Some of Cycling Ulsters top cyclo crossers took a ferry to compete with the best of Britain last weekend, and some very encouraging performances been reported…This is very important for their development and self-funded by their loved ones…which sometimes must be a burden financially. All photo’s courtesy of

Aine will make it count!! So well done

A magnificent ride by Aine Doherty (VC Glendale), resplendent in her national champions colours in the U14 race to claim a well-deserved podium spot in third place, the best youth result in history for any Irish rider racing the UK Trophy events.

The other Ulster riders gaining valuable experience
Conor Murphy (Rostrevor mountain bike club) had a back row gridding position in a field of 75 and managed to work his way into 18th position in the U14 boys. Conor is a 1st year U14.
A cross border team from Ireland (as individuals) was there as well…unfortunately have no results of the girls…great experience for them too
Ciaran Dixon (Team 1 Diabetic Development team) was also in action
This sort of races will help Somhairle Owens Fisher (Omagh Wheelers) immensely to figure at the front in our local races
Johnnie MCAULEY (Team Madigan CC) negotiating the climb
Another solid result from Island Wheeler Junior and International rider Darren Rafferty with an 11th in the Junior section…Darren said after the race” I am happy with the result and form coming into euros in 2 weeks time in Italy”
Solid result for Thomas Creighton with a 19th overall and 8th U23 at round 3 of the British National Trophy on Sunday. “Few mistakes put me back, but still gave her some revs” said Thomas after the race
Brendan “The Doc” Doherty certainly promote the Irish Champ colours with his new Bioracer speed wear suit…Brendan ended up 12th in the M50 section…