Category Archives: Club News 2013

The Dromara Hilly

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Cycle Tourists in the “know” debate the hardest touring events in Ireland. The Tour of the Glens and the Wicklow 200 are often bandied about but often in the same breath the Dromara Hilly gets a mention. Frequently its climbs are talked about many months later long after the aches and pains have subsided from the legs. Our touring team… Read more »

Ulster Mountain Bike Series – Round 4 and WPFG Mountain Bike Race

Doubling up as Round 4 of the Ulster Mountain Bike Series and the WPFG mountain bike event the popular Rostrevor course was utilised for racing for the second time this year. After our “summer” weather resuming normal service competitors were under no illusion as to what to expect during practice on Friday. After the dusty, dry trails at Garvagh Forest… Read more »

Banbridge Crit

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The annual Banbridge Crit races took place on Wednesday 24th July in Banbridge town centre. Three races were accommodated for, including an over 50’s and ladies race, an A3 race and the final and main race of the evening which saw the A1 and A2 riders take to the demanding street circuit. The circuit was a fully closed 1km town… Read more »

Irish Mountainbike Championships 2013 – Garvagh Forest

What a difference a year makes. Last year’s Irish Championships were held in Wicklow and only one determined North Down rider turned up to contest the coveted Irish Champion’s jersey. This year the club was represented in just about every senior category. Elite, Masters and Veterans were all there battling against Ireland’s best. After a fortnight of glorious weather the… Read more »

Newry Three Day

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This weekend saw the country’s top A2 and A3 cyclists head to Newry and Mourne for the Newry 3 day promoted by Newry Wheelers. The race, in its 26th year, had a full field and with some great racing guaranteed over 4 stages over 3 days around some of Ireland’s most beautiful countryside. As ever North Down was in the… Read more »