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					SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED
                                                                                                                           prowess with another fine win              more than impressive. William    the course or weather. Behind
                                                                                                                           in the Under 14’s while Jamie              Corry was completing the         him it was the inseparable           NI XC LEAGUE ROUND 3
                                                                                                                           Scott must be wondering what               third step position while the    Toyota North Down duo of
                                                                                                                           he has to do to better yet
                                                                                                                           another second place. Mind
                                                                                                                           you, given that Jamie has only
                                                                                                                                                                      familiar sight of Duane
                                                                                                                                                                      McCreadie at the head of the
                                                                                                                                                                      Under 16 field was once again
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Michael Dempster.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         A depleted Junior field
                                                                                                                                                                                                       offered very little to challenge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DAVAGH F OREST
REDHALL OPEN XC RACE
       unday 25th May and              favourites,    the      quarry
                                                                                                                           just moved up to this age
                                                                                                                           group his performances are
                                                                                                                                                                      in evidence, seems he’s
                                                                                                                                                                      always there no matter what
                                                                                                                                                                                                       James       McMaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                       making it two wins from two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   from

                                                                                                                                                                                                       starts in Mountain Bike races
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The good weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          enjoyed at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Moneyscalp weekend

S
                                                                                                                                                                                                       this year with Peter Murray                                                                        was continued at
       Redhall Estate outside          descent, the cobbles, the river                                                                                                                                 and Grant McKeegan being
       Carrickfergus was the           crossings and miles of                                                                                                                                          the only other finishers in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Round 3 of the
venue for Bann Wheelers first          singletrack.                                                                                                                                                    class. It was hot and heavy in                                                                     Northern Ireland
major open mountain bike                 Matthew Ferguson again                                                                                                                                        the Senior class and Colin                                                                         Cross Country
event of the year. As ever,            showed the Under 10’s a                                                                                                                                         Starritt was to take a much                                                                        League the following
Norman Atkins’ involvement in          clean pair of heels but Thomas                                                                                                                                  appreciated and overdue win                                                                        week at Davagh
proceedings           ensured          Wray did his bit for the                                                                                                                                        for the promoting club after
scorching      sunshine    and                                                                                                                                                                         finally shaking off the last                                                                       Forest. The course
                                       Promoting Club’s honour with
although the record numbers            a    fine   second.     Connor                                                                                                                                  vestiges of a particularly bad                                                                     contrasted massively
of last year didn’t materialise,       McConvey,        riding     for                                                                                                                                 dose of flu. Aidan McDonald                                                                        from Moneyscalp in
over 100 riders made the               McConvey Cycles (wonder                                                                                                                                         was again flying the Apollo flag                                                                   that most of the lap
journey out the coast to try                                                                                                                                                                           to the usual boisterous
                                       what the relationship is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           involved gravelled
and temper one of the most             there?) was third while                                                                                                                                         reactions from his team
                                                                                                                                                                                                       mates while Team mate and                                                                          forest path. A single
technical and widely approved          Jessica Laird with her father
courses in the North.                                                                                                                                                                                  English exile Andy Layle was                                                                       descent through a
                                       in close attendance was
                                       fourth, getting a special prize                                                                                                                                 taking the last of the prize                                                                       tunnel of trees that
  There had been concerns
                                       for being the only girl                                                                                                                                         money      in   third.   Simon                                                                     was over much too
that the traditional course
wouldn’t be available for use          competitor. Lewis Ferguson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         quickly was one of
due to major tree felling              made it a family double by                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         only two off road
activity at the top end of the         winning the Under 12’s from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sections, the second
Estate but some major, back            Philip McLaughlin while James
                                       Wray, brother of Under 10’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          being a strip of
breaking     work    by   Dale
                                       Thomas also made it onto the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       boggy, tyre sucking
McMullan, Michaels Cowan
and White, Tristan Forsythe,           podium for third to complete                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       marsh that led riders
broken wrist and all, and              another good day for family                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to the foot of a long,
Norman Atkins had seen an              and Team.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          seriously steep, hair-
improved and faster flowing              Graham          Laird    was                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     pinned, TARMAC
course      developed   which          highlighting     his consistent                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    climb. The inclusion
included all of the old                form and         high finishing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of the climb certainly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Grahame Laird, victorious yet again.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          made the lap length
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          more acceptable but         Seniors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1  Simon Loughlin ....................McConvey Cycles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the lack of              2  Aiden McDonald ..................Apollo Cycle Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3  Colin Starrett ....................Bann Wheelers CC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          singletrack in what is   4  Davy Tommons ......................North West CC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          an enormous forest       5  Colin Loughrey........................North West CC
                                                                                                                                It’s all right, he’ll grow into it.                                                                                                                                                                6  Padraig Barme ............................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          was somewhat             7  Ryan Hamilton ............................Phoenix CC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   8  Eamonn Guilfoyle ..................McConvey Cycles
                                                                              Under 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                    disappointing. Please    9  Dave Ward..................................................
