6 Results for tag: climbing

Joe Loughman Randonée – 9th Sept.

The Joe Loughman Randonée hosted by Bray Wheelers will take place on Sunday 9th Septmeber. There are three routes available, 110km, 90km and 46km. It starts in Bray and takes a scenic route around Wicklow taking in four cat. 3 climbs and one cat. 1. Sign on is at the Bray Wheelers Club House and costs just €20. Proceeds go to Bray Cancer Support ... More

Tour de Burren 2012 Report

What a brutal day. The weather decided to turn its nasty face westwards today as six Tiernans riders signed on for the tour de burren. Strong southerlies, persistent rain, some of it heavy enough to strip the colour off my fake tan, and roads that make you wish for the cobbles of Roubaix contrived to make this a tough day out. ... More

Club Spin 21st April (racing group)

Fortunately we escaped the wrath of the April showers on Saturday last and managed to clock up a 105km spin in a moderate breeze. There was a good turnout for both groups as we assembled in our home ground of Parkvale. Our route took 10 of us out towards Enniskerry and taking a sharp right hand turn up Killegar to expand the lungs and get the heart rates up ... More

Hill Climb Training for Beginner – Intermediate Part 2

This is the second part on how to climb better for sportif and touring events Seated or Standing? Stay mostly seated as standing generally uses more energy and should be kept for harder efforts, steeper sections and stretching out on a long climb. When you get out of the saddle beware of "kick-back". This is when you lose momentum and the bike goes ... More

Club Spin 31st March (2)

While temperatures had dropped considerably it didn’t deter the hardy annuals from taking in some good quality climbing.(Richie, Paul, Michael, Martin and myself.) The first assent of the day was Kilmashogue Lane, scene of the 2011 National Hill Climb Championships. This set the scene for the remainder of the spin!! A relatively short climb circa 2km ... More

Club Spin March 31st

Back when St Tiernans C.C. was one of the biggest clubs in the country it was not uncommon for me to be riding in a group that had more female riders than males. You may think that we had hundreds of female members at that time but in reality I was young, single and would often spend my time showing my limited skills to the female section of our club. ... More