Strong Start to TT Season for Spires CC

Posted: 14th April 2014 by Stephen in News

The last few weeks have seen the start of the 2014 Club Race and TT Season get under way.

Photo by Jim Halferty

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Youth Initiative Starting Friday 4th April 2014

Posted: 1st April 2014 by Stephen in News

Spires CC Midweek Cycles

Posted: 1st April 2014 by Stephen in News

Spires CC Midweek Cycles will begin next Wednesday, leaving from Rainey Old Boys Rugby Club at 6.30pm.
Beginners are always welcome to attend the Wednesday evening run.
If you are totally new to Cycling, why not come along to the youth cycle on Friday evenings which will be 10-15 miles at a pace to suit all.

 

On Saturday the 1st of March Spires Cycling Club held the second edition of their Grand Prix Road Race.

The early season open race saw a field of 60 A4 riders line up in Ballyronan for 4 laps of the challenging 8mile course. Racing was fast and furious from the gun. After a high speed run to the line it was Aaron Millican (Bann Wheelers) who took the victory in the sprint finish. James Mullan (Roe Valley CC) and Chris Brown (Ards CC) took second and third place spots on the podium.

The ‘A’ race saw 40 A3 riders get a 2 minute advantage over the 30 A1 and A2 riders. The A3 riders started fast and kept the tempo high. At one stage they had gained 20 seconds over the chasing group. The high pace meant any attacks were closed down quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

Spires GP – Veterans and Ladies race Update

Posted: 28th February 2014 by Stephen in News

It is with a great deal of regret that Spires CC are announcing that the Veterans and Ladies races, scheduled for Saturday the 1st of March, have been cancelled.
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Spires GP 2014

Posted: 17th February 2014 by Stephen in News

On Saturday the 1st of March, Spires CC (Magherafelt) will be holding their second annual Grand Prix road race with new race head quarters based in the Ballyronan Marina Centre.

The event will feature three separate races on the Ballyronan/ ‘three road ends’/ Loup circuit.

The event has already attracted a strong field including the top club riders from around the Provence with riders from Carn Wheelers, East Antrim Audi and East Tyrone CC all taking part. Participation of the riders from the Nicolas Roche Performance Team and the Dig Deep/ Inspired Cycling Team will only add to the quality of racing on the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Sports Nutritionist Talk

Posted: 4th February 2014 by Stephen in News

Michael Mullan (Sport’s Nutritionist) recently gave a presentation on different aspects of nutrition and the role it plays in the following areas:
Pre-training nutrition.
Competition Day training nutrition.
Post training nutrition.
Hydration and cycling.
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Derry Cycle Sportive – 50 mile Sunday 20th October

Posted: 16th October 2013 by Stephen in News

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Spires CC Race Training Event – Sunday 6 October

Posted: 7th October 2013 by Stephen in News

The aim of the event was to give those members who had never tried racing a taste of what it was all about. With twenty entrants competing around 4 laps of a technical 5.2 mile route, bragging rights were the only goal for the first man over the line. Read the rest of this entry »

Spires CC Sportive – Sunday 8 September

Posted: 3rd September 2013 by Stephen in News

On Sunday 8 September, Spires Cycle Club Magherafelt will host their Sportive Cycle event in aid of Cancer Focus NI.

Proving to be highly popular last year, the event’s first year were 220+ riders entered, we expect 2013’s event to be even bigger and better with some exciting changes and improvements being made.

Cyclists now have the choice of 3 routes (20 mile; 38 mile; 50 mile) which all start and finish in Meadowbank Sports Arena Magherafelt. Read the rest of this entry »