Category Archives: 2018 Race Reports

NDCC’s Rising Star

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North Down Cycling Club’s rising star, young Nathan Keown, recorded his first A3 level race victory at last Saturday’s tough Hilltown GP (organised by the Armagh & Down Cycling Club). Nathan has been racing hard all season and a top spot on the podium was both inevitable and richly deserved. The race was four laps of a hilly 20km circuit,… Read more »

200 Mile Race!

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Ever considered entering a 200-mile, non-stop cycle race through Donegal, the Sperrin mountains and along the Antrim coast back to Londonderry? Probably not, but North Down Cycling Club’s endurance athlete Louise Togneri took on this new challenge and was the first woman to cross the finish line – a magnificent achievement! This inaugural race was organised by the legendary cyclist… Read more »

Masters Weekend – Race Updates

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Congratulations to the five man NDCC team who braved a brutal, incident packed and weather disrupted, Tour of the North at Easter – Timmy Burns, Andrew Chivers, Stuart Henry, Javan Nulty, and Keith Phillips. The sub-zero conditions took their toll on the whole race and a couple of the NDCC riders were further beset with bad luck and cruel punctures…. Read more »

Spring Classics!

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Tour of Ards The Tour of Ards has been an early season fixture on the Ulster and Irish road racing calendar for almost 50 years. The 2018 race was held last Saturday in almost perfect weather conditions, producing a glorious Spring Classic spectacle. At nearly 90 miles, including three ascents of the gnarly Mountain Road near Portaferry, by any standard… Read more »

The McCann Cup 18/3/18

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The annual McCann Cup road race took place in dry, but bitterly cold conditions at Fintona on Sunday 18 March 2018. With a wind chill factor of -5 degrees and gusts of up to 45mph, this was a day for the most dedicated competitors. In the 60 mile A3 race, NDCC’s Paul McArthur, Johnny Webb and young Nathan Keown took… Read more »

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 »