                                                                         1    Matthew Ferguson ..........Armstrong Bike Dock                                                                                                                                                                                                       10 Darren Quigg ........Bann Wheelers CC-Not Just Sport
                                                                         2    Thomas Wray ......Bann Wheelers Cycling Club                                                                                                                                                                                don’t let this be the    11 Owen Byrne ..........................Mountain Cycles
                                                                         3    Connor McConvey ................McConvey Cycles                                                                                                                                                                                                      12 P Roden......................................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          future of mountain       13 Andy Laverty ..................................Giant UK
                                                                         4    Jessica Laird ....................Toyota North Down
                                                                              Under12                                                                                                                                                       Ricky Blaney had a nice new Gary Fisher to thank Daddy for.   biking.                  14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Clive Caldwell..........................North West CC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stephen Burgoyne ..Dave Kane / Northern CC
                                                                         1    Lewis Ferguson ..............Armstrong Bike Dock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   16 Paul Reid ............................McConvey Cycles
                                                                         2    Philip McLaughlin ........................................                                                                                                                                                                                           17 Andy McGibbon ..................Apollo Cycle Team
                                                                         3    James Wray ........Bann Wheelers Cycling Club                                                                                                                                                                                                        18 Sergio Henriques ....................Team Madigan
                                                                         4    Thomas Baker ............................................                                                                                                                                                                                            19 Colin Gregson ..............................................
                                                                         5    Simon Goddard..................Toyota North Down                                                                                                                                                                                                     20 Jim Laird ..........................Toyota North Down
                                                                         6    Samuel McCreadie ............Toyota North Down                                                                                                                                                                                                       21 Mark Bartley ..................Armstrong Bike Dock
                                                                         7    Owen Watson ..............................................                                                                                                                                                                                           22 Mark Forrester ............................................
                                                                         8    Chris Jones ..................Armstrong Bike Dock                                                                                                                                                                                                    23 Russell Callaghan ..............Bann Wheelers CC
                                                                              Under 14                                                                                                                 Jessica Laird at the drop off. Dad                                                                                          24 N Parkhill ....................................................
                                                                         1    Graham Laird ......................Belvoir Road Club                                                                     Jim can relax now it’s over.                                                                                                25 M Lown ......................................................
                                                                         2    Jamie Scott ................................................                                                                                                                                                                                         26 B Russell ....................................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   27 Nigel Farquhar ....................Apollo Cycle Team
                                                                         3    William Corry ..............................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   28 Eamonn McConvey................McConvey Cycles
                                                                         4    Mark McKillop ......Bamford Cycles-Glenarm CC                                                                            McLoughlin was keeping his                                                                                                     Vets
                                                                         5    Neill McCallum ..................Toyota North Down                                                                       hand in fourth while Davy                                                                                                   1 Knud Jensen ..................................Sorrento
                                                                              Under 16                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2 Eric Blaney........................Toyota North Down
                                                                         1    Duane McCreadie ........................................                                                                 Tommons was showing that                                                                                                    3 Geoff Coupland....................Apollo Cycle Team
                                                                         2    Michael Dempster ............Toyota North Down                                                                           he had lost none of his                                                                                                     4 K ????????? ..............................................
                                                                         3    Keith Leinster ..................Toyota North Down                                                                       renowned downhilling ability.                                                                                               5 D Bell ........................................................
                                                                         4    Andrew Coupland ..............Apollo Cycling Team                                                                                                                                                                                                    6 M Murphy ..................................................
