While a number of our dedicated Triathletes were on their way to their first event of the new season, a Duathlon in Naas, where they put together a very impressive set of results, our cyclists were also out on their Sunday morning training ride. They wisely chose to ride into a strong headwind while they were fresh and so rode from the Sports Complex in Tipperary, all the way into Limerick, where they turned right to Annacotty. The pace increased significantly as the tailwind swept the riders back to Doon and home again.
This week saw another number of organised rides. Having been driven into submission by Darren during an intense 45 minute spinning class followed by 15 minutes of core work on Tuesday night at the Cannon Hayes Sports Complex, a few members will be out night time mountain biking in the Bansha Woods on Wednesday night, and on Thursday night there was a leisurely urban mountain bike spin. This is essentially a road spin done on mountain bikes, where we do not care about the quality of the road surface! The average speed of this ride was 20kph. On Saturday there will be a road training ride of approximately 50 to 65km with an average speed of 25kph and on Sunday morning the distance and speed will be increased to approximately 100km and the average speed will be 30 – 32kph.
Currently we have something to suit everybody except the beginner, so if you see something that might interest you then why not join us. We will be catering for beginners in the coming months with the commencement of a leisure ride. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on any of our activities.