There will be a meeting for all Drogheda Wheelers Youth Cyclists (under 16) on Thursday January 19th at 8pm in the Thatch Bar, Donore Road, Drogheda. We will be discussing structures and plans for our youth riders for the coming season so it is very important that all attend. All riders attending must be accompanied by a parent / guardian.
Our first committee meeting of 2017 will be held at 8:00 pm on Monday next January 9th in Thatch Bar Donore Rd., Drogheda. Draft agenda includes:
- Mentoring progrmme / assiatance for all our youth cyclists
- Castlebar training weekend
- Ongoing clothing order etc
- Plans for our 2017 promotions
- Racing plans as a club
A quick reminder to all our race licence holders that our annual winter training camp will take place in Castlebar on Saturday 18th February to Sunday 19th February. The camp entails two training spins and is a great way to prepare for the coming season.
As usual, the weekend includes
- 2 Nights B & B in a cycling friendly guesthouse
- Evening dinner on Saturday night in a local restaurant
- Soup and sambos on return from training on Saturday afternoon.
- Support car for weekend.
There are a limited number of places available and anyone interested should contact Gerry Campbell.
Congratulations to Gerard Campbell, long serving secretary of Drogheda Wheelers on his recent induction into Cycling Ireland’s Hall of Fame at the annual Cycling Ireland awards. Gerard is a hugely popular figure in Irish cycling and this honour is recognition of his dedication and commitment to the sport over the last number of decades. Gerard has worked tirelessly not only for his club but also at provincial and national level, not least through his 40 year involvement in the Rás – Ireland’s international cycling race. Gerard has also recently been appointed to the newly established Cycling Ireland road commission. He now joins a very exclusive list of Hall of Fame inductees. Well done on this tremendous personal achievement!
This year’s Louth Coastal Tour will go ahead on Sunday November 20th with a start time of 10:30 am.
Sign on venue and parking, if required, will be at Scoil Naomh Mhuire in Donore Village from 9:00 am. All proceeds will go to the school who are making huge improvements and have made their facilities available to us every year free of charge for the Brendan Campbell Memorial Race. There will be hot refreshments on return at the school.
The route (approx 83 km) will be similar to last year’s but with a couple of alterations. There will be about 3 km extra at the start as we are out in Donore this year. Also, since part of the N2 outside Ardee is closed at present, we will have a new return section from Ardee to the finish.
Pace will be controlled by selected riders at 25 kph (to the best of our ability).
It’s always a great day out. Entry is just €20.
Our very own Ger Campbell has been nominated in the “Volunteer of the Year” category in this year’s Cycling Ireland awards. All Cycling Ireland members are entitled to vote, so if you haven’t already done so, please follow this link and vote for him!
The Drogheda Wheelers annual Kevin King spin will take place on Saturday 8th October 2016, starting at 9:45 am from the port gates entrance, North Quay, Drogheda. It is being held in memory of Kevin King who had a great interest in cycling and steered the club through difficult times, thereby ensuring its survival. Sadly, Kevin passed away from cancer at the young age of 45 years.
We are encouraging all club members to participate in this event in his memory, all other cyclists are welcome too. Note, this will replace the usual Saturday spins on that day. Details as follows:
- Sign on from 8:15 am to 9:30 am (Port entrance North Quay)
- Distance 40 km approx
- Entry fee 10 euro (no-frills event)
- All proceeds will be shared by Drogheda and District Support 4 Older People and St. John’s Ambulance Brigade.
There will be a pre-event committee meeting in the Thatch Bar on Wednesday October 5th at 8:00 pm. As always, anyone that can help is most welcome to attend.
Drogheda Wheelers’ Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, October 10th at 8:00 pm in the Thatch Bar, Drogheda.
After a very successful season, for our both racing and leisure riders, a full house is expected. The meeting will be open to all, but only club members 2016 will have voting rights if there are positions or motions to be voted on.
There will be a meeting on Friday 26th in the Thatch pub for all members taking part in the Charleville 2 Day event. All those taking part should attend : we will be finalising travel and accommodation arrangements.
The second annual Club championship race takes place this weekend. The venue once again will be Corcaigh park. The first race will start at 10 am, a 45 minutes handicap event, followed by championship race – 1 hr and a lap. All club members with club competition or open race licences can compete. All are very welcome to watch!