Weather continues to smile on Cyclers

ANOTHER mild November morning greeted the Marble City Cyclers (MCC) as they met at the gates of Kilkenny Castle for their Sunday cycle.

ANOTHER mild November morning greeted the Marble City Cyclers (MCC) as they met at the gates of Kilkenny Castle for their Sunday cycle.

A large left the city at 10am and headed to Knocktopher, Newmarket and Mullinavat before heading back into Kilkenny. The group, which covered 83kms at 27.5kph in three hours, included Mick Burke, Joe Ryan, brothers Ken and Fergal Kennedy, Pat Tobin, John Corcoran, Paddy O’Keeffe, Michael Kenna, James O’Leary, Barry Lynch, Brendan McCarthy, Ronan Meally and Frank O’Dwyer, as well as five new cyclists who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Owing to torrential rain there was no cycle on Saturday.

The club is currently putting together an order for MCC gear. Members are reminded that the deadline is Friday, December 2. It is unlikely that the club will be placing another order in 2012.

Following the success of the recent mountain biking trip to Ballyhoura the club has arranged another visit to the Limerick venue for Saturday, December 3. Bike hire is available if required.

Planning is also well under way for the Festive Fifty, a charity cycle in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association. The Festive Fifty will be held on Sunday, December 4, with non club members welcome to participate.

The route will take riders from Kilkenny to Paulstown, then on to Gowran before stopping in Thomastown for refreshments. The cycle will return through Bennetsbridge, finishing at the Irish Wheelchair Association offices in Kilkenny, where there will be further refreshments.

Participants are encouraged to dress festively as there will be spot prizes for the best efforts. Further information is available on the club website, www.marblecitycyclers.com.