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    Bike Leader Groups and Levels
    At all times members are responsible for their own safety and must apply common sense.

    Be prepared for change of weather conditions and know the route.
    PLEASE NOTE: The route may be modified or cancelled at short notice due to changing weather conditions.

    Please ensure you have all necessary equipment and your bicycle is in safe condition and you have a working front and red rear light. Be prepared and arrive on time to sign in with your bike leader and bring your phone, emergency money, and identification.

    Group Bike Date:
    Forecast Weather Conditions:

    Group 1: Newbie/Novice
    Group Leader: Garry Keogh
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 20-40km
    Typical duration: 2hours
    Typical average speed: 20kmh
    Route description: Typically a figure of eight route with options to leave at various points.

    Group 2: Intermediate
    Group Leader: John Darcy
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 60-70km
    Typical duration: 2.5 hours
    Typical average speed: 22-24kmh
    Route Description:

    Group 3: Strong Intermediate
    Group Leader: Colm Flood
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 70-80km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 24-26kmh
    Route Description:

    Group 4: Strong Intermediate
    Group Leader: Marie Burke
    Arrive @ 8:45am & departing @ 9am.
    Typical distance: 70-80km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 24-26kmh
    Route Description:

    Group 5: Advanced
    Group Leader: John Bowes
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 80-90km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 25-28kmh
    Route Description:

    #6700
    Audrey Pender
    Audrey Pender
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    Posted by: Linus

    Bike Leader Groups and Levels
    At all times members are responsible for their own safety and must apply common sense.

    Be prepared for change of weather conditions and know the route.
    PLEASE NOTE: The route may be modified or cancelled at short notice due to changing weather conditions.

    Please ensure you have all necessary equipment and your bicycle is in safe condition and you have a working front and red rear light. Be prepared and arrive on time to sign in with your bike leader and bring your phone, emergency money, and identification.

    Group Bike Date: 1st February
    Forecast Weather Conditions: Windy

    Group1 Newbie / Novice – Garry Keogh – Av speeds 19-23km/h
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 20-40km / Typical duration: 2hours
    Typical average speed: 19-23km/h
    Route description: Typically a figure of eight route with options to
    leave at various points.

    Group 2 Intermediate – John Darcy 73kms Av speed 23-25km/h
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 60-70km
    Typical duration: 2.5 hours
    Typical average speed: 23-25km/h
    Route – Killiskey – Filter beds – Weston Gates, Tomriland cross,
    Moneystown, Stump of Castle
    Rathdrum, Avoca, left half way up Shelton Climb, at next junction take
    middle road,
    Right at next big junction heading toward Arklow, home via N11
    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2879203768

    Group 3, Strong Intermediate 24-26km/h
    Group 4 Strong Intermediate 24-26km/h
    Group 5 Advanced 25-28km/h
    Distance 80km
    Introducing ye to the 1st of the WWs [ Walls of Wicklow ]
    Over the next few weeks, I’ll incorporate a WW into the spins.
    Please note – these are all Short [ 300m to 1km long ] very steep [
    10% + ] gradient, serious climbs
    They should be approached at a relaxed pace and climbed at a steady
    pace within yourself.
    Remember, if started at a fast pace, you could end up walking your bike.

    Route – Killiskey, Filterbeds, Tomriland cross, head toward Moneystown
    – 2nd right [ over bridge ]
    Up a hill and at next fork – right progressing toward Trooperstown –
    left at Schools road [ WW 1 ]
    At top of hill take a high and descend toward Croneybyrne, turning
    left to Spaghetti junction.
    Right toward Stump of Castle – Rathdrum, Avoca,
    left half way up Shelton Climb, at next junction take middle road,
    Right at next big junction [ Redcross-Arklow road ] heading toward
    Arklow, home via N11
    Turning right at Jack Whites and home via Coast road
    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2879195632

    #6744
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    Posted by: Tony M

    Bike Leader Groups and Levels
    At all times members are responsible for their own safety and must apply common sense.

    Be prepared for change of weather conditions and know the route.
    PLEASE NOTE: The route may be modified or cancelled at short notice due to changing weather conditions.

    Please ensure you have all necessary equipment and your bicycle is in safe condition and you have a working front and red rear light. Be prepared and arrive on time to sign in with your bike leader and bring your phone, emergency money, and identification.

    Group Bike Date: 8th February
    Forecast Weather Conditions: Cool with south west wind with possible afternoon rain.
    Hopefully we’ll be finished before Ciara kicks off ( be gentle with us Ciara πŸ˜‰ )

    Group1 Newbie / Novice – Garry Keogh – Av speeds 19-23km/h
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 20-40km / Typical duration: 2hours
    Typical average speed: 19-23km/h
    Route description: Typically a figure of eight route with options to
    leave at various points.

