The Club Summer League is back for 2015. This means there will be road training club races on consecutive Tuesdays commencing 14th April, starting with 6:30pm sign-on and first group away at 7pm SHARP. The club maintains safety as its number 1 priority. Each race will be handicapped into two or three groups in accordance with riders ability and numbers in attendance.
The circuit is 37km in length and is intended as quality training for weekend races. We are delighted to welcome riders from other clubs, but every rider needs to have at least a Cycling Ireland ‘Limited Competition License’. Triathlon Ireland licenses cannot be accepted. Please bring your license to each event for sign-on.
The start/assembly area is in Gooig, Castleconnell by McGills Garden Centre, 2 km from Daly’s Cross. The race follows the cycle lane through Birdhill up to the first roundabout outside Nenagh and back to a flagged finishing area 500m up the hill out of Birdhill towards the motorway.
Numbers were high last year and to make the event a quality training event for everybody, the marshals will at their discretion organise groups to reflect ability. This way everybody from novice to A1, and all in between get a race at their level.
The fee is €5 payable each evening.
This race series will get all those who make it a regular training slot fit for competitive open racing. Nenagh CC run a similar race on Thursdays at 7pm from the same start area and we encourage our riders to also use this club race where possible as an ideal training opportunity. Both races are designed to put ‘speed’ into your legs as they are high quality real race simulations.
We wish every one a safe Summer League and hope that the training benefits all those who participate. Our thanks to all marshals who make this happen.
We ask all riders to choose a group in the race that they know they are capable of riding in. Observe group riding skills, particularly for two-line formation. Keep an even pace between the two lines by neither accelerating too much going over from fast lane, or by decelerating too much in the slower lane.