Photos BP Media, the results courtesy of Carn Wheeler’s time team, the comms, and Ian Barfoot (Photo finish)

The Lion Flag present in Maghera on the Tour of Flanders Day

The Carn Classic in Maghera was promoted by Carn Wheelers on Sunday 3rd April and like each year the drag to the finish line was a big factor in all 3 races …The A4 race had a crash about 150 meters before the line…but mostly walking wounded..the ambulance people had their work cut out dressing the wounded..nasty road rash for about 6 riders, but everyone involved could go home after, but I suppose such cut and bruises will give some sleepless nights for the unfortunate..get well soon!

Thank You

A fairly big crowd was building after a few hours at the finish line, so was in my element trying to entertain the supporters of the competitors at the line, and with so many battles going on during the races I had my work cut out…If I had to choose a rider of the day, my choice would be Paul Wilkinson from West Down Wheelers, the now M40 A1 rider had his second big result of the year with another 4th place, and in big company each time!

Paul Wilkinson and his partner Faith very chuffed with his second top 5 result

Also, an amazing performance of Erin Creighton (Mc Convey Cycles) coming 3rd in the A4 race, her international experience in Gent-Wevelgem with the National team has brought her on big time…Her next race is round 2 of the National series in Knockaderry, Limerick next Saturday, and she could come very close.

Erin Creighton and proud dad David

One other thing has to be noted…Gareth O’Neill (Caldwell Cycles) took the win in the A1-2 race for the 3rd time in a row!! With yesterday’s Darnell Moore’s win in Ards, a very successful weekend for the Tyrone team!! A big thank you Carn Wheelers for the donation, yesterday the BP website had its 4th anniversary, I started at the 2018 edition of the Classic, and 1120 reports later I am still at it. Well done Carn Wheelers and your green army of volunteers, a well-
loved classic in South Derry at all accounts…next for me Knockaderry in Co-Limerick, with Newcastle West Wheelers Rd 2 of the National Series with the the Darach McCarthy & Co. Solicitors RR on Saturday, entry on …it never stops, and loving every minute of it, Dany B

A1-A2 Race (+-115 km)
1st. Gareth O’Neill Caldwell Cycles
2nd. Lindsay Watson Powerhouse Sport
3rd. Conor Halvey Four Masters Donegal
4th. Paul Wilkinson West Down Wheelers
5th. Aaron Quinn Four Masters Donegal
6th. Paul Doherty Four Masters Donegal
7th. Odhran Doogan Caldwell Cycles
8th. Des Woods Newry Wheelers
9th. Nathan Mullen Dromara Cycling Club
10th. Conor McCann Inspired Cycling

A3-Junior Race (+-90km)
1st. Sean Og Harrigan Foyle Cycling Club
2nd. James Delaney Lucan CRC
3rd. Ronnie Smyth Dromara Cycling Club
4th. Kevin Holian Errigal Cycling club
5th. Michael Gormley Carn Wheelers
6th. Joseph Owens Caldwell Cycles
7th. Nigel Watt Bann Wheelers
8th. Cormac Meehan Drogheda Wheelers
9th. Travis Harkness VC Glendale Youth Academy (First Junior)
10th. Darragh Doherty VC Glendale Youth Academy

A4 Race (+-70km)
1st. Peter O’Rourke Clogher Valley
2nd. Ciaran Murphy Ballymena RC
3rd. Erin Grace Creighton McConvey Cycles (Women’s Trophy and first lady)
4th. Terry Logan Bann Valley
5th. Padraig McKaigue Carn Wheelers
6th. Aidan Fallon Tir Chonaill GAP Donegal
7th. Noel Devlin Harps Cycling Club
8th. Aaron Vegan Ards Cycling Club
9th. Lubomir Tomek Phoenix Cycling Club
10th. Niall McCamphil Dunloy Cycling Club

Some of the comm’s on duty with plenty of whistles and watches
The Drogheda visitors
Family day out…more photos can be found on