Jake Gray (Nicholas Roche Performance Team) is the overall winner of the 2015 Newry 3 Day after finishing third in the final 73 miles stage in Newry today. The 17 year old also won all the other competitions within the race – the points, mountains and young rider jerseys.… Read more
John Heverin (TVR) is the new leader of the Newry 3-Day after winning this afternoons Stage 3 time trial of 3.7 miles. The renowned tester from Lurgan clocked a time of 7 minutes 57 seconds to win by 8 seconds from Derek Cunningham (Bikeworx, Dublin). James Ambrose (North Down CC) did an excellent performance to place third at 9 seconds while Jake Gray (Nicholas Roche Performance Team) was fifth at 16 seconds dropping to third overall behind Heverin and Cunningham.… Read more
It was a home win for Mark McKinley (Newry Wheelers) tonight in Stage 1 of the Newry 3 Day hosted by Newry Wheelers. The 28 year old won a bunch gallop from 65 riders in the centre of Warrenpoint. … Read more
It is with regret that Clann Eireann CC has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the 2015 Tour of Armagh (Sunday 02 August).
The Tour of Armagh, first run in 1961, has been a stalwart feature of the Irish racing calendar for the last 50-plus years, but as we all know, ‘change’ is one of life’s inevitabilities. The decision by the race organising committee was made all the more difficult given last year’s cancellation also. The club had hoped that the advent of the national league series and the potential for the Tour of Armagh to be included in that series, might have provided a much needed boost to senior racing numbers in the latter part of the season.… Read more
Wednesday 1st July– Gareth Gallagher Memorial TT Series Round 3
This time trial series is promoted by Roe Valley CC. Sign-on at the Vale Centre in Greysteele from 6.00pm with the first rider off at 7.00pm. A working rear red light is mandatory for this event. Contact Emma Scott on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Saturday 4th July - JG Memorial - Cranford
The Annual JG Memorial Race will take place in Cranford on Saturday 4th July. The ‘JG’ is Donegal's longest established cycle race. This year it will be hosted by Rathmullan CC assisted by Dinny Doherty (Four Masters) and Carl Fullerton (North Pole).… Read more
Shaw attacked the silver medal winner Eddie Dunbar (NFTO) in the last few miles and soloed to the finish in Omagh town centre where a great crowd applauded a most deserving winner. Dunbar was one minute down at the finish line but the Cork teenager was also a winner as he took the under 23 gold medal. Connor Dunne (An Post-Chain Reaction) was also alone in third as was Belfast man Connor McConvey (3M) in fourth.… Read more
The cream of Irish Women Cyclists lined up in Omagh on Saturday afternoon to contest the UCI ranked National Championships. The large field of almost sixty riders included top professionals such as Olivia Dillon (VisitDallas) and Fiona Meade (Fearless Femmes) as well as the best of the local talent.
By the end of the first lap a group of twelve women had broken away. In this group were Olivia Boylan (WNT), Lydia Gurley (Bonito), Ciara Kinch (Towers CC), Eve McCrystal and Caroline Ryan (Garda CC), Aqua Blue's Siobhan Horgan and Francine Meehan as well as Phoenix CC's Claire McIlwaine among others.… Read more
The National Road Race Championships got underway this morning in Omagh with the first of the Masters categories when the M50 and M60 riders took to the road in two championship events. This is the inaugural year of the Master's Championships and Omagh Wheelers, promoters of this year's events, certainly set a challenging course.
The riders had to complete three laps of a fifteen mile circuit which was far from flat. The course took the riders through the centre of the town each lap which also included a sharp up hill section over cobbles.… Read more
The County Down Open Time Trial (10 Mile) Championships will take place on 11th July 2015.This event is open to all cyclists holding a minimum of a limited Competition Cycling Ireland licence. Only members of a Co.Down club or those with a permanent address in Co.Down will be eligible for the championship prize. (Please note that eligibility will be based on information printed on CI licences) There will also be a prize on the day for the fastest Male and Female outside of the criteria.
There will be seven Categories: A1, A2, A3, A4, Juniors, Vets 50+, and Women.Prizes for the fastest in each Category and overall County Down Man and Woman.… Read more
Ryan Mullen (An Post Chain Reaction) repeated his win of last year in the Elite and Under 23 category with a time of 47 minutes 46 seconds for the 23 mile loop.
The silver medal went to Cork teenager Eddie Dunbar (48:11) who now riders for the UK based Pro team NFTO.
Ulster man Martyn Irvine (Madison Genises) was third fastest with a time of 48 minutes 57 seconds.… Read more