Cycling Ulster

Rescheduled Women and Vets National Cycling Championships 2014

Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar would like to announce that the postponed national cycling championships for Women and Vets have been rescheduled for Saturday 20th September 2014 in Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath.

Both races will be held on the route used for the Elite men's race and we are delighted to say we will have closed roads for both events.

Following a very tragic accident on the morning of the original date for the championships we were forced to postpone the events due to circumstances beyond our control. Since then we have been working with Cycling Ireland, Westmeath County Council, Gardai and Civil Defence to rearrange a suitable date on the same race route.… Read more


Youth Racing at the Dervock Festival

This Saturday 19 July Ballymoney Cycling Club is hosting a series of youth races for Under 12, 14 and 16 year olds at the Dervock Festival. All the age groups will race on the 5 mile "Lion Park Circuit". The Under 16 Race is for the "Oliver Kane Perpetual Cup" and was won last year by Aaron Swan now with the Nicholas Roche Team and is currently at the 2014 Junior Tour of Ireland. The Under 14 race is for the "Hot Cha Perpetual Shield" and the Under 12 races will be awarded a trophy and medals.… Read more


Junior Tour of Ireland – starting list

The 2014 Junior Tour of Ireland starts today in Ennis County Clare and continues until the 20th of July. Cycling Ulster has a team of four riders entered (Ryan Reilly, Cathal Clarke, Ryan Orr and Darnell Moore) but there are other Ulster riders competing as part of other teams. We wish them all a safe and successful race. The tour is held over 6 stages with the first stage, a 6.2 km individual time trial, taking place this evening at 7 pm. … Read more


Newry 3 day – starting list

The start list for the Newry 3 day 2014 has been released. Newry wheelers is restricted to 80 riders for this event and have had to leave out over 50 riders to meet this restriction. We are sorry to let so many riders down but it is out of the club's control. If you cannot make the race please let Drew McKinley know as soon as possible (email).
Do not take it for granted another club member can swap it will have to be confirmed with the host club.… Read more


A3/Junior RR Champs and Vets/Jun TT Champs Info

The Junior and Vet National Time Trial Championship will take place on Saturday the 16th August promoted by Osborne Edge Sports Club. The event will take place in Blarney, Co. Cork. The Entry Fee for this event will be 25 Euro.

It is a 40km out and back route. Sign-on will begin at 10.15am with an expected start time of 1.00pm for the first rider.

On Sunday 17th the club will promote the A3 and Junior National Road Race Championships and again the entry Fee is 25 Euro

The Junior Race will be 106km which is ten Laps of a Circuit.… Read more


Duncan Takes the John Mulligan Memorial

aThe inaugural John Mulligan Memorial race took place on Sunday the 6th July promoted by Caldwell Cycles of Omagh.

There were two races on the day. The main race kicked off with the A3’s getting a two minute handicap over the A1/A2’s .

The race came together before they had finished the first lap of the 22 mile course. As they crossed the line going into the second lap there was a group of ten riders with a minute advantage over the main field. There was a lot of activity on this lap where Fraser Duncan(Northern Dave Kane) and Connor Murphy (Caldwell Cycles)making it across to the break where Murphy joined his team mate Paul Mulliganof the promoting club.… Read more


Up-coming Events – Updated with Additional Events

Thursday 3rd July - West Down TT - Warrenpoint
Tomorrow night West Down Wheelers will promote the third in their series of 10 mile time trial on the Warrenoint to Newry Dual Carriageway. Sign-on is from 6.00pm at the Warrenpoint Harbour Docks. The first rider will be off at 7,00pm. Riders are reminded that a  working rear red rlight is compulsory for this time trial.

Friday 4th July - Banbridge Criterium
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstance this event has had to be postponed. Banbridge CC are hoping to run the event in August if  a suitable date can be arranged.… Read more


Ulster riders on the podium at thrilling National Championships.

Lakeside Wheelers put on a fantastic show for the 2014 National Championships in the County Westmeath village of Multyfarnham today. Following a minutes silence in respect of the 4 people killed in a road accident the previous day, which led to the postponement of the Veterans and Women`s Championships until a later date, the 125+ rider field, minus a couple of pre-race favourites, set off at 11 am to cover 9 laps of the 19 km triangular circuit. The action was thick and fast from the `off`, with what turned out to be the decisive move being made in the opening lap which saw the leaders start their second lap with a 20 second advantage, which was to gradually increase throughout the day.… Read more


Logan wins Tour of Omagh

What a great final stage to a great race! The Costcutter Tour of Omagh is now officially over, done and dusted. Today’s stage consisted of 2 sprints and 3 KOH’s. Putting aside the fight for these specific polka dot and sprinters jerseys, the main battle today was for the leaders jersey, which in turn has made this year’s race one to remember. The battle started from the gun with the same consistent riders jumping from the front in a bid to close the time gap between them and the yellow jersey.… Read more


Day 2 of the Tour of Omagh

Day 2 of the Costcutter Tour of Omagh consisted of two stages, a 2.5 mile time trial followed by another road stage. For most it was up at the break of dawn with the first riders setting off for the time trial before 9 am. From this time onwards it was a steady chain of riders along the Omagh - Dromore Road until 11 am. Conditions were good, the wind was calm which meant there was some fast times put down on the short TT course.… Read more

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