’City Cyclers enjoyed the day with Kelly

AT THE weekend there was a huge turnout of members from Marble City Cyclers at the well organised Castlecomer Challenge. Deenside Wheelers put on a fantastic event in ideal autumnal conditions, and with the added attraction of a chance to cycle with the legendary Sean Kelly, this was for many cyclists an opportunity not to be missed, the highlight of 2011.

AT THE weekend there was a huge turnout of members from Marble City Cyclers at the well organised Castlecomer Challenge. Deenside Wheelers put on a fantastic event in ideal autumnal conditions, and with the added attraction of a chance to cycle with the legendary Sean Kelly, this was for many cyclists an opportunity not to be missed, the highlight of 2011.

For most cyclists this would have been the final event of the season. It is now time to wind down and get some steady miles in on the club runs.

To allow for the cold dark mornings, the official weekend club run for the winter has now moved from 9am to 10am meeting at the Castle Gates as usual. The main club spin is on a Sunday although there will remain a small band continuing to go on a Saturday too.

Non-members are always welcome to join the Marble City Cyclers club spins if they want to find out more about the club. At this time of year members will be doing between 50 and 70km’s at a fairly steady pace. They try and ride to the speed of the slowest rider and to keep together as a group, although a certain base level of fitness is expected.

The club is organising 2x10 week sessions of Spinning and Core Strength Training which starts this week.

On November 5 there is a club trip down to Ballyhoura to try out some mountain biking (bike hire available). Full details are on the club website.

The club have eight cyclists already confirmed and have a local guide organised for the day. This should be a fun day out and a great opportunity to try out mountain biking at this world class mountain bike trail.

Contact: Pat Murray (087-9221987), Marble City Cyclers, 4 Hollybank Lane, Clongowan, Kilkenny. E-mail: marblecitycyclers@gmail.ie. Web: www.marblecitycyclers.com.