    Group 3, Strong Intermediate 24-26km/h
    Group 4 Strong Intermediate 24-26km/h
    Group 5 Advanced 25-28km/h
    Distance 91km

    Keeping flatter but a little longer this week.
    Ashford – Miltown lane – Glenealy – Rathdrum – Ballinaclash – Aughrim.
    Straight through Aughrim past the GAA grounds keeping left at the next junction taking the back road towards Tinahealy
    Stay straight to Ballinglen then left down onto the Tinahealy/Aughrim road. Should be a tail wind most of the way back from here.
    Left back to Aughrim – Woodenbridge – Arklow – coast road to Wicklow or N11 to Beehive and home.

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2399568625

    Group 2 Intermediate – John Darcy 70kms Av speed 23-25km/h
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 60-70km
    Typical duration: 2.5 hours
    Typical average speed: 23-25km/h
    Ashford – Miltown lane – Glenealy – Rathdrum – Ballinaclash – Aughrim.
    Straight through Aughrim past the GAA grounds keeping left at the next junction taking the back road towards Tinahealy
    Left to Annacurra at (31km) and onto the Tinahealy/Aughrim road. Tail wind back from here.
    Aughrim – Woodenbridge – Avoca – Rathdrum – Glenealy and home.

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2399598541

    #6752
    Audrey Pender
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    Message from our safety officer – Corrie:

    SAFETY MESSAGE⚠ Due to the incoming storm, tomorrows Club cycle Saturday 8th February [for Groups 2-5] will start at an earlier time of 9am. Please arrive @ 8:45am and follow instructions of group leaders. Group 1 (Newbies/ Novice) is CANCELLED only. Thanks Corrie.

    #6791
    Linus Devlin
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    Evening all
    The weather ain’t looking too promising for Saturday 15th February
    At present the Forecast is for heavy rain accompanied by strong winds c/o Storm Denis
    Of course, the eventual conditions on the day may in fact vary and end up being more benign [ this is doubtful ]
    Given the time it takes to plot / post the routes, I’ll delay doin this till tomorrow evening when a more accurate forecast is available
    Watch this space – will post again tomorrow evening

    #6800
    Audrey Pender
    Audrey Pender
    Keymaster

    Message from our Safety Officer Corrie:

    ⚠ SAFETY NOTICE! With a yellow level weather warning for heavyπŸ’¦ and gale forceπŸ’¨ tomorrow’s Saturday 15th February group bike session is CANCELLED. Go away storms! Stay safe indoors. Thanks Corrie.

    #6846
    Audrey Pender
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    Spins for Saturday 22nd February
    Weather looking like it’ll be possibly showery / wind

    Group 1: Newbie/Novice
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Route description:
    Typical distance: 20-40km
    Typical duration: 2hours
    Typical average speed: 20kmh

    Ashford, Wicklow, coast road, Brittas, Jack Whites, N11,
    Beehive, Wicklow, Ashford
    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2790252364

    Group 2: Intermediate
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2367713683
    Ashford, Glenealy, Rathdrum railway bridge, right toward Barndarrig,
    2nd right toward line Arch Bridge, Meetings
    Avoca turning right at the COI church – NEXT LEFT 200m up the road [
    ye veered toward the right in error last time up here ]
    Climb for 1km, left at T junction to Woodenbridge, right toward
    Aughrim, but next right before Yellow bridge – short 1000m climb and
    turn right toward long Straight mile
    Ballinaclash, Rathdrum, Glenealy, Ashford
    Typical distance: 60-70km
    Typical duration: 2.5 hours
    Typical average speed: 22-24kmh

    Group 3: Strong Intermediate
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2367727639
    Ashford, Rathdrum – right before railway bridge heading toward barndarrig
    2 right to line Arch Bridge, Meetings, Avoca right at Church and next
    left 200m up the road – climb for 1km and left at T junction
    Woodenbrdige, Aughrim, Ballinaclash, Rathdrum, Clara Vale, Buckey’s
    bridge, right toward spaghetti junction, Straight through junctions
    toward Glenealy, Ashford
    Typical distance: 70-80km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 24-26kmh

    Group 4: Strong Intermediate
    Arrive @ 9am departing
    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2367727639
    Ashford, Rathdrum – right before railway bridge heading toward barndarrig
    2 right to line Arch Bridge, Meetings, Avoca right at Church and next
    left 200m up the road – climb for 1km and left at T junction
    Woodenbrdige, Aughrim, Ballinaclash, Rathdrum, Clara Vale, Buckey’s
    bridge, right toward spaghetti junction, Straight through junctions
    toward Glenealy, Ashford
    Typical distance: 70-80km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 24-26kmh

