50 Results for tag: road cycling

Liege Bastogne Liege 2013 Report Part 4

By Brian Kilbride ... continued from part 3 The Sunday exceeded all our expectations. We had a good nights kip but no one was able to make it up to head out to the main square for the pre-race interviews and introductions at 9am. There was a train at 11am to close to La Redoute and and a visit to the Philip Gilbert fan club . We had a quick coffee just ... More

Liege Bastogne Liege 2013 Report Part 3

By Brian Kilbride ... continued from part 2 Temptation number two and the road to Trois Ponts and it's train station. I stopped to gather my thoughts - there was still plenty of light- should I stop for a while to eat and rest. I pressed on. A sharp turn just at the bottom of the descent from the Cote de Wanne. - and straight up the Cote de Stockeu. The ... More

Liege Bastogne Liege 2013 Report Part 2

By Brian Kilbride ... continued from part 1 It was getting too cold to hang around so we departed in dribs and drabs and slowly assembled on the road. The turn off for the 160 km route was passed soon after and a worrying number were turning away . It seemed that we had missed the main crowds doing the big loop . Again relentless ascents and descents of ... More

Liege Bastogne Liege 2013 Report Part 1

By Brian Kilbride Four club members, me, Bren, Dermot and Kevin headed to La Doyenne this year to test ourselves on one of the route of the oldest classic of them all. Seamus from Limerick sniffed out the possibility of an armchair ride through the Ardennes on Tiernan's rear wheels and signed up as well. We flew out to Brussels and then train to Liege. ... More

ICL Training Night

Inter Club League training night - Thursday 18th April, Maldorn Hotel, Tallaght, 18:30 We’re organising a training spin next Thursday night, 18th April, for all the inter club league riders. Think it would be good to get everyone together, especially the newbies, for a group spin in advance of the league kicking off on Thursday 25th April. Plan is ... More

Cycleways Cup, Navan

Some rider reports from the Cycleways Cup, Navan - 3rd March 2013 John M A4 race was quick and the rolly nature of the course meant lots of bursts of hard work. I made one little trip of the front during the first lap. Someone else was heading up the outside of the bunch so I followed along and went up the road a little. The “hill” on the first lap ... More

Wexford Training Weekend Report

by Brian Kilbride We had a well attended weekend of cycling and socializing down in Carrigbyrne, this weekend gone by with 18 down for the Saturday spin 11 for the Saturday Night and the hard core of 6 who headed out into the wind and cold on the Sunday morning. Saturday was a stunning day. All assembled in our Wexford bolt hole at 10 am on the ... More

Club Spin (Touring Group) 2nd Feb

By Andy Lakes Nine riders set off on what was a cool Saturday morning for the Touring group. We made our way up the Embankment and took the turn near Brittas for Manor Kilbride. Patches of frost were soon joined by frozen puddles which had us doubting our choice of roads. Close to Manor Kilbride we hit a section of road covered in ice and slush. A less ... More