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Photos from the Children's Gymkhana which was organised by the Girls Brigade in association with Dromara CC
85 young participants.  The winners were

Report from the final club league event - Begney Hill climb (Round 25 - 19 Sept 2013) - here

Report from the 4 mile hill climb up Clonverahan (Round 24 - 12 Sept 2013) here

First of the hill climbs.  Report from the Diamond Road (Round 23 - 5 Sept 2013) here

Hillsborough Oyster Festival Cycle event - Saturday 7 September 2013
Charity Cycle routes starting and finishing at the Secret Garden +
Hill Climb Challenge
Details here

Last club road race of the season is on Thursday 15 August 2013.  
This is for the Harry Ferguson Cup.
A link to the map and time gaps can be found on the message board here.  

We need marshals and timekeepers.  Please let Martin know if you can help (07899913865) or email

Bernie's Big 50 charity cycle - Saturday 17 August 2013 - Pre-registration open
Details here

Report from Mourne Sportive and Hilly 2013 here

Club league after 19 events - here

Report from Round 19 - 16 mile time trial  - 8 August 2013 - here

Report from Round 18 - 10 mile time trial which took place on 1 August 2013 - here

Many thanks to the sign on crew, Graham, Aoife, Bernie and Lisa (then Dave Fisher).
Many thanks to Phillip W for sorting out the car parking.
Many thanks to the tea stop gang, Dave Fisher, Aoife, Bernie and the Grimley family.
Many thanks to Eddie D for sorting out Meelmore and the water stop at the top of Spelga.
Many thanks to Aoife, Bernie (then Lisa) for their help back at the football club, feeding and giving out keyrings.
Many thanks to Ian in the football club for opening up early in the morning then looking after the thirsty riders returning.
Many thanks to Leitrim GAA club for hosting us in their excellent venue.
Many thanks to Tony and Brendan and to ChainReaction Cycles for their support in the van.
Many thanks to the Eurospar in Dromara for storing the food.
Many thanks to TVR and their food contacts at Muller, Freshways sandwiches, penguii bars and Sunny D drinks.
Many thanks to Lagan Valley Orienteers for the loan of the SportIdent timing equipment for the Sportive riders.

And a big thank you to all the riders who came from near and far to support our event. We exceeded all our previous attendance records with approximately 275 taking part.

Martin (FlickR) - here
Gavin (Facebook) - here

Pre-entry open for the Mourne Sportive 169 km, 11,000 feet climbing - 11 August 2013
Pre-registration for the other distances (60 km, 85 km, 125 km) is now open.  More details of all the distances are given here

A great nights racing at the Maze Long Kesh site (Round 17).  Report here.

Congratulations to Barry Kellett for winning the Masters race at the Irish National Mountain Bike Cross-Country Championships which took place in Garvagh Forest on 21 July 2013

Dromara CC will be hosting the cross-country mountain bike race as part of the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) on Saturday 3 August 2013
This will also be Round 4 of the Ulster XC series.  Details here

Pre-entry open for the Mourne Sportive 169 km, 11,000 feet climbing - 11 August 2013 - EntryCentral

Pre-registration for the other distances (60 km, 85 km, 125 km) is now open.  More details of all the distances are given here

Another sunny day - perfect for the 16/25 mile time trials (Round 16) - report here

Report from the 5-up time trial (Round 15) - here

Ryan Calvert wins the Round 14 club road race at Dromara village - report and short video here

Dromara CC top team at Newry 3 day - report by Zak Hann here

Round 13 of the club league was cancelled out of respect of the death of Ronnie Bryson, father of club chairman Peter Bryson.
Condolences to the family.

