The 2015 Ulster Youth Road Race and Time Trial Championships were hosted by Omagh Wheelers at the weekend. A last minute change in venue due to roadworks did not prevent the club laying on a superb day of racing for the riders as they experienced the spectacular scenery and rolling rural roads of Baronscourt, just outside the village of Newtownstewart. … Read more
Connor McConvey (Team 3M) won the North Down Grand Prix today (Sunday 23 August) in Donaghadee after a gruelling 90 miles race around the Orlock, Springwell, Hightrees circuit. The North Down Cycling club promotion was also the final round of the Cycling Ireland National Road Race series and Dundalk man Bryan McCrystal (Team Asea) retained his overall lead despite finishing outside the top ten placing.… Read more
James Curry (Banbridge CC) won today’s West Down Grand Prix at Katesbridge, after an impressive attack to leave the race long break on Rathfriland Hill. The talented all rounder was 33 seconds ahead at the finish line four miles later. Kevin Lynch (Newry) beat James Ambrose (North Down CC) for second place with Paul Wilkinson of the promoting club West Down Wheelers fourth and Matthew Brennan (Ballymenta RC) fifth. … Read more
There is still all to play for as the Cycling Ireland Men`s National Road Series and Joe Daly Women`s National League both reach their finale on Sunday in County Down with the North Down Grand Prix.
Already one of the richest one-day events on the calendar carrying a first prize of approximately €430, (£300), Sunday will also see someone walk away with the top prize of €670 as the Men`s National Series winner.… Read more
The West Down GP will be held this Saturday 22nd at Katesbridge, signing on from 9
at the hall in Katesbridge. Racing starts 11.00am sharp with A2 A3s off first followed by A4s then over 50 and women. There is absolutely no parking on the hall road opposite any driveways to houses as milk lorrys need to get in. Car parking will be in Katesbridge park and slip road at the back of the housing estate. Directions will be in place for everything so follow them.… Read more
The Billy Stewart Cup and support races was hosted on Sunday last by Apollo CT, Lurgan. With an almost 60 mile course of very flat circuit it was certain to attract some of the countries best sprinters.
In the A4 race there were many attempts for a break to get away, but with Apollo fielding a large squad of A4 riders they were very quick to chase down any attempts with good riding from Robbie Smith and John McCambridge, assisted by Timmy Burns of North Down, and some aggressive riding from Robbie Alexander Orchard Wheelers.… Read more
Damian Shaw (Team Asea) beat a top class field to win the John Beggs Memorial race in Dromore today. The reigning National Champion won on his own after 70 miles of aggressive racing around the hilly 9.5 mile circuit. Connor McConvey (Team 3M) was second to finish 30 seconds later with Mark Dowling (D.I.D. Dunboyne) third at 2 minutes. Bryan McCrystal (Asea) was fourth at the head of a chasing group followed by Sean McKenna (Aqua Blue) and Sean McIntyre (Caldwell Cycles).… Read more
Omagh Wheelers will this year host the Ulster Youth Championships on Saturday 22 August. The venue will be the Model Primary school just outside the village of Newtownstewart, along the Baronscourt Road.… Read more
Stephen Watty (North Down CC) is the winner of the 2015 SPAR Tour of Omagh after an exciting fourth stage in the Sperrin Mountains. The self employed joiner finished third in the 44 miles stage behind stage winner Niall Morris (Phoenix CC) and Darren Guy (St. Teirnans CC).… Read more
The SPAR Tour of Omagh 2015 is widely recognised as one of the best A4 stage races in Ireland, will follow a similar format to previous years with three road stages and a time trial stage. Stage 1 kicked off on Friday 7th August, with 129 riders tackling a 45 mile circuit, passing through Castlederg before tackling Scraghey mountain and then making the return journey into Omagh. A full report and pictures to follow.… Read more