Saturday Morning Cycling

Post date: Apr 09, 2019 8:28:32 PM

(By Shay O'Toole)

Most cycling clubs treat the Sunday spin as the big spin of the week but Lakeside Wheelers now has a very dedicated and determined group of cyclists who leave the clubhouse every Saturday morning. Regardless of weather, these hardy lads and lassies head off at 9am for the “Saturday” spin and since this group got up and running a few years ago, it has gone from strength to strength. The Saturday crew emerged from a beginners course similar to the one referred to in the previous paragraphs and now there are several different abilities enjoying group cycling over various distances. The main focus of the Saturday crew is social cycling and friendship so, the coffee stop and having banter are vital. Another very positive feature of the Saturday crew is the fact that the members are always up for a good sportive which they showed last weekend by travelling to Kerry for the SRAC Atlantic Challenge. This event is a 135km sportive which runs from Tralee to the Dingle Peninsula via the famous and very steep, Conor Pass. It was also a great opportunity to cycle with some famous Irish sporting personalities such as Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and Sonia O’Sullivan as well as members of the Team Novo Nordisk professional cycling team who amazingly, are all diabetics.

Joe Duncan