The event organisers are now accepting applications for Rás na mBan from teams across the globe ahead of the tenth edition of the iconic five-day stage race in Co Clare.
In recognition of the support from British teams for the event and its predecessors over the years, race director Valerie Considine has created a top eight classification prize fund to be awarded at the conclusion of this year's race in Ennis on September 13th.
The top British rider classification will be open to any holder of a British Cycling licence (regardless of nationality code) riding with a British Cycling registered team at this year's event.… Read more
Sallys of Omagh have been confirmed as the official hospitality partner for the 2015 Irish National Championships being hosted by Omagh Wheelers CC over the final weekend in June.
Stevie McKenna, Race Director is delighted with the latest sponsor to commit to the event. “Sallys of Omagh have been the long-term key sponsor for our cycling club, and it is fantastic to have them on board as our official hospitality provider for this major event. We believe in doing things to the best we can to the highest quality, as do the Sallys of Omagh team, so it’s a great relationship.… Read more
The Ambergreen Tour of Ulster kicks off this coming Friday night with a prologue stage at Stormont. Riders will test themselves against the clock as they climb in pairs up the iconic hill.
On Saturday the Tour takes in the scenic roads around County Down as it heads to Newry with no less than six KoH primes and two sprint primes .
On Sunday the race heads from Newry through County Armagh heading for the finish in Cookstown. Again this route offers kots of KoH points for the climbers.… Read more
There was a full programme of racing today when Harps CC promoted their annual Mid Ulster GP. The day dawned bright and sunny but this was deceptive as it was bitterly cold with a biting wind and temperatures not rising above 6 degrees. This did not discourage the large number of Youth riders who turned up or the women and 50 Plus Masters who were also racing in the morning events.
In the afternoon there were two races on offer, namely a combined A1 to A3 race and a separate A4 race.… Read more
For the second weekend running, the sun was shining on Donegal Bay as the local club hosted their second event in two weeks, the Kermesse race around the village of Mountcharles. Just like at the Sportive the previous weekend, there was some fantastic scenery on offer around the 6.2km circuit which had to be covered 13 times, but the riders had little time for sightseeing once the flag dropped. Instead it was left to the sizeable crowd of spectators who gathered at the top of the tough climb up to the finish line to cheer on the riders and take in the spectacular views over the bay.… Read more
Richardson King of Keady
Ian Richardson of the UCD team took th ehonours in the inaugural Leady Mountain Time Trial promoted by Orchard CC on Saturday when he recorded a time of 33:33.5 for the 14 miles.
Cian Delaney of Stamullan was second almos 30 seconds donw while Colm Quinn of Cuchulain CC was third. Lynsy Watson of Plush was hte first Ulster rider to appesar on the leader board recording a time of 36:15.2.
Wendy Ogilby-Black of the promoting club was the forst woman with Martina Hawkins of Dromara second followed by Sonia McIntyre of Orchard and Bernie Monaghan of Dromara CC.… Read more
Shelbourne Orchard CC are once again hosting the Clarke Decorate Armagh City Crit on Wednesday 6th May 2015. This event was a massive success last year as part of the lead up to The Giro D'Italia and sold out very quickly.
The Crit will be a 1 HOUR Race plus 3 Laps. There will be Sprint Prime Laps at 30 and 40 mins with Prizes for first 3 in these and top 6 overall.
Entries will open on Entry Central on Monday 27th April 2015 at 7.30pm.… Read more
The inaugural meeting of the 2015 Cycling Ulster Road Commission took place recently at the White River Hotel in Toome. The commission representatives are Tommy Lamb (Phoenix CC), Brian McComb (East Tyrone CC), Maurice McAllister (Ballymoney CC), Anthony Mitchell (North Down CC), Carl Fullerton (North Pole CC) and Jason McHugh (Four Masters CC).In total they bring together decades of competition, race promotion, team management and coaching and are ideally suited to the task in hand.
Donegal man Jason McHugh was voted in as Chair of the Commission, with Anthony Mitchell as Secretary.… Read more
Harps CC, who are promoting the Mid Ulster GP, this coming Sunday are advising riders that there will be no sign-on on the day for the A1,2,3 and the A4 races. Unless your entry has been confirmed for one of these races please do not turn up on the day as the club caanot accept any additional numbers.
The situation will be reviewed for 2016 in the light of the demand for an addtional event.… Read more
Omagh based JMG systems, who design and manufacture engine control and radio remote control systems, are the latest sponsor to be announced for the 2015 Irish National Championships being hosted by Omagh Wheelers CC over the last weekend in June. JMG systems have been operating in Omagh for almost 30 years providing multi faceted electrical manufacturing to a global customer base. They understand the value of promoting Omagh as a destination of choice.
“As a sponsor of one of the biggest sporting events in Omagh for years, by sponsoring the event, we get to help promote Omagh and its people “enthuses Michael McCaul of JMG Systems “We know people from all over Ireland will attend, as spectators and get a real flavour of what Omagh is about”
“We are a sponsor of the Tour of Omagh and know just how much effort Omagh Wheelers put into promoting the town of Omagh and delivering top class events” he concludes.… Read more