First Tour of the Season

A group of riders left Swords at 9am and cycled over meet up with the IVCA ‘East Meath Tour’ which was departing from the Pope’s Cross at 10. The Tour started at a relaxed pace and most riders seemed to have good condition and the large group of approx 40 riders pretty much stayed together on the outward leg. The pace lifted ever so slightly when the group turned right heading for Dunsany, and the return leg was brisk (to put it mildly!). All Swords riders were in good condition and showed good form for at such an early stage of the season. Special mention to Tommy Markham, who rode very well, welcome back. Congrats to Ciara and best of luck with her new bike. This lightweight special seemed to sprout wings when the road went up! Swords was well represented on the tour considering the weather and so early in the season. Rumour has it that Victor Hynes was away on an early spring training camp, and was sporting a great pre-season tan. We believe he is buying mudguards…………….for whoever was riding in front of him on the way in!

Please keep an eye on the Swords touring page for up and coming tours.