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.
32 Testers turned up tonight for the final stage of the Spires CC Trilogy 2014 time trial on the Toome circuit.
Full Report to follow.
A big thanks to all competitors and to all the club members who came out to manage sign on, marshals, push off and the timekeepers for an excellent job.
Thursday 29th of June was the second round of the Spires CC TT Trilogy.
28 testers signed on for the event with dry, calm but cool conditions. Derek Ferguson of Kings Moss CC was fastest on the night gaining maximum points and stopping the clock with a great time of 21.38. On the night second place was tied between 2 riders. Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday 23rd of May – Bann Valley CC Road Race (Gortmacrane)
A bright Tuesday evening saw the next round of the Bann Valley Road Race league held on the Gortmacrane Course at Kilrea.
Within the 4 large groups all Spires men worked well meaning scratch did not catch until half way around the last lap. Read the rest of this entry »
Sign on will be at the Drumderg Roundabout Park and Ride carpark on the Toome bipass
Sign on for the event will be on the night, with an entry fee of £5 per tester.
Sign on will open at 6:45pm and close at 7:15pm with the first rider of at 7:30pm sharp.