Category Archives: Club News 2012

King Colm Takes Maiden Victory

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Drum Manor Forest outside Cookstown was the venue for Round 7 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series which also doubled up as the Ulster Cyclo-cross championships.  Host club Carn Wheelers were running their first cyclo-cross race and it was the first time that the club had used this forest for off-road racing.  The section of the forest used was well away… Read more »

Disaster Strikes for McLarnon

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The sixth round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series 2012 took place in Seacourt, Larne. This was the penultimate round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross 2012 series and the third time that the host club have used this site. It certainly felt like the start of December at the exposed site with a cool biting early morning wind but thankfully no rain…. Read more »

Ulster Cyclo Cross – Round 5 – Ormeau Park

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Despite an exceptionally cold start to the day North Down sent a large turnout of riders to contest Round 5 of the ‘cross series in Ormeau Park. Always a popular event due to it’s scenic surroundings and close proximity to the City Centre. Unfortunately the cold weather did nothing to improve the conditions of the course however and thick mud… Read more »

£13,000 Donated To Local  Charities  by North Down Cycling Club

Last weekend, before heading off on their various regular Saturday morning club runs, members of the North Down Cycling Club (NDCC) took a few minutes out to present cheques totalling some £13,000 to four local charities. The money had been raised during the summer through the Club’s major sportive event of the year, “The North Down Coastal Challenge” when over… Read more »

Annual General Meeting

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The club AGM was held on 10th October to a now customary packed club house. It was good to see such fantastic support for club from the membership. Ian Blayney opened the meeting highlighting the growth of the club over 2012, achievements, charity work and drew attention to the increased membership of youth and female riders. He also announced that… Read more »

Magnificent Matty – The Prince of Katesbridge

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Forget Wiggo and Cav! The one name that stands out in North Down in 2012 is Matty Blayney. Matty is having a ‘stormer’ of a season and his fantastic ride in the Newry Three Day has assured him of promotion to the top flight of Irish Cycling as an A1 rider. Yet Matty’s performances this season have not come as… Read more »