New look for Navan Road Club

After many week/months of work the new kit has finally been ordered. With a new design and new sponsors on-board it will certainly be new-look Navan Road Club for the coming years. Firstly can i thank all of our sponsors for their commitment to Navan RC, we greatly appreciate your support, and look forward to working together for many years to come.

As you can see the design has changed a little from our current kit, but the intention was always to keep true to the previous design while putting a more modern twist on the layout.  Early feedback from the sponsors involved is very positive and I hope all club members will agree its a nice change. Our purple and yellow colours haven’t changed and never will, its who we are, and it makes us stand out from the crowd. For practicality we use black on the back and underside of the shorts……its easier to keep clean. Also see our club logo near the bottom of the jersey front + back. This is the first time it has been introduced onto the kit and i think its a nice addition.

Here is some images of the new kit from our suppliers Spin11 :

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Navan-RC-21Dec12-standard

We have ordered Short-sleeve jerseys, Long-sleeve jerseys, Gilets, Bib-shorts (mens), ladies shorts, and Summer Over-shoes.  All of the garments are of a very high quality, we didn’t go down the route of  ordering cheaper  just to save a few quid.! So once you look after your gear it will serve you well for many years. Trying to select what sizes to order is a bit of a guessing game, so hopefully I have got it right. I have picked a variety of sizes so I’m sure you’ll find something to fit.! As for an exact delivery date, I won’t be sure until after Christmass, but i would expect it to be into February at least before we get anything. Untill then we still have some club jerseys in stock so you won’t be stuck.!

I am working out the pricing of the new kit, and will publish the prices in the coming days……..also to view the kit a little better go to our Facebook page and you will be able to see the image a lot clearer.

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A Weekend with Wendy Houvenaghel

It’s an exciting time to be involved in women’s cycling. This weekend, the 8th and 9th of December, the Women’s Commission and Head Development Coach, Paddy Doran, held a training camp in Corkagh Park, Dublin with special guest Wendy Houvenaghel.

Wendy, a full time cyclist with team GB, specialises in time trials on the road and pursuits on the track. She is a 12 time national champion, multiple world champion and an Olympic silver medalist, to name but a few of her achievements.

Saturday’s camp was open to women of all ages and levels of ability. It began with a presentation from Wendy, detailing her pathway to success and giving plenty of tips for aspiring cyclists. She then spent a lot of time answering our many questions. Next up was an intense turbo session that left us all well ready for our dinners!

On Sunday, the Women’s Development Squad and 2020 Talent Team had the unique opportunity of having a training session led by the former world champion. This included some fun events such as a devil race and team pursuit. It was a very enjoyable session and (just to warn you) I’m definitely going to be bragging about Wendy holding my bike for a standing start for quite a while!

After we had finished up, Wendy stayed around to answer some more questions. She was very generous with her time and most of us got some time to have a bit of a chat with her one to one. Of course I couldn’t miss the opportunity to get my Navan jersey signed!

It's a bit hard to see in the photo, but I'll be minding that jersey from now on!
It’s a bit hard to see in the photo, but I’ll be minding that jersey from now on!

All in all it was a pretty amazing weekend. We got some fantastic advice and had the opportunity to meet one of the most successful female cyclists in the world. Huge thanks to all who made it possible and to Wendy Houvenaghel for being so giving of her time.

Membership 2013

Club Membership for 2013 is now open for business, and can be paid to : Gerry Clarke (membership officer), Niall Doggett (club secretary) or John Nolan (treasurer). Please do so at your earliest convenience.

We will once again be holding a membership+information evening in early-February 2013 to attract new members, and to make it easy for current members to paid also.

Following on from the A.G.M  club fee’s are :

Adult  €20

Under-age (under 16) €5 

Family rate (**new**)   €40 ………covers up to 2 adults + 2 kids.

It is also very important that all members join Cycling Ireland. A basic ‘Leisure cycling’ licence starts at only €15, and there are various other levels of licence available to suit your needs. I would urge everyone to pay for their own licence on-line @ http://www.cyclingireland.ie  you’ll have to log-in and apply yourself, and once its approved by all parties involved you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail and a request to pay. Club secretary Niall Doggett is there to help in this process and if you are having any trouble contact him on 0868426603.