Irish Cycling Diary 29th Sept 2017 #Irishcycling

     

    by Tommy Campbell

    SEVENTEEN DAYS of cycling on the Wild Atlantic Way! Yes, of course it was tough and the weather? AND what about  the lady who did the 17 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Trish McGuane from Naas, Co. Kildare. I’ll raise a glass of lemonade to her and all the other competitors. Plus who competed one of the stages? None other than Aisling Delaney, better known for her involvement with An POST RAS. It was the inaugural cycle and hopefully with the seeds sown. They will not have fallen on barren ground. Looking back to last week! Didn’t the Irish participants in Bergen do well. Okay, they didn’t come back with medals. But, they flew the flag with distinction. Looks as though the National Hill Climb Championships is not attracting the numbers. Registration has been parked until four o’clock today (Friday). Thoughts are now turning to AGM’s at national level/Provincial level and Club level.

    Liam Collins (Cycling Pursuits) and Dennis Forest (Blarney CC) re-lived their halycon days in the Junior Road Race Championships back in the 1980’s CLICK HERE 


     

    This Saturday, 30th September, we host the Joe Loughman Memorial Club RideOut for all Bray Wheeler Members.

    There will be 3 groups on the day covering distances between 70-110km.

    110km route as follows: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25408722

    108.1 km, +1174 m. Starts in Bray Municipal District, County Wicklow

    90km route as follows: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25408783

    91.0 km, +977 m. Starts in Bray Municipal District, County Wicklow

    70km route is tbc and will be posted on the club forum and social media pages before Saturday.

    Please arrive to the clubhouse for sign-on at 9am sharp. There will be no sign-on along the route. We will provide refreshments free of charge for all club members at the Dome cafe in Roundwood and we will be having a collection at sign on for Five Loaves Homeless Charity so please bring a donation with you.

    The forecast is good so we’re looking forward to seeing you all Saturday morning.

     


     

    ** CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 4pm today (FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER) **

    National Hill Climb Championships 2017

    National Championship medals are only awarded to the 4 events below. There are no separate medals for Juniors or Women as they take part in the main event. There are no medals for best team. If minimum entry requirements are not met the event will not be run.

    Championship Events

    National Hill Climb Championship – open to Junior, Senior and Women – minimum 12 entries
    National M40 Hill Climb Championship – open to M40 riders only – minimum 12 entries
    National M50 Hill Climb Championship – open to M50 riders only – minimum 6 entries
    National M60 Hill Climb Championship – open to M60 riders only – minimum 6 entries

    Licences accepted are A+, A1, A2, A3, A4, LC, JR.
    One Day Licences are not available for this event

    National Championship Skinsuits will be ordered for the winners after the even


     

    Cycling Leinster AGM 11th October 2017

    22/09/2017

    Cycling Leinster AGM will take place on Wednesday 11th October 2017 at 8pm in the West County Hotel Chapelizod.

    The following positions on the committee are up for re-election:-

    • 2 x Youth Rep’s
    • Chairperson
    • Secretary
    • Commassaires Rep
    • 1 x Selector
    • 1 x MTB/BMX

    If anybody is interested in the above positions if you could email your intentions to [email protected]

    If you would like to forward on any motions, forward to [email protected], by Sunday 8th October 2017.

    All current cycling Leinster members are welcome to attend.


     

    Novo Nordisk Extends Commitment to World’s First All-Diabetes Pro Cycling Team Through 2019

    Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk, renewed its partnership with Team Novo Nordisk for an additional two years, extending the company’s commitment to the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team to a total of seven years.

    In December 2012, Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk partnered with the professional cycling team Team Type 1 to create Team Novo Nordisk based on the shared goals to inspire, educate and empower people around the world affected by diabetes.

    “We are thankful to Novo Nordisk for this ongoing opportunity and look forward to the future. Since our initial meetings with Novo Nordisk, we’ve approached this project with a long-term mindset because we must identify and develop athletes with type 1 diabetes to their fullest,” said Phil Southerland, co-founder & CEO of Team Novo Nordisk.
    In December 2012, Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk partnered with the professional cycling team Team Type 1 to create Team Novo Nordisk based on the shared goals to inspire, educate and empower people around the world affected by diabetes.

    Novo Nordisk Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Mike Rulis said that Team Novo Nordisk is part of the Changing Diabetes initiative, Novo Nordisk’s global commitment to improve conditions for the 415 million people living with diabetes today and those at risk of developing diabetes.

    With a title sponsorship secured through 2019, Southerland emphasized that growing and developing the team beyond the 2017 season has always been a clear objective.

    “Securing sponsors in professional cycling is a challenge for every team. We feel fortunate and honored to have Novo Nordisk as a partner and appreciate its continued commitment to this world-class team of athletes,” said Southerland. ”Every day, we provide the diabetes community with heroes to look up to and show the 1.2 billion people around the world directly affected by diabetes what may be possible.”

    Racing on the International Cycling Union (UCI) Professional Continental Tour, the team aims to increase awareness of diabetes with the world’s dedicated cycling fans while also bringing a new audience to cycling through the extensive diabetes community.

    “Team Novo Nordisk will continue utilizing professional cycling as a platform to share its experiences and life stories to inspire, educate and empower everyone affected by diabetes,” said Southerland. “Personally, my dream and goal is for this project to make it to the Tour de France where we will be able to reach an enormous audience and inspire them to live the healthiest life possible.”