Bike Week 2012

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17th June – ‘Cycle for All’ beginners and regular cyclists of all ages are welcome. Meeting at Teach na Teamhrach,(Trim road) 10:15am. Experienced club cyclist will co-ordinate this fun and inclusive cycle, with the emphasis on participation and enjoyment.

18th June – Cannistown National School 6:15pm. An introduction to cycling for children from 5 years upwards. A qualified team of coaches led by John Nolan introduces young people to cycling. They are streamed into 3/4 different groups, and are instructed on the basics of road cycling, cycling skills, cycling etiquette, and bike handling skills, all done in a friendly and fun envoiroment. Parents are welcome to participate in this family themed night.

19th June – Retail Park, Athboy road 7pm. ‘An introduction to Racing Cycling’ for those who want to try something different. Races are less than 20 miles, and cyclists of all abilities are catered for through a well evolved handicap system that allows both beginners and experienced competitors test each other, but all in a safe and fun format. Non Cycling Ireland cyclist must sign-on for insurance purposes, but everyone is welcome.

20th June – Navan Cycle Centre, Fair Green at 6pm. ‘Bike maintenance and safety night’. Club members along with Thomas McElroy of Navan Cycle Centre will give a demonstration on bike maintenance and tips on how to keep your bike functioning safely and efficiently. This is well worth an hour of your time in order to make the best use of your cycling equipment.

21st June – Teach na Teamhrach 7:15pm. All are welcome to this training night that caters for different groups and abilities. Everyone from new entrants to experienced racers meet up to swap tales and go training in whatever group they feel comfortable with. Distances vary from 20—60km with group leaders keeping an eye on things, and controlling the pace.

24th June – Teach na Teamhrach 10:15am. Leisure cycling is the theme with this breezy 40-60km cycle through the countryside available to all, under the expert guidance of Larry Clarke.

If you have any questions about the events listed above please don’t hesitate to contact :

Niall Doggett – 086 8426603

Matt Nolan – 087 2577896

Larry Clarke – 087 1763903

E-mail : navanroadclub@gmail.com

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Summer League Week 2

RACE WEEK 2 RESULTS :

1 – RAY KEEGAN

2 – WESLEY MONAGHAN

3 – MARIE GORMAN

4 – ADRIAN FINEGAN

5 – VIVIAN DUNPHY

6 – COLM FARRELL

7 – JOHN NOLAN

8 – JAMES BANYARD

9 – TOMMY BARRETT

10 – BRIAN LENEHAN

11 – TONY FINEGAN

12 – BRIAN MORAN

13 – ANDY MCGUINNESS

14 – JAMES LYNCH

15 – BLAIR CLINTON

16 – CIARAN MEEGAN

17 – EDDIE WEST

18 – JAMIE GORMAN

19 – CIARAN CREHAN

20 – PAT TIERNEY

21 – SIMON O DEA

22 – PAT DOOCEY

23 – PAUL KELLY

24 – CIARAN CLARKE

25 – NIALL DOGGETT

26 – DEREK HUSSEY

27 – FIONA GUIHEN

28 – PAUL PHILIPS

29 – PATRICIA TOBIN

30 – MAT NOLAN

31 – IMELDA TULLY

32 – PADDY TULLY

33 – STEPHEN SWEENEY

34 – ADRIAN BAGNALL

35 – MICHAEL COSTELLO

36 – GERRY CLARKE

37 – DESSIE CALDWELL

Summer league table after week 2

Explaination of race points ; There will be a seperate league table for Navan Road club members only, one for ‘visitors’, one for the ladies(who are also in the main table too.!) , one for the ‘younger’ kids, and one for the ‘older’ kids .

A win is worth 25 points, while 2nd place is worth 22 points…… this is to award those who race to win! From 3rd place (21 points) onwards the points go down by one for each placing up untill it reaches 5 points…..after that its 5 points for everyone…..once they finish.! All the ‘visitors’ are taken out of each weeks results sheet before the points are rewarded, so keep racing to the line to beat your navan club-mates.! The visitors are awarded points relative to where they finished each night too, and are put in their own seperate league table ( itll make sense when you see it). The ladies league table is an extra incentive for the ladies to race each other aswell as the men.!

