay to Bay Click here
  • June 7th: Wicklow 200 Click here
  • June 14th Skoda Series  Cavan Challenge Click here
  • June 20th An Post Tour De Burren, Clare Click here
  • June 21st Skoda Series Dragon Sportive (Wexford)  Click here
  • July 4th: Ring of Kerry Click here
  • July 19th Skoda Series Westportif (Mayo) Click here
  • July 25th-26th An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour  Click here
  • July 25th Skoda Series IRD Duhallow Sportive (Cork)  Click here
  • August 9th Tour de Kildare Click here
  • August 22nd-23rd An Post The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford Click here
  • August 30th Skoda Series The Cuchulainn Challenge (Dundalk) Click here
  • August (TBC): Tour de Munster Click here
  • September 12th An Post Rebel Tour of Cork Click here
  • September 18th-21st: Tour de Leinster Click here

Friday, 17 April 2015

Sunday Cycle / Colaiste dun Iascaigh cycle

                                                      *** Notice to all club members ***

 The Colaiste dun Iascaigh cycle is on this coming Sunday 19th April. As one of our sponsors it would be great if you can get out and support them.
Therefore, there are no official routes posted for this weekend.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Gear left behind after the Vee Valley Challenge

Some participants left gear in the lead car of the 120k in the Vee Valley Challenge. We still have 1 pair of pull up leggings, 1 pair of knee warmers, 1 pair of winter gloves and 1 pair of mitts. If any of these belong to you please pm us or  contact Bernard Lonergan as we would like to return them to their owners.

Coláiste Dún Iascaigh Cycle this Sunday April 19th

Reminder about the Coláiste Dún Iascaigh Cycle this Sunday April 19th. There are two routes again this year. 22km and 85km. Entry is €15. Registration starts 9am. Cycle departs at 10am. As Coláiste are one of our sponsors it would be fantastic to see as many people as possible attend this great event. The weather forecast is supposed to be good (hopefully).

Cycling Ireland Foundation Cycling Coaching Course

Please find details about the Cycling Ireland Foundation Cycling Coaching Courses on Sunday the 26th of April in Dungarvan, Waterford.

If you are interested in attending this course, please email Roisin at to book you place.

For more information on any courses please look up the website

Course: Foundation Cycling Coaching Course
Date: 26th of April 2015
Province Munster
Location Dungarvan, Waterford.
Duration: 1 days
Time: 9am to 5pm
Cost: €40
Pre- Requisite: None

Please email to book you place.
Places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Kind Regards,

Róisín Hickey

Coach Education and Development Administrator

Cycling Ireland

Friday, 10 April 2015

Sunday club spins 12/04/15 CAHIR

Meeting at Gleeson tyres at 8:45am. Depart at 9am

100km route
Cahir - New Inn - Cashel - Holycross - Clonoulty - Dundrum - Tipp town - Golden - New inn - Cahir

60km route
Cahir - Cashel - Golden - Tipp town - Cahir

For those of you interested, Paris - Roubaix pro race is televised on Eurosport  11am - 3pm Sunday.

Registration for Ring of Kerry update

After some issues with their first attempt on Tuesday Online Registration for the 2015 Ring of Kerry will re-open on Saturday 11th April at 9am. If you plan to do the ring this year and have not yet registered with a charity it is recommended that you register online early as slots may fill up quickly.

