Sunday, 28 February 2016

2016 John Moore Memorial Road Race

Castlereagh Cycling Club would like to thank all of the riders who participated in the 2016 John Moore Memorial road race. We would also like to thank all of the helpers, marshalls, commissaires, and St. John's ambulance who supported us making the 2016 John Moore Memorial road race a resounding success. Special thanks go to our race organizer, Gerry Heverin and to Gladys Moore for presenting the Trophy. Thanks also to Ian Proctor for providing the race reports and photographs below.

A1/2/3 race

Castlereagh Cycling Club's flagship race was hardfought in very cold but bright and calm conditions. Groups were separated by 3 minutes each over 8 laps of the Carr Road circuit outside Carryduff. A strong scratch group saw the race brought together by half distance. Further hard fast racing saw a break form with only the strongest riders able to bridge across. A strong finish by in-form rider Roger Aiken (ASEA Wheelworx) sealed a great victory.


  1. Roger Aiken (ASEA Wheelworx)
  2. Christopher McGlinchey (ChainReaction)
  3. Adam Armstrong (ASEA Wheelworx)
  4. Ronan McLaughlin (Dig Deep Coaching)
  5. David Watson (North Down CC)
  6. Jody Wright (Phoenix CC)
  7. David Hamilton (North Down CC)
  8. Angus Fyffe (Omagh Whlrs/An Post Cahin Reaction)
  9. Stuart Thomson (Spires CC)
  10. Lindsay Watson (Plush MTB)

A4 Race

Castlereagh CC's A4 race today ended in a large bunch sprint won by John Topping (Ards CC). Andrew McCullough (Killinchy CC) and Wayne Garrett (Ards CC) completed the podium positions. Congratualtions to Castlereagh's Mark Maguire who finished 5th in the gallop in only his second ever race, equalling his 5th place at Annaclone last week! Well done also to Stuart and Ronan who completed their first race in CCC colours safely in the bunch.


  1. John Topping (Ards CC)
  2. Andrew McCullough (Killinchey CC)
  3. Wayne Garrett (Ards CC)
  4. Darren Toombs (0745 Rouleurs)
  5. Mark Maguire (Castlereagh CC)
  6. Ivan Cooke (Kings Moss)
  7. Richard Maybin (Team Madigan CC)
  8. Scott Maitland (Killinchey CC)
  9. Garrett Fitzgerald (VC Glendale)
  10. Joe Pyper (Maryland Wheelers)

Women's Race

The Ladies race was won in a sprint finish by Christine O'Neill (Velo Café Magasin), closely followed by Fiona Guihen (Irish Centre for Cycling) and Katherine Smyth (Team Madigan).


  1. Christine O’Neill (Velo Cafe Magasin)
  2. Fiona Guihen (Irish Centre for Cycling)
  3. Katherine Smyth (Team Madigan)
  4. Clare O’Neill (Square Wheels CC)
  5. Clare Oakley (CRC)


Race reports



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