Thanks to Patsy Brady, who has submitted the following information to me. When doing
research for another project he came across the report of the setting up of the Emyvale
Cycling Club. It was a touring club until the early 1930's when it began taking part
in competitions and has been in existence since then though it did change its name
once or twice. It was known as St. Christopher's Cycling Club for a number of years.
The following is a copy of what was reported in the Northern Standard of June 25th,
Emyvale Cycling Club: On Monday evening the 13th inst., a meeting was held in the
Courthouse, Emyvale, for the purpose of forming a Cycling Club. There was a good
attendance. On the motion of Mr. J. Donaldson, seconded by Miss. Amberson, it was
decided to form a club and the following officers were elected - Charles Reighill
(captain), John F. Woods, (secretary), and James Elliot, jun, (treasurer). On the
17th inst., the first run of the new club took place to Caledon, via Glasslough (sic),
and was heartily enjoyed by all who took part in it. Weekly Runs will be held in
Numbers were low on Sunday morning for the club spin with the wet weather and a large
number of Emyvale cyclists were doing the Lap the Lough tour round Lough Neagh. Nevertheless
the small group headed off on the route to Glaslough, Middletown, Keady , Granemore,
Armagh, Moy and Eglish and home via Caledon. Well done everyone.
The 3Ts Mizen to Malin :
Congratulations to the Bell family on finishing their Mizen to Malin challenge on
Sunday in wet and windy conditions. A large number of people where at Malin Head
to cheer them on up to the finish and Emyvales Mark Skeath and Johnny McKenna accompanied
them on Sunday on the cycle. Fergus Murray and Tommy McCague also cycled with the
family on Friday from Ballymahon in Longford to Ballinamore Co. Leitrim. Well done
Well done to Shauna, Dara, Mark and David and to their mum Noreen on what was a tough
and emotional challenge over the 5 days. Gabriel would be very proud.
Racing News :
Also in Innisowen on Sunday, Emyvales Martin Connolly was riding in the Ulster Championships
in Ballyliffen . Martin was in the A3s along with the A1s/A2s and Juniors and came
in 6th A3 on a tough championship course.
Well done Martin.
The club TT continues on Tuesday evening next, sign on from 6.30pm. Numbers are
great this year with over 30 adults and a good number of youth cyclists taking part
Youth Cycling :
The youth group continue to go out on Saturday afternoons. The youth league will
be starting this Saturday and will run on for most of September.