XMTB McConvey Cycles will promote Round 3 of the Ulster XC Series this coming Sunday in Lady Dixon Park. This event also doubles up as the NPS Round 4 event.
Over the past four years, Lady Dixon has quickly gained a reputation as a great XC race venue. The course, fast and flowing in nature, has produced some close, intense racing which will, no doubt, be better again this year with the new race categories. The Club are looking forward to welcoming folks that have previously raced the course and hopefully some new faces as well.… Read more
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
Sunday 26th May Over the Quoile and Sperrin Sportive Leisure Events
This Sunday sees two excellent leisure events taking to the roads in Ulster both of which take in very scenic routes. You can pre-enter both events and details as to how to do this will follow.
Sunday 26th May – Over the Quoile Promoted by La Lanterne Rouge
This event has two routes on offer – a 45 mile route and a longer 75 mile route for the more adventurous, Both leave from Loughinisland GAA club.… 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
The county town of Omagh is the place to be this July for the best A4 racing cyclists across Ireland. On Friday night, Omagh Wheelers CC launched the 2013 Tour of Omagh 3-day cycle race, which takes place from 26-28th July. Despite entering only it’s fourth year, the race has gone from strength to strength under the supervision of Race Organiser Mark McAleer.
In 2012, both Mark and the event received a boost with the addition of Race Director Stevie McKenna and both men are onboard again this year aiming to build on its reputation as one of the best races of its kind in Ireland.… Read more
Cycling Ireland acknowledge the nomination of Mr Pat McQuaid as a candidate for President of the UCI in September 2013 by the Swiss Federation.
Cycling Ireland would like to confirm that, as it had been formally announced, the EGM scheduled for June 15th will still have to take place.
Following requests from members, the board is happy to outline the rationale for supporting the nomination of Mr Pat McQuaid at its 12th of April meeting. This support was based primarily on the following points:
- Cycling Ireland nominated Mr.
Track Training Thursday 16th May
Tomorrow night, Thursday 16th May track sessions will begin again at Orangefield. Should the weather be detrimental to track training alternative training exercises will be available so come along and try out this exciting discipline.
Rás Loughgiel Friday 17th and Saturday 8th May
Duffin Transport Racing will promote their very popular two day stage race for A4 riders starting this Friday night. The event was pre-entry and is now full.
On Saturday a Race for A3 riders only will also be promoted on the Loughgiel Road Circuit and will include the 12% Reservoir Road climb.… Read more
On behalf of Carn Wheelers and after the recent promotion of the 2013 Tourof Ulster we would like to acknowledge the support from the sponsors of the event in the race programme. We would also like to thank the jersey sponsors, BP McKeefry for the yellow jersey, Time Bar & Venue, Cookstown for the KOH jersey and CicliSport, Moneymore for the U23 jersey, as well as Ken Jones from Bio-Racer for designing and providing the jerseys and Cookstown Cycles for the back numbers. We are also grateful for the stage sponsors including Time Bar & Venue for Stage 1, Cycling Ulster for Stage 2 and supply the radios and publishing reports online, Donnelly Bros.… Read more
Following an historic medal haul at the Paralympic Games in London 2012, Cycling Ireland is looking ahead towards Rio 2016 where we aim to sustain the level of performance from our highly successful team.
We are currently looking for male and female pilots to trial for a place on the squad. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to compete in at the highest level, have access to a Performance Coach and attend coach led training sessions.
Our goal is to have a number of World Class pilots well trained and pushing for places on the Elite squads for the Rio Paralympic cycle.
This Friday 17th May, Omagh Wheelers CC plan to launch the 2013 Tour of Omagh 3 day race. Taking place from 26 – 28th July, the event aimed at A4 racing cyclists has been growing in popularity and quality over recent years under the guidance of Race Organiser Mark McAleer.
The success of the event in 2012 was reflected in entries being sold out in less than 2hrs! Speaking about this year’s event Mark McAleer said “we are planning the event to be bigger and better in 2013 and we are grateful to some new sponsors who have come onboard who include Costcutter, WW Tyres, Cookstown Cycles and Solo Petroleum.… Read more