Weekly MTB awards

Another good day spent on the fat tires and the results are in;

  • For best wheelie – Ken Murphy
  • Best sideways dismount – Gianni Ponzi. It was a very close call between himself and Patsy but Gianni won it by also landing in a puddle the size of Lake Garda.
  • Best forward roll at super, super slow motion – Patsy McCaffery. Seasons change quicker….. This incident also wins him the award for most stylish crash.
  • Best cryptic remark of the day – Ken Murphy. “They are different but the same.”

Sunday alternative spin choice

It looks like its going to be a frosty start to Sunday so anyone who feels like an MTB outing, meet at the Regal Lodge @ 9:30am

Pace will be set by the slowest rider………….

Slap on the back of the head with a log for the first one to break the rule.

Fitness Classes With Mick Kelly

Looking to maintain your fitness this winter? or just want to get out of the house?

Trainer Mick Kelly will be having fitness classes using kettlebells at the new state-of-the art sporting facility at Westpoint which is situated in the Whitemill Industrial Estate.The classes are designed for touring or racing members using techniques suited for cyclists.

Classes will take place every Wednesday starting on the 28/10/09 from 8-9 PM.

If you wish to attend or if want more info contact Patsy McCafferry 087 2384625.

Coaching Day 2 with Martin O'Loughlin

The second coaching day with Martin O’Loughlin will take place this Sunday 4/1/09.With sign on from  the Bullring @ 9:15.

Spin Route:Bullring,Drinagh,Whitford ,New Ross roundabout,New Ross,Sliabh Coilte(50 times!),Campile,Duncannon Line,Home.

Spin will include paired sprints, single legwork, VO2 work (hard riding!)
The afternoon talk is fixed for the Volunteers’ Hall in Mannix Place at 2.30 (Same venue as last time)

  • Talk
  • Feedback from spin.
  • Bike handling.
  • Stepping up a gear from Christmas onwards.
  • Interval training – Road , Hills, Turbo
  • Planning for the season.
  • Pros & cons of upgrading equipment.
  • Preparing for illness.
  • Injury prevention.
  • Weight loss.
  • Individual analysis of physiological tests.
  • Sample training programmes.

The spin and talk are open to all local clubs with a charge of 10 euro for Wexford Wheelers members and 20 euro for non-members.

Underage is free of charge.

The underage spin will end at Whitford roundabout,and there will be no talk for them afterwards.

A service car will be on hand so if anybody wants to bring spare wheels they can do so.

There are five places still availabe,so if your interested call Martin Gill on 0872024655

First Aid Course – Next Sat 6th Dec

We still have some free places available on the forthcoming First Aid course being run by the Track Commission .The course will take place next Saturday the 6th of December in the Sport Hall within the grounds of Presentation Bray (same venue as the sign on for the Shay Elliott prior to it moving to the new Bray Club Hse.) It will run from 9.45am to 5.00pm, the cost is €15 which includes lunch and if you can bring a yoga mat, rug or towel it would be great. As it’s a Sport Hall please ensure you wrap up well for the day and Certifications of participation will be issued.

This coure will be directed towards cycling, but will cover all aspects and although it is being run by the Track Commission, it is not limimted to Track riders. It is open to any Cycling Ireland or IVCA member. This is an idea opportunity to upskill and to become as asset to your club. Please contact me if interested

Will Byrne
Track Commission
086 8047839

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