Results courtesy of Ian Barfoot (Photo finish operator) and the finish line time team Photos David Mc Veigh BP Media or otherwise indicated.

All the winners (Photo Jerome Mc Namara)

Alistair Martin webmaster Ards website reports: “This year’s Tour of Ards moved to the quieter roads of the lower Ards peninsula, but the racing was still fast and exciting. The opening 50 miles over three laps of the bigger Cloghey circuit were run off at nearly 30mph. Then, as the rain came down in earnest, the riders tackled two laps of the shorter Loughdoo circuit, before John Buller (Team PB Performance) powered up Windmill Hill to take a clear victory. Behind him, Lyndsay Watson (Powerhouse Sport) got the better of Conn McDunphy (Lucan RC) for third. Stuart Millar looked increasing strong as the race progressed and came through to take 10th overall and first Ards CC rider

1st. John Buller Team PB Performance the 69 miles in 2:28:48
2nd. Lindsay Watson Powerhouse Sport
3rd Conn McDunphy Lucan RC
4th. Gareth O’Neill Team PB Performance
5th. Oisin Ferrity Caldwell Cycles
6th. Darnell Moore Caldwell Cycles
7th. Rory Devlin Unattached Ulster
8th. Nathan Mullan Velo Café Magasin
9th. Daniel Scott Inspired Cycling
10th. Stuart Millar Ards CC (First Ards CC)
Unplaced Junior: Daniel Scott Inspired Cycling
Unplaced A3: Daniel Todd Dromore CC
Unplaced A2: Rory Devlin Unattached Ulster
Unplaced Women: Jemma Speers North Down CC

Jemma smiling with the lads nearly crying…lol

“Our sponsors – Brownfield Bike Repair and Restoration and Ards and North Down Borough Council.
Race director Dean Bradley and the committee who organised the event.
All our volunteer marshals, motor bike marshals, drivers and lead cars.
St John Ambulance.
All the riders – we had a full field of 60 entries (with 3 previous winners in the top 6)
The commissaires – cool, calm and collected.
Tracey for catering.
The Belgian Project for media services.
Portaferry GAA club, for letting us use their hall, and hanks to everyone who made it such a great event”, regards Alistair Martin Ards CC’s webmaster of the

Photos of Jerome and Dany on + full report of the day
David Mc Veigh’s sublime photos on