ON Sunday Carn Wheelers host a round of the XC NPS 2012 at Davagh Forest. It turned out to be a terrific day of racing, with a huge turnout from a wide range of clubs. With the amount of cyclists there from the different age groups, it shows how popular cycling has become.
The photo of the cyclists getting washed in the river at the end, sums the event up. There are more photos on the club website and a full report with results will be posted there during the week.
Thanks to all the club members who helped prepare for the event. All the marshals, those involved in catering and all those who helped get the course ready over the past few weeks under the leadership of Stephen Law and Cathal Doyle.
10 Mile TT
Here are the results from our 10 Mile TT Held last week at the Curran Course. Once again Cathal Doyle was the winner.
· Cathal Doyle Carn Wheelers 23:13
· Gerry Kelly Carn Wheelers 24:23
· Mickey Scullion Carn Wheelers 24:37
· Stephen Law Carn Wheelers 25:24
· John O’Neill Spires CC 25:31
· Jody Evans Carn Wheelers 26:40
· Johnny Taylor Carn Wheelers 26:53
Carn Wheelers will host a Road Race at their Curran Circuit on Thursday 5th July at 7.30. Then on 26th we will host the Inter club at the Wood Road Circuit.
Inter Club League
A sixth place finish from Mickey Kelly in Round 4 of the Interclub at Coleraine sees him back at the top of the League. Johnny Taylor continues his recent impressive form with a second place on the night.
Gerry Kelly finished 10th, followed by a cluster of Carn Wheelers - Barry Russell, Ryan Walsh, Stephen Walsh, Martin Bradley, Michael Scullion and Paul Duffy.
Paddy Kelly, Hugh and Jody Evans also took part on the night.
A few of the club members are training for the capital challenge, helping to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. It is an 11 day cycle around the various capital cities during July. More details are available from the club website. Please sponsor those involved in this considerable challenge.
Slieve Gallion Climb
Last Wednesday, with 18 cyclists in the car park for the group cycle , there were some rumours that we were going to tackle Slieve Gallion. so the decision was taken to give it a go with most of us doing it for the first time. We headed Maghera , Tobermore, Desertmartin, Moneymore, then up Slieve Gallion with everyone making it successfully to the mast, back down and across the Iniscarn Rd, Wood Rd, Tobermore, Maghera, finishing with 30miles done.
Tour Te Donegal
The date for the annual Tour Te Donegal has been announced for 22nd and 23rd September. Pencil it in - book it off - earn brownie points. Do what you got to do. Nothing else required as yet.
Weekly cycles are Wednesday (6.30pm) and Sunday (8.00am) both leaving from Maghera Leisure Centre.