The Slane Cycles Ulster Women’s TT League kicks off this Sunday with Round 1 of the Ernie Magwood Super Six time trial series. Once again organisers of the Ernie Magwood Super Six Series have shown their support for women’s cycling by agreeing to incorporate their series into the league.
The event is a ten mile time trial on the Toome course. Sign-on and parking will be at Toome Park and Share Carpark. Sign-on from 9.00am with the first rider off at 10.00am.
Women’s Cycling Ulster would like to encourage more women to participate in the league this year and newcomers will be made very welcome.… Read more
Lakeland Grand Prix Saturday 26th April Hosted by Lakeland CC Fermanagh
On Saturday Lakeland CC will once again promote their very popular Grand Prix for Senior riders. There will be four events on offer namely an A3 race , A4 race and races for 50+Masters and Women. The A4 races is now closed as the full field has been reached. There are only nine places left in the A3 event and you can register online for this event at Entry Central.
Women and Masters can register on the day as the race fields are not full however it would greatly help the organisers if you could register beforehand.… Read more
What a weekend for leisure cyclists!! Those of you who love to get out on your bike, have craic with friends and meet new people and feel good that by enjoying yourself you have also helped a worthwhile charity. Well this weekend you are spoilt for choice with events starting in Donegal, Newry, Greencastle, Belfast and Downpatrick. Proceeds from all of these events will go directly to the charity named. Please read on for more details.
Grand Italian Fundraiser Sunday 27th April Promoted by Phoenix CC
Phoenix Cycling Club is getting set to host its “Grand Italian Fundraiser” on 27th April, giving club members and cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to take part in a sportive along part of stage 2 of the 2014 Giro d’Italia race route.… Read more
The Irish Cycling Show takes place in Dublin from Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th May 2014 from 10am to 7pm. To celebrate the Giro d’Italia coming to Dublin, Merrion Square will transform into a festival of cycling with Marquee’s and similar structures erected inside the park.
Huge crowds are expected over the two days and the location cannot be matched. Entry to visitors will be free over the two days with many events running to make it a fantastic weekend for visitors. For more information visit www.irishcyclingshow.com
There are still a limited number of stands available within Merrion Squarebas part of the Irish Cycling Show.… Read more
Mark Reilly (LCRC) took home the yellow jersey today, having finished in the bunch of the fourth & final stage of the Gorey 3-Day.
Having started the final stage in yellow, Reilly fought hard along with his Lucan team mates to retain the jersey, eventually taking the win by 19 seconds from nearest rival Robin Seymour (Epic MTB/Expert).
The stage got underway with a neutralised parade through the town up past the Monument, before the moto-commisaire signalled to riders that the race was on and the attacks started straight away.… Read more
Fraser Duncan ticked off a remarkable treble today when he won his third stage of the 50ieth Edition of the Tour of the North but despite this feat of winning all the road stages it was still not enough to achieve outright victory. That accolade goes to Englishman James Gullen riding for the professional Velosure Giordana outfit.
Gullen had gained 11 seconds on Duncan in the short Time Trial stage on Sunday morning but this small margin ensured that he maintained the Yellow Jersey and finished top on General Classification in this international stage race.… Read more
In the end it came down to a bunch sprint with Fraser Duncan of Northern Dave Kane showing his explosive power which saw him take the stage win from Peter Hawkins of the Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles team.
Despite winning two stages of the Tour of the North Fraser Duncan is an agonising 11 seconds in arrears as the race concludes on Easter Monday with a 72 mile road stage taking in Maghera, Limavady, Coleraine and Rasharkin before finishing in Galgorm.… Read more
Reilly finished second in the stage, crossing the line beside Darragh Zaidan (Adamstown CC) having gone clear of the main bunch on the last lap.
The third stage comprised of four laps of the Cranford-Camolin-Gorey circuit. Robert Seymour (Epic MTB/Expert) started the stage in the yellow jersey, with Peter Kirwan (LCRC) in the KOM jersey & Ciaran Kelly (Team Bikeworx) in the Points jersey, having shown blistering pace in the early morning TT, finishing 30 seconds ahead of nearest rival Seymour.… Read more
Marcus Christie recorded the fastest time on this morning’s two mile time trial at Woodgreen. The time trial was the second stage of the Tour of the North. Christie’s time of 4m38.45s was enough to deny the Velosure Giordana Team the monopoly on the podium places as they went on to take the next four places. Among these four was James Gullen who had a time of 4m42.58s and third place. This had a significant effect on the overall GC as Fraser Duncan of Northern Dave Kane recorded a time of 4m53.62s which meant that he lost the Yellow Jersey to James Gullen of Velosure Giordana by 11 seconds.… Read more
The 38th Edition of the Gorey 3-Day got off to a shaky start today with the stage finishing early due to a road traffic collision in the final few kilometres. An official GC was has been released, with 11 riders who were in a break finishing a little over one minute ahead of the bunch.
The day started off with breaks going early, but nothing could stick. Hackettstown proved to be testing, with the bunch stretching out along the climb, but coming back together with very few casualties.… Read more