Results courtesy of NDCC & Ian Barfoot, photos BP media or otherwise indicated

Photo courtesy of Toby Watson (Vc Glendale)

The 2021 Haldane Fisher North Down GP (Donaghadee-Groomsport, County Down ) was held yesterday (Sun 22nd August) It was 2-year ago since the last edition, and NDCC made sure it was organised to perfection, with plenty of marshals at each corner, lead cars, motor marshals, finish line volunteers, and with Philip Dickenson and Sam Carson on the helm, things went smoothly…unfortunately in the A4 & Ladies race a crash occurred near the finish line in the early laps wich needed ambulance assistance…both wounded riders been transported to the hospital for further treatment as a precaution after the race finished..that meant the afternoon race had to start a bit later than planned till the paramedic’s and ambulance back on the course…(we been informed that both riders are home again to recover off their injuries and wish them a speedy return to races) The A3’s and junior (race 1) was won by the comeback man Kieran Mc Kenna (unattached Ulster) 2nd was Robert Kennedy (Ballymena RC) with in 3rd place Chris Mc Cann (Inspired Cycling) The KOH prime went to Thomas Knapcok (Clogher Valley Wheelers) and the Sprint prime to John O’ Fitzpatrick (CKR Cycling Club) The other morning race 2 (A4 & Ladies) produced a great winner too…Ben Roper from Phoenix CC (Belfast) beating Christopher Henderson (Roe Valley) into 2nd, 3rd was Alan Patterson (Ards CC) with Emma Smith (Deeside Thistle CC Scotland) winning the ladies prize! The Sprint Prime winner was Gediminas Skirmantas (Newry Wheelers CC) and the KOH winner was Matthew Kinkaid (Newry Wheelers) The A1-2 race had many escapes, but it came all together in the last few km…The sprint to the line was won by Craig Mc Auley (Caldwell Cycles) who had the better of Aaron Watson (Powerhouse Sport) and Matteo Cigala in 3rd, the sprint and KOH prize was won by Aaron Watson from Powerhouse Sport!! Full results and photos here below of all races.
…next for us in the Ulster RR champs in Dungannon..see you all there !! Dany B

The A4 & Ladies Race (72km)

1. Ben Roper Phoenix CC
2. Christopher Henderson Roe Valley CC
3. Alan Patterson Ards CC
4. David Spalding North Down CC
5. Stephen Weir Island Wheelers
6. Ronan Bloomer Harps CC
7. Matthew Kinkaid Newry Wheelers
8. Garth McGimpsey Phoenix CC
9. Gediminas Skirmantas Newry Wheelers CC
10. Declan McKenna Carn Wheelers
FIRST LADY: Emma Smith Deeside Thistle CC
KOH PRIMES: Matthew Kinkaid Newry Wheelers
SPRINT PRIMES: Gediminas Skirmantas Newry Wheelers CC

Gediminas Skirmantas from the Newry Wheelers CC sprint king of the A4 event
Emma Smith (Deeside green jersey) first lady home

The A3 & Juniors race ( 84km)

Kieran Mc Kenna receiving the Gavin Memorial Cup as the winner of the A3 race

1. Kieran McKenna Unattached Ulster
2. Robert Kennedy Ballymena RC
3. Chris McCann Inspired Cycling
4. Gareth Talbot Harps CC
5. Nigel Watt Bann Valley Wheelers
6. Fergus Byrne Ballymena RC
7. Stephen Irvine Crossgar CC
8. Thomas Knapcok Clogher Valley Wheelers
9′ Nigel Gibson Carn Wheelers
10. Gareth Conn Unattached Ulster FIRST JUNIOR: Jackson Hall Velo Café Magasin
KOH PRIMES: Thomas Knapcok Clogher Valley Wheelers
SPRINT PRIMES: John O’ Fitzpatrick CKR Cycling Club

Kieran Mc Kenna’s comeback win (Photo Jerome Mc Namara BP media)
More photos on our Flickr Cloud from David Mc Veigh (BP media)

The A1-A2 race (96km)

1. Craig McAuley Caldwell Cycles
2. Aaron Watson Powerhouse Sport
3. Matteo Cigala Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo
4. Ciaran McGuire VC Glendale
5. Conor McCann Inspired Cycling
6. Nathan Mullan Dromara CC
7. Gareth O’Neill Caldwell Cycles
8. Cathir Doyle Powerhouse Sport
9. Gary Cranston East Antrim CC
10. Peter Wakeley Unattached Ulster
UNPLACED A2: Gary Cranston East Antrim CC
KOH & SPRINT VICTOR: Aaron Watson Powerhouse Sport

Aaron Watson, the deserved sprint and KOH winner … in every move all day!! (more photos can be found on facebook report >> <<
More photos of Toby Watson can be found on See you all next week for the Cycling Ulster RR Provincial Champs in the Monaghan Rd, Aughnacloy on Sunday 29th August, promoted by Island Wheelers