Kilbehenny cycling club continues to grow and evolve with enthusiasm and during the past few weeks, has welcomed new members who, the club hopes, are enjoying the experience of being part of a leisure club, getting fit, and enjoying the lovely locality.
Groups A,B,C head out on their own routes every Wednesday and Sunday, but from next Wednesday evening on, once a month, all groups will part take in a group cycle for a specific distance, which will bring together all members for a few kilometres of their route. This strengthens the club as a whole.
The date for the club’s annual BBQ has changed to 8th September to accommodate all existing members. Normally Group A leaves from the community centre on this morning, while other groups have the choice of departing from different locations, for example Clogheen. For the club, its important that every member reaches the “hut” at the top of the Vee for the beautifully prepared and well deserved BBQ and good craic.
The club’s Gathering event is being organised at the moment and more details will follow on this at a later date.
The club Bag Pack is in Supervalu on Thursday 22nd August – names are being taken at the moment for packers on the day.
Even though our weather has changed in the past week, it is still good to make an effort and get in some exercise while the temperatures are still warm. Cycling clothes dry very fast and a light weight cycling coat is a must for all cyclists. Normally these can be folded and packed into your bike bag or jersey and keep you dry during our summer showers.
This is also a good time to check the air pressure in your tyres, oil the chain, and check brakes. Any scratches that may be on your bike can be easily sorted with scratch recovery cream – you can buy this in a car shop – simply put some on a soft cloth, apply, then buff into scratched area in circular movements. For a good shine on the frame of your bike, you cant beat Pledge. Autoglym is the wonder product to get tar off your bike and appartently WD40 is still the wonder degreaser - with a bit of elbow grease thrown in.
For further details on the club – contact Tom 087 2683587. New members are always welcome. Generally the routes are as follows - Group A (50-100km), Group B (30-80) and Group C (10-30).