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Track Training - Sundrive

We have had two good days training on the track over the last two weekend although it was quite cold. Liam Walker commented that he had never seen anyone training on the track in January before, but if we want to achieve world domination, then we will have to put up with the cold!

Track training eve…

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Ice Age over!

Ice Age over - so lets get the training back into the open air!
 
We will be back at the track this coming Saturday 10.30 to 12.30 (weather permitting) and club road spin at 10am from our usual meeting place (rear gate of Sundrive Park). Some riders had been training regularly up to Christmas and w…

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Perrine's New Bike

Perrine has taken delivery of her Keirin track frame which she purchased on her recent trip to the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Japan.  See link to a short video of her putting it together. The video empasises the beauty and simpicity of a track bike not wthstanding how easy she makes it l…

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IVCA Awards Dinner

Track riders featured prominently in the IVCA prize winners presented at the IVCA Awards Diknner in the Springfield Hotel on Sunday (29th Nov). Highlight of the evening was a special award presented to Terry Cromer in recognition of the Silver Medal he won at the European Masters Track Championship …

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Club Member Honoured

I see that from information published  at The Cycling Ireland AGM recently our club placed 51st of the the 177 registered cycling clubs with 41 licenced members. We have had some additions since then and also it doesn't count our members which ride on an IVCA licence. This is pretty impressive for a…

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Trip To Revolution

Six of our members travelled with with the Track Commission trip to see the Revolution Track Meet in Manchester. For some of them it was their first close up look at an indoor velodrome and their first experience of the speed and excitement of an indoor track meet of elite track riders. The event as…

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Gerry Brannigan Memorial

Our Club was well represented at this memorial event, by Senior riders Sean, Terry, Alec, Noel and Hugh but more importantly this was a first major outting for youth riders Mos & Ruari. Both these young riders have been regulars on the Sunday road spins and after their first season on the track they…

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Gold Sprints

Well done to the organisers of the Gold Sprints Night.  Our club was represented by Alec Darragh, Ray Grogan, Perrine Pericart, and John Walsh. Plenty of track regulars on view in the video with overall victory going to South Dublin CC rider Diarmuid Cronin, who beat Ray in the final. The women's ev…

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Revolution Trip

We are presently taking bookings for the Track Commission trip to the first of this seasons Revolution Track Meets. The meet we have targeted is the one on Saturday 14th November. We will be travelling by Coach on the Ferry on Saturday and returning the next day. We will be staying in the Diamon…

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Derny Course

 
Course instructor Derek Marloe  puts Sean through his paces

Three of our clubs coaches, Terry Cromer, Alec Darragh and Hugh Byrne, were among the 14 track coaches who took part in the Derny course run over the weekend and are now qualified to pilot the new Derny purchased by the Track Commission…

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Fixie Queen!

Perrine Pericart (left of centre) attended the Bike Messenger World C/ships in Tokyo andwe look forward to hearing all about her trip, including her visit to a Keirin Racing school.  News has also snook out the was awarded the title of  'Fixie Queen' while there!

Photo above is from Ladies Team S…

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Race Around Ireland

Club Member, Noel Tonge, took part in the non stop 1350 mile non stop Race Around Ireland and as a member of Team Tailteann and with his team placing 3rd in the event. Sundrive gear not exactly ideal for the night stages!!  Well done to Noel and his team mates for completing the challenge in 76 hou…

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IVCA Track Masters

 

IVCA Track Masters 19/20 September
500m TT
Plenty of Sundrive riders competing in the Track Masters with Ned Costello competing in the 40-49, while Terry, Hugh & Alec competed in the 50-59 category. Terry took the gold in the 500m TT (his speciality event) and it is worthy of note that Terry's win…

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Leinster Track C/ship

This years event (as was the case last year) was for youth riders only - U10/U12/U14/U16. although we have been requested to upgrade this to involve all categories next year which we are more than happy to do.

Our Sundrive Track Team was well represented at the Leinster Youth Track Chamionships at …

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Team Sprint Double

   

A first National Title for our Sundrive Team when our European Medal winner Terry Cromer coached our Senior Men, Keith Bannan, Keith Meghan and Paul Doyle to the Team Sprint title. Our team knew that although the had won the title as part of a composite team the previous year, that they woul…

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