Leisure Reports

This weekend sees some members of the club heading to France where the Etape du Tour and the Marmotte are taking place on the same day but in different parts of the Alps! In 2013 Billy Parker wrote this article which inspired me to do my first Marmotte and as we wish good luck to everyone taking in either challenge I though it was time to share this epic read once more!

Podcast recording of this Article is available! In a town full of plain-faced, Amish-looking, possibly reptilian, humanoids, one man had freckles, this is his story. Fair Warning: Boil the kettle and clear your calendar, it’s longer than a Brachiosaurus Spinal Column.

Just over 9 months ago Padraig Cunningham posted the idea on the club forum about a group cycling the wild Atlantic way from Tralee to Westport. This simple post set the cogs in motion for an amazing few days in May this year! Read on to hear how the trip went...

It was dark out when I wheeled the bike out of the foyer and onto the Noorderlaan, a dead grid style road on the outskirts of Antwerp. I saw a bike light in the corner of my eye and quickly mounted and followed a group that cycled into the city centre and the start place. Scott-Orwell Wheeler Eugene Dillon recounts his trip to the RRV Sportive 2018....

Loved and feared by many in equal measure, the Good Friday Monster has always been a serious challenge. 2018 brought an early Easter and some of the worst weather for years. Undaunted by all of this a hardy group set out on the 20th of March to conquer the beast. Read on to see who won in this tale of Cyclist V The Monster by James O'Callaghan