The good weather - long may it roll on

The weather continues to provide ideal conditions for cycling. Indeed, it has left people wondering when is it going to come to an end. As long as it continues Marble City Cyclers are happy to lap it all up and enjoy what must surely be the best pre-season training conditions ever.

The weather continues to provide ideal conditions for cycling. Indeed, it has left people wondering when is it going to come to an end. As long as it continues Marble City Cyclers are happy to lap it all up and enjoy what must surely be the best pre-season training conditions ever.

On Saturday a group of seven form the club were on the roads. They headed to Castlecomer, Ballyragget, Freshford, Kilmanagh, Tullaroan, Callan, Kells, Stoneyford before hitting home. Total of 100kms in around 3 hours 30 minutes.

On Sunday a good size group of 15 went out. The group headed out to Callan and made its way to Windgap where the group split into Steady and Fast Groups. The Steady group, led by Eugene Mullaly, made its way on to Kilmoganny and then back to Kilkenny through Kells.

The Fast group sought out a few extra miles (and hills) and made its way down to Carrick. Driven on by Patrick Tobin they decided to test the legs on the infamous Seskin Hill. From there the group headed back towards Kilkenny via Grangemockler and Callan at a lively pace.

Total distance of 95kms at an average speed of 27.6kms/hour.

John Britton was in action at the Midleton 200. Unfortunately he took a tumble after 120kms and was unable to finish. John suffered no serious injuries.

Tip of the Week

Skimmed milk is a cycling super drink. Milk is nature’s perfect recovery drink after a hard cycle as it contains the protein that seems to suit muscle repair best.

Its unique blend of casein and whey contain amino acids in a pattern similar to muscle protein. It also has other essential minerals and nutrients that bodies need, so it’s a convenient package of nutrients and is good for you.