Errigal Cycling Club are running a Family Relay Cycling event on Sunday 26th May at 10am which will go around the Dore Loop.
Sign on will be from 9:15am in the Dore Community Centre (Ionad Naomh Páidraig). Each team of five must consist of a youth U-10, a youth under 14, an under 40, an over 40 and a lady.
The youths will do one-km with everyone else doing a lap (seven miles) of the Dore Circuit, the event is run as a team relay with each team member going as one finishes.
The event last year was great fun and attracted a number of families many of whom where cycling an event like this for the first time.
Everybody is welcome to put in a team, all you really need is a roadworthy bike and helmet. Refreshments will be served after the event in Dore Community Centre. If you want to take part simply email details of your team to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 086-8826044
A number of Errigal’s young cyclists were on the road again last weekend this time all the way down to Kildare to compete in time trials and road races held in the town of Newbridge. In the U-12’s Dylan Traynor was fourth in the road race and took fifth in the time trial in what was very difficult conditions. In the U-14’s PJ Doogan was fourth with Conor Halvey in fifth, whilst in the U-16 girls Olympic Qualifiers, Ciara Doogan was very impressive in the time trial to take second place and finished third in the afternoons road race, Christine Russell took fifth place in the time trial and fourth in the road race.
Other youths making the long trip to represent Errigal in Kildare included Michael McGlynn and Shauna McFadden.
The first in a series of open road races for the Under 40’s took place around the Termon, Milford, Carrigart and Cresslough Loop on Monday evening with Sean McFadden impressively riding on a lone break from the start to win overall.
Peter McBride attacked the main group early on in the climb out of Creeslough and, despite a mechanical problem meaning he could only ride in the small ring, he still managed to hold them off till the finish to take second place.
Dolores McGarvey Charity Cycle
Despite the wet and windy conditions on Sunday a very large number of cyclist took part in the Dolores McGarvey Charity Cycle in aid of the Oncology unit in Letterkenny General Hospital.
The Club has a reputation for running events in support of worthwhile causes and there are a number of leisure events coming up for all age groups ranging from Sprocket Rocket in Glenveagh, Family Fun relay events, Club Tours, Time Trials, Club Runs and lots more, simply please log onto errigalcyclingclub.com or our face book page for full details.
The Errigal Cycling Club Tour Na Gaeltachta will take place on Sunday the 9th June with the sign on in the PCC Falcaragh from 8.30am with the tour starting at 9.30am.
Starting from the PCC there are three different distances to chose from as follows:
Route One is a leisure route of 32 miles that goes through Falcarragh, Gortahork right and over Bloody Foreland, Derrybeg, Dore left onto main road and back to Falcarragh.
Route Two is a moderate route of 52 miles which follows the same course as route 1 but then turns right at Dore to go through Anagary onto Dungloe and back to Falcarragh.
Route Three is for the more seasoned riders with a course that will follow the course of route two as far as the Dunlewey Junction before heading out over Errigal and Muckish to finish in Falcarragh.
The sign on fee for all routes is €15 and includes a tea stop at Dore and barbecue when the hard work has been done. Pace will be controlled as this event is based on something for every cyclist and with some of the best scenery in Ireland along the way it will be a great day out.
Errigal CC Club runs take place every Saturday and Sunday morning and consist of two separate groups; one for beginners which will do around 16 miles at a relaxed controlled pace and a training group run. Club runs depart on a Saturday at 10am from the Anagary car Park and on Sunday at 9am from the Lagoon in Termon.