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Island Wheelers Age NI Charity Cycle 2015

Fantastic turn out on what was perfect weather if you can call it that for cycling. Cyclists from East Tyrone, Harps, Square Wheelers, Orchard,Emyvale, Steady,Galbally, Derrytresk and of course our own members turned up to support our annual Age N.I sportive. If we’ve missed anyone accept our apologies. Massive thanks to Eddie Polin, Mark Greenaway, Seamus Devlin, Aidan Lafferty, Cathal …

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Tour of South Derry

Once again, Carn Wheelers are glad to announce that we will be running their charity cycle event – the Tour of South Derry (ToSD) on Sunday, 11 th October 2015. They use the event to raise money for McMillan Cancer Care, and to date, the ToSD has raised over £45K for this very worthwhile charity. As per previous years, there …

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Iron man Mike Murphy R.I.P

“ All the years of hardship and training had created an animal that the Ras wouldn’t be able to tame” These were the words spoken by Mike Murphy about his participation in the epic 1958 Ras Tailteann. Born in 1934 in Cahirciveen in S. Kerry, Mike Murphy was born into a life of grinding poverty and hardship. His childhood involved …

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Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive

Early on Saturday morning 12 Island Wheelers assembled on the sea front in Ballycastle to tackle The Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive. This is a unique event based on the iconic North Coast of Ireland, offering an unforgettable cycling experience through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Ireland, featuring the Glens of Antrim and the Antrim coast road. The route began by heading south …

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Off Road News

Off Road News In preparation for the Cyclocross season in October there will be training every Thursday night from 3rd September at 7pm in Windmill wood , lights will be needed. There will also be Mountain biking every Tuesday night beginning on 1st September at 7pm, lights needed. For more information contact Sean on 07761229205

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Thursday Club

The Thursday Club will recommence this year on Wednesday 16th September . Meeting at Clonoe Chapel each Wednesday at 10am, weather permitting. We will meet throughout the Autumn and Winter and will do trips of approx. 30 miles with the aim of finding the best coffee stops in the area!!

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100 mile time trial

Congratulations to club member Barry Hayes on  winning the M40 100 mile Ulster TT Championships on Sunday morning at Woodgreen, Ballymena. Barry’s winning time was 3:45:15. Well done also to all who took part in this grueling event.

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Altmore KOH Time-Trial 2005 – 2015

    If a ‘time-trial’ is the ‘race of truth,’ where man and machine compete only against the clock; then the Island Wheeler’s 5 mile KOH time-trial from Donaghmore to Altmore is the ‘whole truth and nothing but the truth.’      The Altmore 5 mile time-trial was first held in June 2005. Back then the Island Wheelers were a relatively …

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Altmore Hill Climb

IW’s annual Hill Climb will take place this Friday 4th September, starting outside Torrent Business Complex and finishing at the top of Altmore. This is open to club members only and we hope to run this as a social club event with a bit of fun as well. Refreshments will be provided after in Torrent Deli (Torrent Valley Business Park where …

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