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Committee Reviews 2017 and Plans for 2018.

posted 17 Dec 2017, 14:32 by Kevin Monaghan
(By Shay O'Toole - 17th December 2017)   
The new committee held its first meeting last week and as is usual for this time of year, the agenda was dominated by annual round-ups and planning for events in 2018.

Events Officer Jerry Waugh informed the meeting that the provisional date for our Tour of the Lakes sportive is June 17th with the GP pencilled in for July 15th. As yet there is no decision on the Criterium for next year but the club will be hosting the Leinster Youths Time Trial championships on May 19th. This year the committee received a request from Cycling Ireland to host the GP as a round of the National Road Race Series. This proved to be a very successful day of racing so it is hoped that our GP in 2018 will once again be part of this prestigious race series.
It is now customary for the club to host a round of the Paracyling Invacare TT league and it is scheduled for April 14th in 2018. Rosemount’s Declan Slevin is the main driver of paracycling in the midlands and he will liaise with our own Joe Duffy to stage this race.

After the success of the Hill Climb TT in recent weeks there is now a strong rumour that there will be a summer TT league next year so keep an eye on club notes and emails for more information.

Thank You:
As this will be the last notes for 2017 I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members who sent in reports or contributed in any way to the PRO department over the last 12 months. Great credit and thanks are also due to Kevin Monaghan who works away tirelessly in the background every year keeping our website updated.

Finally, a very Happy Christmas to all members of Lakeside Wheelers and their families and best wishes for 2018.

Footnote (not by Shay!)
A big thank you also to Shay for his PRO work throughout the year and for taking up the torch once again for 2018 - it's a job that Shay is a natural at - please give him a dig out in 2018 with lots of contributions - word and pictures - from across the many facets of the club.

2018 Clubperson of the Year, Eamon Hogan celebrating with Jack Nugent, Carmel Buckley and Mary Taffe at the Lakeside Wheelers Xmas party
2018 Clubperson of the Year, Eamon Hogan celebrating with Jack Nugent, Carmel Buckley and Mary Taffe at the Lakeside Wheelers Xmas party.

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