Lynas takes veteran bronze medal at 25 mile time trial championship

Darren Lynas
Darren Lynas

He may only have taken up cycling last year but West Down Wheeler Darren Lynas is having a great 2013 season.

Last Thursday Darren headed to Woodgreen to compete in the Northern Ireland 25 mile tt championships. Thunder stormsrattled through the Woodgreen course prior to the start.

This was only Darren’s second time on the Woodgreen course. Once the rain stopped he got the turbo trainer out and had a good warm up. On the road he quickly got his elbows tucked in and when in the tuck position he settled down to a steady pace.

He wanted to break the hour mark, but was really delighted with his time of 53.35, which was at an average speed of 27.99mph - good enough to earn him bronze.