Category Archives: Club News 2013

A Guide to Time Trials by Gillian Orr

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Your lungs are bursting, your legs are on fire but you’ve never felt better because you’ve just crossed the finish line and taken a couple of seconds off your Personal Best. Welcome to the world of the Time Trial, otherwise known as the   Race of Truth where it’s just you against the clock over a specified distance. So we… Read more »


‘We’ve been through, some things together, With trunks of memories still to come, We found things to do in stormy weather, Long may you run,’ This is my personal mini memoir of the sportive season just past. It was neatly bookended by two very different sportives in the Mournes.  The first one in February being an undulating run through the… Read more »

Talent Team 2020, Alkmaar Track Trip

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Two of our girls, Molly McLarnon and Katie Armstrong, are on the Irish 2020 talent team. During the last weekend the girls, along with the rest of the team, made a trip across to Holland to take part in some track cycling. The girls really appreciate the support they receive from NDCC and have put together a diary of their… Read more »

Racing Report from Round 6 of the Cyclo-Cross League

Ormeau Park Belfast – Round 6 of the Ulster Cyclo-Cross League Up until 8am on Sunday 17 November 2013, Ormeau Park was a dry and fast flowing cyclo-cross course.  By 9am, as the host club Xmtb McConvey Cycles were still setting up, the rain came on.  The dry course soon became a very different course, with surface mud, deep mud,… Read more »

My first Season in Cylco-Cross by Adam Preece

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Week 1:  Lurgan Park, When I was riding in Lurgan park I was very nervous because it was my first Cyclocross race of the season and also the first time I had ever attempted Cyclocross, but when the whistle blew on the start line I started to realised I was racing further and further ahead of the others, I looked… Read more »

North Down CC Off-Season

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After a fantastic summer of cycling it’s time to put the “good bike” away and get the mudguards out.

 So does that mean an end to racing and time to let the testosterone levels drop and simply enjoy a leisurely ramble? Not if you’re part of the every growing cyclo-cross scene. What is cyclo-cross? Well imagine taking your road bike,… Read more »