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Phoenix Sportive

A cold, foggy start as I cycled through town, up through Stranmillis and the Malone road to Lisburn to sign on for this Mornings Phoenix CC Sportive. With three route lengths on offer I opted for the middle distance 80KM … Continue reading

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First Sportive of the Year

After all day Rain yesterday I awoke this Morning to a Blanket of Fog, the Roads still saturated from yesterdays Rain. I had an entry in for the Spring Sixty Sportive up in Camlough, South Armagh, and thought the visibility … Continue reading

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Spring wherefor art thou?

The longest Winter ever (that might be a little exaggeration on my part) threw another spanner in the works towards the middle of last Week dumping a load of Snow everywhere. But I was at Work doing the day job … Continue reading

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The Hog Run

Sunday Morning, time to remove the front Wheel from the Bicycle, load it, the Bike and a few other bits n bobs in to the Car and set off for Camlough in South Armagh for the Hog Run Sportive. The … Continue reading

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Video : 2017 Tour de Connemara

Below is my edited footage from this years 2017 Tour de Connemara Sportive starting and finishing in Clifden, County Galway, Ireland. The day started damp and very windy and ended up warm and sunny but still windy.

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I feel the need, the need for speed

I had a little video Camera attached to the handlebars of my Bicycle during the 2017 Tour de Connemara Sportive on Saturday. Here is a short video clip from near the end of the 140KM route.

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2017 Tour de Connemara

Today was the annual Tour de Connemara Cycling Sportive, my second time riding in the event. Last year I Cycled around the 140KM route with a group from my Phoenix Cycling Club. The club were down in force again this … Continue reading

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NSPCC / SQS Tech Challenge

This Morning saw the second annual running of the SQS Tech Challenge Cycle Sportive, a Sportive open to teams of five employees from Northern Ireland Technology Companies to raise funds for the NSPCC whilst competing against rival teams. Last years … Continue reading

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Phoenix Sportive

Another dry, Sunny Morning as I left Belfast for Lisburn for my cycling clubs annual Sportive. I had barely gone a mile when I had to hurriedly stop and pull on the Arm warmers due to the chill in the … Continue reading

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The Spring Sixty

It was a cold, damp, drizzly Morning as I loaded the Bicycle in to the Car to set off for Camlough in South Armagh for the annual Spring Sixty Cycling Sportive. Approaching Newry the Rain was a lot heavier and … Continue reading

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