History of Team Madigan
In 1988 three local members of Kings Moss CC, recognised the need for a cycle club in Carrickfergus, there being no cycle club in the town at that time. He indicated that he had no real interest in sponsoring a racing team, but would consider sponsoring the Club. So came about the change of name to “Team Madigan”. Carrickfergus Road Club was formed.
A short time after formation, the proprietor of Madigan Pro Bike Shop RonnieMcKeegan, was approached and asked to sponsor a racing team from within the club.
The club continue to attract new members, those interested in racing and leisure cyclists alike. There is a sturdy programme of internal mid-week club races, and many members enter “signature” road races organised by other clubs under the “Cycling Ulster” umbrella.
Team Madigan riders also take part in “Sportives” organised by other clubs and charities, popular among these being “The North Down Coastal Challenge” around the Ards Peninsula, “The Granit Challenge” over the Mourne Mountains, and “Lap of The Lough” around Lough Neagh.