While Ireland’s top sports men and women compete for medals in the London Olympics Newbridge Cycling Club will boast its own success although at a different level, none the less.
The club’s first National Track Silver Medal was taken by Harry Brooks in the under 16 event at Sundrive Road in Crumlin . Brooks who went all out to record one of the fastest times during the track meeting, was delighted to pick up the National Silver Medal in one of his best performance, only loosing out to Sorento Rider Fintan Ryan for the Gold .
Robert Murphy gave a promising performance having only joined the track discipline over the past few months. Track Cycling is a very technical discipline and is not everyone’s cup of tea, that said like all competitive cycling it takes dedication and commitment over long periods to achieve results which is necessary if one expects to reach the top of their sport and perhaps one day join those elite sports men and women in years to come in their own Olympic Dream .
In the Road Racing Section Jude Roche continues to progress his experience and will join Murphy and Brooks in the Leinster under 16 Championships next weekend, and following up to the National Road Race Championships a week later in Limerick.
In April this year we saw the start of the Cahill Road League commence with representation from six clubs, Carlow, South Dublin, Naas, Kilcullen, Newbridge, and Ossory CC .
Each club hosted two events throughout the summer and with a handicap system in operation the first ten crossing the line gained valuable points with the Rider accumulating the highest points over the twelve races becoming the outright winner.
Newbridge rider Fintan McCormack who went into the leaders jersey early in the proceedings and loosing it in the 5th event managed to claw it back over the final three races with the help of his team mate Richard Malone.
McCormack having some major back problems resulting in surgical intervention over the last few years showed a good return to competitive cycling exhibiting some of his class biking skills which earned him his first victory in the Leader’s Jersey.
His performance no doubt will give him that competitive edge which we hope he will carry on in preparation for the Charlville 2 day Event in mid September this year. Who knows we might even get a final Ras out of him next year .
Well done to Harry and Fintan flying the Newbridge CC Colours .
Womens Leisuer Cycling will commence on Sunday 12th August 2012 meet at Lumville House at 10am so why not come along with your bike and helmet suitable clothing and join the leisure spin which will be suitable to your needs. No worries or pressure, just an enjoyable spin at your pace is guaranteed.
Further information from John on 087-2453403.