First into the fray this morning were the Masters. There was a good field of twenty five riders for this event and the pace was relatively high throughout with an average of 23 miles per hour.
The group remained together for much of the event. Wise heads reckoned it was not a day to go it alone. As a result it all came down to a bunch sprint which was taken by Banbridge’s Paul McGuckin.… Read more
Castlereagh CC promoted two races today on the Carryduff circuit. The A race for A1-A3 rders saw a small group of five eventually take the lead. Coming to the line it was Northern Dave Dane rider, Fraser Duncan who had the legs to take the win. He was followed in by North Pole’s Marc Buchanan with Gary Cranston of East Antrim Audi taking third position.
Bryan McCrystal of Aquablue, well noted as a strong rider, had to be content with fourth on this occasion some five seconds down while Ronan McLaughin of Dig Deep Inspired Cycling was a further five seconds adrift.… Read more
Youth Races in the Handbook
The details of all the youth races across the varies categories U12, U14, U16 were not transferred across to the generic ‘Youth’ listing on the yearbook. This mistake was not picked up at the time and Cycling Ireland apologises for any inconvenience that this has caused in planning events for young riders.
These events have been recorded on the online event system. Cycling Ireland will be able to display these events separately via a dedicated youth calendar which will be available via the Cycling Ireland website early next week.… Read more
The Danny Boy races promoted by Roe Valley CC are now open for entry on Entry Central. Roe Valley will be promoting three races on Sunday 16th March. These will include separate races for A3 and A4 riders as well as a Women’s and Master’s event.
The Race headquarters will be St Mary’s Banagher Gaelic Football Ground in Feeny, County Derry. The course is the usual Dany Boy circuit of Feeny – Park – Feeny a distance of twelve miles. Both the A3′s and A4′s will complete four laps while the women and Masters will cover twenty four miles in total.… Read more
Sunday 2nd March saw the second round of the 2014 Ulster Women’s Road Race League sponsored by Bling Bike Kit. Twenty six women signed on for three laps of the flat Warrenpoint Road/A2 carriageway circuit.
No limit group in this race, as it was a mass start with the Masters (over 50’s). There were forty two in the field in total.
From the off there were a few attacks off the front from some of the Masters and women as we headed down the carriageway straight into a headwind, but all were reeled in.… Read more
The Cicli Sport GP promoted by East Tyrone takes place on Saturday 29th March. Entries for the three main races of the day opens today at 7,00pm. Riders wishing to take part are advised to enter early as these events fill up very quickly.
On the day East Tyrone wil lbe promoting three races for Senior riders, an event for Women and Masters 50+) and Youth Races for U16 and U14 riders.
Please see below for details.
A – RACE (A1, A2 Cats) 6 laps (limited to 80 riders)
B – RACE (A3 Cat) 5 laps (limited to 75 riders)
C – RACE (A4 Cat) 4 laps (limited to 80 riders)
The entry fee is £12 and the sign on at Loup GAC from 10:00 – 11:00am.… Read more
Newry Wheelers catered for all Senior categories today when they promoted the John Haldane Memorial on the Newry to Warrentpoint Dual Carriageway. First into the fray were the A1′s and A2′s with the A2′s getting a short handicap over scratch. This race went from the gun and even the strong headwind did little to slow down the determined riders. With six laps of the nine mile circuit to complete a number of riders were determined to be make their mark early on.
Gary Cranston of East Antrim Audi showed no sign of tiredness following his terrific ride yesterday in the Spires GP as he was one of the first riders to bridge the gap to the A2′s.
Fraser Duncan of Northern Dave Kane was one of only two riders who managed to bridge the gap from the A1/A2 scratch group to the A3′s who had a short handicap in the A race in the Spires GP. Gary Cranston of East Antrim Audi went with Duncan as did Daniel Stewart of East Antrim.
However Stewart lost contact with the chasing group and dropped back. In the end it was Duncan who took the win ahead of Cranston, The remaining places were taken by the A3′s with Gordon Scott of East Antrim showing a return to form by taking third.… Read more
This weekend sees two road races, a youth event and a Reliabiliy Trial take place. The full details are as follows.
Spires GP Saturday 1st March 2014
On Saturday the 1st of March, Spires CC (Magherafelt) will be holding their second annual Grand Prix road race with new race head quarters based in the Ballyronan Marina Centre.
The event will feature two separate races on the Ballyronan/ ‘three road ends’/ Loup circuit.
The event has already attracted a strong field including the top club riders from around the Provence with riders from Carn Wheelers, East Antrim Audi and East Tyrone CC all taking part.… Read more
Cycling Ulster Women’s Commission are delighted to announce our new sponsors for the Ulster Women’s Road Race League 2014. Bling Bike Kit has come on board to support Women’s Cycling Ulster Commission in their promotion of a Women’s Road Race League.
Sunday 23rd February saw the first round of the 2014 Ulster Women’s Road Race League sponsored by Bling Bike Kit take place. Fourteen women signed on for three laps of the demanding Nutt’s Corner circuit.
One of the objectives of the League is to encourage women into racing, so with this in mind, Phoenix were able to start three of the women who hadn’t open raced before, 4 minutes ahead of the remaining field.… Read more