3 Races, smooth rolling roads and sunny sky…perfectly executed by promoting club Orchard CC (Feature and winning photo’s courtesy of Sharon Mc Farland ( https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2248012238615952 )

The Groucho at the square in Richhill Armagh…an experience on his own with fine food, best coffee and a big selection of international beers…a must to visit !!

The Groucho’s GP never disappoints, well organised by Orchard CC from Richhill near Armagh City with rolling roads, spring sunshine, worthy winners and a feast fit for a king after…What else would you do on a Saturday in May? Sponsored for many years now by the Groucho Bar-Restaurant and Shelbourne Motors and very popular as full fields in all races (The masters had over 30 riders, what must be a record in their league) Had a painful day as my back is playing up, the drive was hurting but glad I did anyway…a race day I don’t like to miss each May.

Result A2-A3 Race (Top 6)
1. Chris Richardson Bike House
2. Andy Mccullough Killinchy CC
3. Joe Henry Velo Cafe Magasin
4. Glenn Dunwoody Orchard CC
5. David Mc Night TVR

6.Stuart Millar NDCC
Result A4 race: (Top 3)
1. Sean Lyness Apollo CT
2. Conrad Kettyles VC Glendale
3. Eamonn Rafferty VC Glendale

Results courtesy of Orchard CC
The Master’s Race result: (Top 3)
1. Jim Mc Connell Ballymena RC
2. Gerard Maguire Phoenix CC
3. Johnny Web NDCC

A break forming with the eventual winner Chris Richardson in the orange colours
Still 5 laps to go
Ex double stage winner of the Ras Stephen Finnegan had a crash, Stephen who drove all the way from Sligo to hit the tarmac in Armagh, another man wounded was Chris Wheelers, latest news they both have cuts and bruises but no broken boneshope to see you both back on the bike in no time
The Enniskillen lads
The held in bellies….
The empty beer bottles and the comm’s...lol
The long time sponsors of Orchard CC …Shelbourne Motors
Next stop…The Killowen Contracts Tour of the Mournes in Newry (Sunday 12th may )
That’s all folks…