Get ready for Ciclovía as it is set to arrive in Belfast this Autumn. Already a worldwide phenomenon, Ciclovía is a health and community based initiative which closes a part of the City to traffic, on a given day, for a specific period of time, in which cyclists are given the opportunity to ride through the traffic free zone of the City. It is also an opportunity to create a mini festival environment which will attract and encourage people to come into the City centre, on their bikes, and enjoy the freedom of the City and sense of community.
On Sunday 18th October Church Island Cycling will promote their annual October Soup cycle which will help raise money for charity. The registration will be in the old school house in Bellaghy from 8.00am. The event will begin at 10 .00am. There are three routes to chose from - 63/37/16km all fully supported including medical cover with a defibrillator on board.
Many Men of the Rás are taking part including David McCann and teams such as Phoenix, Velo Cafe Magazin and Team ASEA. Special guests will include the 2014 Rás winner Clemens Fankhauser and the 2015 winner, Lukas Postlberger (Bora Argon).… Read more
Tomorrow, Sunday, Phoenix CC will be promoting their CX event in Lady Dixon Park, a venue which has been used for the past number of years and always promises exciting racing both for spectators and participants.
In a move away from the norm of Ulster CX events, Phoenix CC took the decision not to host an MTB support race for men but to run a women only CX and a women only MTB support race instead. This is the first time in the history of Irish cyclocross that women have had their own, completely separate event and to mark the occasion Phoenix CC will presenting a special perpetual trophy - the Phoenix CC Cyclocross Trofee.… Read more
The 2015 Ulster Cyclo-cross series kicked off at Lurgan Park on Sunday 4 October 2015. The park was looking fantastic in the bright, warm, autumn sunlight and was busiling with people from early morning. The hardworking volunteers from Apollo Cycling Team were on site from 7 am setting up the course. With so much dry weather lately the grass was very dry and very fast. Definitely not the usual weather for cyclo-cross racing. This year there had been rumours of lots more cyclo-cross bicycles having been purchased and a general buzz about the event which has been building up over the last few years. … Read more
Anti-Bullying Week 2015 will take place on the week beginning Monday 16 November. While we would all love to think that young people who come into our clubs are safe from all forms of bullying, unfortunately that is not always the case and we have to be vigilant and understand all the different types of bullying.
Bullying behaviour is currently defined as "repeated use of power, by one or more persons, intentionally to harm, hurt or adversely affect the rights or needs of another or others".… Read more
West Down Wheelers October Soup Cycle Saturday 10th October
Katesbridge Hall will open for sign-on at 8 oclock. The entry fee os £10 but for anyone who needs a day licence it will be £12. Riders will head off at 9 oclock.The Wheelers will dictate a steady 16mph average round the course, but stronger riders may decide on a different pace. As its 99% left turns or straight through roundabouts there will be just one lead car and Broom wagon with St Johns Ambulance. Riders must abide by the Laws of the Land and a helmet must be worn.… Read more
The Bike Project Belfast is an initiative to provide asylum seekers with a cheap means of transport. The project was started by Rita Wild and is a direct response to the refugee crisis in Europe. She learned that we have about 800 refugees and asylum seekers living in Belfast currently. An asylum seeker is given £35 per week in total and is not allowed to work. It can take many years for a case to be settled. A bicycle has the power to totally transform a life here in the North.… Read more
The Cycling Ulster AGM will take place at 12.00 noon on Saturday 24th October 2015 at Quinn’s Corner, 175, Ballygawley Rd, Donaghmore, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT70 1RX. This is a central location and has disabled access. Any Cycling Ulster member who wishes to attend will be most welcome, however only club delegates have the authority to vote. Light refreshments will be provided. We would encourage all clubs to send along representatives to the AGM.… Read more
This weekend Island Wheelers will be promoting their annual Age Concern Charity Cycle starting from Scotch Street in Dungannon. Full details can be viewed on the Poster below.
Carn Wheelers have also opened their online entry for the very popular Tour of South Derry which takes place on Sunday 11th October. Details of how to enter follow below.… Read more
The 2015 British Cycling UK Inter-Regional Road Championships provided Ulster with one of its best results yet, both individually and for a team, in one of the counting events.
In the Street Sprint event, Harvey Barnes (East Tyrone CC) went two better from last year to take the outright win in the competition, beating off 51 of the best riders in the UK to take the top step of the podium, to give us our best ever placing in these Road Championships. … Read more