Ciaran McVeigh won the B race for A4 riders at the Newry Wheelers promoted John Haldane Memorial race on the Newry to Warrenpoint carriageway on Sunday 3rd of March. Ciaran was in a breakaway group which stayed clear of the bunch and at the end Ciaran rode strongly to sprint clear of his breakaway companions. In the A race for A1,A2 and A3 riders Karl Morgan took a very good 4th place in a very fast race. In the Masters race for over 50s riders Tommy Lamb finished 5th. On the same day in the Cycleways Cup races at Navan Amy Brice won the womens race, Ali McAuley was 9th in the A race where he was also the first A2 rider.
Ciaran McVeigh winning the A4 race at the John Haldane Memorial
Unfortunately on Saturday at the Spires CC promoted races at the Loup there was a crash in the Masters race that resulted in the A and B race being cancelled and some riders getting injured. Ted McKibben of Dromara was taken to hospital after the race and on behalf of Phoenix CC we wish him the very best.
You can read race reports at the Cycling Ulster web site and view some great photos. Thanks to Marian Lamb for the photo shown here.