Category Archives: Club News 2008

16 December 2008

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Cycling on the Up and Up North Down Cycling Club, like cycling itself, is on the up and up. These were the thoughts of club president, Harry Adams, who is at the vanguard of an exciting new era in the club’s history with the establishment of a dedicated racing section. North Down has an unsurpassed recreational side and a fine… Read more »

9 December 2008

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Cyclists Support Local Charities The organisation of a mammoth event such as the Coastal Challenge is an all-year round affair, but this week the event organiser, Terry Nicoletti, had one of his more pleasant duties to perform: the presentation of one of the charity cheques to the Ulster Hospital. In all a cheque for £7,500 was presented to Dr Roy… Read more »

2 December 2008

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Cycling’s Gala Night The biggest social event on the North Down Cycling Club’s calendar, which was organised last Saturday night by the Blayney duo of Eric and Kathleen, was a resounding success. As usual the craic was powerful, the music superb and the food was excellent. In addition, the evening gave everyone an opportunity to recognise the prize winners who… Read more »

25 November 2008

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NORTH DOWN RACE TEAM GETS SERIOUS North Down Cycling Club has a reputation for operating across the whole spectrum of the sport. The year on year increase in membership is evidence of the growing popularity of cycling, particularly in the leisure and touring ends of the sport. The club’s annual Coastal Challenge charity ride is one of the biggest and… Read more »

18 November 2008

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Cycling’s Roll of Honour The North Down Cycling Club will be honouring its prize winners at next Saturday night’s social event in the Pickie Bowling Club. As mentioned in this column last week, riders such as Neil McKenna, Paul Swenarton and Stuart Henry grabbed most of the headlines in open events this season, but there were many others who achieved… Read more »

11 November 2008

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Cycling Club’s Winter Programme The very successful North Down Cycling Club winter programme continued last Friday night with an in-depth talk by Commonwealth Games manager Alistair Irvine. Once again it was standing room only as Alistair shared his considerable knowledge of how to optimise performance through perfecting the set-up of racing cycles. To help him explore the myths and the… Read more »