Category: Events

Traders Cup, Dundalk

Well done to the Gorey Cycling Club lads who made the long trip to Dundalk today for the Traders Cup race. The day was marred by numerous crashes with one of our lads getting involved in a tangle, but all made it to the finish. See Sean Rowe’s gallery for more of the action here.

Traders Cup, Dundalk - Feb 21st 2016

Traders Cup, Dundalk – Feb 21st 2016

Traders Cup, Dundalk - Feb 21st 2016

Traders Cup, Dundalk – Feb 21st 2016

Traders Cup, Dundalk - Feb 21st 2016

Traders Cup, Dundalk – Feb 21st 2016


Happy Christmas Everyone!

We would like to wish a very Happy Christmas from Gorey Cycling Club to all our members and friends in South East Road Club, Slaney Cycling Club, Slipstream Cycling Club, Wexford Wheelers Cycling Club, Barrow Wheelers, Rossbury and Ounavarra Cycling Club.

Don’t forget our St. Stephen’s Day Club Spin is at the slightly later time of 10am from the car park opposite Revolve Bike Shop. The pace will be leisurely, so we hope to see a large turnout and you can burn off some of that Christmas excess!

Happy Christmas from Gorey CC

Happy Christmas from Gorey CC

Club Social

Club Chairman Gerry presenting Joe with signed club jersey

Club Chairman Gerry presenting Joe with signed club jersey

The Club had very enjoyable get together on Friday night in Eco Restaurant Gorey for some lovely food, a few beverages and lots of cycling talk. The highlight of the evening was the presentation by Club Chairman Gerry of a framed club jersey, signed by fellow club members, to Joe Christian in recognition of his recent achievement at the World Masters Championships in Austria. Joe finished an impressive 6th in his category to round off a very good season.

Wexford County Championships (Round 2)

Brendan Dunne finishes 3rd A4 at the Wexford County Championships

Well done to all who raced the rescheduled Wexford County Championships on Tuesday September 8th, hosted by South East Road Club. The previous attempt had to be postponed after a serious road traffic accident closed part of the route. The overall win was taken by Slipstream’s Declan Kinch who just managed to hold off Luke Maguire of Wexford Wheelers in a thrilling sprint finish.

A good result for GoreyCC with Brendan Dunne (pictured) taking 3rd place in the A4 race and Joe Christian finishing 1st A1. Well done lads!

1st – Declan Kinch – Slipstream Cycling Club
2nd – Luke Maguire – Wexford Wheelers Cycling Club
3rd – Dermot Gregan – Slipstream Cycling Club
County Vet: Paul Bolger – Slaney Cycling Club

1st – Jonathon Russell – South East Road Club
2nd – John O’Leary – Barrow Wheelers
3rd – Brendan Dunne – Gorey Cycling Club
Vet: John O’Leary – Barrow Wheelers

1st – Luke Kearny – South East Road Club
2nd – Reece Young – Slaney Cycling Club
3rd – Sean Moore – Barrow Wheelers 

1st A1 – Joe Christian – Gorey Cycling Club
1st A2 – Brian Cullen – Rossbury
1st A3 – Luke Maguire – Wexford Wheelers

Nutrition Talk


All GoreyCC members, we are pleased to be hosting an informational presentation by top nutritionist, Emer O’Driscoll on Friday, June 19th @ 7.30p in Loch Garman Arms. Emer has a masters in nutrition and dietetics from University of Ulster, Coleraine and currently works for Nutricia Medical in Dublin in the areas of nutrition support, oncology, geriatrics and weight reduction.

The presentation will cover the body requirements for moderate and extreme levels of cycling related exercise, both on and off the bike, so is of benefit to beginners and seasoned racers alike. Emer will also answer any questions about individual goals.

Gorey 3 Day Stages 2 & 3

Sunday morning saw the first of two stages taking place that day. First up was the Time Trial from Clogh into Gorey.  We saw great performances from Murt, John and Joe in the with Joe clocking an impressive 8’02” and Murt catching his minute man with a time of 8’06” placing them 11th and 16th respectively for the stage. John clocked 9’16” for 133rd in the TT.

Stage 3 took place Sunday afternoon. It was a 4 lap circuit between Gorey, Craanford and Camolin with a distance of 96km. There were several attacks off the front, but nothing stuck for long and it came down to a bunch sprint in the end with Henri Jung from the french team Vceckwersheim taking the spoils. All the GoreyCC lads finished comfortably in the main field.

