Cycling Ulster

Exciting Racing at PJ Logan

aThe Coalisland based cycling club, Island Wheelers, were the second Tyrone club to promote a busy weekend programme of races for lots of categories. This morning there was a full programme of races for the U12’s, U14’s and U16’s while the afternoon saw races for A1-3, A4 and women.

In the Under 12 race Odhran Doogan of Errigal took first ahead of Island Wheelers duo Scott Roberts and Darren Rafferty. Shea O’Kane (Phoenix CC) was first unplaced U11 while Sarah Elder (Carn Wheelers) was first girl.… Read more


Feast of Racing at Ciclisport

East Tyrone had a busy day today with no less than six races to promote. However the club members rallied and from early morning they were arriving with scones and pancakes to feed those who travelled from the four corners of Ireland for the morning youth races.

With the Under 16 event being one of the selection events for the European Youth Olympics there was a big turnout of over forty riders. The under 16’s did three laps of the 9.8 mile circuit and racing was aggressive from the off.… Read more


Pre-Entry for Ciclisport Only

Due to an overwhelming demand for places in the Ciclisport GP A*/A1/A2 Race the club has decided that only those pre-entered via Entry Central will be eligible ro ride. Sign-on on the day is not possible as the club cannot guarantee places to those who turn up. With races being cancelled in the south, riders are looking north to get their weekend's racing. This promises to be an exciting race for A1/A2 riders with a full complement of 80 riders. For full details of sign-on and race start times please click HERE. Read more


Events this Weekend

A busy weekend of events is on offer this coming weekend. There are two road races both of which have youth events. These are the Ciclisport GP on Saturday and the PJ Logan on Sunday. For those who prefer a more leisurely time there are three leisure events on the calendar. These are the Loop of the Lake promoted by Cavan Club, Sheelin Flyers, the 100 in 10 or 8 promoted by Tyrone's Square Wheels and finally Armagh club Slieve Gullion Wheelers promote their annual Tour of Carlingford.… Read more


Sun Shines on Carn Classic

aCarn Wheelers were the promoters of today's Carn Classic which featured races for A1 -A3, A4 , Women and Masters.The sun came out and bathed the 14 mile circuit is glorious sunshime although there was a shap bite from the chill wind.

First off were the A3's who were given a small handicap over the A1 and A2's which was soon closed down and for a while the bunch stayed together.

However there was enough aggressive riding in the bunch to ensure that this did not stay together for long.… Read more


1,2,3 for Team ASEA in Caldwell

A full field of riders took to the roads around Ballymena and Coleraine today when Ballymena CRC promoted the Wallace Caldwell road race. This was also the first of the National League events to be held in Ulster so there were vital points at stake.

The eighty strong field stayed fairly well together until Portglenone but then the attacks began with Team ASEA showing aggressive riding. By Ringsend a group of about a dozen had broken away and by the climb at Cam had opened the gap to almost a minute.… Read more


Great Racing at Burt on St Patrick’s Day

aThe main road from Burt to Letterkenny was jammed pack with cars today as riders arrived in droves to sign up for the annual Sy Patrick's Day Potato Race organised by North Pole CC.

Whether it was the draw of the free bag of potaoes or the fact that the sun came out but riders travelled from all over Ulster and further afield to take part.

First race of the day was the massed start A1-A3 race which would see the riders cover fifty five miles and do the hilly loop two times.… Read more


McGlinchey Clinches A2 Category with Danny Boy Win

aRoe Valley CC had a busy day today when they promoted four races around the 12.5 mile course which started at St Mary’s GAA Hall at Feeney.

First off were the A3’s and this race was very aggressive with riders trying to get away from the start. Halfway through the first lap a small group consisting of Chris Hutchinson (Team Madigan), Emmet Vallely (Square Wheels) and Andrew Graham of Omagh Wheelers surged clear.

Chris McGlinchey (Chain Reaction Cycles) then rode hard to bridge the gap and caught the leaders before the end of the first lap.… Read more


Shaw Stamps his mark on Tour of Ards

aThe Tour of Ards took place today over a revised course which saw riders cutting across to Kircubbin outside of Portavogie to do a loop taking in Cloughey and Portaferry.

From the outset the pace was fast and furious. Damien Shaw of the newly formed ASEA team decided to go early and opened up a gap on the main field within the first few miles of racing.

However he was not allowed to get things his own way as he was quickly joined by Mark McKinley and Sean Featherstone of Newry Wheelers, team mate Ali Macauley, Craig McAuley (Roe Valley), David Watson of North Down and Craig Rea of Phoenix CC.… Read more


Events Coming Up

There is a busy St Patrick's weekend coming up with lots of cycling events on offer. There are road races on Saturday, Sunday and on St Patrick's Day as well as a leisure event on Sunday in Newry. There is also a Youth Time trial on St Patrick's Day.

See Sense Tour of  Ards - Saturday 14th March
This was a pre-enty event and the race is now full with a waiting list. The event is supported by the PSNI who provide outriders for the event.… Read more

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