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End-of-Season Weekend Away Announced

posted 4 Sept 2017, 05:39 by Kevin Monaghan
(By Shay O'Toole - Sun. 3rd September 2017)   
This year’s end of season weekend away has been decided and it looks like it will be a great trip for fans of both road and off-road cycling.

A small working group was tasked with coming up with a location and plan for this trip and it was only this week that the “white smoke” was seen rising from the clubhouse chimney. The date chosen is October 7th and the destination is the Deebert House Hotel in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.

This location was picked as it is very close to the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Park which was visited by a small group of members last year and the feedback was excellent. Ballyhoura is laid out in a similar fashion to a ski run with the trails colour coded to denote the difficulty of the terrain so there is something for everyone from novice to expert. The area is also very bike friendly and has some great roads so for anyone who does not want to go off-road there is always the option to do some road cycling. Both groups will be accommodated with choice of routes so decisions on where to ride will be very easy. Members will need to bring their own road bikes but it is possible to hire MTB’s from Ballyhoura if you want to try the off-road option. Of course, there is also the possibility of doing both disciplines on each day of the weekend. The choice is yours!

It is envisaged that this trip will prove to be very popular and as usual, places are limited so if you are interested in going please contact Chairman, Joe Duffy or club Secretary, Jerry Waugh before Sunday, September, 10th to reserve your place.

Details: One night Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in the Deebert House Hotel = €50 per person sharing. 

A group of Wheelers on a previous visit to Ballyhoura