The Longest spin on the shortest day – The GoTri 200
This year ” The longest spin on the shortest day” will take place on Sunday 18th of December with an aim to break the magic 200km barrier. After the great day out last year pedaling in the memory of Stephan’s dad Mick Lynch who sadly passed away on December 21st ( officially the shortest day of the year ) we decided to run the club session again. We managed just over 180km last year and their was a mutual feeling that all should not have climbed off the bike until the 200km was achieved.
The route this year will take in a tourist trail of the great climbs of Clare. Sixmilebridge and Cratloe, Broadford, Tulla and Mahera, Crusheen to Ennis, Connolly to Miltown Malbay incorporating the Hand climb and on to Kilimer and a ferry crossing to Tarbert. Tarbert to Limerick and back home to Shannon
We are very grateful for all the support in making this club session happen. Aoife Fennell is giving up her day to man the portable soup kitchen and drive her camper van down to kilimer to feed the happy cyclists and Karen Dunne is driving her M&G van around after them all to make sure no mechanical s or hunger knocks stall anyone’s desire in making it to the finish line.
The group of intrepid cyclists will leave Shannon’s GoTri Gym at 7:30 am sharp under torch light towards the first climb of the day out of Sixmilebridge heading over the gallows and on to Meelick before turning towards the witherings heights and Broadford.
If anyone wants to join in for the full journey of part of it they are more than welcome, Just message Stephan on 0879973313
Basic plan outline
Av pace 25-27kph
Departure – 7:30 sharp, meeting at 7am
Must have lights and high viz clothing
Bag drop on Saturday am from 10-11 am At GoTri for a change of cycling clothes while sitting on the ferry
Must have own spares/food/drinks – anythings extra can go in Karen’s van