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Wheelers out in force at Round 1 of the XMTB Spring League

Sunday saw the start of the MTB racing season with the first round of the Mc Convey XMTB in Ormeau Park. Oh how things have changed for the Wheelers, instead of the two or three mountain biking representatives a few years ago, we had 14 Island wheelers of all ages racing on Sunday. It’s great to see the diversity within …

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Paul Daly on the podium yet again!

Last Sunday saw that man Paul Daly back on the podium once again at Round 3 of the Caldwell Cycles’ XC League.  Paul finished second in the S3 race, which puts him in a very strong position in the overall league following his excellent 1st place in the previous round, and second place in the opening round.  Everyone in the …

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Rafferty Brothers Flying At Lakeland Youth MTB Series

The Rafferty boys were both back on the podium last Sunday after some excellent riding in Castle Archdale. Lisnarrick. Darren bettered his third place from the first round of the series at Blessingbourne by coming second in the Under 10 race. In the under 8 race, Adam Rafferty matched his big brother by also finishing second, great results lads! Event …

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Great Days Racing at Windmill Wood for the Island Wheelers

Island Wheelers brought in 2013 with style with lots of muddy racing around the new venue at Windmill Wood in Dungannon.  The race, sponsored by Nugent Trailers, was the clubs first time hosting a cyclo-cross race, but all the hard work preparing the park paid off as riders from as far afield as Dublin turned up to race.  On the day, …

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The 3 Mud Seekers take to the Cyclo-cross scene

Just when you thought Paul Daly, Aidan Lafferty, and Cathal Mc Guigan might be coming to their senses, the self-proclaimed “three mud seekers” decided to launch their Cyclo-cross career.  Last weekend saw the three Wheelers take on 7 laps of Lurgan Park in the first round of the Ulster Cyclo Cross series.  The weather was class, the event really well organised, …

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Wheelers turn out in force for Ulster XC MTB Series

Sunday saw the last round of the MTB season at Craigavon lakes, to our delight we had 9 Wheelers entered into the event, what a change from last year when there were 2 of us! Really great to see, so many people commented in the rise of the Island Wheelers in the MTB scene. This was a fast but energy …

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Wheelers in the medals at Tyrone Championships

It was a successful days racing at the inaugural Tyrone Championship Road Races last Sunday for the Island Wheelers with Alan McKeown and Martin Collins both coming away with a medal.  The racing, hosted by Omagh Wheelers commenced in Carrickmore along a challenging 19 mile circuit, with the ‘A’ race undertaking three laps of the circuit, and the B race …

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