Yearly Archives: 2018


3 men, 3 bikes, and a camper van – living the dream in the Sperrins

At half ten on Saturday night past Colm O’Kane was giving Owenbeg the final once over before he locked up for the night when he heard the sound of screeching brakes pulling into the car park. He put his hand up to his eyes so he could see across the car park but after a [...]

Braidwater and SIG team up to support Man of Sperrin

Will Benbradagh leave you breathless or bust? With one week to go Man of Sperrin organisers say the 2018 100km sportive being held on the 20th May is going to be even bigger and better than the inaugural event last year. Speaking ahead of the cycling sportive which will start at Owenbeg outside Dungiven, Ciaran [...]

Spokesman: How to win a bike race when you’re 44

By Paddy Heaney I was baptised Patrick Heaney in St Patrick’s Church on St Patrick’s Day, 1974. That possibly explains the unassailable self-confidence I felt ahead of the St Patrick’s Day Road Race in Donegal. Early that morning as I paced around the bedroom gathering gear, I made a bold declaration to my half-sleeping wife. [...]