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 »
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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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 »
Michael Mullan (Sport’s Nutritionist) recently gave a presentation on different aspects of nutrition and the role it plays in the following areas:
Competition Day training nutrition.
Post training nutrition.
Hydration and cycling.
Supplementation and cycling. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
Marcus Christie made a return tonight to record the fastest time on the Toome course with a fantastic time of 20.16. Stephen Harkens was very fast tonight with a 21.57 and in third place David Barton is showing good form again. Laura Maxwell continued her winning streak with a time of 25.42, the fastest of her 3 TTs on the Toome circuit series, winning the women’s series overall. The final standings saw Stephen Harkens in first, followed by Rodney Stewart, TVR in second and Stuart Scott of team Madigan in third.
The full results of tonights third and final round of the trilogy series:-
The third and final round of the trilogy TT series takes place on Thursday 13 June on the Toome course. Sign on 6pm for a 7pm start. A working rear light is required to take part. A restricted or full comp licence is a requirement this year unless you are a Spires CC member and can ride on a club comp licence. The current standings after the first 2 rounds are as follows:-
|1||Stephen Harkens||Laura Maxwell||Connor Young||John O Neill|
|2||Rodney Stewart||Gillian Orr||Diarmuid Logan||Mark Glendinning, Raphael Scullion|
|3||Stuart Scott||Sheena O Neill|
Results tonight on a very cold, windy and wintry May night. Well done Stephen Harkens on the win and the only rider to manage a sub 23 minute time tonight. Results:-
|7||Michael Russell||4 Masters||24.07|
|13||John O Neill||Spires CC||25.52|
|15||William Orr||Ards CC||26.28|
|16||Mark Glendinning||Spires CC||26.31|
|19||Martin Drennan||Ards CC||27.09|
|22||Gillian Orr||North Down||29.29|
|23||Diarmuid Logan||Spires CC||31.05|