Reminder also that registration for the Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford in August is also open at

Vee Valley Challenge 2015 Cheque presentation

Cheque was presented to the Sean Fogarty fund at the Vee

Posted by SouthTipp CyclingClub on Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Photos from the 2015 Vee Valley challenge by John O'Neill

Photos from the 2015 Vee Valley challenge by John O'Neill

Posted by SouthTipp CyclingClub on Monday, 30 March 2015

More Photos from the 2015 Vee Valley challenge by John O'Neill

More Photos from the 2015 Vee Valley challenge by John O'Neill
Posted by SouthTipp CyclingClub on Monday, 30 March 2015

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Nenagh CC Summer League‏

Nenagh CC, will be running a mid week race series on Thursday evenings. 
The course is to remain the same starting at on the old N7 (R445) at Gooig (between Birdhill and Dalys x next to McGills garden centre), up through Birdhill, onto Nenagh roundabout and back to Birdhill, 35km in all and finishing in a good tough (and safe!) battle up the ramp (towards the motorway) at Birdhill.  This route is an excellent open road and is perfect for getting speed in the legs for racing.
They will have a minimum of 3 groups each night including an A1-A3 group, an A3-A4 group and a beginner group either for those who are less fit or those wishing to try out racing without the pressure of being in a formal weekend A4/women’s race.  They really want to encourage ‘newbies’ to give it a go at this – the idea of this (slowest) group is that the speed is restricted to the slowest rider so no one is to get dropped, people then have the option of jumping onto the next fastest group when it catches up.  The faster 2 groups are obviously allowed to ride on at whatever the race pace of the group is.
The race route will have a lead car and be marshalled at roundabouts to ensure the safety of participants. 
They plan to chose from different categories each week (eg: first across the line, first junior male/female, first woman, KOH (on Kilmastulla) for a nominated group etc) for  a number of prizes each week, the aim being that at least every couple of weeks each rider has a prize they can target.  Results and photos will be published on their facebook site on the Friday.
Entry fee on the night is €5Euro and riders need to have a club racing licence to race.
First race is at 7pm on Thursday 9th of April.
Contact  either Majella Moyles 0876618801
or Sinnead Oakes 0872199569
Can’t wait to see you all there!

Update from the Ring of Kerry Registration

Registration for the Ring of Kerry didn't exactly go smoothly for them yesterday. They had to close down the registration but apparently there are still "thousands" of slots available. According to their site and facebook account they will issue a statement on Thursday on when they expect the system to be fixed and registration will re-open.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Ring of Kerry Online Registration Opens at 1pm

The online registration for the 2015 Ring of Kerry opens at 1pm today.  If you haven't already registered with one of the charities visit to directly register.

Last year registration was open for a few days but people still missed out because it closed sooner than a lot of people expected.  There is no indication when it will close this year BUT if you want to do the Ring of Kerry your best bet is to register today and secure your place.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Congrats to Junior racers!!

Last Sunday, 31st March , was the first of the Munster junior races in Dungarvan. It was also the first race for two of our Junior lads Cathal and Jack. It was definitely '' straight in at the deep end '' with regards to the weather conditions. There was a brutal head wind to contend with for much of it , but was made like of by both lads. Reports of  near 30kph averages are a sure sign that they are serious about the 2015 race season !!
Jack and Cathal finished 7th and 11th respectedly. Brilliant for their first time out. Onwards and upwards now that the First Race butterflies are out of the system.


Sunday Club Spins


Meeting at Gleeson Tyres .
80km route
Cahir - Bansha -Galbally - Mitchelstown - Clogheen - Cahir.

60km route
Cahir - Mitchelstown - Ballyporeen - Shanbally - Kilroe - Ballylooby - Cahir

30km route
Cahir - Tincurry - Whitechurch - Kilcommon - Ardfinnan - Cahir.

For those interested in the Classic, Don't forget to tune in to Eurosport 1 tomorrow 5th April from 11am - 3:30pm for Tour of Flanders pro race.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Slievenamon CC Sportive

Slievenamon CC sportive takes place on Easter Monday 6th April with two great routes that have something for everyone. There are shorter options for those who haven't miles in the legs or just having a bad day.

They sent a strong contingent to the Vee Valley Challenge so please try to make the time to take part and support their sportive on Monday. 

If you or someone you know could give of your time at some stage on Easter Bank Holiday Monday to help in some small way with their cycle in aid of Carrick River Rescue please leave message on their facebook site or contact Seamus on 0851766307