If you would like to find out more about the different cycle routes we take, please click on the links below to see a sample of some of the routes
Cycle route 1 (80k/100k cycle)
Cycle route 2 (70k/90k cycle)
Cycle route 3 (65k/85k cycle)
Cycle route 4 (40k cycle)
Cycle route 5 (30k cycle)
During the winter months, and in wet weather
conditions, it is advisable to have mudguards fitted (having
no mudguards leaves those behind you with a muddy face!!)...
Check out the weather and wear appropriate
clothing on the day of the cycle.
Sept 2014: Cycle Routes for Club Spins
Midweek spins are now sidelined until next Spring - see our news page
for details of how to keep fit
over the winter months!
Going for a spin? Check out the latest weather
Starting from the first weekend in August 2014, we have changed
the weekend (Sunday) spins to a more inclusive format that will
cater for all levels of ability within the club.
We hope that the new format will encourage more members to join
in the weekly spins, and we have designed them to specifically
cater for less experienced and beginner riders.
9am - Mother Hubbards
This spin will be at a controlled pace, with a group captain
assigned to marshal it each week. Pace will be about
25km/h, so this will be suitable for most levels of ability, and
even suitable for newcomers also (we will match the pace to the
weakest rider to ensure no one is left behind).
These spins will last for about 2hrs.
Keep an eye on our Facebook group page for updates each weekend
on these spins.
8am - Mother Hubbards
These spins will be for more advanced riders (e.g. who might
compete in races) and will cover longer distances and at a
faster pace than the later 9am spin. Typical spin would be
30kmh average over about 90km distances.
Participants would need a good level of fitness to take part in
If you are already a club member, please feel free to join our
STRAVA club and keep up to date with other members' spins:
Some points to mention, are that during the winter months
we require everyone taking part in the club spins to be
fitted with at least a rear, 'full', mudguard
pointed out in the column opposite, we don't want people coming
home from the spins looking like poor Mr Kelly in the photo!!
Full rear mudguards are easily fitted to almost all bikes now,
weight almost nothing, and will protect riders behind you.
Next point, is that in the darker months (Nov, Dec, Jan),
we also require all riders taking part in the spins to be
fitted with a rear light
- again, these can be
sourced quite cheaply these days, and can be USB recharged, so
battery expenses are nill.
Lights are critical to rider safety, especially as the club
spins leaving at 8 or 9am mean that riders will be on the roads
quite early, and the mornings during these months can be quite
Cycle Routes examples....
This route takes us along the N4 heading eastwards from
Mother Hubbards through Enfield to Kilcock. From Kilcock we
head northwest along rolling roads through Summerhill and onto
Trim where we break for 15 to 20 minutes. From Trim we make
the return journey to Mother Hubbards along the R161 and R156
passing through Ballivor and Kinnegad.
The 80k route starts at Mother Hubbards near Clonard. To add
an extra 20k to the cycle you can join a group of cyclists
leaving from the Station Yard in Enfield. Please see the club
calendar for information on dates and times of the next
cycle. You will need a road bike and a reasonable level of
fitness to comfortably complete the route. All cyclists are
required to wear a cycle helmet.