Cycling Ulster

End Bullying in Sport – What Can Your Club Do?

Anti-Bullying Week 2015 will take place on the week beginning Monday 16 November. While we would all love to think that young people who come into our clubs are safe from all forms of bullying, unfortunately that is not always the case and we have to be vigilant and understand all the different types of bullying.

Bullying behaviour is currently defined as "repeated use of power, by one or more persons, intentionally to harm, hurt or adversely affect the rights or needs of another or others".… Read more

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Leisure events 10th/11th October 2015

West Down Wheelers October Soup Cycle Saturday 10th October
Katesbridge Hall will open for sign-on at 8 oclock. The entry fee os £10 but for anyone who needs a day licence it will be £12. Riders will head off at 9 oclock.The Wheelers will dictate a steady 16mph average round the course, but stronger riders may decide on a different pace. As its 99% left turns or straight through roundabouts there will be just one lead car and Broom wagon with St Johns Ambulance. Riders must abide by the Laws of the Land and a helmet must be worn. Read more


Bike Project Belfast

The Bike Project Belfast is an initiative to provide asylum seekers with a cheap means of transport. The project was started by Rita Wild and is a direct response to the refugee crisis in Europe. She learned that we have about 800 refugees and asylum seekers living in Belfast currently. An asylum seeker is given £35 per week in total and is not allowed to work. It can take many years for a case to be settled. A bicycle has the power to totally transform a life here in the North.… Read more

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Cycling Ulster AGM Saturday 24th October

The Cycling Ulster AGM will take place at 12.00 noon on Saturday 24th October 2015 at Quinn’s Corner, 175, Ballygawley Rd, Donaghmore, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT70 1RX. This is a central location and has disabled access. Any Cycling Ulster member who wishes to attend will be most welcome, however only club delegates have the authority to vote. Light refreshments will be provided. We would encourage all clubs to send along representatives to the AGM.… Read more


Cyclo-cross season coming soon

There is no doubt that cyclo-cross is growing across Ireland with more and more riders taking the plunge to line up and charge around the local parks. The racing is short and intense but fun-filled with varied terrain to challenge all. This weekend is the first of the Fixx series in Dublin which has been sold out. In Ulster, there is a cyclo-cross training day at Lurgan Park on Sunday with the opening first round of the Ulster series taking place the following week (4 October).… Read more


Sharing Rural Roads

Sharing Rural Roads – Top Tips for Cyclists and Farmers 

One side cyclists – flipside farmers
Give cyclists room
The Highway Code states you should give cyclists at least as much room as you would a car. Please give people on bikes plenty of space.… Read more


Attention Potential Uni Entrants 2016

Ulster University Talented Athlete Entry Scheme
Applications are now open for the Ulster University Talented Athlete Entry Scheme for entry in academic year 2016-17.  The Scheme is designed to assist talented young sports performers in gaining access to a quality education at Ulster University whilst attaining success at the highest levels within their chosen sport.

Cycling is one of the eligible sports recognised under the Talented Athlete scheme so this may be of interest to our young riders currenly in Upper Sixth and who are considering going on to University.… Read more

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Ulster Youth Track Squad to compete in Sainsbury`s School Games

An 8-rider Ulster Youth Track squad will head off this weekend to the hallowed Boards of the Manchester Velodrome to take part in the 2015 Sainsbury`s School Games. … Read more


Upcoming off-road cycling events

This Sunday the fifth and final round of the 2015 Ulster Cross-county Mountain Bike Series takes place at Craigavon Watersports Centre. The week after is the National Marathon Championships which will be held at Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor.… Read more


2015 John Lindsay Mem. Torr Head Challenge: Sunday 20th September

On Sunday 20th September 2015 Team Madigan promote their ever popular Torr Head Challenge, starting at 10.30am from Ballygalley on the Antrim Coast. This is an approved Cycling Ireland event promoted by one of Ulster's long standing clubs and this year the Charity is the Northern Ireland Hospice. … Read more

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