BCC Biesty’s Centra Racing team riders Ryan Orr, Ciaran McFadden and Shay Donlay were at the Errigle International Youth Tour in Co. Donegal. This event is run over 3 days and has 4 stages.
On the first stage there was a pile up at the start and Shay in the U12 race was caught up behind it and had to wait until it was cleared before he could start his chas of the front riders who missed the melee.
This put him in 19th place after the first evening, but going into the time trial he still managed to finish a handfull of seconds down on the winner. On the afternoons stage Shay was in his element and was able to mix it up with the other riders from all over Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and as
far away as South Africa.
Out of a field of over 50 riders the wee man from Finvoy was in the thick of the action and got a very
prestigious 4th place. Shay will be in action on Monday as he rides the final event, a criterium round the centre of Letterkenny.
Result stage 3.
1st Dylan Traynor Errigle CC
2nd Eoin Birchall Revolution Racing Team
3rd Will Ryan Revolution Racing Team
4th Shay Donlay BCC Biesty’s Centra Racing Team
5th Adam Scarffe Team Royal London
Jason Henry wins on the Mill Brae
On a night when the rain and water was cascading down the sides of the road and a vicious headwind faced the riders as they struggled up the 1500m of torturous climbing in the Long Mountain between Ballymoney and Rasharkin.
It is now the third year that Jason has win this event and although he did not better his own record, he still returned a time of 3mins and 20seconds.
Stuart Laverty and Andrew Pyper were the fastest A3 and A4 juniors, Chris Surgeneor fastest U16 with Robbie Doherty fastest U14 and Shay Donlay was fastest U12.
This Wednesday night on the Three Oak’s Circuit BCC are holding their Club Road Race Championships at 7.30.
The race starts at the Three Oaks bar and uses the sharp climb up through Cullycapple. Last years winner was junior and Northern Ireland champion Stuart Laverty..
Bann Wheelers Sportif
raises over 5K for local charities
Meanwhile, Bann Wheelers Cycling Club hosted their 2013 sportive from Coleraine Rugby Club on Sunday 28th July.
This was definitely the biggest and best ever Bann Wheelers sportive with over 320 people taking part around the 35 and 60 mile routes.
An absolutely brilliantly organised event by club members Sean Craig and Andy Bate. A fantastic turnout and everyone away home happy, albeit wet after the short but extremely heavy thunderstorms!.
Many thanks to sponsors Culbertsons SPAR, The Rosses, Ballymena and Henderson Wholesale Limited.
Thanks also to Corinne and Shane McDonald, Janice, Amy and Lawrence Bradley for the rest stops, everyone that helped with sign on, Stephen McKenzie of North Coast Leisure for the Broom Wagon and Neil Clarke for making sure no one left at the rear. And many thanks also to Louise and everyone at the Rugby Club ensuring everyone was well fed afterwards.
The police motorcyclists made it a great experience for the groups, stopping cars for us at roundabouts.
They gave a huge amount of confidence to us, ensured cars were waved through and not held up but most importantly kept us safe.
And over £5,000 raised for our three worthy charities Marie Curie Cancer Care, Mountfern Adult Centre and Phoenix ADHD Centre.