25 Results for tag: leisure cycling

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. ... More

La Marmotte 2012 Report

La Marmotte 2012 Report by Joe Flynn Like the amphetamined fuelled, white knuckled ride of Dean Morriarty’s and Sal Paradise’s boot to the floor exit from New Orleans, pumping every ounce of juice out of their 1949 Hudson in Jack Keraouc’s On The Road, we gunned out of Lyon pepped up on power bars and isotonic ... More

Tour de Kilkenny – Sat 4th August

The Tour de Kilkenny takes place this Saturday (4th August). The event is hosted by Marble City Cyclers  and features four routes - 40km, 70km, 110km and 160km. All funds raised for the event go to Barretstown. Sign on and event start from Kilkenny Rugby Club, south of Kilkenny City and costs €25 with a C.I licence. ... 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

Tour of Sligo – 6th May

Tour of Sligo – St Tiernan’s ‘Three Musketeers’ We were a small band of brothers (perhaps I should say there were ‘two’; and me, the new lad) and although we didn’t see much of each other, St Tiernan’s Cycling Club made its impact on the An Post Tour of Sligo. I met up with Robert (the ex-Dublin man who is ... More

Nutrition & Hydration for Training

At last Saturday's club spin there was some talk of cramping which lead to various different opinions on the use of sports drinks while training. Andy Kenny of andykennyfitness.ie posted this article on his website on hydration and nutrition for cardio training. It highlights the importance of hydration and especially ... More

Introduction to Sportives

If you have never completed a Cyclo Sportif and are wondering what it's all about this article is very helpful. It tells you the basics of entering, preparing and training for a sportif event. "Cyclosportives - commonly referred to as sportives - and gran fondos have become a firm fixture on the the worldwide cycling ... More

Club Spin 14th (leisure group)

This week's touring group was a small happy group of 3 of the Club's more recent members - myself, Aisling & Aidan, who set off together from Park Vale for a spin to Roundwood. With varying levels of fitness & time demands, we agreed the route suited us all & set off at a respectful distance behind our racing club-mates, ... More