GCC 2015 Sportive Challenge

Calling all GCC Tourers… Fancy a Challenge for 2015

As Touring Captain I would like if a number of tourers could complete a few sportives as a group during the year. This would give us all something tangible to aim for and encourage each of us to get out on the bike every weekend.

Please see below a table of the training aims we need to meet in order to be able for the 1st sportive I have earmarked (the Mount Leinster Challenge).

Sunday will remain the main club spin. However, we will also need to do a spin on most Saturdays. I would also recommend that you would train at least once more during the week to increase overall fitness. This does not necessarily have to be cycling. A session at the gym, TRX, running etc would suffice, as the aim is that with 3 exercise sessions per week over a 3 month period you would be fit enough for a 100km spin.

Training Aims 

DATE:                                DISTANCE  (KM):                 NOTES:
BY END OF FEB                  50                            MAINLY FLAT
BY END OF MARCH           70                            INCORPORATE SOME HILLS
BY END OF APRIL              90                            INCORPORATE MORE HILLS
BY END OF MAY                100                          MT LEINSTER CONQUERED!
For the sportives themselves, I would like us to start as a group and finish as a group! The following are the sportives I am suggesting:
DATE                     NAME                                                               DISTANCE (KM) 
SAT 16TH MAY    MT LEINSTER CHALLENGE, Enniscorthy    100
SUN 21ST JUNE   DRAGON SPORTIVE, Enniscorthy                75/130
SUN 19TH JULY   ST LUKES CHARITY, Ferns                             100
SUN 2ND AUG     TOUR OF WEXFORD, Piercetown                100

SUN 23RD AUG   SEAN KELLY TOUR, Dungarvan                    100

There are many other sportives on during the year which some or all of us may enter. However, I am suggesting the above 5 as the GCC touring group outings. I think this would be a great way for the tourers to get to know each other better and encourage each of us to increase our fitness.

If you are interested in doing this please let me know on 086-1260412.

Thanks and best regards,
James Browne

PS: Racers are more than welcome to join us… but don’t expect the group to be averaging 35km/h on the Mount Leinster Challenge!!!! :-))

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