Sunday Cycle 7th Oct

Sunday Cycle 7th Oct
Three options this week, all routes headed Nadd direction, so a bit of a slog outbound. Winds from south westerly direction. Temps a bit cooler, about 11C and overcast. Coffee rewards in Blarney…

64k Bweeng – 661m climbing

77k Nadd – 840m climbing

100km Nadd Butter – 1256m climbing

Leaving City hall @ 9am.
The usual T&Cs apply. All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct.

Save the date: Christmas Party: Sat Nov 24th

The CTC Christmas party will be at Bunnyconnellan’s in Myrtleville, on the 24th Nov.

Time: Bus departs at 6.45pm going to Bunny’s. Return to the city approximately 11/11.30pm for a few more beverages
Cost €45. Included in cost is 3 course meal and bus to and from the venue.

We will be creating a facebook event for this, to gauge numbers. Please click on going as soon as possible so we can give exact numbers to the restaurant and bus. Please contact Jane O’Keeffe, Brid Normoyle, Ciara Morrison or Cian Murphy if there are any questions.

Register here

Photo credit: Siobhan Russell

Sunday Cycle 30th Sept

Sunday Cycle 30th Sept
Two cycling routes again this week, choice of 67k or 89k, both heading in a south westerly direction.

67k crossbarry bandon bcollig

89k Crossbarry Bandon B’Collig

Cooler weather forecast, but looking good! Coffee rewards in Ballincollig…

Leaving City hall @ 9am.
The usual T&Cs apply. All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct.



Group Run Wednesday 26th September

Group Run
Meet at the car park on the city side of the Straight Road near the Kingsley Hotel at 7:00pm this evening (26th September) group can make route decision on the evening. The Autumn/Winter tempo runs in the Technology Park will start again on Wednesday 17th October

Night Swim Thursday September 27th

We are holding our night swim around Sandycove Island next Thursday 27th September.  This is a very popular swim and it can be an absolute magical event.  The weather forecast for the week looks very promising with high pressure centered over Ireland for the bulk of the week.  This should mean calm seas but possible a little colder water.  Some health warnings:

  • You should be an experienced Sandycove swimmer, this is not the time to think your first lap of the island would be a good idea.
  • Please try to have a tow buoy, they are a very useful safety aid.
  • We are going to use a buddy system so try to pair up with another swimmer of about equal ability, for anyone without a prearranged buddy we will pair people off on the night

The club will supply glow sticks which can be put under your swim hat or tucked into your goggle strap.  For anyone that has the little free LED bike lights they can be put into a tow buoy for a very noticeable light.  The club has also arranged soup, tea/coffee and sandwiches in the bar of the Trident Hotel in Kinsale for immediately after the event, all welcome even onlookers.

A few housekeeping issues: try to carpool even if just from Kinsale as parking is limited at the slip.  Keep the noise down particularly after the swim.  Be very careful with parking, don’t block driveways.  Keep the door slamming to a minimum.  For anyone not swimming and waiting in the cars do NOT turn on the car headlights thinking it will guide the swimmers in, they are just blinding.

So meet between 7:30 and 7:45pm at the slip, we need to distribute glow sticks and pair off people. The plan is to be in the water for 8:00pm.  So hopefully we will have a great and safe night with a good social event in the Trident after.  Hoping to have a great and safe night, lets take of everyone on the swim.

Sunday cycle 23rd Sept

Sunday Cycle 23rd Sept
Two cycling routes again this week, 65k and 95k, both heading in a northerly direction, the longer route circles the Nagles. Coffee rewards in Ballyseedy enroute home.



Leaving City hall @ 9am.
The usual T&Cs apply. All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct.


Wednesday Run 19th September

Meet at the carpark on the city side of the Straight Road at 7:00pm.  Suggestion to run the walkway behind CIT

Sunday Cycle 16th Sept

Two routes proposed this Sunday, both of which are sure to delight and require a few efforts. Return to the city is via Fivemilebridge with a pinch of a climb up Black hill, dig deep though, the coffee stop could be at the top in the Workshop cafe. The final few kms home are a fast descent from back of the airport with smashing views of the city.

Carrigaline Fivemilebridge BlackHill 56k 792m climbing

Carrigaline Ballinadee Crossbarry 89k 1097m climbing

Leaving City hall @ 9am.
The usual T&Cs apply. All participants must read and comply with our cycling code of conduct.

CTC Spin Classes Mardyke & LW Bishopstown

Group spin classes are starting at the Mardyke Arena & Leisure World Bishopstown as follows:
Starting 2nd and 4th October.

Cost 50e for 10 weeks.

Tuesdays in the Mardyke @7pm. Max people: 24

Thursday in Leisureworld Bishopstown @7pm Max people: 20

The Bishopstown session will be a similar setup to last year, where you register, and book a bike.
The Mardyke session will not have the bike booking setup, but will have the same type of FTP tests, and zone workouts.
CTC members only.
Register for the Mardyke session here
Register for the Bishopstown session here

Wednesday Run September 12th

Week two of the September freshen up series, some suggestion that a hill session might be a welcome change.  Some of you will have been here before under the able leadership of Catherine, who isn’t available this week.  Proposing to meet at the carpark on the city side of the Straight Road at 7:00pm.  The hill location Rose Hill Upper is just at the bottom of Sunday’s Well Road and can be seen here.  Suggestion would be for about 8 x 2 minute efforts with the jog back down the hill as the recovery, faster runners should gather up the slower runners on the recovery so that everyone starts each rep together.  An appropriate warm up would be to run from the carpark out to the end of the Lee Fields and back to Rose Hill before the hill repeats.  But as ever with these sessions this is just a suggestion, group decision rules. Thanks to Laura AT for the picture.