Heverin fast in Tour of Ulster

JOHN HEVERIN has been the star of the local cycling scene in recent weeks, winning three interclub league events and finishing fourth in the Mid Ulster Grand Prix.

He further improved on his growing reputation in the Tour of Ulster race, against international opposition, finishing ninth in the time trial stage, and moving up into twenty first place overall.

The other Clann Eireann rider in the race, John Bann-Lavery was in sixty eighth spot after three stages.

In other events, this coming weekend, the Grouchos Grand Prix is Saturday’s big race at Richhill, where Clann Eireann club have a full team of four entered.

Also on Saturday at 9.30am a cycling skills programme for young cyclists starts at Clann Eireann Youth Club. Aiming to improve bike handling and general cycling skills, it will be beneficial to newcomers to the sport, whether they are interested in leisure cycling, road racing or mountain-biking.

The programme is open to those aged between 10 and 14 years of age.

Elsewhere, the interclub road race next Tuesday will take place at Ballydougan and will start at 7pm.