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Mizen to Malin 20hr bid news


Bid Success The first proper Try out was very successful when a group of 25 cyclist completed 86miles at an average speed of 20.9mph on a course that took in Claremorris, Knock, Charlestown, Carracastle, Swinford, Ballyvary, Castlebar and back to Ballinrobe. All the participants performed well considering that their preparation this winter was well hampered due to the harsh weather conditions since Christmas.

This time round the weather condition were pretty good with a light Southerly wind with a little rain, perfect for the time of year.

Ballina’s Football and sporting fanatic Jimmy Durcan was on hand to provide back up to the squad, and Damien Delgado Mc Greal drove the lead car, protecting the riders from on coming traffic.

The next camp will be held on Saturday the 14th & 15th of March, the full program will be emailed to you closer to the time.

The official launch will be held at 2pm on Saturday see below, so I would like to have everyone there in their respective club kits for 1.15pm to be ready for the official launch at 2pm.

Each participant must bring with them a doctor certificate, stating that they are in good health and fit to take on this challenge and also bring a list of any medication that you are taking.

See attached Training plan for February and March and edited itinerary.

I have an excel spreadsheet of the entire route if anyone wants it?

Press Launch
On Saturday March 14th at 2pm at the Days Hotel Castlebar the official press launch of the 20hr bid will be held, all participants are requested to attend for team photos etc, anyone who you might think should be there please feel free to ask them along.

At the launch, the riders will be named, the route will be shown, the charity will be announced, the back up team will be announced, and the outlined bid time will be set.

March Weekend Itinerary
Saturday 14th
Get together from 1pm
Official Launch 2pm
Book in to rooms from 3.00pm
Sign on for camp pm 3.30pm
Camp Brief 4.15pm
Camp spin 4.30-10.45pm
Dinner 11pm

Sunday 15th
Breakfast 7am
Spin 7.45 -11am
Shower change book out
Lunch 12.30pm
Brief talk 1.15pm
Camp over 2pm