Jun 16

Antrim Festival crit – results and more

Chris McGlinchey (Chain Reaction Cycles) pips last year's winner, Angus Fyffe (Omagh Wheelers), to the line in the 'Elite' raceWith apologies for taking a few days to get off our fat bottoms (thanks to The Auction Room for plying us with delicious buns) here is a brief rundown of what went on in Antrim town on Tuesday night. 

If you’re reading through and find anything you either wish to know more about or which needs correct (eg. the spelling of someone’s name) please contact us and we shall remedy the problem ASAP. Our apologies if there are any such errors.

Please read on…

youth race

The first race up was the U16 boys Youth race. It finished up as follows…

1st – Adam Ward – Omagh Wheelers
2nd – Shay Donley – Ballymoney CC
3rd – Jack Murdock – Apollo CT

a4 race

The ‘filling’ in the ‘sandwich’ was a well contested and exciting A4 race. It went like this…

1st – Luke McMullan – Ballymena Road Club
2nd – Neil  Bolger – Unattached
3rd – Gavin Moore – North Down CC

‘elite’ race

The crescendo to the night’s entertainment was a high quality ‘Elite‘ race, which resulted in…

1st – Chris McGlinchey – Chain Reaction Cycles
2nd – Angus Fyffe – Omagh Wheelers
3rd – Gary Donaldson – Omagh Wheelers
4th – Aaron Swan – Ballymoney CC
5th – Shaun Byrne – Bann Valley
6th – Jason Henry – Unattached


Thanks firstly to everyone who turned up – both to compete and watch. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

Our appreciation goes also to the two stalls – The Auction Room and Victory Chimp – for coming along and treating us to their wares. Both are excellent companies.

We strongly recommend you stop in at The Auction Room for a coffee if you’re in or near Maghera. They even have a ‘velo hub’ with spare tubes, a pump, gels and some Victory Chimp artwork and t-shirts. Everything any discerning cyclist or cycle fan could ask for as well as great coffee and tempting treats.

Chain Reaction Cycles more than merits our thanks once again for supporting our event for the second year running. We greatly appreciate your help in promoting cycling at all levels.

Last and by all means most, we have to express our deepest gratitude to the kind men and women who make up Antrim Fesitval Group. They selflessly put themselves out once again to make our crit possible. Without them we couldn’t possibly stage it. It’s really their event – we just piggyback on and take credit.

We hope you all had a good night and maybe we’ll do it again sometime.

In the meantime, please have a look at our Flickr (yep, we’re still using Flickr) account here. We will be adding more and more photos as time goes on so please keep checking it.