Ulster Cycling News

Ulster 10 m TT Championships This Sunday

Marcus Christie, who smashed his Irish National 50 mile TT record (subject to ratification) onWednesday night, will compete in the Ulster 10m Time Trial Championship which is being hosted by Foyle Cycling Club on Sunday. Upwards of 100 top amateur cyclists will descend on the County Derry village of Eglinton to participate in the Championship. The first rider is scheduled to start at 11.30am.

After successfully hosting their Grand Prix on 17 July in Killea, where almost 175 riders took part across all disciplines, Foyle Cycling Club now host theĀ  2016 Ulster 10 Mile Time Trial Championships on Sunday 31 July, in Eglinton, County Derry.

Riders from clubs in Antrim, Derry, Donegal and Down have already signed up, and categories are as follows: Senior women; Junior women; Veteran women (over 40); Senior men, A1,A2, A3, A4; Junior men; Men 40/ 50/60; Tandems and Handcycling.

'We're hoping for a great turnout on the day,' Foyle Cycling Club PRO Ronan Gallagher said. He continued: 'The course at Eglinton is a great route and known well to many of the riders. As usual, we pray that the weather holds up to facilitate a great day's competition!'

Entry is via Entry Central or on the day at 10.30a in the local communityhall in Eglinton, with the first race due to commence at 11.30. For more information go to Entry Central.

Ronan Gallagher went on to say, "We are delighted that Marcus Christie, a former member of the club, has confirmed his participation in the Championships. His recent 50m TT time of 1:35:32 equates to 31mph or 49.88kms per hour."

He continued: 'Marcus has been one of the most consistent Irish riders over the last few years and we're delighted that he will compete in the Ulster Championships on Sunday. It should be a fantastic day's racing.

Posted by Marian Lamb UCN : marianlamb@ulstercyclingnews.com

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