Cycling: Carn Wheelers set to hit the roads

The Elder sisters, Emma and Sarah with Cycling Ulster Chairman Tommy Lamb.

The Elder sisters, Emma and Sarah with Cycling Ulster Chairman Tommy Lamb.

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This Sunday sees the return of Carn Wheelers annual beginners cycle runs. If interested in joining the club, in a peleton or burning off those Christmas calories, the message is to be at Maghera Leisure Centre on Sunday at 9am.

The route and speed will be catered for beginners, some of the club’s most seasoned cyclists will be on hand to ensure that everyone is safe and no one is left behind!

Tips on speed, cadence and group cycling etiquette will be given before we depart and if anyone has a query don’t be afraid to ask. Page three of the news section on the website has an article on group cycling that may be useful.

The club asks that anyone coming along is on a suitable road bike, a helmet and lights are compulsory and mud guards for everyones comfort are desirable.

The introductory cycles will run for three weeks from the 12-26th of January, so if you cannot make it this week don’t despair.

This event is always well supported and is open to anyone to come along and to get a taste for group cycling.

Congratulations to Barry Russel, Joe McCrory, Mairead McGurk and all underage riders who competed at CX national championship at Lady Dixon Park Belfast on Sunday.

Under extreme conditions everyone acquitted themselves admirably, watch out for a full report next week.

On Saturday in the Moyola Park Golf Club Cycling Ulster held their annual prizegiving.

Carn Wheelers had a fantastic 2013 being a constant presence on podiums throughout the year. The winners included Barry Russel, Stephen Mulholland, the Elder girls Emma and Sarah and Cathir Doyle.