12 Results for tag: wicklow

Gater takes Laragh Classic after titanic breakaway battle

September 14, 2014 - AQUABLUE'S Keith Gater lifted the Friends First Laragh Classic Cobble after a grueling three-man breakaway ride with UCD's Sean McKenna and fellow Aquablue rider Damien Shaw The trio left the bunch early on the 116km race and wrenched a one minute lead out to as much as three minutes over the hilly, 24km circuit. The racing was ... More

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

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

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