Ulster Cycling News

CU off-road team finish off the British NPS series

The last race in the British NPS series was held on Sunday 16 August in Cannock Chase just outside Stafford. Cycling Ulster junior riders James Curry and Sean Bradley took to the start line. On the morning of the race the laps were reduced to 3 as a result of heavy rain the previous few days although the weather was warm and dry on the day.


Sean was on the 3rd row of the grid and hoping to have an incident free race, unfortunately he burped his rear tyre on the first lap and had to make a pit stop to inflate his tyre, determined as ever he set about the task ahead and over the next 2 laps recovered well to finish in 16th place and 25th in the series, very creditable considering he missed 2 rounds through injury.


James Curry in the same race was hoping to consolidate a top 10 overall position in the league and got a great start leading out of the arena into the single track, by the end of the first lap James was sitting in 6th, James had a steady 2nd lap and started to work his way up the field passing 2 more riders on the 3rd lap and was pushing hard for a podium finish but just missing out 10 seconds off 3rd place. James finished an excellent 7th in the overall league a result of his consistent racing all season.



There were other Ulster riders at the event.
Elite Men
Gareth McKee (Banbridge CC) - 8th
Graham Boyd (Xmtb McConvey Cycles) - 20th

Juvenile Male
Drew Armstrong (Xmtb McConvey Cycles) - 8th
Lee Harvey (Xmtb McConvey Cycles) - 13th

Youth Male
John Buller (Banbridge CC) - 13th
Thomas Creighton (Xmtb McConvey Cycles) - 14th
Adam Duff (Xmtb McConvey Cycles) - 21st
Craig McCarthy (Xmtb McConvey Cycles) - 23rd
Ethan Creighton (Xmtb McConvey Cycles) - 28th

Report by Jeff Ballantine
Photos by Simon Curry

Posted by Martin Grimley (martin@ulsterxc.com)

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