Author Archives: North Down CC

McCann Cup A3 ‘Quick’ Report

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The race on Sunday ….well that was an experience. Very cold and very windy….wind chill must have been well into the minuses. However, it was dry and more importantly, the roads were dry. Lots of pots holes on the course (compared to last year). Everyone was a bit worried about them, but they were well marked out on the road… Read more »

John Haldane Memorial – Masters Race Report

John Haldane Memorial – Masters Race Report – Paul McArthur I may not write too many of these this year…..we’ll see how it goes. Apologies first for any grammar/spelling errors – bit if a rush job. I lined up for my first Master’s race yesterday. I turned 50 last Sunday and it felt like a bit of a ‘rite of… Read more »

Spires Grand Prix 10 March 2018 – Keith Phillips

Spires Grand Prix 10 March 2018 – Keith Phillips. The first road race of the 2018 season finally kicked off after a week’s delay due to snow, although the conditions were just as bad with high winds, rain and very cold temperatures throughout the whole race, together with mucky roads. There were four men from North Down racing today. Dave… Read more »

Cyclists raise £6,600 for charity

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Local charities received a welcome boost with a combined donation of £6,600 from the North Down Cycling Club. The funds were raised through the annual NDCC Coastal Challenge, a 100km cycling event around the scenic Ards Peninsula. A presentation of cheques to six charities took place at Ballyholme, before the usual Saturday club runs. The recipients were: Samaritans, Bangor and… Read more »

Irish National Cyclo-Cross Championships 2018

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NDCC 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 »