The 2014 cycle racing season opened last weekend with events at Annaclone and Nutts Corner

03 March 2014
Saturday 22 Feb saw the fiftieth anniversary edition of the Annaclone Grand Prix which took place in dry but cold conditions. The event was once again sponsored by Travers Engineering and saw two full fields take to the roads around the rolling Drumlin countryside.
The A event was a handicapped race for A1, A2 and A3 riders and it went from the gun with Sean McIntyre of Orchard CC breaking away early on and staying clear to the finish.
 
Mark McClure of Four Masters came in a few seconds down to take second while Thomas Martin riding for Caldwell Cycles (the first scratch bunch finisher) took third.
In the A4 race it was also a solo win. This time for Mark McGauley (M.A.D.) He was followed in by Strabane/Lifford's Nigel Connolly and Emmet Valley (Square Wheels CC).
Travers Engineering Annaclone GP
A Race A1, A2 & A3 (1) Sean McIntyre (Orchard) (2) Mark McClure (Four Masters) (3) Thomas Martin (Caldwell Cycles) (4) Conor Murphy (Caldwell Cycles) (5) Paul Mulligan (Caldwell Cycles) (6) Rory Devlin (North Pole CC)
B Race A4s (1) Mark McGauley (MAD) (2) Nigel Connolly (Strabane Lifford) (3) Emmet Valley (Square Wheels CC) (4) Gary Donaldson (Omagh Wheelers) (5) Chris Doyle (Strabane Lifford) (6) Christopher Brown (Ards)