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Irish National Cyclo-Cross Championships 2018

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NDDC were represented by three intrepid riders at the 2018 Irish National Cyclo-cross Championships at Glencullen Adventure Park, County Dublin, on Sunday 14 January 2018. Ray Brownfield rode in the M40 race, with Kevin McDowell and Brendan Kirk riding in the over 50s. The cyclo-cross track at Glencullen had been converted from an old golf course (a sign of the… Read more »

Brownfield’s Back!!

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Ray Brownfield announced his return to competitive cycling this weekend with an emphatic win at the Kinning Cycles cyclo-cross race at Knocknagoney in East Belfast. After a long illness in 2017 and only two months of intensive training, Ray entered the first race of 2018 with fairly low expectations. Cyclo-cross is a notoriously tough cycling discipline and on a frosty… Read more »

Cycling Weekly “Ride with NDCC”!

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Cycling Weekly “Ride with NDCC”! 2018 got off to a flying start with Cycling Weekly journalist – Patrick Trainor, joining the Saturday 6 January club rides. Many will be familiar with the popular “Ride with …” feature in the Cycling Weekly magazine, which provides clubs throughout the UK with an opportunity to showcase their history, achievements, favourite routes and interesting… Read more »

Hot Port Run … Santa baby!

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NDCC was in festive mood last weekend (16 December) for the traditional Hot Port run to the Saltwater Brig. Some of the Christmas outfits were nothing short of “amazing”, with baubles and fairy lights proudly displayed. Perked up by a shot of caffeine at Baylands Coffee Company, over 70 cyclists set off to criss-cross the Peninsula and rendezvous at the… Read more »

2017 Fréd Awards

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2017 Fréd Awards By public voting, the annual Fréd Awards recognise the people across Northern Ireland who help to “create a better bike culture”, often working quietly behind the scenes. At a recent ceremony in Belfast, NDCC was prominently represented with an impressive collection of awards. Eric Blayney was voted “Fréd of the Year” for his tireless promotion of cycle… Read more »