Category Archives: Club News 2010

23 November 2010

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BROWNFIELD AIMS FOR CROSS MEDAL   North Down Cycling Club’s Ray Brownfield is no stranger to success on two wheels but over the years it has been as a road man that his reputation has been built. Most road racers tend to regard the autumn and winter months as a period of recovery, with the emphasis on maintaining moderate fitness… Read more »



    The Bangor Coastal Cycle Challenge organised by North Down Cycling Club has raised £10,000 for the Stroke, Diabetes and Cardiology Units at the Ulster Hospital. Pictured L-R are Terry Nicoletti North Down Cycling Club, Sister Tanya Daly Cardiology Unit, Dr Janet Harding Consultant Diabetes Unit, Dr Michael Power Consultant Stroke Unit and Harry Scott North Down Cycling Club…. Read more »

14 September 2010

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RECORD GROWTH FOR NORTH DOWN CLUB September heralds the start of autumn and for most cyclists that means swapping the shorts and lightweight jerseys for the thermal jackets and bib tights. It also marks the end of the competitive road season and offers the opportunity to reflect on the achievements of recent months. A fuller review of riders’ efforts is… Read more »

7 September 2010

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BLAYNEY CONTINUES WINNING STREAK North Down Cycling Club’s Matty Blayney had an inauspicious start to the road race season when illness forced him to abandon the Tour of the North at Easter. A gradual return to fitness by mid-season ended with a foot injury sustained during a fall in a club race, leading some observers to write off the rest… Read more »

24 August 2010

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ROAD SEASON NEARS CLIMAX The Ulster road race championship, staged last week over the tough Dundrod circuit, marked the climax of the current road race season. The severity of the course took its toll and North Down’s two competitors, Paul Ferguson and Mark Irvine, were unable to keep on terms with the winning break which was led in by Irish… Read more »

16 August 2010

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The Prince of Katesbridge Le Tour de Katesbridge, still as yet a U.C.I. unclassified event, maintains it’s coveted A3-A4 categorisation resolutely disallowing riders who have shown an excess of talent. This makes for an excellent day’s racing for those riders who are in P.C. terms – “points disadvantaged”. Racing is always close and the course is fantastic. It’s a fast… Read more »