This applies particularly when approaching horse riders from the rear. Bicycles frequently startle horses when coming from the rear due to their silent approach.
There have been a few unfortunate encounters recently when a cyclist coming up from behind has startled horses causing animals to bolt along the road or rear up.
While most cyclist nowadays do not have bells fitted to their bikes, except perhaps when using the tow path, they should still make their presence known to the horse riders in front of them.
We have received communication from the new committee of North Pole CC regarding some of the events which are in the 2015 calendar to be promoted by the club.
The new committee has decided that North Pole CC WILL NOT promote a number of the competitive events currently in the handbook in the interests of health and safety. The events which have been cancelled are as follows.
4th May 2015 - J.G Memorial - Venue Logues Bar, Cranford.
28th May 2015 - Donegal TT Championship - Venue Burt
31st May 2015 - Donegal Road Race - Venue Drumfries
The club apologises for any inconvenience.… Read more
Clarification on the use of video recording devices in Road Races
Cycling Ireland have become aware of the recent increased use of video recording devices within the Road Racing Peloton and wish to clarify the following:
Cycling Irelands Equipment Regulations are in conjunction with UCI Equipment Regulations where Article 1.3.004 states:
“Except in mountain bike racing, no technical innovation regarding anything used, worn or carried by any rider or license holder during a competition (bicycles, equipment mounted on them, accessories, helmets, clothing, means of communication, etc.) may be used until approved by the UCI.… Read more
There were two selection events held in recent weeks to help decide the team. These were a road race which was part of the North West Youth League organised by Errigal CC, Donegal Bay and Omagh Wheelers and a time trial on St Patrick's Day organised by Maryland Wheelers and the David McCall Foundation.
A large number of riders travelled to Dore in Co Donegal to participate in the races.… Read more
Ballymena CRC will be promoting the classic League event theWallace Caldwell this coming Saturday. Riders and supporters are asked to note that there is a change to the finisishe. The run in to the finish for the Wallace Caldwell has changed due to road works. Following a recce with the PSNI this morning the new route is as the link below.
Ballymena has also organised for a sports masseuse (Claire Clugston) to be in the club rooms after the race offering legs flush massages (approx.… Read more
As part of a 3 year Giro D’Italia legacy, to build on the great work which has already happened and to support further development within cycling, Sport Northern Ireland through Active Awards for Sport are seeking applications for Cycling specific projects. This will run along-side the main Active Awards for Sport application process which will be open to all eligible groups as in previous rounds.
Please Note : SportNI will host a cycling specific grant workshop 0n 19th March at 6.30 to 7.30pm in Torrent Complex Donaghmore, just outside Dungannon.… Read more
Tommy Lamb, who has been acting as head of the Road Commission is pleased to announce that Jason McHugh of Four Masters has come forward and is interested in taking the lead role in the Road Commission. He said, "I am delighted that Jason has taken on this role. Jason is a well known cyclist with many podium positions to his name., He has been instrumental in recent years in working with the Donegal Development Squad and is used to working with young riders."
Jason has already been working behind the scenes and has planned a Junior Training and Teambuilding Camp which will take place over the weekend of the 10th - 12th April.… Read more
Cycling and walking charity, Sustrans has teamed up with the Ulster Farmer’s Union (UFU) to promote sharing road space safely in rural areas. Cycling Ulster which promotes cycling in all its forms was approached by Sustrans to become involved and were only too happy to do so. Today Tommy and Marian Lamb met up with the Sustrans Team and Baillie Thompson of the Ulster Farmers' Union.
Agriculture is the largest sector of Northern Ireland’s economy and farmers depend on a good transport infrastructure to carry out their business.… Read more
Organisations from across Northern Ireland will be able to spring into action after Sport NI’s Small Grant Programme re-opened for applications.
Active Awards for Sport is a National Lottery funded small grants programme primarily aimed at grassroots community based sport. The programme aims to prioritise sports clubs, community groups and governing bodies of sport, especially those based in areas of greatest need. In particular the programme will look to contribute to “Promoting Equality, Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion.”
As part of a 3 year Giro D’Italia legacy, to build on the great work which has already happened and to support further development within cycling, Sport Northern Ireland through Active Awards for Sport are also seeking applications for Cycling specific projects.… Read more