Midelton Cycling & Triathlon Club.
Midleton Cycling & Triathlon Club was formed in 2009 replacing Midleton Cycling Club which was originally formed in 1968 as part of Midleton Athletic Club. The club ethos is to get people on their bikes, in the water & on the road.
Midleton is an ideal training location for both cyclists & triathletes with flat, easy terrain and rolling hills within a short distance of the town. There are many exceptional locations in the Midleton/East Cork area to facilitate all types of training for both disciplines.
Midleton Cycling & Triathlon Club has an active & vibrant cycle sportif section where all fitness levels are catered for. This is stress free cycling with a fun competitive streak. Everyone is welcome to come along for a spin.
Generally on Sunday mornings we organise club rides which start outside Midleton Court House. The rides typically last between 2 and 5 hours catering for all abilities by way of different group abilities. If necessary we will split into two groups so those needing to get home can do a shorter ride. Our coaches and ride leaders know all the best (and generally quietest routes) to take. Don’t be afraid of being left behind – it never happens. If you are at the back on a hill you have the pleasure of knowing that everyone ahead of you will have to turn round when they get to the top and go back down behind you to re-do the hill – we think that’s a nice touch – they can’t just wait at the top of the hill until you get there and then set off again!!
We also have Wednesday evening rides during the summer months. Starting every February on Sunday mornings we have ten week beginner groups. These are ideal for newcomers to find out more about us, to gradually improve their fitness and find out information about our sport and pastime
Our juvenile/cadet section of the club is run by Tim Mahony. Tim puts huge effort into looking after our young members. Our juveniles are the future of the club and it is vital that they receive the best possible coaching, advice, care and support. We encourage parents and other club members to help out as much as possible to ensure the enjoyment and success of .our youngest club members.
We regulaly organise Irish Pro's to come and do spins with the Cadets so along with Tim's coaching their really is no better place for avid Cyclists.
As a club our aim is to help new and existing members, of all capabilities reach their health, fitness and competitive goals through the sport of triathlon. We have a wide variety of club training sessions organized to suit different abilities and needs.
This, along with the friendly attitudes of our club members, means our training sessions attract a variety of people, from experienced tri-athletes to those who are interested in trying out the sport for the first time.
The types of training sessions we organise are:
Group cycles (indoor turbo sessions and outdoor spins)
Group swims (pool and open water swims)