I missed out on my cycling last Sunday, but made up for it. We enjoyed a challenging spin in tricky conditions, and despite saying at the end that we were tired, really it was only the tiredness talking! If we needed to go further we would. Only thing is we needed to be home early for the Easter festivities. I made sure to do loads of stretching in order to get the recovery kick-started. It’s my golden rule. Specifically, I needed to stretch regularly to ensure I’d get my fair share of the Easter Egg on the coffee table. There was a celebratory glass of red wine after my mid-afternoon nap.
Here’s the official report:
On Easter Sunday Group 3 participated in the local charity spin for Suicide Awareness. Building the route around the 50km event loop, Group 3 departed Dungarvan at 8 am and rode to Leamybrien via Durrow to register and donate. A blustery southerly wind made for tough cycling along with much-needed bike handling skills as they pushed on at a decent clip to Seafield, Kill and Kilmeaden. Along the way they provided escort for the Tried & Tested Malin-to-Mizen endurance team. Once Group 3 turned West on the N25, the wind picked up even more, and stories of tired legs were recounted by the time we arrived back in Leamybrien for food and refreshments. Noteworthy on the N25 section was the fact that we were joined by former DCC rider Dwayne and others, but more than that, among them was young Orla Mulhearne wearing her under-12 Irish Champion jersey. Although they pushed harder and harder, this champion girl added hugely to the effort along the way!
Following a brief stop, Group 3 pushed on back to Dungarvan at a fast clip to ensure the Easter Eggs would not be devoured in their absence. If it’s true that Christmas to Easter is base training, then it certainly is the case that Easter Sunday is the beginning of great cycling Sundays ahead. The event last Sunday was at a challenging level and these Group 3 men and woman look ahead to a good summer, along with anything that they choose to conquer!
We extend our thanks and best wishes to Liam Brazil and his team for a wonderfully organised event.Group 3 Report.
I needed some decent recovery food once I arrived home. None of them oul milk chocolate eggs for me!