Weekend spins and upcoming events

Photo copyright : Peter O’Toole

Ger Leacy was involved in a serious crash at the sprint finish of the A4 race in Roundwood yesterday. Luckily he suffered no serious injury other than bad road rash and despite the pain will live to fight another day. Unfortunately his bike was badly damaged. The other races were held up for an hour and a half as one of the cyclists suffered serious injury but we understand he was recovering in hospital.

Murry’s Mystery Tour leaves from ALDI at 9.30am Saturday and the Sunday tour leaves the Duffry at 10am Sunday. I’ll be in Davidstown around 10.30am Saturday with a couple of the youngsters if anyone fancies a few easy laps and also will be bringing Conor and maybe a few youngsters out on Sunday morning at 10am from the Duffry. Probably something like Kyle Cross, Crossabeg and back or Ferns/Camolin direction depending on wind. Steady, easy spin of about 30/35km.

The next racing league to start is the SERC summer league which commences on Wednesday June 13th. The Novice & A4 league sponsored by Kenny for Bikes resumes next Tuesday 12th in Davidstown. We may go weekly from now on to complete the series. Sign on will close at 6.45pm to start at 7pm & marshalls required as usual. Please return any club signs etc from Mount Leinster Challenge on the night. I’ve a provisional league table attached based on the first 6 in the the first two races. I might go back through finish pictures to identify 7th an 8th in each race to include more riders in points table.   Novice League Table 2012

National Bike week is coming up and we have a kids/family event on Sunday 17th at 10.30am. Paul Nolan will be providng a free bicycle safety check on the Promanade and depending on age group of who turns up we’ll do a short spin down the Wexford road. Microsoft Word – Press Release Bike Week 2012 

Last chance for club entries: Davy Walsh, Mick McLean, Dan Szczech and Alan Galavan are down to ride the Paddy Flanagan 2 Day. The two day is for A1-a3 riders with two separate races for A4 on the Saturday and Sunday as well  as underage. Let me know if we have any other takers by Friday 8th at the latest.   http://www.irishcycling.com/publish/uploads/2012_paddy_flanagan_entry.pdf

National Championships Clonmel: http://natchamps2012.clonmelcc.com/wordpress/  Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th June. So far I have Davy for Elite TT and road race, Frank  Dunne and Paul Bolger for Veterans RR. Entry closing soon. 

Mullingar 2 day entries http://www.lakesidewheelers.ie/mullingar-two-day-2012 Let me know whos in for this one. Entry limited to 80 in each category so may fill up quickly so decide over the next few days please. So Far Paul Bolger, Murt Doyle, Dan Szcech and Mick McLean

Details on the Eddie Tobin RR/ The Leinster Road Race Championships on July 8th will be up next week. Advance warning – I’m looking for drivers for commisaires, lead cars & neutral service and also static marshalls for the usual junctions. We also have youth races on July 7th in Davidstown and are expecting a much bigger field this year and require assistance. No reasonable offer for either event refused!