Building on the success of their recent Sportive, Spires Cycling Club is pleased to announce the launch of their free four week autumn Beginner/Improver Initiative, which will commence at 9am on Saturday 4 October 2014 and consist of a 2 hour morning cycle of approximately 20-25 miles. The aim of this course is to bring those new to cycling up to a level where by they can comfortably ride in a group at a sociable pace. Read the rest of this entry »
Spires CC held their third consecutive Sportive on Sunday 7 September 2014. Sportives are non-competitive cycle rides, which aim to engage as many people as possible from a wide range of ages and abilities in the joy of cycling, and with the options of 37, 50 and 70 mile routes, there was plenty on offer to suit all abilities. Read the rest of this entry »
Thanks to everyone who supported the Spires CC Sportive on Sunday.
To build on the success of the event we are planning a few winter training events with the aim of bringing those new to cycling up to a level where they can comfortably ride in a group.
If you fancy joining us get in contact via the Spires CC facebook page or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Spires Cycling Club celebrates a landmark five years, changing the lives of people in the community since its inception!
Spires Cycling Club (Spires CC) has recently celebrated its fifth birthday! Two local cycling enthusiasts, Dr Martin Tohill from Magherafelt and Mr Ryan Lagan from Draperstown, formed the club during a chance meeting on Friday 20 March 2009 in the Cellar Bar, Draperstown, as Secretary and Chairperson respectively. Mr Anthony Mc Kenna from Magherafelt later came on board as Treasurer. They decided to combine their passion for cycling and charity work, to provide the backdrop for the now highly successful Mid Ulster based cycling club. Read the rest of this entry »
Spires Cycling Club member John O’Neil has won a Bronze Medal in the Veteran Section at the Ulster
10 mile Time Trial Championships, hosted by the Church Island Cycling Club on Sunday 10th August
CONGRATULATIONS to Diarmuid Logan who has taken a superb overall victory at the 3 day Tour of Omagh event at the weekend.
The Spires Cycling Club annual Donegal weekend was enjoyed by thirteen of its members on 21-22 June 2014 in Annagry, Co Donegal. Only a two hour drive from Magherafelt, it was an ideal location for everyone to get there on a Saturday morning to convene at the Caisleain Oir Donegal Hotel and prepare for the two days of cycling ahead. The weekend promised to provide a variety of fun filled cycling activities for all and with basking sunshine on arrival, it was shaping up to be an excellent weekend! Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday 17th of June
Bann Wheelers Interclub Round 3 (Letterloan Circuit)
On the warmest day of the year a 9 man team headed to Macsoquinn to race in the 3rd round of the interclub series. As usual the weather took a drastic change once the riders hit Garvagh on their way to the race. The coastal mist made its way in land and temperatures dipped to about 15 degrees. The only man in group 1 was Christopher Currie. 2nd group riders were Graeme Evans, Seamus Donnelly, Stephen O’Kane, Sean Wilson, Raphael Scullion and Martin Blue. Out in the 3rd/scratch combined group were Mark Glendinning and Diarmuid Logan.
It was back to the Toome course for the finale of the Spires TT Trilogy Series. Warmer conditions greeted the riders on a breezy night; although the best of the weather was definitely saved for the final round.
The winner on the night was Paul Vaughan; he put in the second fastest time of the whole series, (21.07) even though he was impeded by a tractor losing some valuable time.