Info and results courtesy of Dromara CC, photos BP media team

Dromara Cycling Club hosted their 5th edition of the Slieve Croob Hill Climb Challenge on Saturday 18th September 2021. The 5-kilometer route from the base of Dree Hill to the top of the climb does live up to the term – “challenge”. With near-perfect weather conditions, 26 riders took on the challenge in one-minute gaps starting just after 10 am. The fastest rider on the day was Lindsay Watson (Powerhouse Sport) with Stuart Millar (Ards CC) second and Nathan Mullan from the host club third. Unfortunately, there were no female competitors this year. All riders were offered a t-shirt with the winner getting a winner’s jersey and their name on the trophy. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped put on the event

Left to right: Aaron Watson, Alan Watson, and Lindsay Watson…a racing family at his best
Being second to Lindsay Watson is a good result any day…Stuart Millar Ards CC
Nathan Mullan has one of his best years in cycling…the ex-Belgian Project graduate was 3rd today only 2 seconds behind Stuart and 14 seconds behind the winner Lindsay…a very close affair today
Performance of the day…Under 16 Patrick O’Sullivan (Orwell Wheelers Dublin) finished 9th and I bet we see more of this young man in the near future…he told me he loves climbing…well climbing he did!!
How far is it to the top…
Winner of the Donegal Ultra 555km 2-man team Paul Mc Keown (Island Wheelers and Lilac charity fundraiser) in his element
Some of the home team mountain goats
The Armstrong family….today helping out, tomorrow father and son in action in the Brian Kinning GP (CX)
The man behind the off-road scene in Ireland…Martin Grimley, Race director for the day, chief commissaire tomorrow at the cyclo-cross, a devil “do it all” sort of guy!!
2 sponsors of the Belgian Project in one photo..The Shoe Dr with his arty designs and the fastest wheels about with Scribe Cycling
All photos of the event on