Irish cyclist Mark Downey has won a silver medal in the Junior Men's Points Race at the UEC European Track Championships in Anadia, Portugal, tonight. Downey, along with teammate Fintan Ryan, qualified for the final of the Points race earlier today, and after an aggressive start to the 25km (100 lap) Final, Downey lapped the field with GB's Gabriel Cullaigh and eventual winner Corentin Ermenault (FRA). This is the second Irish silver medal of the Championships, with Josie Knight finishing second in the Junior Women's Individual Pursuit on Tuesday.… Read more
Top cyclist Martyn Irvine has been selected as the official flag bearer for Team Northern Ireland at Wednesday's opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014.
Irvine (29) from Co. Down is a bronze medallist from the 2010 Commonwealth Games (Delhi) in the Team Pursuit and represented Ireland in the 2012 Olympics in London. 2013 was a phenomenal year for the United Healthcare Pro Cycling team member winning Gold in the UCI World Track Championships Scratch race.
Irvine had a tough year though following this as he broke his femur shortly after the World Championships.… Read more
The Sperrin MTB Sportive which was due to be held this Sunday (27 July) by Harps CC has been cancelled. Pre-entry closed on the 22nd but the target number of entries had not been reached. The club hope to run the event next year.… Read more
Monaghan County Cycling Championships 25th July
There will be a road race this Friday 25th July at 7p.m to contest the senior county cycling championship. Sign on will be from 6pm. The race start and sign on will be from Tommy Martin's fuel yard on the Ballybay road Monaghan and the race route will cover three laps over the Ballybay road turning for Tullycorbet, Ardaghy and a finish at Albert Berry Motors. To be eligible you must be either, living, working, resident or born in County Monaghan.… Read more
Details below of events coming up this weekend (26/27 July) as well as pre-entries now open for events in the next few weeks. Note there are two events which were advertised as taking place this weekend but have now been changed to future dates. … Read more
Phoenix Cycling Club will be hosting an open time trial on Tuesday 22nd July 2014. Please note the change of venue!. This will be a circuit TT taking in 3 (plus a bit) laps of the Nutts Corner Circuit.
Sign on and start will be at the lay-by on the main Belfast Road, 3 miles from the Nutts Corner Roundabout. … Read more
Cycling Ulster has this week announced its selection for September`s Sainsbury`s UK School Games which will take place in Manchester. The multi-sport Games will take place over the weekend 5-7 September and this year will include Track Cycling which will be hosted at the world famous Manchester Velodrome, also referred to as the `medal factory`. … Read more
Belfast Urban Sports based at T`13 inn Belfast have decided to create a summer offer for an Ultimate BMX Experience exclusive to other Cycling Ulster clubs. They would like all clubs in Ulster to have to opportunity to come and try BMX biking for the first time at a heavily discounted rate. All their BMX coaches are Cycling Ireland trained and are registered coaches of the B.U.S Juniors Bike Club)
See poster below for details.… Read more
BannValley Road Club will host this year’s 25 mile TT championships on this coming Saturday 19th July 2014 . Sign on is at Clady Community Hall From 11.30am and closing at 12.30am
Championship Medals will be awarded for the following categories. The winner in each category will also receive the Martin Birney SportActive Trophy.… Read more
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