D Group spin Saturday 15th August 2020

Post date: Aug 18, 2020 11:7:5 AM

D Group spin Saturday 15th August 2020

Paul Gibney (Chairman) join's D's for their Saturday morning spin.

Gerry Wallace and Anto Nolan Birthday boys.

Saturday morning in excess of 26 turned up for the D group spin. A number of members had heard our Chairman, Paul Gibney was joining us. Such a fan club he has.

Two groups headed north out of town on the road to Delvin. A small detour was arranged to wish our good friend and fellow cyclist, Anto (Anthony Nolan) a very Happy Birthday. After a chorus of "Happy Birthday" it was down the road, heading to Delvin. A change in direction brought the second group up the hilly road to Drumcree. The first group, not listening to instructions, took a short cut.

Onward to Collinstown and into Castlepollard. The coffee stop had been pre-arranged for Tullynally Castle. Elaine and her excellent staff served up beautiful tea/coffee and scones. The two birthday boys even got a slice of cake. They couldn't fit enough candles on my slice, needless to say. If you are passing by the castle on any weekend up until the end of September make sure you call into the Tea Rooms. Great service, lovely food and spectacular views.

After the break the first group headed onto Coole, Multyfarnham and home to base. The second group took the scenic route along Bratty Road, Clonkill and home.

A very respectable 66km and 520 metres of climbing. Some of the group suggested a very flat route for next week - dream on!

Looking forward to seeing one and all next Saturday.

By Gerry Wallace Group Leader…