Cycling Ulster

McCartan Wins Ulster Masters League

The Cycling Ulster Master’s League started with the Phoenix GP in Feb 2015 and finished with the North Down GP in Aug 2015. Overall, there were 19 races with about 80 racers taking part in many of the events. A special mention must go to the outgoing organisers Tommy Lamb & Colin Hughes who both were instrumental in setting up the league.

The results for the Ulster Master’s league top 3 have been finalised as follows - In first place was the ever consistent Neil McCarten of Powerhouse Sport with 220 points taking 4 second places, 2 third places, 2 thirds and a host of top 6 finishes.… Read more


Youth Squad For Sheffield for Inter-regional Championships

An 8 rider Cycling Ulster Youth squad will head to Sheffield this weekend for the season-ending British Cycling UK Inter-Regional Youth Championships which will take place over three days with racing centred around the National Trust property at Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire.

The Cycling Ulster team will comprise four Girls and four Boys, witha strong representation of National Champions and medallists among the number.

The Boys’ team is made up of Adam Ward (Omagh Wheelers), Harvey Barnes (East Tyrone CC), Conor Halvey (Errigal CC) and Xeno Young (Powerhouse Sport),whilst the girls have North Down CC duo of Molly McLarnon and Katie Armstrong along with Shauna McFadden (Errigal CC) and Amanda Gallagher (Caldwell Cycles Omagh).… Read more


Doogan and Gray for Worlds

Two Ulster riders have been seleted to represent Ireland in the World Road Race Championships in America later this month. Ciara Doogan of Errigal CC will compete in both the Junior TT and road race events while Jake Gray of the Nicholas Roche Performance team will compete in the men's Junior road race.… Read more


Exciting Racing at Ulster Road Race Championships 2015

aFoyle CC had a busy day today when they promoted the Ulster Road Race Championships in Eglinton. With recent changes to the category system this was no easy task as Foyle ran no less than six races to facilitate Senior men, women, Juniors and the new veteran categories of M40 , M50, and M60.

Foyle had chosen a tough 27 mile course with a lot of climbing which would test riders in all the races. Winners in each category would be worthy champions.

First into the fray were the M40's who would complete two laps of the course.… Read more


Round 6 North West Youth League

Tomorrow, Saturday 12th September, Omagh Wheelers will promote Round 6 of the very successful and popular youth league. The race headquarters is Omagh Youth Sport, Cookstown Road, Omagh. The lap distance for each race is 2.2 miles. For further information contact event organiser Enda Harpur on 07739 909851… Read more


Ulster Road Race Championships Sunday 13th

On Sunday 13th September 2015, Foyle Cycling Club will be hosting the Ulster Road Championships at Eglinton, Co Derry. This is a new course to Ulster cycle racing. Each lap is 45.6 kms long, starting at the main street Eglinton village, and features 524m of total ascent.… Read more


Ulster Youth Road Race and Time Trial Championships

The 2015 Ulster Youth Road Race and Time Trial Championships were hosted by Omagh Wheelers at the weekend. A last minute change in venue due to roadworks did not prevent the club laying on a superb day of racing for the riders as they experienced the spectacular scenery and rolling rural roads of Baronscourt, just outside the village of Newtownstewart. … Read more


McConvey wins North Down GP

Connor McConvey (Team 3M) won the North Down Grand Prix today (Sunday 23 August) in Donaghadee after a gruelling 90 miles race around the Orlock, Springwell, Hightrees circuit. The North Down Cycling club promotion was also the final round of the Cycling Ireland National Road Race series and Dundalk man Bryan McCrystal (Team Asea) retained his overall lead despite finishing outside the top ten placing.… Read more


Junior rider James Curry wins West Down GP

James Curry (Banbridge CC) won today’s West Down Grand Prix at Katesbridge, after an impressive attack to leave the race long break on Rathfriland Hill. The talented all rounder was 33 seconds ahead at the finish line four miles later. Kevin Lynch (Newry) beat James Ambrose (North Down CC) for second place with Paul Wilkinson of the promoting club West Down Wheelers fourth and Matthew Brennan (Ballymenta RC) fifth. … Read more


Two National Series go down to the wire in Ulster this weekend.

There is still all to play for as the Cycling Ireland Men`s National Road Series and Joe Daly Women`s National League both reach their finale on Sunday in County Down with the North Down Grand Prix.
Already one of the richest one-day events on the calendar carrying a first prize of approximately €430, (£300), Sunday will also see someone walk away with the top prize of €670 as the Men`s National Series winner.… Read more

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