Round four of the southern centre mountainbike race series was held in Sligo at the end of the first week in April and the Lisburn-based cycling club sent a full squad down to contend in each of the senior races on offer.  The course was highly competitive with an 800 metre climb on each lap, complemented by a technical downhill section that really tested the riders.  In the S3 race, 3 laps of the course were covered and initially hopes were dashed for local rider David McKee, who collided with a fellow competitor and was lucky not to cause damage to himself or his bike. However, he recovered well and took charge of the race, only to fall again in the second lap.  David wasn’t so lucky this time, damaging his gear lever, but he showed his steeliness and continued on stuck in a single gear, winning the race by over 2 minutes – a fantastic result.  The S4 race started with a intense sprint start as riders jostled for position going into the technical sections of the circuit.  Stuart Suckling got into second place and teammate Colin McKee settled into 9th position.  As the race continued, Stuart pulled into the lead and winning the race, with Colin also negotiating his way through the field to finish 3rd.  This was a brilliant result for these two riders who are improving week by week.

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