Round 12 - Road Race at Annahilt - 20 June 2013 - Report here

Round 11 - 2-up time trial on the Downpatrick Road.  Report here

Details of Dromara CC's open road race on Saturday 8 June 2013 at Bishopscourt Motorcycle Circuit - here

Round 10 - Dundrum line - 10 mile TT - 6 June 2013 - report here

Report from Round 9 - club road race at Maze/Flatfields 30 May - here

MTB Cross-country news
Well done to Barry Kellett who won the Senior 2 men's race at Lady Dixon Park and to Lisa Millar for winning the Senior 3 women's race.
Full results here

Report from Round 8 - time trial at Spa 23 May - here

Club league table - after 7 rounds - here

Finally some sunshine.  Report from Round 7 10 mile TT on 16 May here

Congratulations to Gavin Magowan who won the Tour of the Mournes open road race on 12 May 2013.
Report on Cycling Ulster here

Report from the Dromara Coastal which took place on 12 May 2013 - here

Round 6 - 16 mile TT - 9 May - Report here

Report from the mountain bike race in Rostrevor on 5 May 2013
By Peter Ritchie - here

Report from the 10 mile circuit time trial at Annahilt (Round 5) - 2 May 2013

Report from the Downpatrick Third World Charity Cycle which took place on 28 April 2013

Report from Round 4 which was a road race at the Drumaroad circuit on 25 April 2013

Report from Round 3 of Dromara Cycling Clubs' league held on 18 April 2013

Report from Round 2 of Dromara Cycling Clubs' league held on 11 April 2013

Dromara Cycling Club will be hosted the cross-country mountain bike race
at the
Rostrevor Mountain Bike Festival which is being held on the May day weekend 4-6 May 2013
More details here

Report by Peter Ritchie from Ulster XC Round1 at Ballykelly

Report from Round 1 of the Dromara CC club league here

Click here for details of the 2013 club league which is run on Thursday evenings

Report from Round 4 (Sunday 24 March 2013

League table after 4 rounds here

Congratulations to Nathan Mullan on winning the A4 John Moore Memorial race
Link to Cycling Ulster report here
Link to message board here

Report from Round 3 of the Trail Quest series which took place in Saul, Downpatrick are shown 

Report from Round 2 of the Trail Quest series which took place on
Sunday 30 December 2012 at Dolly's Brae.
Read here

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Link to new website
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Lost and Found
Have you lost an item at a cycling event?  See if it is listed here

Thursday night club event

See message board for details

2013 Full club calendar

Weekend Runs
For details of our club runs on both Saturday and Sunday click here.

Saturday 10am Ballynahinch
Sunday 9:30 Dromara

Newcomers are always welcome

Youth Cycling
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Women's Cycling
Click here for more details

Le = Leisure event, RR=Road Race, Cx=Cyclo Cross
TQ = Trail Quest, TR = Triathlon
DU = Duathlon, AR = Adventure Race
MTB = Mountainbike, DH = Downhill

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Events organised by Dromara CC

Sunday 24 March
Trail Quest Round 4 (Killinchy)

Sunday 28 April
Third World Leisure Tour

Saturday & Sunday 4/5 May
MTB Race Rostrevor

Sunday 12 May
Coastal Leisure Tour

Saturday 8 June
Emma McMullan Road Race
Ronnie Smyth Cup Road Race

Sunday 11 August

Mourne Sportive 
Hilly 125, 80, 60

Saturday 17 August
Bernie's Big 50
cycle (50 miles)

Saturday 7 September
Hillsborough Oyster Festival
Charity Cycle

Sunday 3 November
Cyclo Cross Race
Moira Park (tbc)

Thursday 29 December
Trail Quest (tbc)

NCommittee Members

Current Committee Members

Club First Aiders

Trevor Annett, Anne Maguire, Stephen Wallace, Stewart Moore, Stephen Younge, David McClurg, Tony Mallon and Martin Grimley

As of 2 July 2010
Dromara Cycling Club have
39 members vetted through Cycling Ulster and 10 through other avenues.

Club members can download
Application form (pdf)
Guidance notes (pdf)
and complete the details on
pages 3, 4 and 5 and then contact


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