                                                                         5    Owen Jeffries ..............................................                                                             Andy Laverty was riding to his                                                                                                 Junior
                                                                              Ladies                                                                                                                   best ever cross country result                                                                                              1 Philip Geddis ..................Armstrong Bike Dock
                                                                         1    Gill Smith ......................Armstrong Bike Dock                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ladies
                                                                                                                                                                                                       on a new Giant cross country                                                                                                1 Gill Smith ......................Armstrong Bike Dock
                                                                         2    Heather Anderson ............Toyota North Down                                                                                                                                                                                                       2 Ciara McManus ..............Armstrong Bike Dock
                                                                              Vets                                                                                                                     frame despite having suffered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3 N Deane ....................................................
                                                                         1    Gareth Jones ..............................................                                                              a small dunt on the way to the                                                                                                 Under 16
                                                                              Juniors                                                                                                                  race, bloody learner drivers,                                                                                               1 Michael Dempster ............Toyota North Down
                                                                         1    James McMaster ............................Ards CC                                                                                                                                                                                                   2 Keith Leinster ..................Toyota North Down
                                                                         2    Peter Murray ..............................................                                                              while Darren Quigg was also                                                                                                 3 Ricky Blaney......................Toyota North Down
                                                                         3    Grant McKeegan ....................Madigan Cycles                                                                        impressing his Scott/Not Just                                                                                               4 Neil McCallum ................Armstrong Bike Dock
                                                                              Seniors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 Owen Jeffries ..............................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sport sponsors who were                                                                                                     6 Conal Watson ..............................................
                                                                         1    Colin Starritt ........Bann Wheelers Cycling Club
                                                                         2    Aiden McDonald ..................................Apollo                                                                  present with seventh. Eamon                                                                                                    Under 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1 Grahame Laird ....................Belfast Belvior RC
                                                                         3    Andy Layle ..........................................Apollo                                                              Guilfoyle, Colin Gregson and                                                                                                2 Colin Ross ....................Armstrong Bike Dock
                                                                         4    Simon Loughlin ....................McConvey Cycles                                                                                                                                                                                                   3 S Collins......................................................
                                                                         5    David Tommons ....................North West CC
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Michael Cowan completed the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   4 Mark McKillop ..Bamford Cycles / Glenarm CC
                                                                         6    Andy Laverty ..................................Giant UK                                                                  top ten and then hit the chip                                                                                               5 Jamie Scott ................................................
                                                                         7    Darren Quigg ....................Bann Wheelers CC                                                                        van. Sod the health food, give                                                                                              6 William Corry ..............................................
                                                                         8    Eamon Guilfoyle ....................McConvey Cycles                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 Peter Lowry ................................................
                                                                         9    Colin Gregson ..............................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                       us chips in lard after a race                                                                                                  Under 12
                                                                         10   Michael Cowan ......................Chain Reaction                                                                       and we’re all happy. Another                                                                                                1 Philip McLaughlin ........................................
                                                                         11   James Laird ....................Toyota North Down                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 Lewis Ferguson ..............Armstrong Bike Dock
                                                                                                                                                                                                       successful event from the                                                                                                   3 Thomas Jensen ..................................IMBRC
                                                                         12   Robert Lamont ............................Phoenix CC
                                                                         13   Clive Caldwell..........................North West CC                                                                    Bann Wheelers stable, roll on                                                                                               4 J Popham ..................................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5 James Wray ....................Bann Wheelers CC
                                                                         14   Lee Bowen ..................................................                                                             August for their XC at                                                                                                      6 Matthew Ferguson ..........Armstrong Bike Dock
                                                                         15   Mark Welsh ......................Bann Wheelers CC                                                                        Garvagh and Downhill at                                                                                                     7 Chris Jones ..................Armstrong Bike Dock
                                                                         16   Andy McGibbon ..................................Apollo                                                                                                                                                                                               8 Lowell McCreadie ..............Toyota North Down
                                                                         17   Mark Bartely ..................Armstrong Bike Dock                                                                       Coolaveely, both excellent                                                                                                  9 Owen Watson ..............................................
      Mark Welsh tries to make up time after being left on the line.     18   Russell Callaghan ..............Bann Wheelers CC                    Someone’s mum had heard how technical Redhall was.   events.                                                                     B#st#rd climb!                                  10 Jessica Laird ....................Toyota North Down

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