Reflections on a Year in Cycling As another year comes to a close it is traditional to reflect on the year that has just passed. Although membership continues to rise, the numbers taking part in recreational activities increased dramatically and the club won no less than four national championships it was still a year of sadness with the passing of… Read more »
Cycle Track Under Threat After the euphoria in swimming circles, regarding the Olympic sized pool being built in Bangor, it was not difficult to understand the joy which local cyclists experienced when it was announced that an indoor velodrome was to be built in Northern Ireland. Given the fact that Northern Irish cyclists have never had such a facility and… Read more »
Calorie Burning Cycling! If you’re a keen cyclist, a novice cyclist or an absolute beginner, then a date to pencil into your diary is Saturday December 29th, when you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at cycling in the company of North Down Cycling Club members. Yes, this is the traditional Mince Pie Cycle (10.00am start) when you have… Read more »
Local Cyclist gets Sports Trust GrantLocal girl Rachel Mitchell was one of the recipients of an Ulster Sports and Recreation Trust grant at the Newforge Country Club, last week. Rachael rode for Ulster in the Isle of Man Youth races in May and in the Kerry Youth Tour in August. Perhaps most significantly she picked up two golds in the… Read more »
Anthony – The Hub of Ulster Cycling At last week’s Northern Ireland Cycling Federation’s AGM local man Anthony Mitchell was again elected to the very influential position of Honorary General Secretary. It is common knowledge that the most important person in any organisation is not the chairperson, but the secretary who pulls all the strings.
Paul’s Pedal PowerIt was reported a few weeks ago that top North Down Cycling Club roadman, Paul Ferguson, was beginning to make quite an impression in off-road events. Last weekend’s excellently organised XMTB event demonstrated just how far Paul has come as he decimated the opposition on his way to his first victory.