Dunloy Cycling Club perform some excellent racing once again

Vincent and Finbarr winning duo. INBM29-16S
Vincent and Finbarr winning duo. INBM29-16S

The racing retuned this week with a very busy podium for the Dunloy boys.

First to stake his claim was Neil Higgins who rode to victory in the Bann Valley road race on Tuesday night.

Winner of Dunloy Classic Breandan. INBM29-16

Winner of Dunloy Classic Breandan. INBM29-16

Neil has been improving every week and it was a perfect reward for all his hard efforts to take first place in this busy field. Well done Neil, hopefully this is the start of your winning streak.

Next stop was the clubs own classic race on Thursday night. Quite a large field turned out for this on a wet miserable and sometimes dangerous night.

Jonathan Dooey charged to victory getting first place here followed closely by youth rider Braendan Flanagan from Ballymoney CC, an excellent result from a junior. 3rd place went to Vincent Mort from Ballycastle CC to finish the line up. Congratulations boys, a hard night for racing

Saturday saw Vincent Drain and Finbarr Dooey travel to Donegal to take part in the JG memorial races

Newry three day riders Chris McKeown and Mark Glendinning. INBM29-16

Newry three day riders Chris McKeown and Mark Glendinning. INBM29-16

The masters and the A4,s started together and this race proved age is no factor with Vincent charging to win first place and Finbarr finishing the podium snatching third.

Excellent racing boys, showing the young guns you are both a force to reckon with.

Finally two of the club along with guest spires rider Mark Glendinning took part in the Newry three event.

Unfortunately Philip McGuigan was tortured with mechanical issues meaning his withdrawal from the event, hard luck Philip. Chris mcKeown managed to finish the full event in 29th place and Mark in 26th place

Excellent racing lads on a very tough event where climbing was to the fore, great to finish so far up the field.

Congratulations to everyone on a duvet week of racing and special thanks to the support team who traveled to Newry with the boys to look after them on the course, this support proves invaluable at events so far away.