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

Pat Colgan Charity Cycle 2015

Pat Colgan Charity Cycle 2015 August 30th 2015

Tullamore Cycling and Touring Club in association with the Irish Kidney Association are delighted to welcome all cyclists to partake in the 2015 edition of the Pat Colgan Charity Cycle. The cycle takes place on August 30th 2015. Sign-On is located at The Harriers Athletic Grounds in Spollenstown and will open at 8:00am. Roll out is from 9:15am for the 125km and 95km. The 75km rolls out at 9:45am.

This year the club have decided to refresh the routes available. On the day there will be 3 main cycles using 3 different and varying routes. There will also be a 12km family cycle on the day.

Entrance Fee Cycling Ireland Members – € 20

Entrance Fee Non Cycling Ireland – € 25

Register Online Now :- LINK

Download Event Poster Here

Watch Event Preview Video

Cycle from Farm TV on Vimeo.

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 – 75km

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.

Time Change for Winter

Sunday Time Change

As the clocks are moving back next week and with the mornings getting dark the meet up times have changed to suit.

  • Group A will maintain the 8:30am meet up time for the next couple of Sundays
  • Group B will now leave at 9:00am for the winter season

Groups leave from the Ballalley carpark as always.

Night spins on a Tuesday and Friday are ongoing and leave from outside Buckleys at 6:30pm.

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.

Pat Colgan Charity Cycle 2014

Pat Colgan Charity Cycle 2014

Tullamore CTC are pleased to announce the Pat Colgan Charity Cycle is back for 2014.

The cycle will take place on Sunday August 31st 2014. There is a new route for this years event with some changes from previous events.

Sign-on is from 8:30am at The Harriers Athletics Ground on the Spollenstown Road in Tullamore.

There will be 2 adult cycles and 1 Kids Cycle

  • 120km 3 Peaks Challenge takes in 2 climbs in the Slieve Blooms with a fast flat finish from Mountmellick to Tullamore. Cycle begins at 9:30 am. Route is as follows. Tullamore, Kilcormac, Birr, Kinnity, Wolftrap Mountain, The Cut, Clonaslee, Rosenallis, Mountmellick, Killeigh, Tullamore.
  • 80km Base of the Blooms Tour takes in flatter roads around the base of the Slieve Bloom mountains before joining with the 120km route to finish. Cycle begins at 9:45am. Route is as follows. Tullamore, Kilcormac, Birr, Kinnity, Clonaslee, Killeigh, Tullamore.
  • The Kids cycle will use a short 25km from Tullamore to Blue Ball and back to Tullamore via Killurin.

The entrance fee is € 20 with Cycling Ireland licence. There will be a € 5 additional charge for those without a licence. All proceeds will go to a local charity.


Route Details

120km Slieve Bloom Challenge – http://connect.garmin.com/course/1614408

80km Pat Colgan Tour – http://connect.garmin.com/course/1614428


Sign On Location

View Pat Colgan 2014 Sign On in a larger map