The 2014 UK Inter-Regional Road Championships will go down as Ulster`s most successful participation so far in these competitions, but is unfortunately balanced somewhat by the spills a couple of our riders were involved in over the course of the 3-day competition.
The entire concept is an excellent one devised by British Cycling to bring together the 12 British Cycling regions, with Ulster included to make 13 teams comprising 4 Boys and 4 Girls. Each year there is a UK School Games, a multi-sport competition largely mirroring the Olympics, and dependent on the venue, will determine the discipline of the Cycling within the `Games.… Read more
First up was the street sprint events; a highbrid event combining track-like skills in a road setting. The first run is a timed run over the 250m course to determine the seeding with Ciara Doogan again excelling to record the 3rd fastest time with club mate 'pocket rocket' Shauna McFadden posting 10th quickest time.
Roisin Carter also made it in to the top 15 with pre-event favourite Shenna McKiverigan unfortunately crashing out in her effort to record the fastest time.… Read more
On a pre-event recce of the venue - the purpose built Redbridge Cycling Complex the riders bumped in to world superstar 'the Manx missile', Mark Cavendish who was happy to pose for a few pictures with our riders.
Hopefully meeting Cav will have a positive effect on our riders as they gear up for tomorrow's opening criterium which gets underway with the boys race at 3 o'clock.… Read more
Lakeside Wheelers are delighted to announce that the rescheduled Women's and Vets National Road Race Championships will go ahead at Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath on Saturday 20th September. Thanks to the great assistance we have received from the local community, Westmeath County Council, Civil Defence, and the Gardai, we will have closed roads on the circuit for the championships. Race HQ will be in Multyfarnham Community Centre beside the GAA pitch and the original race entries and start numbers will stand.
Sign on will be from 9:30am , the Women will close at 10:30 and the Vets will close at 11am.… Read more
The fourth and final stage of the 2014 Newry 3 day took place on Sunday 10 August and was the hardest stage of all, 70 miles in torrential downpours left over from ex-hurricane Bertha. … Read more
The Tour of Knockalla was hosted on Sunday 10 August 2014 by Rathmullan CC. Two races were put on with the main A race competing for the White Harte Cup. Michael McBride of Errigal CC took the win with Rory Devlin (North Pole CC) second and Eugene McBride taking third.… Read more
Saturday 9 August 2014 had two stages for the Newry 3 day hosted by Newry Wheelers. In the morning there was a 85 km road race around Hilltown, in the afternoon there was a 6 km time trial along the carriageway from Narrow Water Castle.… Read more
Stage 1 of this year's Newry 3 day took place on Friday 8 August at Warrenpoint. Over 80 riders had entered and set off along the dual carriageway before heading up Grinan Road hill and then returning to Warrentpoint for 3 short laps along the streets lined with spectators. It was a bunch sprint to the finish line with Gavin Magowan (Dromara Cycling Club) taking the win. … Read more
Errigal Cycling Club held the 3rd Errigal International Youth Tour over the three days of the August Bank Holiday weekend (2nd, 3rd & 4th). The multi-stage road event was for boys born 1998 to July 2004 and girls born 1996 to July 2004. Final results are given in the links below. … Read more
Unattached rider David Montgomery broke clear of the field early in the first lap of 3 and rode superbly on his own opening up a gap of almost 5 minutes at one point over the chasing pack, in horrendous heavy rain on the tough hilly 18-mile circuit at Kilroot. He remained in front crossing the finish line 3 minutes 48 seconds ahead of Connor Murphy (Caldwell Cycles) and 4 minutes 35 seconds ahead of Mike Millar (Phoenix CC) and Cathal Smyth (Phoneix CC). … Read more