AGM Follow-up

Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM on Thursday evening.  I thought that it was a good meeting with lots of discussion, opinions and very positive suggestions on all the items on the agenda.  I would particularly like to thank everyone who served on the various committees or taken particular responsibilities over the last year and for what ever reason have had to stand down for this year. The club really appreciates your contribution.  Of course I would also like to thank everyone who has continued or just volunteered for the coming year, it was great that we came away from the meeting with only one position from a total of 38 unfilled.  As promised at the meeting I am attaching a copy of the full chairman’s report Chairman_Report_v2.  Also attached is a copy of the race analysis presented at the meeting prepared by Trevor Mahoney 2014 CTC AGM – Race Dynamic  Hopefully the club can continue to grow and meet the needs of all our members from high performers right through to beginners.

Thanks to all


Sunday Cycle Nov 2nd

Cycle_toonBack to Kinsale this Sunday, weather forecast looks promising enough, sunny with the possibility of a couple of showers, winds relatively light from the south west.  There were some comments on the FB page last week after the usual coffee stop pictures were posted.  Just to state that the Sunday cycles have been extremely disciplined over the last few weeks with relatively biggish numbers turning out.  For the most part the pace has been quite modest and on occasion when the pace picked up on pre arranged sections there was a regroup at the end of those sections. No one has been left behind on these cycles, over the last three Sundays one or two people, after an end of season break, have struggled a little.  On all occasions someone has dropped back to stay with the struggler (I can say this for certain as for two of the weeks it was me).  Last week the group split, this was not a pace issue but simply that half of the group wanted a longer spin.  The group divided in a very controlled manner with those taking the longer option heading over the Windy Gap.  Half the group had coffee in Griffin’s with the others heading to Ballincollig, hence the comment with the photograph post on FB.  One thing that might happen from this week on is that the group may be divided at City Hall if there are a lot of people, groups of larger than 10 cyclists can cause a bit of traffic disruption, is unfair to motorists and can cause some frustration (potential for road rage)  Later in November we will be starting a beginner cycle at slower pace and over shorter distances, keep an eye on the web and FB.  The long Kinsale route is shown here: As usual with this route there are two shorter options, very short; turn off for Kinsale at the Half Way roundabout, intermediate route turn off before Innishannon to Kinsale through Dunderrow.  Cycle organisers, Martin, John and Steve will make the calls on Sunday morning, depending on numbers, weather, abilities etc.

Saturday cycle, Nov 1

Cycle_toonStrong SSW forecast with rain moving in from lunchtime onwards.  Nothing too exciting route-wise this week, but it lends itself well to the forecasted wind.  Going to head early to try and be back before the heavy rain arrives.  Leaving City Hall @ 8am.

New Club Gear

VR-CorkTriathlonClub-WinterNow taking orders for new club gear!  This order will be sent off asap so don’t delay in purchasing from our site. The Club Gear page can be found using this link or can also be accessed from under the ‘Members’ menu.  There won’t be another club gear order for a couple of months so don’t delay and miss out on this opportunity.

We’ve had to redo the Club Gear page a little bit so if something isn’t working, please contact

AGM AGENDA (Tonight 30th October, Imperial Hotel)

The agenda for tonight’s AGM is below.  Finger food will be served from 7:15 and the meeting proper will begin at 8:00pm sharp.  The will be a bike fit raffled at the meeting and also some accessories from the races.  Full agenda:


  • Apologies for absent committee
  • Review of actions from the last AGM
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Race Reports (King of the Hill and Lost Sheep)
  • High Performance Squad/National Series
  • Club Member Race Analysis
  • Junior Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Motions for the meeting
  • Plans for coming year
  • Election of Officers
  • AOB

Hope to see you all there!


Christmas Party 2014

KingsleyThe Kingsley Hotel, Saturday November 29th @ 7pm.  

The club has subsidised the tickets.  All members are encouraged to come along and let their hair down (if you have any).  Partners welcome also.


Club Run Wednesday 29th October

Meet at 6:30pm at the car park opposite the Crow’s Nest pub at the end of the Straight Road. Will probably be confined to the streets because of the dark evenings.

AGM Reminder; Thursday 30th October

Club AGM takes place in the Imperial Hotel Thursday 30th October.  Finger food will be served from 7:15pm with the main meeting beginning at 8:00pm sharp.  If you are a club member or are planning on joining for the 2015 season please come along and contribute to the evening.

CTC core training classes

CTC_LogoClub core classes will run in Highfield RFC on Tuesday’s from 7-8pm. These classes will be run by personal trainer and club member, Martin Bohane, starting on November 4th. People need to bring their own mat. The cost for 8 weeks til Xmas is €15.


Sunday Cycle October 26th

Cycle_toonMeet at the usual time, 9:00am at City Hall, remember the clocks go back overnight.  The proposed route is out to Half Way then on to Crossbarry the back road towards Bandon, taking a right on to the R590 before reaching Bandon and head to Crookstown.  Then on to the main Macroom road (N22) and head back for the city.  If anyone wants a longer spin there is the option of going over the Windy Gap to Coachford.  For that chose the direct route back there is a coffee option in Ballincollig, this way is approximately 70km.  For anyone going over the Windy Gap there is always Griffin’s Garden Centre.  Weather forecast is quite good with maybe a bit of wind.  Great time of year to be getting out on the bike and clocking some pre-Christmas kilometers without too much pressure.  Good sized crowds turning up every Sunday, why not add to the numbers. Route map here.