Thursday 23rd May – Spires TT Trilogy Round 2 – Toome Course
On Thursday night Spires CC host the second of their ten mile time trials on the Toome course. Sign-on will take place in the Park and Ride facility on the Belfast side of the new bridge at Toome from 6.00pm. The first rider will be off at 7.00pm.
Riders are reminded that a good working rear red light is mandatory for all the Spires Time Trial Events. Riders taking part must hold a restricted licence as a minimum or a full competition licence.… Read more
There was racing for all categories today at Tydavnet when Emyvale CC promoted their annual Emyvale GP. First into the fray were the Youth riders who faced a different circuit from normal as ongoing roadworks had closed a number of roads in the area.
Due to some confusion because of the change of route the U14 and U16 race required a restart. Ciara Doogan of Errigal, who has recently been named on the European Youth Olympic team, took the win by over two minutes.
Harvey Barnes of East Tyrone had to be content with second on this occasion with Ethan Fleville of Clann Eireann taking an excellent third position.… Read more
In what could only be described as horrendous conditions only half of those who had pre-entered signed on for the second stage in the A4 Rás Loughgiel promoted by Duffin Transport and sponsored by Clinivet.
With the crashes on Friday evening’s stage some riders would have been experiencing soreness and stiffness while others were nursing sick bikes. Others may have decided that a warm bed was much more preferable to signing on for misery so only forty riders powered through the time trial.
It was a good ride for Kings Moss rider, Derek Ferguson, who topped the results with a 7.44 – only one second ahead of Bann Valley’s Gerard McNally and some eight seconds faster than third place man Luke Hylands of Keevan CC, the relatively unknown newcomer who entered the stage wearing the leader’s yellow Jersey.… Read more
The Clinivet Ras Loughgiel got underway on Friday evening in what was perfect weather conditions for the opening stage.
A bright sunshine evening with little winds made a welcome change for riders who have been subject from less than ideal conditions all year as we approach the end of May.
Riders from TVR, Carn Wheelers and Phoenix dominated the starting lining up with each having over 6 riders in their starting line up. Could this have been a sign of what’s to come – we will find out on Saturday.… Read more
In order to emulate the professional racing conditions which riders in the Giro d’Italia are experiencing today Newry duly ensured that the rain was turned on for the duration of the race making ‘ideal’ racing conditions.
A full field of riders turned up for this highly popular race which is fully supported by PSNI motorbike outriders. The riders headed out towards Warrenpoint into a fierce headwind which seriously hampered any attempts by riders to get away early.… Read more
McNally Second in Women’s National League Race
Janine McNally (North Down) today achieved the best result of her short racing career. Her second place to top Irish professional Caroline Ryan (World Track Bronze medallist) at the Woman’s National League race at Dunsany Co Meath marks all real step up in class for NDCC’s top female rider.
Janine featured in every break and even had the confidence to attack herself.
With every race she is gaining experience and crucially today she identified the strongest riders and made the important break with Ryan as they topped the hill on the last lap.… Read more
They say there is no such thing a group sadist but anyone in the cycle racing world can prove this to be incorrect. When the early summer conditions are just perfect – temperature barely reaching 7 degrees, spells of false sunshine coupled with intermittent bursts of torrential rain, face-biting hailstone storms and cold, blustery winds – then these group sadists strike.
Today it was the turn of Maryland Wheelers to see what punshment they could inflict as they promoted the 2013 edition of the Tommy Givan Memorial Road Race.… Read more
The Maiden City Criterium in Derry City promoted by Foyle CC is an exciting new event in the Cycling Ulster calendar and we urge riders to support this event in the North West. The crit will take place on Tuesday 11th June starting at 7.00pm and sign on from 6.00pm.
The Maiden City Crit will go online on Monday night at 7.00pm for pre-entry. Entries are open for A1-A3 riders with only 50 places up for grabs. There is a £13 entry. To enter this event click on Eventbrite
This event is a competitive short circuit race, with cash prizes, around the centre of Derry on the evening of Tuesday the 11th of June at 7pm for senior riders who are members of Cycling Ireland.… Read more
The West Down Wheelers will promote the West Down GP on Saturday 25th May 2013. This event will open for pre-entry on Friday 10th May at 7.00 pm.
There are 3 Races on offer, the (A) Race for A2/A3 category riders only (Limited to 80 riders), the (B) Race for A4 category riders only (Limited to 80 riders) and the Masters (over 50′s).
The (A) race will cover 6 laps of the circuit and on the last lap (the 6th Lap) it will take in the sting in the tail, the Rathfriland Hill and then back again to the finish at Katesbridge as per last year, the race distance is approx 56 miles.… Read more
Tommy Givan Memorial Race, Saturday 11th May – Hillsborough -Maryland Wheelers will be running two separate races on Saturday both of which were pre-entry and are now closed. The A race will cater for for A* – A3 and will be 100km comprising seven laps of the traditional nine mile circuit and one for A4, 60km, 4 laps of the traditional nine mile circuit.
Prizes for the A* – A3 race will be awarded to the first 6 riders with prizes also awarded to the first unplaced A2, A3, Vet and Woman
Prizes for the A4 race will be awarded to the first 6 riders.… Read more