Last weekend club member Mickey Clarke represented Shimna Wheelers at the first round of the Irish NPS XC series in Union Wood, Sligo.
Over the winter months Mickey has been focused on increasing his fitness levels and bike handling skills after a successful autumn competing in the cyclo-cross mountain bike support races. The progress he has made was evident in his race result, finishing 21st out of 52 riders in the Senior 3 category.
Thirteen of the Sprocket Rockets parents had completed the Cycling Ireland Sprocket Rocket course back in November and at the weekend Shimna Wheelers Chairman Neil McLaughlin presented the certificates to those parents who were able to attend Saturday’s Rockets training session.
The following club members were unavailable for photo; Bronagh McInerney, Barney Cunningham, Michael Ward, Christine Neill, Michael Donnelly and Heino McGrath.
We now have 40 children registered and actively taking part in the weekly sessions in Castlewellan Forest Park. The future of our club is in an excellent place and we would like to thank all of the volunteers and parents who give up their time to help develop our young cyclists!