    Group 5: Advanced
    Arrive @ 9am departing
    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2367727639
    Ashford, Rathdrum – right before railway bridge heading toward barndarrig
    2 right to line Arch Bridge, Meetings, Avoca right at Church and next
    left 200m up the road – climb for 1km and left at T junction
    Woodenbrdige, Aughrim, Ballinaclash, Rathdrum, Clara Vale, Buckey’s
    bridge, right toward spaghetti junction, Straight through junctions
    toward Glenealy, Ashford
    Typical distance: 80-90km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 25-28kmh

    #6845
    Linus Devlin
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    Spins for Saturday 22nd February
    Weather looking like it’ll be possibly showery / wind

    Group 1: Newbie/Novice
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Route description:
    Typical distance: 20-40km
    Typical duration: 2hours
    Typical average speed: 20kmh

    <Ashford, Wicklow, coast road, Brittas, Jack Whites, N11, Beehive, Wicklow, Ashford
    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2790252364

    Group 2: Intermediate
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2367713683
    Ashford, Glenealy, Rathdrum railway bridge, right toward Barndarrig, 2nd right toward line Arch Bridge, Meetings
    Avoca turning right at the COI church – NEXT LEFT 200m up the road [ ye veered toward the right in error last time up here ]
    Climb for 1km, left at T junction to Woodenbridge, right toward Aughrim, but next right before Yellow bridge – short 1000m climb and turn right toward long Straight mile
    Ballinaclash, Rathdrum, Glenealy, Ashford
    Typical distance: 60-70km
    Typical duration: 2.5 hours
    Typical average speed: 22-24kmh

    Group 3: Strong Intermediate
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2367727639
    Ashford, Rathdrum – right before railway bridge heading toward barndarrig
    2 right to line Arch Bridge, Meetings, Avoca right at Church and next left 200m up the road – climb for 1km and left at T junction
    Woodenbrdige, Aughrim, Ballinaclash, Rathdrum, Clara Vale, Buckey’s bridge, right toward spaghetti junction, Straight through junctions toward Glenealy, Ashford
    Typical distance: 70-80km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 24-26kmh

    Group 4: Strong Intermediate
    Arrive @ 9am departing
    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2367727639
    Ashford, Rathdrum – right before railway bridge heading toward barndarrig
    2 right to line Arch Bridge, Meetings, Avoca right at Church and next left 200m up the road – climb for 1km and left at T junction
    Woodenbrdige, Aughrim, Ballinaclash, Rathdrum, Clara Vale, Buckey’s bridge, right toward spaghetti junction, Straight through junctions toward Glenealy, Ashford
    Typical distance: 70-80km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 24-26kmh

    Group 5: Advanced
    Arrive @ 9am departing
    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2367727639
    Ashford, Rathdrum – right before railway bridge heading toward barndarrig
    2 right to line Arch Bridge, Meetings, Avoca right at Church and next left 200m up the road – climb for 1km and left at T junction
    Woodenbrdige, Aughrim, Ballinaclash, Rathdrum, Clara Vale, Buckey’s bridge, right toward spaghetti junction, Straight through junctions toward Glenealy, Ashford
    Typical distance: 80-90km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 25-28kmh

    #6902
    Tony Martin
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    Bike Leader Groups and Levels
    At all times members are responsible for their own safety and must apply common sense.

    Be prepared for change of weather conditions and know the route.
    PLEASE NOTE: The route may be modified or cancelled at short notice due to changing weather conditions.

    Please ensure you have all necessary equipment and your bicycle is in safe condition and you have a working front and red rear light. Be prepared and arrive on time to sign in with your bike leader and bring your phone, emergency money, and identification.

    Group Bike Date: 29th Feb
    Forecast Weather Conditions: Looks like strong wind and showers again but dryer in the east.
    Will plan for a tail wind on the way back.

    Group 1: Newbie/Novice
    Group Leader: Garry Keogh
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 20-40km
    Typical duration: 2hours
    Typical average speed: 20kmh
    Route description: Typically a figure of eight route with options to leave at various points.

    Group 2: Intermediate
    Group Leader: John Darcy
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 60-70km
    Typical duration: 2.5 hours
    Typical average speed: 22-24kmh
    Route Description: 72km
    Ashford – Bel-Air – Glenealy – Rathdrum – Ballinaclash
    Brown Mountain – Aughavannagh (tail wind most of the way back from here πŸ™‚ )
    Aughrim – Ballinaclash – Rathdrum – Glenealy – Ashford.

