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2017 Pedal the Peaks Pat Colgan Challenge

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Tullamore Cycling and Touring Club in association with the Irish Kidney Association are delighted to welcome all cyclists to partake in the 2017 edition of the Pat Colgan Charity Cycle. The cycle takes place on August 27th 2017.

Sign-On is located at The Harriers Athletic Grounds in Spollenstown and will open at 8:00am. Parking, shower and changing facilities are availabe at The Harriers. Tea/Coffee is available on arrival.

125km – 4 Peaks Ultimate Challenge – Rolls Out at 9:15am

95km –  2 Peaks Endurance Challenge – Rolls Out at 9:15am

85km –  Base of the Blooms – Rolls Out at 9:30am

50km – Jim’s 50km Challenge – Rolls Out at 9:45am

Entrance Fee Cycling Ireland Members – € 25

Entrance Fee Non Cycling Ireland – € 30

All Online Entries will be entered into  a Draw for a Signed Nicholas Roche Jersey

Free water bottle and post event BBQ for every registered cyclist. Food stop at Kinnity. Post event massages will be available. Support vehicles will be available on all routes.

Watch Event Preview Video


4 Peak Pat Colgan Challenge – 125 km

This route will take in all 3 peaks of the Slieve Blooms including The Cut (x2), The Wolftrap and Glendine. This route includes around 1,600 metres of climbing so is not for the faint hearted.

2 Peaks Pat Colgan Challenge – 95 km

This route will climb The Cut and The Wolftrap before returning to Tullamore across some scenic quite roads. This route includes 1,000 metres of climbing.

Base of the Blooms Challenge – 85km

This route skirts around the base of the Slieve Blooms and avoids all the major climbs before returning along the same roads as the 95km cycle. It still contains 400 metres of climbing across some rolling terrain.

Jim’s 50km Challenge

Back by popular demand Jim’s 50km Challenge is the perfect route for beginners. The route takes riders from Tullamore to Kinnity via rolling roads which follow the route around the base of the Slieve Blooms. After the tea stop in Kinnity riders return directly to Tullamore via Cadamstown and Coolagh Cross.



2016 Midland League

Midland League 2016

Its time to start thinking about the upcoming racing season. Hopefully all you racers are getting in the hard miles and working towards the start of the season.

The calendar for the 2016 Midland League is out and is attached below.

Buckley Cycles Midlands Interclub League (MIL) 2016
Date No. Day Time Club Venue Comment
21st 1 Thur 7pm Tull Horseleap 20k TeamTT
28th 2 Thur 7pm SSCC Mt Temple Road race 40k
5th 3 Thur 7pm Lynx TBA Raod race
12th 4 Thur 7pm LSW Dalystown Road race 40k
19th         No Race
26th 5 Thur 7pm Wolftrap Birr 40k TT
2nd 6 Thur 7.15pm Longford Legan/Enybegs Road race ??k
9th 7 Thur 7pm SSCC Mt Temple Road race 40k
16th No race – Bike week
23th 8 Thur 7pm Tull Kilbeggan Road race 37k
30th 9 Thur 7.15pm Laois The Cut Hill TT 7k
7th 10 Thur 7pm LSW Dalystown Road race 40k
14th 11 Thur 7.15pm Laois Emo Road Race 40k
21st 12 Thur 7pm SSCC Mt Temple Road race 40k
28th 13 Thur 7pm Longford Legan/Enybegs Road Race 40k
4th No race
11th 14 Thur 7pm Tull Kilbeggan Road race 37k
18th 15 Thur 7pm SSCC Mt Temple Road race 40k
25th Prize night Thur 7pm All Horseleap Team TT, non-league
MIL is now on Twitter #MILLeague

Ring of Kerry Club Cycle

Cycle the Ring of Kerry

For those who didn’t manage to make it down for the main event in early July some of the club members are organising a weekend away to Killarney to take in the Ring of Kerry.

This will take place on the weekend of September 13th 2014. If numbers are good a bus will be arranged to take participants down on the Friday night. Cycle the Ring on Saturday and return home on Sunday.

For the hardcore, Niall is organising to cycle down on the Friday.

In order to figure out hotel costs etc. let Sandra know if you are interested so we know the likely numbers. Call or text on 086 8506201.

MIL 2013

Midland Interclub League 2013

The Buckley Cycles sponsored Midland Racing League gets under way on 18th April next with the opening leg taking place in Mount Temple hosted by Shannonside Cycling Club.

The Midland League is a great introduction to racing and anyone who is interested in getting involved is welcome to give a go.

The 2013 Calender is almost complete and I’ve attached it below for your information.

See you all in a couple of weeks. Continue reading