DCC Notes September 13th, 2015


Friday’s torrential downpour made way for a sunny Saturday and the club were well represented at both the Rebel Tour in West Cork, and the Donal O’Connor memorial cycle closer to home, where a good crew rod to Waterford to join the cycle to Tramore and returned via the coast road. There were a few on the club spin as well, a mystery tour to Tallow, Youghal Bridge, Ardmore, and Old Parish.

Sunday saw the rain back and a combined Groups 1 & 2 went to Carrick, Portlaw, Kilmeaden, Kill, and Bonmahon. Group 3 took a similar route, everyone got a good soaking, not ideal weather for Niamh to christen her new bike. Group 4 went to Cappoquin and The Vee. Group 5 combined with the new Group 23k to Lismore and Ballyduff. A few light showers didn’t dampen the enjoyment. Hint: When you have a mechanical find somewhere warm for tea when waiting to be collected.

To be informed of the weekend’s routes please check the Facebook page on Saturdays or send an email to spininfo@dungarvancc.com requesting to be added to the list to receive the routes.

Club spins leave at 9:00, from John Foley’s Kilrush on Saturdays, and The Square on Sundays.


We are holding a gear fitting & ordering evening Friday 18th from 6.30 – 9.00 pm at Minnies upstairs bar. The order will take 6 weeks to be delivered from date we submit final order, so gear will be here 2nd week of November. This will be the main club order for both winter 2015 & summer 2016 gear so we would advise you to order on the night. All members should have received an email with the list of the items we plan to order on the night, we may add one or two more as Aidan Crowley from Velo is in the factory in Italy this week looking at new products. Aidan from Velo will be there on the night and always gives great fitting advice.

All items need a minimum of 10 people to order to make it possible to produce the item, with that in mind we would especially encourage the female members of the club to try and get together and see if there is interest in women specific items (mainly bib shorts & s/s jersey). 50% deposit will be taken on the night to secure your order , the balance will be due 3 weeks before delivery.


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You will find loads of updates, tips, photos, and commentary on the club’s Facebook page and on the club website dungarvancc.com. We’re even on Twitter if 140 characters is about all you can handle. Join the Dungarvan Cycling Club group on Strava to see what everyone else is up to. If you have anything you’d like me to report please email seanoduibhir@gmail.com

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