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2445069817

    Group 3: Strong Intermediate
    Group Leader: Colm Flood
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 70-80km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 24-26kmh
    Route Description: 80km
    Ashford – Bel-Air – Glenealy – Rathdrum – Ballinaclash
    Brown Mountain – Aughavannagh (tail wind most of the way back from here πŸ™‚ )
    Aughrim – Woodenbridge – Avoca – Rathdrum – Glenealy – Ashford.

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2908672744

    Group 4: Strong Intermediate
    Group Leader: Marie Burke
    Arrive @ 8:45am & departing @ 9am.
    Typical distance: 70-80km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 24-26kmh
    Route Description: 80km
    Ashford – Bel-Air – Glenealy – Rathdrum – Ballinaclash
    Brown Mountain – Aughavannagh (tail wind most of the way back from here πŸ™‚ )
    Aughrim – Woodenbridge – Avoca – Rathdrum – Glenealy – Ashford.

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2908672744

    Group 5: Advanced
    Group Leader: John Bowes
    Arrive @ 8:45am & departing @ 9am.
    Typical distance: 80-90km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 25-28kmh
    Route Description: 80km
    Ashford – Bel-Air – Glenealy – Rathdrum – Ballinaclash
    Brown Mountain – Aughavannagh (tail wind most of the way back from here πŸ™‚ )
    Aughrim – Woodenbridge – Avoca – Rathdrum – Glenealy – Ashford.

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2908672744

    #6909
    Corrie Adams
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    Sorry another SAFETY NOTIFICATION ⚠️ Due to storm Jorge and subsequent status yellow weather warning tomorrow’s [Saturday 29th February] Club Bike session is CANCELLED.

    #6921
    Audrey Pender
    Audrey Pender
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    If anyone is available to take the New to Tri spin on Saturday (the 7th of March) can you please reply here or contact Garry Keogh?

    Thanks,
    Audrey

    #6945
    Tony Martin
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    Bike Leader Groups and Levels
    At all times members are responsible for their own safety and must apply common sense.

    Be prepared for change of weather conditions and know the route.
    PLEASE NOTE: The route may be modified or cancelled at short notice due to changing weather conditions.

    Please ensure you have all necessary equipment and your bicycle is in safe condition and you have a working front and red rear light. Be prepared and arrive on time to sign in with your bike leader and bring your phone, emergency money, and identification.

    Group Bike Date: 7th March
    Forecast Weather Conditions: Mild, breezy and mainly dry so should be good to go this week.

    Going to try last weeks cancelled spin again.

    Group 1: Newbie/Novice
    Group Leader: Garry Keogh
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 20-40km
    Typical duration: 2hours
    Typical average speed: 20kmh
    Route description: Typically a figure of eight route with options to leave at various points.

    Group 2: Intermediate
    Group Leader: John Darcy
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 60-70km
    Typical duration: 2.5 hours
    Typical average speed: 22-24kmh
    Route Description: 72km
    Ashford – Bel-Air – Glenealy – Rathdrum – Ballinaclash
    Brown Mountain – Aughavannagh (tail wind most of the way back from here πŸ™‚ )
    Aughrim – Ballinaclash – Rathdrum – Glenealy – Ashford.

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2445069817

    Group 3: Strong Intermediate
    Group Leader: Colm Flood
    Arrive @ 9:45am & departing @ 10am.
    Typical distance: 70-80km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 24-26kmh
    Route Description: 80km
    Ashford – Bel-Air – Glenealy – Rathdrum – Ballinaclash
    Brown Mountain – Aughavannagh (tail wind most of the way back from here πŸ™‚ )
    Aughrim – Woodenbridge – Avoca – Rathdrum – Glenealy – Ashford.

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2908672744

    Group 4: Strong Intermediate
    Group Leader: Marie Burke
    Arrive @ 8:45am & departing @ 9am.
    Typical distance: 70-80km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 24-26kmh
    Route Description: 80km
    Ashford – Bel-Air – Glenealy – Rathdrum – Ballinaclash
    Brown Mountain – Aughavannagh (tail wind most of the way back from here πŸ™‚ )
    Aughrim – Woodenbridge – Avoca – Rathdrum – Glenealy – Ashford.

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2908672744

    Group 5: Advanced
    Group Leader: John Bowes
    Arrive @ 8:45am & departing @ 9am.
    Typical distance: 80-90km
    Typical duration: 3 hours
    Typical speed: 25-28kmh
    Route Description: 80km
    Ashford – Bel-Air – Glenealy – Rathdrum – Ballinaclash
    Brown Mountain – Aughavannagh (tail wind most of the way back from here πŸ™‚ )
    Aughrim – Woodenbridge – Avoca – Rathdrum – Glenealy – Ashford.

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2908672744

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