Drogheda Wheelers Winter Training Camp

A quick reminder to all our race licence holders that our annual winter training camp takes place in Castlebar on Saturday 30th January to Sunday 31st January. The camp entails two training spins and is a great way to prepare for the coming season. There are very limited number of places available and anyone interested should contact Gerry Campbell.

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Louth Coastal Tour

This year’s Louth Coastal Tour will take place on Sunday November 22nd. All funds raised will
once again go to the leukemia unit at St Vincent’s Ward in the Mater Hospital, where the late Neil Pyne was cared for so well over a fourteen month period. Neil passed away there in September aged just 26 years old. He was a super physio and, in the course of his work, made many great friends in the cycling community.

Registration will be in Drogheda Retail Park Security Offices from 9am with a start time of 10am.

Total distance is 80km and will be at a controlled speed. Guest leaders on the day will be Ireland’s number one ranked rider Sean Mc Kenna from the Aquablue team and also the new President of Cycling Ireland Ciaran Mc Kenna.

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Vote for Gerard!

Club secretary Gerard Campbell has been nominated for the “Volunteer of the Year” in the Cycling Ireland Awards 2015 in recognition of his “tireless work with developing underage racing throughout Leinster”. Please make sure to give him your vote and to spread the word among fellow Cycling Ireland members.

Click here to vote.

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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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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:


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