Hewitt & Gilpin Bobby Crilly Classic : On Saturday 15th June 2013, Phoenix Cycling Club will be hosting The Bobby Crilly Classic sponsored by Hewitt & Gilpin Solicitors.
This course, famous for it’s spectacular finish at the top of Divis mountain will feature 3 separate races. The generous sponsorship from Hewitt & Gilpin has ensured an equally spectacular £1000 prize fund. There will be three races:
The A1 & A2 race will be three laps of the circuit then up the climb, approximately55 miles.
The A3 race will also be three laps of the circuit then up the climb, approximately 55 miles.… Read more
Entries for this year’s event are nearly full, and entries will close at midnight this coming Friday 24th May.
Based in Ardara, Co Donegal, on the June Bank holiday weekend, the race will take the same format as last year starting with a Friday night stage, a Saturday morning TT/Hillclimb, a Saturday afternoon stage and the Sunday stage which finishes on the famous Glengesh Climb.… Read more
Cycling Ulster, in partnership with the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, aim to hold a series of youth road race and time trial training sessions for U14 and U16 riders in the coming weeks.
They will consist of a skills based session lasting around an hour followed by a club run. After some sessions we intend to hold talks by experienced riders, coaches and others who can offer the young riders the benefit of their experience and knowledge of the sport and how to progress in the future.… Read more
XMTB McConvey Cycles will promote Round 3 of the Ulster XC Series this coming Sunday in Lady Dixon Park. This event also doubles up as the NPS Round 4 event.
Over the past four years, Lady Dixon has quickly gained a reputation as a great XC race venue. The course, fast and flowing in nature, has produced some close, intense racing which will, no doubt, be better again this year with the new race categories. The Club are looking forward to welcoming folks that have previously raced the course and hopefully some new faces as well.… Read more
Thursday 23rd May – Spires TT Trilogy Round 2 – Toome Course
On Thursday night Spires CC host the second of their ten mile time trials on the Toome course. Sign-on will take place in the Park and Ride facility on the Belfast side of the new bridge at Toome from 6.00pm. The first rider will be off at 7.00pm.
Riders are reminded that a good working rear red light is mandatory for all the Spires Time Trial Events. Riders taking part must hold a restricted licence as a minimum or a full competition licence.… Read more
Sunday 26th May Over the Quoile and Sperrin Sportive Leisure Events
This Sunday sees two excellent leisure events taking to the roads in Ulster both of which take in very scenic routes. You can pre-enter both events and details as to how to do this will follow.
Sunday 26th May – Over the Quoile Promoted by La Lanterne Rouge
This event has two routes on offer – a 45 mile route and a longer 75 mile route for the more adventurous, Both leave from Loughinisland GAA club.… Read more
There was racing for all categories today at Tydavnet when Emyvale CC promoted their annual Emyvale GP. First into the fray were the Youth riders who faced a different circuit from normal as ongoing roadworks had closed a number of roads in the area.
Due to some confusion because of the change of route the U14 and U16 race required a restart. Ciara Doogan of Errigal, who has recently been named on the European Youth Olympic team, took the win by over two minutes.
Harvey Barnes of East Tyrone had to be content with second on this occasion with Ethan Fleville of Clann Eireann taking an excellent third position.… Read more
In what could only be described as horrendous conditions only half of those who had pre-entered signed on for the second stage in the A4 Rás Loughgiel promoted by Duffin Transport and sponsored by Clinivet.
With the crashes on Friday evening’s stage some riders would have been experiencing soreness and stiffness while others were nursing sick bikes. Others may have decided that a warm bed was much more preferable to signing on for misery so only forty riders powered through the time trial.
It was a good ride for Kings Moss rider, Derek Ferguson, who topped the results with a 7.44 – only one second ahead of Bann Valley’s Gerard McNally and some eight seconds faster than third place man Luke Hylands of Keevan CC, the relatively unknown newcomer who entered the stage wearing the leader’s yellow Jersey.… Read more
The Clinivet Ras Loughgiel got underway on Friday evening in what was perfect weather conditions for the opening stage.
A bright sunshine evening with little winds made a welcome change for riders who have been subject from less than ideal conditions all year as we approach the end of May.
Riders from TVR, Carn Wheelers and Phoenix dominated the starting lining up with each having over 6 riders in their starting line up. Could this have been a sign of what’s to come – we will find out on Saturday.… Read more
The county town of Omagh is the place to be this July for the best A4 racing cyclists across Ireland. On Friday night, Omagh Wheelers CC launched the 2013 Tour of Omagh 3-day cycle race, which takes place from 26-28th July. Despite entering only it’s fourth year, the race has gone from strength to strength under the supervision of Race Organiser Mark McAleer.
In 2012, both Mark and the event received a boost with the addition of Race Director Stevie McKenna and both men are onboard again this year aiming to build on its reputation as one of the best races of its kind in Ireland.… Read more