The Cycling Ulster AGM will take place at 12.00 noon on Saturday 22nd November 2014 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.
All club secretaries have been notified by email of this AGM and have received the appropriate forms.… Read more
For the past year the Lurgan based Apollo Cycling Team has been working hard to develop programmes within the club for different cyclist including women, beginners and youth. Their hard work has certainly paid off with increased membership and an active women's section headed up by Maggie Callaghan McMahon as women's representative. the club opened their own clubrooms in the centre of Lurgan this year and run many classes for riders of different abilities and needs.
However it is in the area of Youth development that the club are most proud with their Junior section - The Apollo Rockets - up and running.… Read more
Gearing Up Off-Road Instructor Training
The Gearing Up Off-Road instructor training is of two days duration abd will take palce on Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th October in Meelmore Lodge, 52 Trassey Road, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0QB. The course starts at 9.o0 am and finishes at 6 o'clock. The cost os 120 euro or £100.
Day 1, focuses on each of the sessions with time being spent on basic mountain biking techniques. The morning of Day 2 will provide the candidates with the opportunity to deliver a Gearing Up session to their course colleagues. … Read more
The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland invites you to attend a sports nutrition seminar on the evening of Wednesday 29th October at The MAC, Belfast.
Olympic rowing champion Anna Watkins and Lead Nutritionist to the GB Rowing Team Wendy Martinson will share their practical sports nutrition insights, including from the London 2012 Olympics.
Prof Kevin Tipton from the University of Stirling will also present an update on post-exercise recovery strategies including the potential role of milk.
The seminar will be chaired by Dr Sharon Madigan, Head of Performance Nutrition at the Irish Institute of Sport.… Read more
Cycling Ireland is running a series of 'GET COACHING' Coaches Workshop - Developing the Young Performer in each province in October and November.
Coaches will explore and gain an understanding of the needs of riders of different ages and abilities in cycling. What can we as coaches do to best develop our youth so that they develop to their best potential, enjoy and ultimately sustain their involvement in cycle sport well into their adult years?
These interactive workshop will explore this subject, we will look at areas such as skills development, skills development through games and activities, planning and developing realistic coaching programmes and so much more...… Read more
There was a great sense of camaraderie and 'bonhomie' in the Cavan Rugby Club at Smellon Park on Friday night when the five Cavan cycling teams came together to celebrate the end of their first inter club league.
Six years ago we lamented the fact that Cavan was the only Ulster county without a cycling club.
A year later, when the Cycling Ireland AGM was held in Cavan, it was a contingent from the newly formed Breffni Wheelers which lead participants out on an early morning ride.… Read more
The Training Day has been organised by the Irish Women's Commission and the goal for the taining day is to give girls the tools they need to allow them to continue with their bike riding while studying for their leaving Certs/GCSE's/A Levels and still gain good exam results.
The Programme for the day will be a morning Ride with National Champion Fiona Meade and Junior Women's Coach Orla Hendron along with other Coaches from the Women's Commission. This will be followed by lunch in the Green isle Hotel.… Read more
Round 1 of the 2014 Ulster cyclo-cross series begins this weekend at Lurgan Park hosted by Apollo CT. The park has had a long tradition of cross races and is in great condition after the recent dry spell. As well as the cyclo-cross races for men and women there will be the full range of support races for those on mountain bikes for all age groups starting with the Under 6s. This season we have the ChainReaction Cycles Store on board as the overall series sponsor and will be involved in delivering an 'event package' to various rounds.… Read more
The Off road Commission Chair, Martin Grimley, ably assisted by Lisa Millar of the Ulster Women's Association gave an excellent training day on Sunday to help provide new comers with some of the skills of cyclocross.
The day was well attended and the pictures below will give you some idea of the skills delivered.
All pictures by Marian Lamb.
All galleries can also be accessed via the Gallery Button on the right hand side of the Main page.… Read more
First up was the street sprint events; a highbrid event combining track-like skills in a road setting. The first run is a timed run over the 250m course to determine the seeding with Ciara Doogan again excelling to record the 3rd fastest time with club mate 'pocket rocket' Shauna McFadden posting 10th quickest time.
Roisin Carter also made it in to the top 15 with pre-event favourite Shenna McKiverigan unfortunately crashing out in her effort to record the fastest time.… Read more