POINTS

1 – TONY FINEGAN 37

2 – RAY KEEGAN 36

2 – JOHN NOLAN 36

4 – COLM FARRELL 35

5 – ADRIAN FINEGAN 34

5 – BRIAN LENEHAN 34

7 – SIMON O DEA 29

8 – PAT DOOCEY 27

9 – MARIE GORMAN 26

9 – BLAIR CLINTON 26

11 – WESLEY MONAGHAN 22

12 – VIVIAN DUNPHY 19

13 – DECLAN BYRNE 16

13 – CIARAN CREHAN 16

15 – JAMES LYNCH 15

15 – ADRIAN BAGNALL 15

17 – BRIAN MORAN 14

17 – EDDIE WEST 14

17 – STEPHEN SWEENEY 14

17 – NIALL DOGGETT 14

21 – ANDY MCGUINNESS 13

21 – COLIN GREEN 13

23 – AIDAN WALL 12

24 – FIONA GUIHEN 11

25 – MICHAEL COSTELLO 10

25 – PADDY TULLY 10

25 – MATT NOLAN 10

25 – IMELDA TULLY 10

25 – DESSIE CALDWELL 10

25 – JAMIE GORMAN 10

31 – GERRY CLARKE 8

32 – BEN GARRY 5

32 – PAUL PHILIPS 5

32 – PATRICIA TOBIN 5

LADIES LEAGUE POINTS WIN=5p 2ND=4 p 3RD= 3p 4th= 2p

1 – MARIE GORMAN 9

2 – FIONA GUIHEN 9

3 – IMELDA TULLY 6

‘YOUNG KIDS’ POINTS WIN=5p 2ND=4p 3RD=3p 4TH=2p

1 – JAMES FINEGAN 8

2 – SEAN NOLAN 7

3 – LAURA WALL 5

4 – NIKKI MURTAGH 4

‘OLD KIDS’ POINTS

1 – DOMINICK LELAN 9

2 – LIAM HANLEY 7

3 – JACK CALDWELL 5

4 – SIOBHAN MURTAGH 2

VISITORS TABLE POINTS —— TO BE CONFIRMED

1 – CIARAN MEEGAN

2 – TONY BARRETT

3 – PAUL KELLY

4 – JAMES BANYARD

5 – PAT TREACEY

6 – JJ MCKENNA

6 – PAT DOWD

6 – PAT TIERNEY

11 – WAYNE MURPHY

Gorey 3-day

Over the Easter bank holiday weekend  Navan Road Club sent 4 club members to compete in the 46th annual Gorey 3 Day stage race. John Kenny, Declan Byrne, Aidan Wall and Simon O Dea all went into the race on the back of some good recent performances, so hopes were high for a successful weekends racing. Club members Niall Dogget, Marie Byrne and Brian Moran also travelled down to assist the team with support vehicles etc.

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Stage 1 :
Blessington – Gorey, 100km.   Riders were blown down towards Gorey with a strong tail-wind which kept the pace at 45km/hr!  They had to negotiate 2 stiff climbs in Hacketstown and Carnew which split the group into pieces. Aidan Wall recovered well from a dropped chain on the first climb to regain contact with the peleton and finished strongly along with John and Declan in the main group. A small group of riders had broke away near the finish so the lads were 19 seconds down on G.C by the end of the day. It was a hard and fast start to a busy weekend and the lads were glad to be finished. All eyes turned to the next mornings Time-Trial.

Stage 2 :
6.4km Individual time-trial. Riders were sent off in 1 minute intervals.
-Aidan Wall was first of our guys off the line and set a good time of 8mins 18secs
-Next up was a very pumped up and ready John Kenny who posted an incredible time of 7mins 23secs firiing him into the lead.
-Declan Byrne started only 1 minute after john and posted a very respectable time of 8mins 03secs.
-Simon O Dea was our last man off the start line and  he certainly had recovered well from a hard stage yesterday to post a time of 8mins 02secs.
We new at the time that Johns time was going to be hard to beat, but  we could only just wait and see how it would unfold. The news came through soon after the finish that John had won and won well.! His nearest challenger was over 10 seconds slower.  It was a great victory for both John himself and for the whole team, so the lads were in great form as soon as we got the news. His specific training for this TT had really paid off ,and by the way his average speed was a staggering 52km/hr…! The stage win also put John into the Green Jersey for the afternoons stage,and only 2 seconds down on G.C. Could the lads defJohns position and the jersey..?

Stage 3 :
4 laps of a 24.1km circuit arond Gorey/Craanford.  With John in the Green Jersey the guys reallly stepped up their level. The stage was filled with attacks and the guys kept near the front of the bunch all day and were in the thick of the action. A dangerous break had got away on the last lap, Declan and John spotted the danger imediatedly  so they rode hard to bring them back and defend their G.C ambitions. The reak was soon brough back and it all ended in a bunch sprint. John Kenny was well positioned and although he didnt really go for the sprint he finished 8th on the stage keeping him in 2nd place on G.C. Unfortunately he lost the green jersey, but everyone was very happy to be finished a long days racing. All the guys had rode extreemly well today and spirits were high.

Stage 4 :
Gorey – Blessington 93.18km.   Finaly we were heading home.! The weather had turned nasty, the race was faced with a wet + windy  day ahead. John Kenny was sitting in 2nd place only 2seconds down on the leader so all was still to play for. Racing began with a bang and early into the stage a large group of 20 riders got into a break-away. The guys were not far away but decided to let some of the other big teams pull it back. Navan had a relatively small team of 4 riders, while some teams had between 10 and 20 riders, so it wasnt up to us to do all the work.! However in soon became clear that the peleton was very slow to organise a chase back. Johns 2nd place was slipping away so he and Declan hit the front and worked tirelessly to try and salvage a result.  They rode themselves into the ground all day, but they couldn’t bring the break back. The break finished around 2mins ahead of the peleton in the end. All 4 Navan riders finished stronly, but they were wrecked.!……they had given their all and represented the club  so well all weekend. Well done lads .! You did us proud.!

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Cycling Club in Navan, Founded 1953