Cycling Ulster
30Jun/150

Clann Eireann CC Tour of Armagh 2015 – cancelled

It is with regret that Clann Eireann CC has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the 2015 Tour of Armagh (Sunday 02 August).

The Tour of Armagh, first run in 1961, has been a stalwart feature of the Irish racing calendar for the last 50-plus years, but as we all know, ‘change’ is one of life’s inevitabilities. The decision by the race organising committee was made all the more difficult given last year’s cancellation also. The club had hoped that the advent of the national league series and the potential for the Tour of Armagh to be included in that series, might have provided a much needed boost to senior racing numbers in the latter part of the season.… Read more

30Jun/150

Competitive Road Events 1st – 5th July

Wednesday 1st July– Gareth Gallagher Memorial TT Series Round 3
This time trial series is promoted by Roe Valley CC. Sign-on at the Vale Centre in  Greysteele from 6.00pm with the first rider off at 7.00pm. A working rear red light is mandatory for this event. Contact Emma Scott on rvccsecretary@gmail.com for further details.

Saturday 4th July - JG Memorial - Cranford
The Annual JG Memorial Race will take place in Cranford on Saturday 4th July. The ‘JG’ is Donegal's longest established cycle race. This year it will be hosted by Rathmullan CC assisted by Dinny Doherty (Four Masters) and Carl Fullerton (North Pole).… Read more

28Jun/150

Damian Shaw Is National Champion

aMullingar man Damian Shaw (Team Asea) is the 2015 National champion after a dominant performance in the 105 mile race in Omagh, County Tyrone today.

Shaw attacked the silver medal winner Eddie Dunbar (NFTO) in the last few miles and soloed to the finish in Omagh town centre where a great crowd applauded a most deserving winner. Dunbar was one minute down at the finish line but the Cork teenager was also a winner as he took the under 23 gold medal. Connor Dunne (An Post-Chain Reaction) was also alone in third as was Belfast man Connor McConvey (3M) in fourth.… Read more

28Jun/150

Boylan takes Elite Woman’s Title

aaThe cream of Irish Women Cyclists lined up in Omagh on Saturday afternoon to contest the UCI ranked National Championships. The large field of almost sixty riders included top professionals such as Olivia Dillon  (VisitDallas) and Fiona Meade (Fearless Femmes) as well as the best of the local talent.

By the end of the first lap a group of twelve women had broken away. In this group were Olivia Boylan (WNT), Lydia Gurley (Bonito), Ciara Kinch (Towers CC), Eve McCrystal and Caroline Ryan (Garda CC), Aqua Blue's Siobhan Horgan and Francine Meehan as well as Phoenix CC's Claire McIlwaine among others.… Read more

27Jun/150

Three Masters Champions Crowned at Omagh

aThe National Road Race Championships got underway this morning in Omagh with the first of the Masters categories when the M50 and M60 riders took to the road in two championship events. This is the inaugural year of the Master's Championships and Omagh Wheelers, promoters of this year's events, certainly set a challenging course.

The riders had to complete three laps of a fifteen mile circuit which was far from flat. The course took the riders through the centre of the town each lap which also included a sharp up hill section over cobbles.… Read more

24Jun/150

Entries Open For Ulster 10 TT, 25TT and RR Championships

Entry for Ulster 10 mile TT Championship Now Open
Pre-Entry for the Ulster 10 Time Trial Championship on Sunday 19th July promoted by Donegal Bay CC is now open. This is a strictly pre-entry event and registration is via the Events Booking section on the Cycling Ireland website.Simply login to your account and use the events button to enter. Closing date for registration is Wednesday 15th July. Entries will not be accepted on the day.

A limited competition is the minimum required. The event will take place on the N15 course at Barnesmore, South Donegal and will be a slightly modified version of the regular Donegal Bay TT circuit which is a straight out and back course.… Read more

24Jun/150

Great Fields for All Championships – Start Lists Added

Omagh will be a busy place this weekend as hordes of cyclists and cycling enthusiasts descend on the town for the Blue Ribband event of Irish Cycling, namely the National Championships.

The first event takes place on Thursday night with the Time Trial Championships for Women, Elite Men, Tandem and Paracyclists. Ulster has representation in almost all categories. Gary McKeegan and Stuart Scott of Team Madigan will be riding Tandem while Samuel Cunningham (Ballymoney CC) in  H1-H5 class and Chris Burns (Banbridge CC) and Phoenix duo Andrew Nicholson and Daniel Daly compete in the C1-C5 class.… Read more

23Jun/150

Deignan Will Contest National Title

aDiegnan to make his bid for Irish title in Ulster

Omagh Wheelers Cycling Club has confirmed another big World Tour name to the Nationals start line this coming weekend. Donegal man Philip Deignan, riding for Team Sky, has confirmed he will be making the journey to Omagh in his bid to become Irish champion in his native province of Ulster.

Philip Deignan became the first Irishman to ride for Team Sky in 2014 and immediately established himself as a key member of the squad. Now in his 11th year as a pro, Phil has amassed an enviable stage race record including eight Grand Tour appearances and a host of impressive results.… Read more

22Jun/150

Matt Brammeier confirmed for Nationals

aProlific Irish Professional Matt Brammeier, has added his name to a fantastic line up for the Irish National cycling championships this coming weekend in Omagh, Co Tyrone. Brammeier is a five-time Irish National champion, having won the national road race on 4 occasions (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and the time trial once (2011). He currently rides for pro continental team MTN-Qhubeka / Samsung, having joined the African team in mid-January.

And it seems he is in perfect form for the big event having blasted to a career best win at the weekend ZLM Toer in Holland.… Read more

22Jun/150

Competitive Events This Week

The National Championships take place in Omagh this week with the TT on Thursday, Women and Masters races on Saturday and the Elite Men on Sunday. More information on these can be found HERE . There is also the Super Six TT on Wednesday and the Lurgan criterium on Friday for those who are seeking competition.
Ernie Magwood Super Six TT League Round 3 - Wednesday 24th June

The Ernie Magwood Suoer Six TT League continues this  Wednesday at 7.00pm on the Tannaghmore Course. Sign-on is from 6.00pm

Sign on location for round 3 is Tannaghmore service station.
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