Monday’s final Stage 4 sees Joe lying in 12th overall, 2’17” down on the leader and Murt only 3 seconds behind him in 15th overall. John will start Stage 4 in 117th overall.

GoreyCC's Murt Doyle at the start of his TT

GoreyCC’s Murt Doyle at the start of his TT

GoreyCC's Joe Christian at the start of his TT

GoreyCC’s Joe Christian at the start of his TT

GoreyCC's John Whyte warming up for his TT

GoreyCC’s John Whyte warming up for his TT

Gorey 3 Day Stage 1

Stage 1 of the Irish Road Club’s Gorey 3 Day saw the riders start out from Blessington, Co. Wicklow travelling through Hacketstown, Tinahely, Carnew, Camolin and Gorey with a finish on the hill in Craanford. A break of 8 riders got away after the Hackettstown climb and 5 of these stayed away to the finish line. The stage was decided when Darragh O’ Mahony and Michael O’Loughlin left the break on the last lap to contest the sprint which was won on the climb by O’Mahony with O’Loughlin 2nd and Henry J Jung of the French VC Eckwersheim Team beating the remainder of the break to come across the line in 3rd place.

GoreyCC’s Joe Christian attacked off the front of the main bunch with about 10km to go but was reeled back in and both Joe and Murt Doyle finished comfortably in the main bunch just 1’43” down on the stage winner. John Whyte was unlucky to cramp on the final circuit of Craanford, but managed to get to the finish.

A massive thank you to all who helped out in the run up and during the race, particularly the road marshalls and also to Craanford Community Centre for the use of their facilities at the finish.

Full results are on Irish Road Club’s website here.

Joe Christian warming up before the start of The Gorey 3 Day

Joe Christian warming up before the start of The Gorey 3 Day

The GoreyCC Team car fully laden and filing in behind the Gorey 3 Day peleton.

The GoreyCC Team car fully laden and filing in behind the Gorey 3 Day peleton.

Gorey Cycling Club in the Gorey 3-Day this Easter Weekend!

The 3-man Gorey Cycling Club team entering this year's Gorey 3-Day Cycle Race. L-R: Murt Doyle (Club Captain), John Whyte and Joe Christian.

The 3-man Gorey Cycling Club team entering this year’s Gorey 3-Day Cycle Race. L-R: Murt Doyle (Club Captain), John Whyte and Joe Christian.

This Easter weekend sees Gorey once again hosting the annual Gorey 3-Day cycle race. The event will follow the traditional route to Gorey from St. Kevins Community Centre, Blessington Co. Wicklow on Easter Saturday. Two stages will take place on Easter Sunday with a Time Trail stage on the Enniscorthy Road just outside Gorey in the morning and several laps of a loop between Gorey, Craanford and Camolin in the afternoon. Monday will see the riders depart Gorey for the return trip back to Blessington.

Gorey Cycling Club are proud to be among the 200 entrants with 3 of its members, Murt Doyle, John Whyte and Joe Christian taking part. The lads have been training hard and honing their skills at races nationwide over the last couple of months, hoping to put in a strong performance on the day in a very competitive field.

The Irish Road Club has been running the The Gorey 3-Day since 1966. It was originally a two day race, first held on St. Patrick’s weekend of that year. Back then it was a case of “entering on the line” with 67 riders braving it out that first weekend. Since then it has grown to be one of the most prominent races on the Irish calendar, developing into a 3-Day race with some now famous riders and winners such as Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche and attracting entrants from the UK and Europe. IRC’s chief club member Alice Sherratt has been organising the race in it’s current format for several years now.

Operation Transformation Cycle Day

Operation Transformation

We are proud to be hosting RTE’s Operation Transformation on one of five 10km cycling events which will take place on Saturday 7th February. These are free events, but pre-registration is required.

Registration link is on the RTE Operation Transformation web page here:

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

All riders must wear a helmet.
• All riders must be pre-registered and sign on at the event, and get your number.
• The minimum age for entry is 8 years of age.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult.
• The maximum children per adult is two children.
• All cyclists must cycle on the left hand side of the road – no passing the white line.
• Riders must always look where they are going at all times.
• Never make a sudden move without looking behind you to make sure that you are clear to do so.
• If you want to pull in to the side of the road, look behind you first and indicate in, before moving and coming to a complete stop.
• If you run into difficulties on the day, eg puncture or mechanical, pull into the left hand side of the road, and put your hand up, and one of the support vehicles will assist.

Here’s the route we’ll be taking on the day

Operation Transformation Cycle Day

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!!!! :-))