29 Results for tag: racing

How to make your cycle racing debut

YOU'VE done the training, researched the course, set up your bike, packed your kit and now the morning of your first cycle race has arrived, writes John Malone, racing secretary. This is where it all gets interesting and you're one missed toilet break from ruining your chance at glory. Here's your checklist, schedule ... More

How to choose and prepare for your first cycle race

AT some point, every old and weathered smart-arse racer was facing into their first cycling race - and may not have been so smart-arsed, but perhaps just as old and weathered, writes John Malone, racing secretary. Your first race can be quite intimidating, but hopefully I can provide some pointers to ease the path ... More

Inside track on 2016’s races to note

THE best advice comes from someone who has experienced what you want to know about, so take note as new racing manager John Malone reveals his recommended races for 2016 AS promised, I’ve picked out a few races at different times of the year that I have enjoyed, or other club racers have enjoyed, to get you thinking ... More

Setting racing goals for 2016

New racing manager John Malone believes targets are the greatest motivator, and that it is never too soon to get motivated. Here he introduces the beginning of a series that will put you on that track: the fast track to success. THE 2015 season may barely be behind us, but now is the time to start thinking about your ... More

McGettigan 10th in West Coast Wheelers Open

CLUB CHAMPION John McGettigan lived up to his title in Loughrea on Sunday when holding on for 10th in the West Coast Wheelers Open Race. In wind and rain, McGettigan, who suffered a mechanical in Saturday's Travers Engineering Annaclone GP, ignited a break 12km from the start and took team-mate John Malone with him. The ... More

Doherty makes break in wet Traders Cup

DERMOT DOHERTY and Richie Gallagher felt the wrath of the Irish spring in Dundalk on Sunday, where Cuchulainn CC threw their annual Traders Cup party. While Gallagher's early break in the A race came unstuck after 30km, Doherty went away with 15 riders the first time past Ardee in the A4 event and when they swept ... More

Banana cushions Twomey fall in Annaclone crash

A WELL-PLACED banana saved Louis Twomey from lasting damage after crashing out of Saturday's Travers Engineering Annaclone GP in County Down. Twomey was brought down close to the finish of the A4 contest, sustaining minor injuries thanks to the death of the unused banana in his centre pocket. He got up and finished the ... More

Bartels third on Cyclocross Champs day

GERMAN import Constantin Bartels scrambled to third on a grueling day at the National Cyclocross Championships in Swords on Sunday. Bartels, lining up for the jersey in the non-nationals - or international - race with Jessica Lamb, fought Team Worc's Cian May and former Friends First Laragh Classic winner Paul O'Reilly ... More