Official unveil of the 2019 Tippwheelers kit that will be used by our club this year at bike races, triathlons, sportives and adventure races! Our new sponsor is the Tipp Town Plaza!
On Friday night July 25th the Tippwheelers will hold its third summer night rider tour. This tour is 40k and has proven to be a great social and very enjoyable cycle. The route will remain unchanged starting at the complex, Cappawhite, Doon..., Cluggan cross, Oola, Monard, and back to Tipp. We will stop in Doon for a chat, some tea and sandwiches, and something stronger if need be! This cycle is a fun cycle travelling at 20-25kph so don't be afraid to join in as its a fun event and open to non members who might be thinking of joining in the future. Sign on will be from 6.30pm- 6.50pm at the Sports complex and will leave at 7pm sharp. Cost will be €7, which includes tea and sandwiches. Oil up your chain grap your helmet and come on down to the complex on July 25th. We will look forward to seeing you there. Pictures are of the 2012 tour, yes we all got home safe and sound!
Below is an excellent report by the boys about there amazing achievement cycling from tip to tip of our country. Hopefully we will have a few more members joining them next year.
We started off by getting our bikes collected by Philip Lonergan and being brought to Malin Head. We would have been lost without Philips "Big Yellow Taxi". We were then collected the following morning by bus at the horse and jockey and brought up to Ballyliffen Co. Donegal, where we stayed the night. The following morning we left Malin head, in conditions that were cold and wintery. We were separated into 6 groups consisting of 21-23k average,23-25k average and 25k+ average. Group 1(21-23k) set off first followed by group 2(25k+) and then groups 3,4,5 and 6. John Mac and Brian Canny were in Group 4 along with some of our close neighbours, the Raparees.
Day 1, We made our way from Malin head and went through Muff, Londonderry, Strabane, Newtownstewart(food stop), Omagh, Irvinestown and finished day one in Enniskillen. Our average pace for the day was just under 28kph for 150k.
Day 2, we left Enniskillen and made our way towards Cavan town where we had the first food stop of the day after 50km, via Derrylin, Belturbet. We then proceeded to Ballinagh, Granard, Edgeworthstown and Ballymahon we our second food stop was located after 112k. Then it was onto Athlone, Ballynahown, Ferbane, Cloghan and finishing at the County Arms,Birr. A long day on the bike but spirits were high after doing 180km at about 28kph.
Day 3- The legs were stiff to start off with after the day before but after a couple of kilometres they loosen out and the weather was fantastic with sun shining and a breeze at out back for most of spin. We left Birr and made our way towards Roscrea and Templemore and had first food stop in Thurles. We were in familiar territory at this stage as we proceeded towards Horse and Jockey and onto old Dublin road towards Cashel. Cashel, New Inn, bypass Cahir and down to Kilbehenny where a large crowd had gathered and a well deserved food stop at 113km. Kilbehenny to Mitchelstown where all six groups of cyclists met at the Firgrove Hotel and then into Mitchelstown Square where we were greeted by a large crowd of supporters and the organisers were in a position to stand on stage and thank everyone for there generous donation. All the cyclist left the square shortly afterwards and headed in the direction of Fermoy. A short stop in Fermoy and then the groups separated again for the rest of the journey to Laya health care outside cork city, via Rathcormac and Watergrasshill. About 170km with the average pace about the same as last two days.
Day 4- Started off good but as day went on I couldn't wait to finish and get off the bike. We got Garda escort through Cork City as all groups were together and we separated into our individual groups again outside the city. Lovely climb outside city and made our way through Inishannon and onto Bandon where our food stop was located in a petrol station on top of the hill on the bypass. Conditions weren't great with heavy showers and strong wind in our face as we went through Clonakilty, Rosscarbery and had food stop in Skibbereen. From Skibbereen to Ballydehob,Schull,Goleen and eventually Mizen head. All groups of cyclist finished in Mizen head at the same time, about 130cyclists. 140km duration.
Great four days and very well organised. Bit stiff and sore afterwards but delighted to have it finished without any any serious injuries.
Regards John Mac and Brian Canny
The Club are ordering running tops We will be putting in the order on Friday this week. The tops are only 7:50 euro each which is less than the price of a box of cigarettes.
Almost 70 tops have been ordered which is great.
Anyone can order the tops as we just want to spread word about the club. We would love to see any of the 30 plus people who attend our running sessions on the sports complex track purchase one and wear it to races or when they are simply training
The following are the unisex sizes that the dry flow can be ordered in:
Chest (to fit)
XS - 35",
S - 38",
M - 40",
L - 43",
XL - 45",
2XL - 48",
3XL - 50".
Brian Devitt will collect money off people on the following days at the following times. Please bring 7:50 euro in correct change if possible as we may not have change to give everyone.
Wednesday at track Sports Complex from 6:50-7:00 and 8:00-8:10 in the evening
Thursday night at the club meeting
Friday at swimming from 7:30-7:40
On Thursday the 7th of November last we held our annual AGM. There was a great turn out and we had some new officials elected. We would like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to the following people for taking on the challenge of running the club for the coming year.
Chairperson Pat Gallagher
Secretary Andrea Radford
Treasurer Keith Kelly
Well done and best of luck guys from all at the club. We know ye will do a fantastic job.
Full details of all our "all abilities" training sessions can now be seen in the "Winter training schedule 2013" All the sessions
cater for all abilities and are open to everyone including non-club members as part of our effort to get more people involved in sports, health, fitness and our growing club
The sessions include
an all abilities turbo training session on Tuesday evenings
an all abilities track running session on Wednesday evenings
an all abilities swim session on Friday nights
an all abilities bike ride on Saturday Morns
a leisure spin on Sunday Morns
Full details of each session can be got by clicking into the relevant training sections of the site below to the right in under the heading category’s. For example "training running"
The sessions are proving really popular averaging 30 odd people at various sessions. So why not give one a go and join us. We love to see new people joining.
Available now at Byrnes Spar shop in Tipperary Town is the full range on Kinetica energy/recovery products. Recovery drinks tubs and sachets, energy bars, RTD drinks and shakers. Weather it is a triathlon, cycle, adventure race, long run, or any endurance event it should be there. The shop is open 7am to 11pm 7 days.
All are welcome to have a go at this 16k/10mile fast time trial course.
The TT will take place on the 11th of June from Oola village.
Our old course has finally returned after almost two years of road works.
The event is open to non club members also.
The cost of the TT for club members and non club members is 2 euro.
Sign on for the event will take place in Oola village at 7pm on the Tipp side.
Just look out for the Tippwheelers flags which you cant miss.
First riders will be let off at 7:15pm, riders let off at 30 second intervals.
The course starts just inside Oola village and is 8k out and back exactly.
The only turn is a roundabout at Tipperary town which will be marshalled.
We look forward to seeing everyone there and meeting people afterwards