Foyle Cycling Club retains North West Inter Club League title

Foyle Cycling Club - North West Inter League Winners 2016 (From left)_Terence McLaughlin, Diarmuid O'Donnell, Gary Mellon, Paul Bradley, Niall McElhinney, Mark McKinney, Ronan McLaughlin, Simon Gill, Chris McElhinney, Colin Boyle, Gavin O'Neill.

Foyle Cycling Club - North West Inter League Winners 2016 (From left)_Terence McLaughlin, Diarmuid O'Donnell, Gary Mellon, Paul Bradley, Niall McElhinney, Mark McKinney, Ronan McLaughlin, Simon Gill, Chris McElhinney, Colin Boyle, Gavin O'Neill.

Foyle Cycling Club celebrate their North West Inter League win, from left, Terence McLaughlin, Diarmuid O’Donnell, Gary Mellon, Paul Bradley, Niall McElhinney, Mark McKinney, Ronan McLaughlin, Simon Gill, Chris McElhinney, Colin Boyle, Gavin O’Neill.

Fending off a strong challenge from Errigal Cycling Club and Four Masters Cycling Club, the Derry club’s racing team delivered a fantastic performance with strong rides from Gavin O’Neill, John Quigley, Thomas McLaughlin, Paul Bradley, Mark McKinney and Fergal McGeady. Club chairman Simon Gill, who was also placed in the points, said it was a great evening for the club.

“Great credit goes to all the riders who have participated over the last number of months to ensure that Foyle retained this title. And with the backup from so many dedicated volunteers, its just gratifying to see all the effort rewarded,” explained Mr Gill.

The racing continues on Sunday when Foyle hosts its annual Foyle GP. With the first race departing at 11.30am from Killea soccer club, over 100 riders are already scheduled to participate. Additional cyclists can sign on at http://www.entrycentral.com/festival/381.