D group Spin Saturday 3rd July 2021

Post date: Jul 04, 2021 6:53:48 PM

"Luck of the Irish strikes again"

With the heavy rain which fell on Friday night a small number of the regular D group turned up for our weekly spin. The remainder decided on a lie in.

The group headed out towards Dalystown (waterproof jackets were the order of the day). From Dalystown it was down the road to Ballinagore and onto Kilbeggan. The waterproof jackets were discarded, which was a wrong call, and the group proceeded onto Horseleap. No sooner through the village than the heavens opened and a quick stop was called to replace the waterproof's. By the time the group got to Moate we were like drowned kittens. The thought going through everyone's mind was that the coffee would have to be outdoors, in the rain. We should not have worried. Shirley, Mary and the ever efficient staff in Tuar Ard had the open area fully covered with appropriate umbrella's and were on hand with towels and shawl's for the ladies that were showing a little bit of wear. Gerry even got a padded cushion. What service. The coffee and scones were a welcome treat and hit the right spot. If there was a prize for going over and above the staff in Tuar Ard deserve it. What service, with a friendly smile. As we readied for the Greenway home another group from Tullamore CC were arriving for their deserved break. Such a popular venue for cyclists.

The spin home along the Greenway was dry but windy. You never get the benefit of the wind in your back. The group arrived back in town with a very enjoyable 70km covered.

For one of the group there was added excitement, like a previous Wheeler, he received a phone call from the Credit Union to say he had won the car in their monthly draw. Well done David Fox. The Wheelers now have 2 winners from this monthly draw. Needless to say we will probably see him with a new bike shortly?

Don't forget to register for the Club TT on the 17th July. It will be a fun event and Ulrika has promised some lovely buns and sandwiches in Brownes.

See everyone next Saturday.

C Group D Group