30 March 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

No less than six Emyvale cyclists were racing last Saturday in the East Tyrone Cicli Sport Grand Prix. The circuit was a hilly one based in the town of Moneymore just outside Cookstown. Aiden Mc Donald started in the third category race. The going was tough but Aiden fell back in with the following group of fourth category racers and finished comfortably with them. In the fourth category race Martin Sherry, Barry and Stephen Cassidy, Dara Mc Kenna and another newcomer to the racing scene Patrick Mulroe started the event. The bunch had thinned out to about 25 to 30 riders as the hilly circuit proved too tough for many. Martin Sherry showed his strength by finishing well up in this group. Well done Martin and fair play to all the lads for getting out there and trying their hand at a bit of racing.
David Mc Cann Time Trial Clinic
Planet X Specialist Clinics will take place in the Planet X Ireland Showroom on Friday 30th March 2012 and will be hosted by none other than Irish Time Trial Legend David McCann.
David will be on hand from 5.30pm to share his knowledge and experience with all who attend. Whether you are an experienced tester or a novice triathlete you are sure to come away with valuable information that will help you knock minutes off your TT Times. All are welcome, but get here early as there has been a huge level of interest thus far.David will be going through the following topics during his Clinic: Training, Preparation, Nutrition, Positioning,Technique, Equipment
David will also be giving advice on set-up so feel free to bring along you TT Bike and cycling kit!
All who attend will be entered into a draw to win a the brand new 2012 Giro Advantage TT Helmet.
Entry will be €5 on the night.

Touring News
Carrickmacross Lions Club are organising a The North East cycle challenge for Alzheimer’s Support on May 6th. They have two routes, the 30km Oriel route and the 100km Drumlin route. Full details including pre-registration is available on their website Entries are still open for the Lap of the Lough which is a tour around Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Neagh. All entries have to be in by 31st July. The event itself takes place on Sunday 26th August.

Sunday Cycling
It was good to see Fergal Mc Kenna and Cormac Watterson back out on their bikes last week and we had a better turnout of younger cyclists last Sunday with the good weather. Lets hope it continues.

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