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Being part of Gorey Cycling Club

I woke up last Saturday at stupid o’ clock like a child ready to go on a school tour. What was I excited about? It would be my first trip away with Gorey Cycling Club and the destination was Belfast for the 2nd Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland. The Gran Fondo was epic, a special cycling experience with fully policed closed roads and as we cycled through the countryside we were met by the locals cheering and waving us on our way. There were 2 routes; the 173km Mourne Route for the more advanced athletes in our club and the less challenging but more enjoyable 58km Strangford Route for those of medium ability such as myself or as we call it The ‘Touring’ Group.

The weekend wasn’t all about cycling; it was a celebration of the training and effort put in over the last few months. Being a member of Gorey Cycling Club isn’t just about training or getting fitter. The benefits are far greater, you get to hang out with an amazing crew and make lifelong friends.

You don’t have to be great to start cycling but you have to start to be great. I cycled my bike for the 1st time on March 18th last year. I got a mile down the road and had to phone the bike shop to find out how to change the gears! Just 15 months on I have completed every challenge I set myself. The first was the Sean Kelly 100 km in Dungarvan last August. At the start of the summer I was cycling 30km and with 12 weeks training I completed the 100km. This year I’ve already participated in 4 sportives and I’ve proudly worn my orange jersey in the Wexford leg of the Cycle against Suicide, it was the reason I began cycling. I never thought I could cycle up to 80km but you can do anything you set your mind to.

On Sunday I travel to Greystones to take part in the Wicklow 100, another opportunity to challenge myself and with every finish line I cross; my confidence in my own ability grows.

Gorey Cycling Club are not looking for super athletes, we are recruiting Ladies to join our touring group and train a few times a week with a goal of participating in the Sean Kelly tour of Dungarvan in August. There are 3 options, the 50km, 100km and 160km. Why not come out on our training sessions and meet the gang, you won’t regret it. The weekly training nights are Wed and Fri meeting in the carpark across from Revolve at 6.30pm. The official Sunday spin meets at the same place at 9.30am.

If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got! Take a chance and create a life worth living. Come, join us and enjoy the spin!

Annamarie

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.

Bank Holiday Club Breakfast

An extra club spin was put on for the August Bank Holiday Monday and the group stopped off for a bit of breakfast and a welcome break from the wind at The Greenhouse Cafe in Springmount Garden Centre. Some lovely grub was served up by the ladies there and we highly recommend you pay them a visit. We think this will have to become a regular thing!

August Bank Holiday Club Spin at The Greenhouse Cafe, Springmount

August Bank Holiday Club Spin at The Greenhouse Cafe, Springmount

St. Luke’s Charity Sportive 2015

GoreyCC was well represented for the last St Luke’s Charity Sportive, “The Final Push” on Sunday with all getting around in one piece. The weather turned out perfect for cycling. A big thank you to the organisers for another well run and very enjoyable event and it will be sadly missed from the sportive calendar next year. Thanks to IrishCycleSport.com for some of the photos.

GoreyCC at the 2015 St Luke's Charity Sportive, July 19th

GoreyCC at the 2015 St Luke’s Charity Sportive, July 19th

Happy Christmas from GoreyCC

 

The Gorey CC committee and its members would like to wish all our cycling friends and their families a very happy and safe Christmas. To our friends in SERC, Slipstream, Barrow, Wexford, Slaney and Rossbury we wish you all the best for this Christmas and the 2015 season.

As we are a new club we extend the hand of friendship and cooperation with all our cycling friends and look forward to working with you all for many years to come.

Happy Christmas and have a  wonderful new year!

From all at Gorey CC.

St. Stephen’s Day Spin

santa on a bike

Gorey Cycling Club will meet up on St. Stephen’s Day for a sociable club spin. It will be a great chance to show off any new cycling gear you got from Santa! Depart time is 10am so be there beforehand. See Facebook for details.

Anyone thinking about joining the club are more than welcome to take part. Only requirements are a road bike in good working order and a bike helmet.

Christmas Party Night!

Beer And Pizza

The club has booked a table in Eco for ‘beer and pizza’ for 8.00pm on Wednesday the 10th of December. If you are going, please let Derek know at 0870617615 or derek@sprintdesigninc.ie.

We went with a midweek night as we know you are all training hard and ye won’t be hitting the beer heavy. This is for club members only (no partners).

Get in touch ASAP if coming along…. and you don’t have to wear your club gillet on the night!