About the Client
Shannonside CC was formed in Oct 1998, following a meeting in the Royal Hotel, Athlone. The hotel has since been demolished but the club has survived. The meeting was convened as a result of an informal chat following the Cooperation North Maracycle of that year. The previous club in Athlone had disbanded a few years earlier. It had been known as Athlone CC (Win Electric).
The membership at the beginning was close to fifty, with a very good age spread and quite a few mountain bikers as well as road riders. The underage section was very successful at road-race events of all ages with two of our members representing Ireland at home and abroad.
The club also hosted four All-Ireland underage league finals and a Leinster time trial and road race championship. The numbers were spectacular compared to today’s underage races and it was not unusual to see 150 boys/girls on the road for the finals.