Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Irish Cycling Diary 14th Sept 2018 #Irishcycling

by Tommy Campbell

The season long NATIONAL ROAD SERIES comes to a conclusion with The Red Hand Trophy promoted by Ballymena Road Club tomorrow (Saturday, 15th). The season long event of seven (lucky for some), began way back in March when the weather was not at its best.
Conor Hennerby from Co Waterford, now with Viner Caremark Pactimo. Not alone has Conor paved the way in the series, but full marks must go to his club Viner Caremark Pactimo who have set the bar this season with a number of top class placings including the overall victory in the Kerry Group Ras Mumhan. It certainly began with a roller coaster effort back at Easter time. (I am aware of one of the sponsors names! When I pass by, on a daily basis the Super Valu store in Castle Street, Bray, County Wicklow).
Conor’s lead in the series is insurmountable and despite double points for a win tomorrow, he his home and dry. Obviously he will want to go out with a win!
Stagg Cycles Lucan CC, Dermot Trulock came good (not for the first time!) in the recent Laragh Classic promoted by St. Tiernan’s and sponsored by Friends First, with a nail biting finish on the Wicklow Gap a fortnight ago when he clinched victory in the last kilometers of the event, reeling in the early escapees who looked all hosed down with victory either by David McCann of Inspired Cycling and former overall winner of the Scott Cycles junior Tour in 2017, Ben Walsh of Victus. (His win in the JT is significant! He led from pill to post. Since 1978 no cyclist has achieved that win. Good question for a QUIZ?)
Going to post also on Saturday is the Stagg Cycles based in North County Dublin. More than likely they’ll lose some of their star cyclists to the final CLASSIC. Race HQ will be the Dunsany GAA club with sign on from 9am to 10am followed by racing at 10:30am. 2 races will be held on the familiar Green Sheds circuit for a total distanc Bohermeen CC has a LEISURE CYCLE on Sunday and if the Poster has the bragging rights. They’ll certainly get the support they deserve.


The latest rankings after round 6







Great Dublin Bike Ride 2018 


A report of the Belgian Project
A very wrong message to our aspiring youth!! Appeal of Irish U/23 & Junior multiple Champs denied..
A very wrong message to our aspiring youth!! Appeal of Irish U/23 & Junior multiple Champs denied..

Dear friends in sport, this story is real and very raw deal for the lads involved..the tone of this story has dramatically changed in the last hour of compelling it.. Just back from a trip to Omagh for joining the local Wheelers celebrations of their 2 local multiple Irish Champions and showing the lads at the same time that a non selection to the National Irish Team for the world champs is wrong to put it mildly. The Belgian Project have awarded the two champions the 10th Anniversary Medal of the project for promoting our beloved sport here and abroad ..It maybe seems not much to the outsiders but I could see proud in their eyes and that is good enough for me.. my admiration for your achievements. To continue reading please click on the following link : Click Here