Wexford Wheelers were well represented on last Saturday’s charity ride from the Rhu Glen, Waterford to Mary Jo’s, Barntown. Most of the Wheelers cycled to the start making a round trip of 60 miles (96 km). This was a well organised event, on a glorious, sunny, Spring day, with great marshalling and back up services and was well enjoyed by all Wheelers who took part (except, maybe, the one who thought he was in the Grand National and fell off).
Davy Walsh won the Slaney CC hosted TT on Saturday. This was held on the same course as the TT stage of the Gorey 3 Day will be.
Bobby Newport was among 19 riders who left bray at 6am to ride a mere 300km in Saturday’s Hollywood 300. The route was from Bray to Rathdrum, Carnew, Bunclody, Enniscorthy, Wexford, Gorey, Carnew, Tullow, Hollywood and over the Wicklow Gap, not a welcome prospect but once the top is reached it is then mostly downhill to the finish, back in Bray. I’m feeling tired after typing that. Next up for Bobby is the Borlin 300 from Midleton.
Seven Wheelers took part in the 3 Peaks Challenge organised by South East Road Club. This is a 120km trek in the Wicklow Mountains and includes the tough climbs of Sliabh Mann and Glenmalure (also known as the Shay Elliot).
There will be a general meeting of the club on Friday, 15th April at 8pm in the Riverbank. All members are invited to attend. Club gear will be available.
Wheelers meet up on Sunday mornings in the Bullring, Wexford at 9.30. All are welcome to join us. Helmets must be worn.