On Sunday 26th October 2014 North Down Cycling Club will host Rd 4 of the Ulster CX Series at Castle Park in Bangor. As per 2013 the course will be situated on the grassy banks and wooded area close to the Aurora Leisure Centre Complex in Castle Park, Bangor County Down.
Castle Park has had a great history of cyclo-cross and mountain bike races over the years held by both North Down and Xmtb. The terrain is 60% forest path, 35% open grass area and 5% path. … Read more
The event starts in Bellaghy and there are four routes on offer to suit every level of cyclist.
The main route is 50 miles with several optional escape routes suitable for novices and youth. There are options for a 20 mile, 40 mile and 47 mile course. Most of the routes are flat except for the 50 mileroute which takes in the climb of Matty's Brae.… Read more
The Ulster Cyclo-cross series made its third return to Windmill Park where Island Wheelers were once again hosts. With strong winds and heavy rain the night before the participants all expected another wet event in Dungannon. However, the sun came out for the youth races and the day got off to a great start. The course designers had upped their game with a super set up for the youth races which were created in the middle of the grass area, right in the heart of the event, but in such as way that the adult course was independent and wrapped around the youth courses allowing lots of time for main course practice. … Read more
Shenna McKiverigan of Banbridge CC and Ciara Doogan of Errigal CC received fantastic news last week when they were selected to take part in the Hoy Future Stars Revolution Series. Both girls have been placed on the Sky team for the series.
This is a fantastic opportunity for both of them. Unfortunately for Ciara the series takes place right in the middle of her exams and sensibly she has decided not to take up the offer, deciding that her education must take precedence, She is however, extremely proud to have been selected.… Read more
Over the years the Tour of South Derry organisation committee have honed this charity event into a very popular cycle run. This year we again intended to adhere to our winning formula (Stick strictly to cycling, plan a safe but challenging route, marshal it well, feed
and reward the participants with a memento of the day).
And so with months of preparation behind us, the club once again hosted a very successful Tour of South Derry. The weather played its part, and over 450 cyclist took to the roads, helping to raise much needed funding for Macmillan Cancer Support.… Read more
The cost will £100 which includes all transport, meals, accomodation, track coach and bikes etc.
The 2014 Hills Above Drumquin challenge and leisure cycle will take place on Sunday 19th October with special guest Sky TV, presenter Graham Little.
The organisers of the event, the Drumquin Cycling club, have also announced that there will be two routes for the event. Graham Little will take to the course for the longer route of 42 miles and this will include focal points such as Bessy Bell, Glenbane and Pigeon top Mountains.
There will be a 20 miles route also available as part of the event and will be a less demanding challenge for leisure cyclists on the day.… Read more
Round 3 of the 2014 Ulster Cyclo-cross series will be held at Windmill Park in Dungannon on Sunday 19 October 2014 promotes by Island Wheelers. As well as the main cyclo-cross races there will be a full range of support races for the Under 6s up to the Under 16s as well as a mountain bike race for men and women. The Cyclo-cross B race men will be starting one minute after the Cyclo-cross women's race. The Cyclo-cross A' race will start once this race is over (1:30 pm).… Read more
The Cycling Ulster AGM will take place at 12.00 noon on Saturday 22nd November 2014 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.
All club secretaries have been notified by email of this AGM and have received the appropriate forms.… Read more
For the past year the Lurgan based Apollo Cycling Team has been working hard to develop programmes within the club for different cyclist including women, beginners and youth. Their hard work has certainly paid off with increased membership and an active women's section headed up by Maggie Callaghan McMahon as women's representative. the club opened their own clubrooms in the centre of Lurgan this year and run many classes for riders of different abilities and needs.
However it is in the area of Youth development that the club are most proud with their Junior section - The Apollo Rockets - up and running.… Read more