Roe Valley duo take honours

ROE Valley duo of Stephen Mullan and David Hogg were the first over the line in the latest race hosted by Carn Wheelers at the Curran Course on Thursday night.

Michael Scullion of Carn Wheelers capped off a fine race and was over the line in third place. Ryan Walsh, Dean Lockhart, Paul Duffy, Stephen Law and Gerry Kelly were all in the top ten.

It was a perfect evening for racing, with three laps (30 miles approx) and the field was broken into four groups. After one lap the first few groups came together to form a sizeable main field. In the end it was a bunch sprint with the average speed in around 24-25mph. Well done to everyone involved.

Thanks to all who took part and to the marshals who helped ensure there was safe racing for everyone. Also thanks to the various photographers on the night.

1. Stephen Mullan (Roe Valley)

2. David Hogg (Roe Valley)

3. Michael Scullion (Carn Wheelers)

4. Ryan Walsh (Carn Wheelers)

5. Dean Lockhart (Carn Wheelers)

6. Philip McCoubrey (Clogher Valley)

7. Paul Duffy (Carn Wheelers)

8. Stephen McNally (Bann Valley)

9. Stephen Law (Carn Wheelers)

10. Gerry Kelly (Carn Wheelers)

Thur 26 July (7.30) - Interclub RR(Hosted by Carn Wheelers @ Wood Road)

We have launched a Facebook competition to run along side this years Tour de France, with an official Team Sky cycling jersey up for grabs. Log on to our Facebook page for details of how to win.

The CCC crew have invited us to their ‘coming home’ cycle on Wednesday 11th July. The plan is for whoever is going, to meet at the Marie Curie Hospice and leave at 1:45 (parking is a bit limited here), cycle to Larne and then cycle back in again with the Challenge Cyclists, a round trip of about 60 miles

So we can arrange transport for bikes and people back home, anyone who is interested in going please contact Pat Purvis (07703 765940). There is also a party that night in Bryson’s, Magherafelt at 9:30 - all welcome

On Friday night past, Emma and Sarah Elder both lined up for the crit at Banbridge Shopping Outlet run by Banbridge CC, for their first ever road race. Both are well seasoned competitors on the off road scene but this was their first race on the road bikes and both did themselves proud with top ten finishes.

Sarah led her older sister for most of the race but when the bell came out Emma put the hammer down and overtook Sarah before the chequered flag. Well done girls!

Also well done to Marc Heaney who took part in the U14 race and having worked hard all race in his group of three was just pipped at the line for a respectable 6th place. Well done Marc!

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.

More details on all club events can be obtained from