D Group spin Saturday 26th June 2021
Post date: Jun 27, 2021 6:9:55 PM
"Club Pro makes a welcome return to the ranks"
It was an emotional gathering at O' Briens on Saturday. Our renowned PRO decided to grace us with her presence. Little did she realise the baptism of fire we had in store for her.
A group of 24 assembled and with the route pre-arranged it was out of town heading towards Delvin. A strong headwind sapped the energy until we reached Caddagh Cross. It was a welcome relief when we headed up the road to Raharney with shelter from the high ditch along the way. Through Raharney it was on the road towards the Hill of Down, detouring onto the Trim road and into Kinnegad for a well deserved stop at the Plaza. The weather turned very cold and the coffee break was a short event this week. After this it was home through Coralstown down to Russellstown and home. A very credible 67km on the clock. I'd say we won't see Lorraine for a week or two after this spin. Maybe she will not leave it so long the next time. Well done to Amii, Emer, Ger & Olivia - some new faces to the D's. It will not be long before we lose them to the C group.
If any D's are available on the 7th July a helping hand is needed at the Midland League race. Meeting at "Wallace's" pub in Dalystown.
The up-coming novelty time trial is scheduled for the 17th July. Why not give it a go. Register your interest by emailing the Club Secretary.
Looking forward to seeing everyone next Saturday.
Notes by Gerry Wallace.
D group coffee stop at the plaza Kinnegad.