AGM, PBP Reunion, Awards, general festivities

The club AGM will take place on October 22nd, to be followed by the annual award ceremony/session which this year will also see a reunion of Ireland’s PBP anciens.

6:30pm Annual General Meeting, Bull & Castle (upstairs)

8:00pm Award Ceremony, PBP Reunion etc – Nealon’s, Capel Street (also upstairs)

The AGM is open to all club members – if you’re interested in discussing the direction of the club, or you’re willing to serve on the committee, please come along. If you have any motions for discussion, please submit them to the club secretary (i.e. Marc) for inclusion in the agenda.  If you’re interested in being on the committee or running for office, but can’t make the AGM, again email Marc.

The social is open to all comers – feel free to bring significant others (assuming audax hasn’t ended your relationship for good) and friends.  If you’re owed an SR medal or a Flèche certificate, these will be handed out on the evening so show up for that, at least.  Drop Paul a line to let him know you’re planning to make it – I think he’s a little apprehensive that we won’t fill the room at Nealon’s.

Take Your Partners…

…for the last dance.  Entries are now open for the Dying Light, the traditional (if doing something for the second time is enough to establish a tradition) season ender.  A relaxing spin through the flattest parts of north county Dublin, Meath and Cavan, or a sub-eight hour rampage to be first back for the hot port and mince pies, this is one to enjoy rather than endure.  More details on the web page – entries close Friday, October 21st.

Return of the Beast

The toughest 400 in the country is back – after several years in remission, the Brown Stuff 400 returns on July 30th with Dave Bayley at the helm.  Taking in (to quote Paul O’Donoghue) every hill in Leinster, this ride will be a test for the hardiest of mountain goats and should not be taken lightly by any cyclist.  More details on the route on the event page, but as the name indicates, you can just get your Ordinance Survey maps out and look for the brown stuff.

Entries to Dave by Friday, July 22nd – there will be no entry on the line for this event.  The ride starts at 6am from the Yellow House pub in Rathfarnham, D14.


Long-distance cycling in Ireland