Fast Times at Woodgreen
The concluding round of the 2014 Ernie Magwood Super 6 took place at Woodgreen on the 13th September, the two riders who had a tilt at the Irish elite and Veterans 10 miles records a Rd 5, Marcus Christie and John Madden were once again back and raring to go. Conditions this time were much more favourable, the SW wind present at Rd5 replaced with a slight headwind on the return leg, but also high temperatures and good visibility making for good safe and fast conditions.… Read more
Ryan Mullen has won a silver medal in the Men's U23 Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain today. In extremely wet conditions the Irish man took control of the race from the start, posting the fastest time at each time check along the route. With three riders to go, it looked like Ireland would secure the gold, until a fast finishing Campbell Flakemore (Aus) narrowly pipped Mullen, to take the World Title. Flakemore took gold, Mullen silver, and Stefan Keung (SUI) won the bronze medal.… Read more
The annual mixed two up time trial took place on Sunday in glorious sunshine. The event which had been cancelled last year was resurrected this year by the hard working Church Island Cycling club. Unfortunately due to the rescheduled Women's and Vets national Championship falling on the same weekend some of the regular contenders were missing.
Five teams took to the line on the Toome course and were timed off by Gordon Parker. Favourites were Eileen and Jason Burns of Ballymena CRC as Eileen has been putting in some super times in recent events.… Read more
There are a number of road events on this coming weekend. for riders of all abilities. There is also a day just for Youth riders starting in Crumlin on Saturday. Please see previous post.
Sunday 21st September _ Mixed Two-Up Time Trial - Toome
For those who want a bit of competition Church Island Cycling will be promoting a mixed two-up time trial on the Toome time trial course. Sign-on will be at the Park n Ride Toomebridge from 9.00am with the first rider off at 1000 am.… Read more
Sunday morning saw twenty eight hardy souls tun up at Woodgreen at eight o'clock in the morning to register for the gruelling 100 mile time trial championships promoted by Ballymoney CC.
The weather conditions were good with hazy sunshine and the wind was not too strong. All the top contenders for a record attempt were on the line-up. Bryan McCrystal of Aqua Blue smashed the senior record last year with an outstanding time of 3:34:52 while John Madden set a new Veteran's record 3:42:49.… Read more
Riders taking part in the Ulster 100 mile time trial championship on Sunday should be aware that the event is run under the main TT rules of Cycling Ireland. Intending participants should be familiar with the following rules particularly in relation to feeding.
No feeding is permitted by following cars so riders should make sure that they have support situated along the roadside.
Medals will be awarded to Senior and Veteran Men and Women and the overall team. Martin Birney SportActive Trophies will be awarded to the Senior Man, Veteran Man, Senior Woman and Veteran Woman.… Read more
There is a huge range of events on this cominng weekend. I have posted any details below which I have received. On Saturday the Giant's Causeway Sportive kicks off and is sure to get a lot of support. On Sunday Testers will face the epic 100 mile Ulster TT Championships, off roaders will take to Kilbroney Forest Park for the National Maraton Championships while there are at least six leisure events to chose from for those who want to get put and about.
Sunday 14th September Ulster 100 Mile TT Championships
This tough event is once again promoted by Ballymoney CC.… Read more
The fifth round of the Ernie Magwood Super Six TT Series once again saw some fast times at Woodgreen but to the disappointment of sonme ot was not a day for record breaks.
There was a strong headwind which testers had to fight against. Marcus Christie of the An Post CRC team emerged as the winner with a time of 19.17 just over a minute faster than second placed rider John Madden of Dig Deep Inspired.
Aspiring contender Sean McIntyre of Orchard CC took third place with a time of 20.26.… Read more
Downey smashed Junior 10 TT record as Madden equals Vets 10 TT
On what can only be described as a blustery evening few would have expected the times recorded at the Ballymena Road Club Chain Reaction 10 mile TT on the A26 Woodgreen Course on Wednesday 27 August 2014. Marcus Christie, John Madden and Mark Downey arrived ready to take on the current records that stood for the 10 mile TT Irish Record. Subject to ratification the times posted showed that with the South East wind anything was possible.… Read more
Martin Fastest at West Tyrone TT
Lurgan's Thomas Martin (Caldwell Cycles) took the win in the West Tyrone Time Trial Grand Prix in Omagh on Sunday 24th August. Despite missing the majority of the season through illness, Martin was the fastest over the 10 miles course on the Dromore Road with a time of 21 minutes 50 seconds. Omagh Wheelers duo Paul and Darragh McCarter also recorded sub 22 minute times to take second and third respectively. … Read more