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Shimna Wheelers Work Through The Autumn Rains

On a wet and dull Saturday morning a group of Club members mucked in with the task of preparing Donard Park for the up and coming Shimna Wheelers CX Race. It was evident from the off that even a day which started out wet wasn’t going to dampen any of…

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Shimna Wheelers Retain Inter Club Time Trial Series Title

Time Trial Champions. Shimna Wheelers have topped the Inter Club Time Trial series to retain the title for the second year in a row. Over the course of the series 29 club members have towed the line to compete in the race of truth and take the Club to the…

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Praise All Round For The Third Shimna Challenge Sportive

The Shimna Challenge has successfully grown for the 3rd year in a row, cementing the 12th of July weekend as the Shimna Wheelers weekend writes Mark Rafferty, club spokesman.   Despite a wet and blustery July day, 315 eager cyclists participated in this cross-community event which showcases the Mourne Mountains…

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Shimna Wheelers Club Notes For 22 May 2016

Shimna Wheelers Sportive The Club is gearing up for the annual Shimna Challenge sportive on Sunday the 10th of July with members working hard behind the scenes. The sportive has been a huge success the last two years and this year is shaping up to be even bigger and better…

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Shimna Wheelers News For 9 May 2016

Junior Racing Club members Christopher and Sophie Neill competed in the Orwell Wheelers One Day Youth Races in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, County Dublin, on Saturday the 7th of May. The young riders were kept very busy on the day as the racing started with a short Time Trial swiftly followed…

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Shimna Wheelers Notes For 24 April 2016

Cross-Country Racing: 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…

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Shimna Wheelers Take On France

A group of the Shimna Wheelers have been tackling some of the toughest climbs of the Tour de France in the Alps over the past week. Members back at home have been looking on in awe at the Strava entries which show the extents of the climbs, some containing well…

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Shimna Wheelers Take On Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia

Cycling is definitely fun! A group of the Shimna Wheelers took part in the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia sportive on Sunday. All of the group made the brave decision to tackle the 107 mile Mourne route which contained more than 8,000 feet of climbing! Over 3,200 cyclists took part in…

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Shimna Wheelers Club News For 12 May 2015

The club mountain bikers continued to build on their successful start to the year at the second round of the Vitus First Tracks Enduro Cup in Bigwood. The Enduro racing is becoming ever more popular with 279 riders descending on to the small forest close to Narrow Water, Warrenpoint. In…

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Shimna Wheelers Roll Out Sprocket Rocket Programme For Youth

On Saturday 2 May, Shimna Wheelers launched ‘Sprocket Rockets’, their new youth cycling programme. The Sprocket Rocket programme was initially launched by Cycling Ireland in 2010, and it is a cycling skills programme aimed at teaching young riders the fundamental skills involved in cycling. It is run as an 9-week…

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Shimna Wheelers Cycle Out In Try-A-TT Event

On a wet and dreary spring evening, a keen group of riders from the Shimna Wheelers CC descended on the Lacken Road to put the pedals down hard and race the clock at the Try-a-TT event writes Mark Rafferty. There was a mix of guest riders and Shimna Wheelers club…

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Inaugural East Down Inter Club Cycling League A Massive Success

On a bright and sunny Saturday morning, a rarity in the winter, a group of Shimna Wheelers departed Newcastle heading towards Downpatrick along the coast to meet the Killinchy and La Lanterne Rouge cycling clubs who participated along with the Wheelers in the highly successful inaugural inter club time trial…

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Shimna Wheelers Enjoy A Successful Try A Time Trial

On Saturday Shimna Wheelers ‘Try a Time Trial’ was a great success. Competitors were set off from the Burrendale at one minute intervals. They then headed to Castlewellan where they turned and made their way back to the Burrendale. This was a 4.8 mile race, the initial climb gave riders new to Time Trialling …

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