More than 200 cyclists took part in the highly successful Scoil Aonghusa cycle event on March 15th, highlighting the huge local interest in cycling.
For a sporting town such as Cashel, it was only a matter of time before bike lovers got together to form a club. The Rock Pedallers - Cycling Club Cashel, was formed on March 4th 2015 and a committee was put in place. In this very short space of time they have had a logo designed and held their first registration night on March 23rd. A great start has been made with 45 members signing up on that night alone.
Chairman of The Rock Pedallers, John O’Dwyer said: “Cycling has become very popular in the last few years and is a great leisure activity that everyone can enjoy. It is fantastic to have a cycling club formed in Cashel. There were already two separate groups starting to cycle weekly in Cashel, a leisure group set up at Larkspur by John O’Connor and Catherine Fitzell and a more advanced group organised by Donagh Davern and Sean O’Dwyer. Everyone has now come together to form the Rock Pedallers and one of the main aims of the club is to cater for adults of all cycling abilities from beginner/leisure to the more advanced cyclist and bring people together to introduce a social aspect into cycling. Cycling in a group is much easier and much more fun than trying to cycle alone”.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.