Donegal Bay Cycling Club hosted the Ulster 10 mile Time Trial Championship on Sunday 19 July 2015 on the N15 course in South Donegal with the start/finish area in the shadow of the iconic and beautiful Barnesmore Gap. The young and progressive Donegal club took on the mantle of hosting their first ever provincial championship and ran a very well organised event. Luckily the heavy rain of the last few days gave way to an outbreak of sunshine which was a welcome turn of events for competitors, organisers and spectators alike.… Read more
Velo Club Iveagh promoted an open 10 mile time trial on Saturday 11th July incorporating the County Down Championships. The fastest time for the Newry-Warrenpoint course was Colm Cassidy (Aqua Blue) with 19 minutes 54 seconds.… Read more
The Tommy Givan 50TT doubled up as the Ulster 50m TT Championship on Sunday the 5th July on the popular Woodgreen course. The event seen 40 entries on day the weather forecasters gave frequent heavy thundery showers, however it remained dry and quite warm. A tough headwind from Ballymena to Dunsilly was certainly the toughest stretch of the course where riders struggled to break 20 mph. On the other hand they took full advantage of the tailwind back to Ballymena.… 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
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
Lynch in Top Form at Ballymoney TT
Fifty riders turned up at Woodgreen this morning in bright but blustery conditions ready to tackle the 25 mile time trial promoted by Ballymoney CC.
Kevin Lynch of Newry Wheelers was in top form and recorded a 54.03 to take overall victory on the day. Home rider Mervyn Linton came in second just thirty eight seconds down with Mark Brown of Phoenix CC taking third in a time of 55.17.
Fastest woman on the day was Ballymena's Eileen Burns who was thirteenth overall with a time of 58.16.… Read more
McIntyre Takes Maxwell 10
Sean McIntyre of Caldwell Cycles manageed to retain the Trophy for the Maxwell memorial 10mile time trial on Thursday evening from a very strong John Heverin of Clann Eireann. McIntyre posted a great 20.35 with Heverin just six seconds adrift on 20.41. Eamon Vallely of Square Wheels was third with a time of 21.25.
First woman on the night was Keri Parton of Dromara CC. West Down Wheelers put on anexcellent event with lots of marshalls in place.
Apologies as I do not have all the full names and clubs so is anyone wants to send me any details I will amend the results.… Read more
Round 2 of the EMS6 league took place at a very windy Toome on Sunday 24th. Riders were greeted with similar conditions to round 1, blustery crosswinds on the exposed parts, but generally a very strong headwind on the longer outward leg, and a fast 30mph average run home. It didn't put many off though with a huge field of 77 riders signing on, what numbers we will have on a warm evening on a fast course I can't imagine, though to be honest I'll just be glad to see a warm evening and a fast course.… Read more
On what can only be described as a wet and windy last day of May, Omagh Wheelers promoted their test event for the National time trial championships over a tough circuit. This was not the usual out and back fairly flat circuit so beloved by true testers but more of a rolly challenging World's type course.
Almost fifty riders turned up to try out the course and get a feel for it. There were also a number of tandems pairings in contention and handcyclists who did a slightly shorter route.… Read more
Sherry is the Toast of Champion of Champions TT
Martin Sherry’s (Emyvale) long journey paid off when he won today’s Champion of Champion’s 25 mile time trial on the classic Portaferry Road course. On a cold morning, with a rising westerly wind, Chris Boardman’s 49 minute course record was never in danger, but Martin’s time of 55:00 gave him a clear margin over Sean McIntyre (Orchard Wheelers) in second place with 55:48, and local man Paul Crossan (Killinchy CC) in third with 56:37.
There was a good turnout of women, with Eileen Burns (Ballymena RC) fastest in a very impressive time of 59:22.… Read more