Touring League - who can hack the distance?

Belated congratulations to our 2022 Touring Jersey winners, Sylvia Taylor and Martin Moore and to Astrid Sasse and Donal McMonagle who finished just a few points behind.

For 2023, the focus is again on sportives, audaxes and other organized events in Ireland.

There will be a separate Club Spin League running in parallel with the Touring League to encourage more members to participate in the weekly organized MNSCC spins.

Only paid-up club members are eligible to participate in the League.

Points awarded in the Touring League are based on the official distance of the event with no extras for cycling to the start and back!

Events of 80k or less will get 2 points; 90k – 3 points; 100k – 4 points and so on in 10k increments up to a max of 14 points for 200k or more.

Double points will be awarded for completing or assisting at the club Two County Challenge.

As before, only 4 audax events per person will be awarded points but these must be organized group events rather than solo “permanent” audaxes.

Multi-day events, both at home and abroad, will get 14 points once the overall total is at least 200k. If less than 200k, the points will be based on the total distance.

I will keep an eye on the MNSCC Strava club each week in order to identify qualifying rides but if I miss you, email me at with the name, date and event distance together with links to the event website and your Strava record of the ride if possible.

Administering the League will be a lot simpler if members record their qualifying rides on Strava, ensure that they can be seen by “Everyone” in Privacy Controls and that they are members of the McNally Swords CC Strava club.

The points total spreadsheet below will be updated as I am informed of events undertaken but only each person’s most recent event will be identified.

The Touring League will run from 1 st March until early October and prizes will be awarded to the highest placed men and women.

The MNSCC Touring Jerseys for 2023 will be awarded to the man and woman with the highest combined totals from the Touring and Club Spin Leagues.

Best of luck everyone.