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.
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:
LIST OF SPORTIVES:
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,
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!!!! :-))