How Do I Join?

If you would like to join the cycling club in order to improve your fitness or to simply meet new people then the following information should detail the process.

 

  1. Join the Club on our weekly Sunday Spins. The Club leaves The Ballalley Car Park at 8:30am (9:00am from November to March) on Sunday mornings. Riders of all abilities are welcome.
  2. If you are enjoying the experience then it is important that you officially join the club in order to have insurance cover in case you injure yourself or others.
  3. To join, see the following page and enter your details in the Cycling Ireland online portal.
  4. Pay your club membership fee to any committee member or drop into Buckley Cycles or Tullamore Cycle Centre (Donagh McArdle).

Membership 2018

 

Leisure €85
Limited Competition €115
Full Competition €170

 

Which Group do I Join?

Group Details

There are currently 3 levels catered for within the senior section of the Club.

Each group cycles at different speeds and as such a suitable degree of fitness is required for each.

Group A: 

  • Typical Average Speed: 31 kph +
  • Typical Distance: 120 km +
  • Rider Characteristics: Riders looking to compete in Cycling Ireland Open Racing or Midland League Racing. Riders looking to compete in Sportives or Long Distance Competition.

Group B1

  • Typical Average Speed: 29/30 kph
  • Typical Distance: 100 km -120 km
  • Rider Characteristics: Riders looking to cycle in Sportives and Leisure Cycling Events. Group B suitable as a stepping stone to Group A.

Group B2

  • Typical Average Speed: 27 km to 29
  • Typical Distance: 80 to 100 km
  • Rider Characteristics: Riders looking to cycle in Sportives and Leisure Cycling Events. Group B2 suitable as a stepping stone to Group B1/A.

Jim’s 50 km group

  • Typical Average Speed: 20 km/h average
  • Typical Distance: 30 km -50 km
  • Rider Characteristics: Beginner Cyclists looking to learn the art of Group Cycling and improve their fitness. Cyclists looking to cycle in Sportives and Leisure Cycling Events.
  • Tullamore CTC for the last 2 years has encouraged cycling by introducing a couch to 50 km event at the Pat Colgan Annual Charity Cycle in August called Jim’s 50.
  • From February, some cyclists who achieved this goal will continue cycling from February 2018. This group aspires to build up to a 100 km event at 25 km/h by August.
  • Meeting at the Ball Alley car park, across from the Sacred Heart School at 10 am each Sunday.

Saturday Coffee Spin

  • All members are welcome for a 50 km approx social cycle every Saturday from the Ball Alley car park at 10am
  • Bring a few euro for coffee and pastry stop (normally after 25km)
  • Typical Average Speed: 24 km-26 km
  • Typical Distance: 50 km
  • Rider Characteristics: All members including beginners

Tuesday and Thursday spins

  • Evening spins starting soon

2 thoughts on “How Do I Join?”

  1. Hi,
    I’m thinking of joining the club, where can I get the form?
    Secondly, for this coming Sunday Spins, what time do you start? Still 9.00 or already moved to 8.30am?

    Regards

    Nurul

    1. Hi,

      Sunday Spins have reverted back to 8:30am and we meet at the Ballalley Car Park across from the Sacred Heart Secondary School.

      If you enjoy the spin joining the Club is easy. All we need is a copy of your drivers licence for proof of address and the appropriate fee. For normal membership this is € 50.

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