Dunloy CC rider Finbarr Dooey produced a superb ride today to take 3rd place in the M50 Masters section of today’s Mid-Ulster GP in Cookstown. Finbarr like so many in our club spent the winter training hard and fully deserves success. Well done Finbarr, top racing!
A few club members have been regularly taking their children on a 20ish mile cycle on Saturday mornings.
There is a breakfast stop in Cullybackey and the pace is gentle.
All club members are welcome to join in with their kids, the group leaves the Hub at 9am and heads out the Bridge Road. Please ensure everyone is dressed for a cooler day this Saturday although it should be dry.
There will be a race committee meeting next Friday 29th in the Parish Centre @ 7:30pm.
All club members are welcome to attend.
We will be discussing the club points system, the Open race preparation, a marshalling rota amongst other things.
The first InterClub Team Time Trial of 2016 was held this evening in near perfect conditions on the Dunloy Bridge Road circuit. 6 teams contested the course, 2 each from Dunloy, Glens and Ballycastle. Well done to all who competed and thanks to the timekeepers and Marshalls for their very kind assistance. The times are as follows:
1st Place: Dunloy A 63:52
2nd Place B’castle A 68:52
3rd Place Glens A 69:11
4th Place Dunloy B 72:15
5th Place Glens B 72:27
6th Place B’castle B 79:42
Congratulations to Adrian McGregor who took first place in the first DCC event of the year. Adrian beat club Captain Conor Bradley into second place by 7 seconds with Ciaran McConville beating Mel McIlfatrick by 2 seconds to take third place.
Congratulations also to young Terry McGregor who competed tonight and posted a great time.
Thanks to Gordon Parker for recording the times and to all those who helped out. The event was held in perfect conditions and we hope everyone had a great time.
Photos courtesy of Alicja Černák.
DCC riders Seamus Og Kelly and Adrian McGregor missed out on the places in today’s Bann Valley Classic Road Race held on the Clady Circuit, both however finished safely in the bunch after racing hard in a talented field. Fellow DCC riders Jonathan Dooey and Ciaran McConville also put in sparkling performances before mechanicals forced a premature end to their races. Well done lads, top racing!
Our clubman Chris McKeown continues to impress in the 4 day International Tour of the North alongside his team mates Ryan Bankhead and Steven McAllister in the BCC Beisty’s Centra Racing Team. Chris had a great ride in today’s TT coming in only 1m 28secs behind stage winner Ed Clemens from the Spirit Bikes Racing Team. Chris lies in 64th place in the GC after a great performance in the 4th stage route from Portaferry to Donaghadee and has undoubtedly impressed many with his selfless and hard riding. Well done Chris, we are all proud of you. Best wishes to you all for a great days riding tomorrow and a safe return!