Exciting sport offers a gateway to Gortin Glens

GORTIN Mountain Bike Club chairman Stephen Collins believes the newly opened trails in Gortin Glens Forest Park won’t only become a gateway to the enjoyment of the local landscape but they will also open the door to the sport for many. It has taken almost 30 years of hard work behind the scenes for local […]

Moore claims PJ Logan Cup triumph

DROMORE’S Darnell Moore clinched a narrow victory over reigning champion Lindsay Watson to win the Island Wheelers CC-promoted PJ Logan Cup, which attracted a field from across Ireland. Raced over the Bush circuit near Coalisland, Vitus Pro Cycling’s Moore snatched victory with a final sprint up the hill to the finish to defeat Powerhouse Sports’ […]

Moore has to settle for silver at Ecclesville

LOCAL rider Darnell Moore and Vitrus Pro team-mate Chris McGlinchey head to the Irish Cyclocross Championships in fine fettle this weekend after claiming the top two positions on the podium at the Ulster Championships which were held at Ecclesville, Fintona on Sunday of last week. Hosted by Omagh Wheelers, McGlinchey claimed gold just ahead of […]

Wheelers to host major provincial event at Ecclesville

OMAGH Wheelers Cycling Club will host the Ulster Cyclocross Championships at Ecclesville Centre for the first time tomorrow. In 2019 the Fintona venue hosted a round of the Ulster League and such was the success of that event that the provincial Cyclocross Championships themselves have been placed in the safe hands of the Wheelers. All […]

Darnell gets ‘cool opportunity’

THE only surprising thing about Vitus Pro Cycling’s announcement that they had signed Dromore’s Darnell Moore for the 2020 season was that it has taken this long for him to get such an opportunity. The 23-year-old has proved beyond doubt he is a multi-talented cyclist – winning three national titles in a variety of disciplines […]

Strong field of riders for 10th annual ‘Tour’

ALL roads lead to Omagh this coming weekend for the 10th annual SPAR Tour of Omagh, which gets underway today (Friday). The event has come a long way since it’s modest start in 2009, and has become the leading event of its kind in Ireland. The unique 3-day event caters for A4 cyclists and women, […]

National titles at the double for Gortin riders

TWO members of Gortin Mountain Bike Club were standing on top of the podium on Sunday at the Irish Enduro Championships in County Louth. Omagh’s Kelan Grant, who flew to Italy the next morning to prepare for the round four of the World Enduro Series with Team Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic, claimed the overall crown, […]

Paul and Darren survive epic 1,500 miles fundraiser

IT may have taken a day longer than expected, saw them travel almost 100 miles further than anticipated and endure an extra 30,000 feet of climbs, but Darren Murray and Paul Caldwell finished the Transatlantic Way Challenge on Saturday in aid of the Cancer Fund for Children. The intrepid Caldwell Cycles duo left Dublin on […]

Potts eyes up a European medal

BERAGH’S Marc Potts is hoping to warm-up for a tough Olympics qualification campaign by earning a medal in Belarus at the second European Games next week. The 28-year-old endured a frustrating season last year due to injury and his preparations for another track campaign were hampered when he was knocked off his bike by a […]

Darren and Paul preparing for a ‘Wild’ ride

TWO local men are set to embark on a cycling challenge that will either make them break them. Darren Murray and Paul Caldwell will take on the daunting and gruelling, but potentially rewarding TransAtlantic Way Cycle, which gets underway on June 6. The intrepid Caldwell Cycles duo will depart Dublin at 10am that morning before […]