Stayin’ Alive..Swings & Roundabouts…. & other news

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Rosanna Davison couldn’t make the photo shoot so we hired a few male models…..

The Stayin’ Alive jersey is now available from Phil Skelton via the Stayin’ Alive facebook page.


A great new family cycle on September 22nd organised by Phil Skelton in aid of Hospice homecare


Please support this great family end of season event.



Camaross 8/8/13


Great to see a big crew out on tour today. So many leisure and racing events on Sundays the club spin is almost becoming a winter activity! Hope the running repairs to Willie Roches saddle sorted the problem – its a long ride from Bunclody to Wexford out of the saddle!

Murry’s saturday spin celebrated Mylie Kavanaghs **th birthday with a 100km spin, 1000m of climbing and an avg speed of over 27kph. (and a little birthday cake in Graigunamanagh!). Nice weather and a puncture on a descent at 70kph the only incident to report.


UNDERAGE UPDATE from Bill Jordan: With just two weeks left to the underage national championship the lads from slaney travelled to killmessin today for the leinster championship. in the u12 race elliot and mark were both in the prizes with elliot taking 5th in the bunch sprint and mark 6th. great result for the lads as they work towards the big event in two weeks time.           in the 42km u16 race fionn and reece took to the start line minus adam, as he is away with the irish team in belgium, they rode hard to chase down the early break away but unfortunately for them when it was brought back two riders slipped away near the end to take first and second. however the lads still had the legs to take second and third in the bunch sprint.which gave fionn 4th and reece 5th, well done lads. also well done to ryan byrne ww who took the bunch sprint for third place and hard luck to seamus sinnott ww who unfortunately crashed during the race but lived to fight another day. 



Well done to Wexford Wheelers Seamus Sinnott (2nd from right) and Fionn Jordan (far right) on their selection for the Leinster team.

Errigal International Youth Tour report from Bill Jordan :  we travelled to the errigal 3day race last weekend in donegal. this is a 4stage race for underage riders and fionn rode as part of the leinster u16 team. unfortunately the team hadn’t much luck on the first stage with 3 of the 5 riders having bike trouble, one chain that decided not to stay on the ring, one broken hanger and fionn’s bad crash which resulted in him breaking his frame and loosing time and skin. at least he could remount and finished the stage. following some work in the shed at the b&b that evening my bike was rolled out for the tt on the sunday morning and fionn with a strange bike and a sore leg done a good ride and was even on the podium early on. on sunday afternoon we had the queen stage of the event which for the u16 riders meant five times up a very serious climb and fionn finished with the main contenders on this stage spurred on no doubt by the tour de france like atmosphere on the climb under a lovely blue sky. the crit on the monday was in letterkenny and for the u16 was 35mins and 5 laps and again fionn finished with the main bunch.
this really was a fantastic event and even with the crash fionn really enjoyed it and the experience can only be good for him. errigal cycling club can take a lot of credit for the work they put in to this and here’s hoping we can return next year for a crashless stab at a good result. fionn wasn’t the only wexford rider at the race. seamus sinnott also rode on the leinster team(chain problems on first stage)with ryan byrne and odhran stynes riding on the wexford wheelers team. all made it home safe and well and should be proud of their achievements in such a high standard race. this is a great indication of the high standard of wexford cycling at the moment. with adam thatcher currently away with the irish team and the all-ireland coming to enniscorthy in a few weeks it is really good to have the chance to be part of it, thanks lads agus go n-éiri an t-adh libh