6 Results for tag: wicklow mountains

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

Club Spin 14th April (racing group)

Baltic. That’s the only way to describe it. Six hardy souls left Parkvale ready for a nice late spring spin to be met with arctic winds and snow lined edges. How Richie managed with with summer gloves and 2 layers is beyond me. Rule No. 5 with No. 9 added for good measure. We had discussed routes and the day ahead with the touring group prior to ... 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, who looked very impressive with so ... 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

Hill Climb Training for Beginner – Intermediate Part 1

If you think your Ireland's answer Marco Pantani then this guide may not be for you. It's an easy guide to climbing better for people who struggle in the hills. In many Irish leisure events there are two main factors that make it a "challenge". That is distance and hills. All events, no matter how enjoyable, tend to have their dark times for many riders. ... More

Club Spin Feb 25th

Well what a day for a bike ride. Cool, sunny and dry. Perfect for Wicklow hills. After Mr. Hayden gave a club briefing on appropriate marshalling for the inter club league, the touring or step up group rolled for Enniskerry with a plan to press on to Kilmacanogue and home via Bray. Robbie and Charlie proposed an alternative so instead we stayed off busy ... More