Youth Development Fund

The committee has decided to set funds aside to support and promote those Junior members of the club who have been and who propose to ‘Fly the Flag’ of the Shimna Wheelers CC, both close to home and further afield by partaking in various cycling events.

So if you have taken part in such events, please read on…….

We would welcome applications from hopefully the junior members themselves or a close family member briefly detailing how they have traveled, incurred cost and promoted the club in a positive manner and how the proposed fund would help them in their future pursuits.

We have set criteria of up to and including 18 years of age at time of application, as well as been Club Members this year and in the previous Calendar Year.

Please note that closing date for these applications for the 2017 Fund has been set to Friday 28th April 2017.

Applications to be submitted to

Shimna Wheelers Cycling Club – One Club, One Direction



Ladies Only Club Kit Sizing

Ladies only sizing will take place Wednesday 5th April from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Thursday 6th April from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in the Avoca hotel. 

All items MUST be paid in full on ordering cash or cheque made out to SWCC.

Any questions please contact




Inter Club TT

East Down Inter Club League 2017

La Lanterne Rouge CC, Shimna Wheelers CC and Killinchy CC.

Date Club Type Course
4th April KCC 2 Up 10 Mile Shrigley-D’cross- Shrigley
18th April LLRC 2 Up 10 Mile Spa – Seaforde – Spa
2nd May SWCC 2 Up 10 Mile Bann Road Castlewellan
16th May KCC 9.5 Mile Balloo – Ballygowan – Carrickmannon
30th May LLRC 10 Mile Guiness – Dromara – Guiness
13th June SWCC 10 MIle Lacken Road Castlewellan
TBA All   Bishopscourt Race – Youth & BBQ
27th June KCC 11 Mile Downpatrick – Killyleagh – Downpatrick
4th July LLRC 11 Mile Downpatrick – Bishopscourt – Downpatrick
18th July SWCC 7 Mile Hill Climb Bryansford Road Newcastle

Club News

Spring arrived in County Down at the weekend and the good weather cyclists were out in droves.The sunshine also brought lots of tourists to our beautiful countryside. As the roads get busier at this time of year, a reminder to all road users to share the road responsibly with respect for all.

Thanks to the PSNI who held a free bike registration event on Saturday in Donard Park. Manymembers took up this opportunity to get their bikes registered on the bike registration database.

On Sunday round 2 of the XMTB Spring XC Series took place in Ormeau Park. Poppy Hamilton took part in the U6 fun race and Jonathan Warnock competed in the U8 boy’s race, taking 5th place.

Also on Sunday, Christopher Neil took to the line for his first road race of his season at the PJ Logan Cup in Clonoe, organised by Island Wheelers. This was a Youth Olympic Selection event and Christopher rode very strongly in the U16 race. Christopher will be in action again in Drogheda for the Ras n Og youth 2 day this coming weekend.

This Sunday, 2nd April, the club have organised a stew run for all members. There will be a 30 mile spin suitable for all abilities, meeting at 10am at the Old Tech Carpark followed by complimentary stew in the Donard Bar. Remember to keep the groups small and tight.
Also on Sunday, the Enduro mtb race season gets under way with round 1 of the Firsttracks Enduro Cup in Lumpers. Good luck to Aidan Hawkins who will be moving from the junior ranks into the Senior 18-29 category this season.

The East Down Interclub League starts this Tuesday, 4th April, with a 2-up 10 mile TT organised by Killinchy CC.


Club Kit and O’Neils Order

The club will be placing both SWCC kit and an O’Neils order.

Sizing will take place next Monday and Tuesday 27th & 28th March at 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Avoca hotel.


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All items MUST be paid in full on ordering cash or cheque made out to SWCC

Any questions please contact


Club rides week 6th March

Day / Time

Detail Meet


Tuesday & Thursday @10:30

Cappuccino spin-Social 20ish miles with coffee stop. Suitable for beginners. No drop ride. Old Tech car park, Newcastle

John Green 07775757278

Thursday @19:00

Latte Spin-MTB Group Ride – Front and rear lights compulsory!
Route: Thursday MTB
Lower Square, Castlewellan

Danny Carville 07780704863

Sunday @10:00

Mocha/Latte/Cappuccino club Spin-Road Bike Group Ride – 30 miles with a 13-15 mph average Route: Mocha Sunday Old Tech. Newcastle

Dennis Ward 07980884037