Cycling Ulster

Leisure Events 12th July

For all those  people on holidays this weekend who are looking for something to do why not sign-up for one of the great leisure events taking place in some of the most scenic parts of the country. In fact why not make it a weekend away and relax before participating in the event. There are two events in Donegal. In the north of the county North Pole CC are promoting their annual Tour of Inishowen rescheduled from the previous week while further south Tir Chonaill Gap are promoting their very popular leisure mountain Bike event.… Read more

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Tommy Givan 50 mile Time Trial – McIntyre quickest

The Tommy Givan 50TT doubled up as the Ulster 50m TT Championship on Sunday the 5th July on the popular Woodgreen course. The event seen 40 entries on day the weather forecasters gave frequent heavy thundery showers, however it remained dry and quite warm. A tough headwind from Ballymena to Dunsilly was certainly the toughest stretch of the course where riders struggled to break 20 mph. On the other hand they took full advantage of the tailwind back to Ballymena.… Read more


Competitive Events 7th – 11th July

Tuesday 7th July - Bishops Court 10 Mile TT 
On Tuesday La Lanterne Rouge will be promoting a ten mile time trial on the Bishops Court Circuit. Sign-on will be from 22 Ballyhornan Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6RH from 6.30pm. The first rider will set off at 7.00pm.

Tuesday 7th July - Finn Wheelers 10 Mile TT
On Tuesday Finn Wheelers will be continuing with their fornightly ten mile time trial series starting on the Glenfin Road, Ballybofey. Sign-on will be from 6.45pm. The first rider will set off at 7.00pm.… Read more

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Newry 3 day – final stage – Crory wins another stage but Gray wins overall

Jake Gray (Nicholas Roche Performance Team) is the overall winner of the 2015 Newry 3 Day after finishing third in the final 73 miles stage in Newry today. The 17 year old also won all the other competitions within the race – the points, mountains and young rider jerseys.… Read more


Newry 3 day – after stages 2 and 3 Heverin takes the lead

John Heverin (TVR) is the new leader of the Newry 3-Day after winning this afternoons Stage 3 time trial of 3.7 miles. The renowned tester from Lurgan clocked a time of 7 minutes 57 seconds to win by 8 seconds from Derek Cunningham (Bikeworx, Dublin). James Ambrose (North Down CC) did an excellent performance to place third at 9 seconds while Jake Gray (Nicholas Roche Performance Team) was fifth at 16 seconds dropping to third overall behind Heverin and Cunningham.… Read more


Youth Camp 2015 – off-road skills for youth riders

Cycling Ulster Youth Camp
Off-road skills sessions for Under 12s will take place on Monday evenings from 7-8:30 pm at various locations.… Read more

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Newry 3 day – Stage 1 – win for McKinley.

It was a home win for Mark McKinley (Newry Wheelers) tonight in Stage 1 of the Newry 3 Day hosted by Newry Wheelers. The 28 year old won a bunch gallop from 65 riders in the centre of Warrenpoint. … Read more


Celebrating the Past – Inspiring the Future – exhibition at Stormont

Representatives from Cycling Ulster and Cycling Ireland attended an exhibition in the Great Hall, Parliament Buildings Stormont to mark the launch of an exhibition celebrating sport in Northern Ireland. It is called "Celebrating the Past – Inspiring the Future" and the Northern Ireland Assembly speaker Mitchell McLaughlin MLA opened proceedings.… Read more


Well Done to Shimna Wheelers

aShimna Wheelers - Sprocket Rocket Programme. A Massive success.

This time last year a few Shimna Wheelers had the foresight to realise that the
development of the club required a strong youth development programme. Work began in the background to gain support and they were delighted when seven club members agreed to undertake the relevant coaching course.

Passing the course with flying colours they were well on the way. Safeguarding Officer, Rodger Neil, kept them right and organised some invaluable training from Cycling Ulster. The programme was planned with dates set.… Read more

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Causeway Challenge and Shimna Challenge Open for Entries

Bann Wheelers Cycle Club annual "Causeway Cycle Challenge" will be taking place on Sunday 26 July 2015 from Coleraine Rugby Club.  The sportive has two routes in 2015 with 40 mile and 65 mile options, taking in the picturesque Lower Bann and stunning Causeway Coast.  The 65 route also takes in the world famous Dark Hedges.

Registration is from 08:30 am with a mass ride out at 10:00am.Refreshments and support are provided along the routes, with food provided on return to the Rugby Club. The event is also being covered by a local camera club to ensure you don't forget your enjoyable experience - as if you could!… Read more

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