Winter 2006 Newsletter

On behalf of the McNally Swords CC committee I would like to wish everybody a happy new year. I would also like to wish Breda McNally a speedy recovery from her nasty fall off the bike before Christmas.

Once again it is the time of year to renew ones membership and full details of the amount due is listed. The club membership fees for 2006 is included with this newsletter. The Membership Sign-on Night is scheduled for Monday 30th January Fingallians GAA Club at 8.30 p.m. Please try to attend this meeting. The appropriate forms will be available for completion.

The new committee for 2006 is:

Club Chairman Sam McArdle
Vice Chairman Terry Quinlan
Treasurer Breda McNally
Hon. President Johnny O’Sullivan
Secretary Peter Brogan
Committee Pat Halpin
Fred Harte
Jim Callaly
Mick Rock
Martin Joyce
Conor McGrane
Fran O’Sullivan

Membership for 2006 Season Note that all members of McNally Swords Cycling Club must register with either Cycling Ireland or the Irish Veteran Cycling Association.

In addition, in order to enable our treasurer to manage the membership fee more effectively, those who use cheques must write two separate cheques (McNally Swords CC and Cycling Ireland or IVCA). Membership forms should be sent to Peter Brogan, 11 Pine Grove Park, Swords, Co. Dublin Ph 01-8402091(h)

McNally Swords CC Membership Fee 2006

Single €50
Couple €75
Family (including under 18 yrs) €90
Single (under 18 yrs) €15
Associate member €10

Above fees do not include Cycling Ireland or IVCA Membership

Cycling Ireland Membership Fee 2006

Standard Membership €25 + 5
Cycling Membership €35 + 5
Under 12 and 14 (Racing) Free + 5
Under 16 (Racing) €30 + 5
Junior (Racing) €60 + 5
Senior & Veteran (Racing) €110 + 5
Restricted Comp (Time Trials) €75 + 5
Club Competition (Club League req.) €45 + 5

The additional fee is €5 for Personal Accident Insurance

IVCA Membership 2006

Membership €30
Comprehensive Insurance €55
Racing Licence €80
Total €165

Club Spins
The weekly club spins continue to be the following times;
Thursday (tea stop) – 9.15am (Lord Mayors) – Distance 60miles approx
Saturday – 8.30am (Blakes Cross)- Distance 50miles approx
Saturday (tea stop) – 9.00am (Lord Mayors) – Distance 50/60 miles approx
Sundays Training Spins
(A) Racing Group : Sean Lally 8310230(h) Liam Maguire 087-9790123
(Departs @ 09:15 am)
(B) ‘Easier Group’ ‘Easy spin on Sundays at 9am from Lord Mayors, 50mls approx, suitable for anyone who hasn’t been getting out on a regular basis’.
Kevin McFeely 01-8901304 (h) 087-2460115 , Dave Blake 01-8401984 (h)

The Irish Veteran Cyclists Association Leisure League 2006
This is a 10 round series primarily but not exclusively for leisure and touring members. The events are not competitive and are designed to encourage members of all abilities to take part. Each event is controlled at a leisure pace with points awarded for participation. A perpetual trophy is awarded to the cyclist with the highest points at the end of the series.

The racing calendar has not yet been finalised.

IVCA Leisure League Calendar 2006


Date Event Distance  Start point Time
Jan 15th East Meath Tour 75Kms Popes X 10.00am
Feb 19th North Dublin Tour 70Kms Popes X 10.00am
Mar 19th 50 in 4 80Kms Popes X 9.00am
Apr 9th Liam Horner Mem 80Kms Clonee 9.00am
Apr 16th Peaks and Valleys 100kms Square 9.00am
May 14th East Coast Tour 120Kms Merrion Sq. 9.00am
June 11th Wicklow 200 200Kms UCD 7.00am
July 16th Meath again Tour 90Kms Popes X 10.00am
Aug 20th 100 in 8 160Kms Popes X 9.00am
Sept 10th West Wicklow 100kms Tallaght 9.00am

Note: The above dates will remain the same however some of the events, distances and starting points may vary and will be published on the IVCA web site.

Other leisure events taking place over the next few months are outlined below:

Feb 9 Tour of Laois 90 km 11 a.m. 087 2420195
Apr 23 Tour of Meath and Cavan 90 km 10 a.m. 041 9824460
Apr 30 Slieve Bloom Challenge 80 /150 km 9 a.m. 086 8415160

Due to a clash with the Ras, with which our club is involved our club tour will now take place on Sunday 3rd Sept

The seaside town of Skerries in north county Dublin will experience Ireland’s most important cycling event with all the thrills and colour of world-class international cycle racing with the exciting news that in a dramatic break with tradition the final stage of this year’s FBD Insurance RÁS will finish in the town on Sunday 28th May. Swords CC have been approached by the RAS Organisation to help with marshalling on the final day 28th May’06 in Skerries.

Following seven tough stages around Ireland, the riders will line out in Clara, county Offaly on Sunday May 28th with 155 kilometres still to be covered. The route will take them over twisting, undulating roads and through towns such as Kinnegad, Trim, Dunshaughlan, The Naul and Balrothery, before the peleton arrives in Skerries and begins two laps of the 13.8 kilometre circuit

Club League
The club racing league has not been finalized yet but will be ready soon and posted on the club website

Ready for the off! Taken prior to the Swords Christmas spin.