D Group Spin 18th July 2020

Post date: Jul 27, 2020 10:50:8 AM

Saturday D Group Spin 18th July 2020

With the lockdown stopping all club cycles since March it is nice to slowly get back out for the Saturday spin. This Saturday 22 turned up, at our new departure point - O' Briens on the Lynn Road. With the safety of all of paramount importance the groups were split into two. The first group were taken on the road by Pat, Jim & the ever "bossy" Ulrika. I took responsibility for the second group. I had pre-planned the route and headed off to Dalystown taking in Rochfortbridge and the nice climb at Gneevebawn and on through Tyrrellspass. The groups then headed cross country through Raheenmore, Ballinagore and onto Castletown Geoghegan. I had a real treat arranged for the groups. Our long time member and friend, Adrian Murphy hasn't let the grass grow under his feet during Covid. He has transformed the "Forge" into a fine cafe. With plenty of outdoor tables, social distancing was never an issue. Adrian and his excellent staff were on hand to serve us with beautiful coffees and home made scones.

I understand that he is also doing food up to 9 in the evening. Well worth the detour. The D group wish Adrian, his family and staff every success with a wonderful addition to the village.

After the break the groups headed back to base on the Greenway. The groups had completed 55 km. Great to see so many out again, after such a long break.

Wednesday night spins for the D group have re-commenced leaving O' Briens at 6.30p.m.

See one and all next week.