Category Archives: Club News 2018

Cyclists raise £6,600 for charity

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Local charities received a welcome boost with a combined donation of £6,600 from the North Down Cycling Club. The funds were raised through the annual NDCC Coastal Challenge, a 100km cycling event around the scenic Ards Peninsula. A presentation of cheques to six charities took place at Ballyholme, before the usual Saturday club runs. The recipients were: Samaritans, Bangor and… Read more »

Irish National Cyclo-Cross Championships 2018

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NDCC were represented by three intrepid riders at the 2018 Irish National Cyclo-cross Championships at Glencullen Adventure Park, County Dublin, on Sunday 14 January 2018. Ray Brownfield rode in the M40 race, with Kevin McDowell and Brendan Kirk riding in the over 50s. The cyclo-cross track at Glencullen had been converted from an old golf course (a sign of the… Read more »

Brownfield’s Back!!

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Ray Brownfield announced his return to competitive cycling this weekend with an emphatic win at the Kinning Cycles cyclo-cross race at Knocknagoney in East Belfast. After a long illness in 2017 and only two months of intensive training, Ray entered the first race of 2018 with fairly low expectations. Cyclo-cross is a notoriously tough cycling discipline and on a frosty… Read more »

Cycling Weekly “Ride with NDCC”!

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Cycling Weekly “Ride with NDCC”! 2018 got off to a flying start with Cycling Weekly journalist – Patrick Trainor, joining the Saturday 6 January club rides. Many will be familiar with the popular “Ride with …” feature in the Cycling Weekly magazine, which provides clubs throughout the UK with an opportunity to showcase their history, achievements, favourite routes and interesting… Read more »