Once upon a time we had a summer, those were the days. Long sunny evenings where you couldn’t wait to get out on your bike after work/school….well it wasn’t like that last night anyway!
A group of brave (or mad) cyclist attempted to ride a bike race in the pouring rain, and fair play to them.!
Results on the night were as follows; 1 – James Lynch, 2 – Aidan Wall, 3 – Pat Doocey, 4 – Tommy Barrett, 5 – Vivian Dunphy, 6 – Brian Lenihan, 7 – Ray Keegan, 8 – Brian Moran, 9 – Adrian Finegan, 10 – Fiona Guihen, 11 – Ciaran Meegan, 12 – Paul Kelly ,13 – Kevin Byrne , 14 – Peadar Corbally 15 – Sara Ortiz, 16 – Colm Farrell………etc…
Once again the roads of county Meath will be raided by cyclists from all over the country. With a choice of 4 routes to choose from ; 11km, 50km, 100km, and 160km there is something for all ages and abilities. All cycles start in the picturesque town of Trim, with the first cyclists leaving at 8am under the shadow of King Johns castle. The event has been made possible through the positive co-operation between Meath Local Sports Partnership and Meath Local Authorities. This years nominated charity is Meath Alzheimer Society.
Dont forget to register in time, as the deadline for on-line and postal entries is 5pm Wednesday 25th July 2012. There will be no facility for entries on the day, (apart from the 11km Family Spin) so fill in the entry form or go on-line to http://www.meathsports.ie
Recently we noticed that our stock of club kit is running pretty low, so now is the time to organize an order for more. We do still have some items left, if your looking for a jersey / shorts / gilet contact PJ Nolan on 087-2848992. Before we order we needed to have a look at two things; sponsors + design. Navan RC is not a ‘sponsor driven club’, we are owned and run by our members, but we do need sponsorship to keep the club running.
Sponsorship – We have been very lucky to have great sponsors like Avonmore who have stuck with us over a long period of time, and will continue to be our main sponsor. We have been in negotiations with some new companies and are happy to say that we have secured some extra funding for the year ahead. Therefor some of the ‘old’ logos on the jersey will have to come off to make room. We thank all of sponsors over the past years and look forward to working with them again.
Design – The club colours of purple and yellow are our signature. They are instantly recognizable and will never change.! The only proposed change is to the design / layout of the jersey, it has been the same for a number of years now and many members are ready for a new look. Also there is a wider range of products available to us, such as winter jerseys, arm-warmers, shoe covers, and a new ‘Race Line’ of kit which is of a much better quality.
To be fair to everyone in the club we are giving you the chance to have your say on this issue. We will hold a club meeting on Wednesday 25th July at 8/8:30pm in Teach na Teamhrach. We don’t mean to rush through any major changes like this but now is the time to have your say, if you don’t voice your opinion now it may be too late. When we order the kit it will take up to 2months to arrive, so we need to get cracking.
Spin11 are our kit suppliers, and i have been in discussion with them over our possible new kit designs. Here are a few sample designs for you to view, but dont forget nothing has been decided yet, and any changes will have to be passed at the club meeting next Wednesday.
Navan Road Club will promote the Tommy Brady road race this Saturday evening including under-age and senior races. The action begins at 5pm with the under-age racing, with the senior race starting at 7pm. Sign-on is in Robinstown village, as is the finishing line, providing a great opportunity for spectators to view the race as it passes through the village each time. Distance is 65km for the senior race, which is run on a handicapped basis, catering for A1,A2,A3 and A4 riders. Race organiser is Noel Clarke 087-2727801.