Membership Night

The annual membership renewal night will take place on Monday 16th November in the Thatch from 8 pm- 9pm.

At our recent AGM it was proposed and agreed that the membership fee be raised from €10 to €20 for 2016, in order to support the club’s growth. Cycling Ireland have yet to confirm their licence fees.

For all renewing members please bring:

  • Appropriate membership fee
  • Your email address
  • ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact details (name & phone number of 1 ‘emergency contact’)

New members please bring:

  • Name and Address
  • Required Licence type (Leisure, Limited Comp or Full Race)
  • Appropriate membership fee
  • Email address
  • ICE (In Case of Emergency) details (as above)

Alternatively, licence application for 2016 will be available on the Cycling Ireland website.

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Race Night Reminder

We’d like to remind all members that our combined Race Night fundraiser and Members’ Social night will take place in the Thatch Bar on Friday 9th October. The race night is our most important fundraising event this year so it’s vital that we sell as many entries as possible: all members are asked to try and sell at least two horses at €30 each. It’s also important that any completed sponsorship cards are returned to the club as soon as possible. Fully (or indeed partially) completed cards can be given to any committee member or details sent to Seamus Domegan – sdomegan@eircom.net. It promises to be a very entertaining night and a great opportunity for all our leisure and race riders to get together.

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Duleek Parish Cycles

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Duleek Parish Cycles will hold their third annual sportive on Sunday 11th October. Proceeds from the event will go to the new Duleek Primary School for boys and girls. There will be three distance to choose from – 14km, 45km and 80km. Sign on is from 10am at Duleek Bellewstown GAA Grounds, Navan Road Duleek. For further details visist the Duleek Parish Cycles facebook page.

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Double gold for Wheelers in Meath Championships

Earlier today, Bohermeen Cycling Club hosted the 2015 Meath Road Race Championships. And it was another fantastic day for Drogheda Wheelers. Barry Hughes took gold in the A3 Category and Niall Craven took gold in the A4 Category, Well done lads!

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Meetings

Members should note a number of important meetings that will take place over the coming weeks.

Our next ordinary meeting will be Monday night September 14th at 8:00pm. We will hope to finalise details of our forthcoming social night and fundraising race night.

Our coaching night is confirmed for Thursday September 24th at 7:30pm. Well known cycling coach Anto Moran will be offering training advice for both racing and leisure riders and will answer any training related queries riders might have.

Our club AGM will be on Monday Night September 28th, 8.30pm.

The venue for all of the above will be the Thatch Bar, Donore Road, Drogheda.

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Charleville 2 Day

There were some very good results from a 10 strong Drogheda Wheelers team who competed in the Charleville 2 Day stage race at the weekend. In the A3 category, club champion Barry Hughes had a very impressive 9th place finish on the 86km first stage. Barry was among an elite group of only 10 riders who finished more than three minutes clear of the peloton. Barry again finished in the leading group on the tough 91km final stage to finish 11th on General Classification.
In A4, Brendan McEntee finished in the points with a 7th place on stage 1 while Mark Lynch rode a very impressive Time Trial to finish 9th. Indeed, a consistent showing from the A4 team throughout, saw them finish 2nd overall in the team General Classification, just 01’20” behind winners De Ronde van Cork.

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Rás Cabhrú

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Drogheda Wheelers Vice-chairman Bernard Maguire is organising and hosting an upcoming charity cycle Rás Cabhrú. Cyclists will have a choice of two distances the 100km and 50km cycle. The routes will start at Drogheda port at the North Quay gate and take the coastal route, then on to Ardee and will finish back in Drogheda.

The charity cycle will begin at 10:00 (registration is at 09:00) outside the main port gates on North Quay. The estimated finishing time is 15:00. Participants can choose which route they will cycle, be it the 100km or 50km route. The cycle is open to everyone over the age of 18 and is a leisure event. This means that there’s no experience necessary, just have your own gear, bike and water for the charity cycle.

The cycle is open to a maximum of 300 participants. The application fee is €25 per person, this fee includes a goodie bag and refreshments at the end of the cycle.

Cyclists registered with a cycling club will already have insurance cover. For non-club cyclists an additional fee of approximately 60 cent will be applied on the morning of the event upon registration. On the morning of the event there will be stalls present in the area. Simply go to these stalls and register along with your fee of €25. For non-club members your fee will be €25.60 which includes insurance.

This event is a cycling Ireland approved event. The cycle will also be fully marshalled. This year’s proceeds will go to Drogheda Homeless Aid.

If you require any additional information please contact Austin: austincampbell.dha@gmail.com

If you wish to pre-book your entry, follow the link below:

http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ras-cabhru-100km50km-cycle-tickets-18152083370?aff=ehomecard

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Barry Wins Inaugural Club Championship

11899910_10205630286491423_84796850693068905_nCongratulations to Barry Hughes who won Drogheda Wheelers’ first club championship race at Corkagh Park on Sunday morning. The 13 strong field produced some exciting racing with lots of attacks.

First to go clear was Colin O’Connor. He was joined by Lenny McManus and Andrew Watters with the break establishing a lead of 45 seconds at one stage. A trio of Barry Hughes, Brendan McEntee and Simon Jones bridged across to the breakaway and then went clear to contest the finish.

In the final sprint it was Barry who proved strongest winning by a couple of bike lengths from Brendan and Simon.

Many thanks to Gerry for his time today, and to all the riders who took part.

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Club Championship Road Race 2015

Drogheda Wheelers Club Championship Road Race 2015 will take place this Sunday at Corkagh Park. First race will be a handicap 45 minute plus 1 lap race, and the second race will be a 1 hour + 1 lap championship race.

Riders should aim to be in Corkagh Park for 9:30 in order to be at the start line at 10 am. The weather on Sunday looks to be good, and it will be one of the last races of the year.

We would ask anyone who intends riding and has not already confirmed, to do so as soon as possible, so that groups and numbers can be organised in advance.

Also, there is a meeting on Monday night in the thatch in relation to the Charleville. All riders racing in Charleville need to attend.

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Club Meeting

There will be a club meeting on Wednesday Aug 12th at 8 p.m. in the Thatch Bar. All our members, both leisure and racing, are urged to attend. The following items will be discussed:

  • Fundraising:
    Our Race night is pencilled in for October 9th. It will be in all members interest to get involved now to ensure its success.
    As it will be both a social and fundraising event, members are invited to make suggestions for persons to receive small presentations on the night to acknowledge their contributions to our club.
  • The Rás Cabhrú sportive
    This event, organised by Benner Maguire for Drogheda Homeless Aid, is scheduled for September 6th. Club members are to be advised how they can be of assistance to him as without him and his trusted motorcycle, a lot of our activities may not have happened this year.
  • East Meath Cycle Tour:
    This event, hosted by John Hynes and Larry Mc Grane in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, takes place on August 16th, and will also be in need of participants and help.
  • Charleville 2 Day Race:
    Our final big racing trip of the season is to Charleville, North Cork in early September.
    With two full teams of 5 riders now entered, we need to discuss the logistics and costs
    etc. of the trip.

Finally, members will have an opportunity to raise any other issues they wish to discuss.

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