Charity cycle for Simon Community, Sunday 9th Dec

This Sunday, our group cycle is in aid of Cork Simon Community. The format is very simple we meet at the usual time of 9:00am at City Hall , split into groups according to fitness and ability and have the cycle but all meet together at O’Briens petrol station in Bishopstown for coffee. Unlike other Sundays the club buys the coffee and scones but everyone is asked to make a contribution in aid of the Cork Simon Community. The club also adds to the amount collected.

The homeless situation is worse than ever and Simon do incredible work with those going through hard times. Please try to get along to the cycle, it is usually great fun as people decorate their bikes and themselves in Christmas hats/lights/Santa outfits!

Even if you can’t make the cycle, all are welcome to join in O’Brien’s for the coffee and throw in a few €uro. The plan is to aim for O’Brien’s at 11:30/12 for coffee & a chat.

Robust north westerly winds with clear skies predicted, rain appears to be staying away, so an improvement on previous weeks! There is no flat….sorry!
44km 490m climbing (1 x begleys forge)
63km 630m climbing (0 x begleys forge)
82km 900m climbing (2 x begleys forge)

Depending on numbers we will have a number of groups splitting at city hall by ability.
Group 1: avg pace 22-24km/hr (Ride leader: Ann Payne)
Group 2: avg pace 23-26km/hr (Ride Leader: Steve Evans/Brendan O’Neill)
Group 3: avg pace 27km+/hr (Ride Leader: Peter Blissett)

Meet at City hall at 8:50, leaving sharp @ 9am.
The usual T&Cs apply.
All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct.