Race Reports

  1. World Champs weekend!

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    We hope you will support the boys in green this weekend in Bergen, Norway at the Road World Championships…

    Conor Dunne
    Dan Martin
    Ryan Mullen
    Nicolas Roche (TT and Road)
    Damien Shaw
    Sean McKenna


    Saturday 23rd September , The Saturday Tour!

    The Saturday group is back running fully for those available for the next while before the Autumn rides kick off again. We will taper speed to those participating so don’t worry about being thrashed…the route will be fun… 

    Meet: Glen of the Downs Carpark, @ 10.00am… Expect an 80km spin. 

    Ridden at a moderate pace


    Sunday 24th September, The Sunday Easy Tour!

    Meet: Grove Bar, Willow Grove @ 10.00am. Lead by Patrick Bradshaw!

    Expect a 60k spin . Back by 2pm with an obligatory coffee stop.

    The groups will split depending on abilities. 

    At least a dozen or more most weeks so come along and join the chain gang!


  2. 10 Mile TT Championship Results

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    On a very blustery evening on the Beehive the first of the championship events crowned both the men’s and ladies 10 mile TT champions and for the next year both trophies will reside in the same household with being won by Gillian and Dave Peelo in a sensational  double whammy…

    The man in form however still leading the league after a solid second place is Roy Bowden now by 11 points from Jamie Noone trailing on 42pts.

    On Thursday next we move back to the Filter Bed circuit with 22.5 mile CP over three laps.

    Looking forward to a great race and a forecast of warmer weather on the way!      

    Dave Peelo 23.53 1st  
    Roy Bowden 25.47 2nd  
    Enda Ryan 27.35 3rd  
    Patrick Bradshaw 30.42 4th  
    Gillian Peelo 33.2 Ladies Champion  
    Aine McCarthy 33.35 Ladies runner up  
      10Mile TT Handicaped  
    Dave Peelo 23.38 1st 11
    Roy Bowden  24.27 2nd 10
    Patrick Bradshaw 25.12 3rd 9
    Aine McCarthy 25.10 4th 8
    Enda Ryan 25.35 5th 7


    RIDER L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 C1 C2 C3 C4 TOTAL PLACE
    Roy Bowden 7 1 9 7 7 11     10       52 1
    Jamie Noone 0 11 11 0 10 9     0       41 2
    Aine McCarthy 2 4 6 9 9 1     8       39 3
    Patrick Bradshaw 3 1 7 0 11 8     9       39 4
    Dave Peelo 9 1 1 8 5 1     11       36 5
    Paul Cullinan 11 8 1 6 6 1     0       33 6
    Eileen O’Sullivan 1 5 5 11 8 1     0       31 7
    Mark McGarry 6 0 8 5 0 10     1       30 8
    John Dorris 10 10 0 0 1 0     0       21 9
    Michael McHugh 0 9 10 0 0 0     0       19 10
    Aidan Ryan 5 6 1 1 0 0     0       13 11
    Glen Lyons 0 0 0 10 1 0     0       11 12
    Mark Prendergast 8 1 0 0 0 0     0       9 13
    Billy Bourke 0 7 0 0 0 0     0       7 14
    Enda Ryan 0 0 0 0 0 0     7       7 15
    Colin O’Connor 4 1 0 0 0 0     0       5 16






  3. Racing kicks off with TT…

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    A battle of minds perhaps …and maybe the odd bragging right…the race of truth…

    On a very pleasant evening for a time trial with a light and mainly neutral wind the times were good and the TT experts came out to play…in round one of the league and essentially the handicapping warm up, a solid field of racers and wannabees took to the N11 in search of inspiration and some perspiration.

    The cream as usual will rise and the winner on the night was an accomplished racer, Paul Cullinan with a chasing pack of experience with John Dorris in second (fresh from his 4th place in Stamullen last weekend) and the reigning champion Dave Peelo in third spot.

    Next week we get back to our old stomping ground on the Corncrake circuit in Roundwood with a start time of 7.30pm.

    Sign on from 7.15pm so don’t be late as light is a consideration for the next few weeks…

    Many thanks to George and to his mentor Joanne O’Shea who is training her apprentice on the clock for the next couple of weeks.

    Hope to see many more of you next week and of course feel free to attend if you would like to help out as a marshal.



    Paul Cullinan 7.39 1st  11  
    John Dorris 8.05 2nd 10  
    Dave Peelo 8.07 3rd 9  
    Mark Prendergast 8.14 4th 8  
    Roy Bowden 8.34 5th 7  
    Mark McGarry 8.40 6th 6  
    Aidan Ryan 8.50 7th 5  
    Colin O’Connor 9.31 8th 4  
    Patrick Bradshaw 9.47 9th 3  
    Aine McCarthy 10.38 10th 2  
    Eileen O’Sullivan 11.19 11th 1  
    Time Keepers: G O’Rourke,

    J O’Shea

  4. Fintan Flying Again…

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    Fintan and Felix English in South Africa!

    A bit warmer than Sundrive in South Africa.

    Fintan & Felix English winners of the Paarl 6 day .


  5. Trofeo Calla Millor 2016

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    Fintan sprint

    It has been quiet of late from our celebrity blogger in Mallorca.

    Maybe its because he has been mixing it with the big boys and the proof is as they say in the pudding!
    Last weekend in the Trofeo Calla Millor our boy rode in one of the biggest Amateur events in Mallorca, an event won in the past by stars of the Pro world three time world champion Óscar Freire and sprint star Andre Greipel .
    Fintan finish
    Fintan said “it was 120km averaged 42kph and was more hilly than most Irish races”.
    He says “it was a group of 60-70 contested the sprint. The winner, Torres, beat out own Sam Bennett in the Challenge Mallorca event earlier in month”.
    The 3rd placed rider was Sebastian Mora who is also a European Madison champion.
    Fintan split the Spanish  partnership with this result.
    What a superb result for Fintan in his first year of full time cycling which will no doubt attract interest to his rising career.
    Back on a recent break he was in good form and in great shape and no doubt a winter in Mallorca despite the grind is now paying dividends.
    We all wish him the best of luck coming into the racing season.
    Fintan Podium


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