The Masters 40 race

The first race off after the junior race was the M40 and from the off, a battle unfolded between the 18 times ex Elite Irish CX Champ and world champ Robin Seymour (Team WORC) and the Newry Wheeler warrior and current champ Alan Bingham. Robin and Alan distanced themselves from the chasing riders with only Barry Kellet behind them as a possible danger if things went wrong…it didn’t and Alan retained his Champ Jersey with Robin in second and a very good 3rd for Barry.

What’s in the bag Robin? The M40 Podium
The Team prize in the M40 race for Team WORC Dublin, they retain their title of 2019

The Masters 50 Race

Master 50 + ready to go

Next, we had the M50 race and it was a WOODY affair, 2 lads with the same surname battling for gold…Trevor Woods (Strata3-Velorevolution) at one hand, Des Woods (Newry Wheelers) on the other…Des an ex-champ but Trevor an old hand at running as a triathlon athlete, which in the end made the difference for Trevor who took a minute out of Des and a deserved silver, John Doris (Epic MTB-Expert Cycling) was heading the chasers and bronze for his efforts!

Podium M50

The Masters 60 race

Early domination of Johnny Mc Cabe (Cuchulainn CC) folded the race to his outcome with Chris McCann (Banbridge CC) taking a well-deserved silver medal and the only other rider to be a danger to the Irish Champ 2019 Johnny. Terence O’Neill (Epic Mtb-Expert Cycles) got the bronze a few minutes later. Amazing efforts of them all in such hard conditions at their age!!

M60 podium
M40 Aaron Mc Cormack (Cyclelodge) all the way from the USA to wreck his gears on the day but still finished this gruelling race…a safe journey back home Aaron
Aaron’s Bike in tatters
The Lurgan force…Dr. Fred McSorley and teammate Derek King from Apollo…hereby a wee thank you to Axel, Dr Fred’s wife for baking me chocolate brownies as a gift for the new year…they lasted less than an

My wife Maggie (left) for once in the photos supporting Peter Sharkey in his race, here seen with Peter’s wife Fiona and son Sean
Full results on
Tomorrow the Masters Women’s Trial Champ race to end the reports of last weekend