Cycling Ulster
2Jul/150

Celebrating the Past – Inspiring the Future – exhibition at Stormont

Representatives from Cycling Ulster and Cycling Ireland attended an exhibition in the Great Hall, Parliament Buildings Stormont to mark the launch of an exhibition celebrating sport in Northern Ireland. It is called "Celebrating the Past – Inspiring the Future" and the Northern Ireland Assembly speaker Mitchell McLaughlin MLA opened proceedings.… Read more

30Jun/150

Two Leisure Events Sunday 5th July

Sunday 5th July Sligo to Letterkenny Charity Cycle
The annual Sligo to Letterkenny charity cycle in aid of Cancer research take place this year on Sunday 5th July. Organised by Mr Paddy Delap of Clarkes News agents in Letterkenny this event is getting bigger and better every year. This event has done more for cycling in the North West of Ireland than any club could ever dream, most notably introducing young people such as Philip Deignan into this sport.

For the past number of years Mr Paddy Delap and his many friends in Letterkenny have organised a most successful cycling event in Donegal.… Read more

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25Jun/150

Strong Ulster Representation on Irish Youth Squad

Seven Ulster riders have been selected for the Irish National squad competing at this weekend's round of the BC North West Youth League in Burnley, Lancashire. Ethan Fleville (Clann Eireann), Liam Wilson (Derrymore) and Niall Lawrence (Bann Valley) are part of a strong 11 rider squad in the Under 16 category whilst Shay Donley (Ballymoney CC), Ciaran Cahoon (Omagh Wheelers) and Aaron Heaney (Derrymore) form part of the 8 rider Irish squad in the Under 14 event. Amongst officials travelling to the race are Ulster's Brian McComb, Phil Holland and Mickey McKenna.… Read more

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21Jun/150

Lots of racing at the Crit in the Park.

Lots of racing at the Crit in the Park.IMG_00000389

The annual Crit in the Park event held by Phoenix CC in Ormeau park in Belfast attracted a wide range of riders again this year.  There were a few light showers but the racing aggressive racing was not dampened by them.

The evening started with an U10s race over two laps of the circuit.  All the riders rode their hearts out and showed true racing spirit.… Read more

20Jun/150

Loads for all the Family at National Championships

Host club Omagh wheelers have lined up a fantastic support cast to the national cycling championships in the county Tyrone town over the last weekend in June.

Working in partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh district council they will turn the newly opened Oasis plaza into the cycling village a focal point for spectators for the weekend. The plaza side adjacent to the start and finish line of the town based circuit.

The organisers have converted the Oasis plaza into a haven of entertainment and information throughout the big weekend. … Read more

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18Jun/150

Updated Information AccessNI: Pin Numbers Included

AccessNI applications have now gone completely online and we can no longer accept paper applications. All details of how to get an Access Check through Cycling Ulster can be found by using the Safeguarding Button on the right hand side of this page.

Patrick McAleavey and I are the recognised signatories for AccessNI. When you apply for a check please ensure that you apply for an ENHANCED Check as this is the only one we can accept. Please be aware that information found will appear on your certificate but unless you appear on the barred list a criminal record will not bar you from working with young people.… Read more

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13Jun/150

Lots of Winners at Bobby Crilly

aToday Phoenix CC ran three races to cover all senior categories including a National League event when they promoted the Draynes Farm Bobby Crilly Memorial Road Race.

This event is renowned for its tough hilltop finish on Divis Mountain outside Belfast. The A race catered for A1 and A2 riders and those in contention for the National League were all gathered.This group had to do four laps of the ten mile circuit before heading for Divis.

Almost from the gun a group of seven riders broke away and managed to gain a lead of over a minute on the main field.… Read more

10Jun/150

Crit in the Park Open for Entry Today

On the evening of Friday 19th June, Phoenix CC will be running the ever popular ‘CRIT IN THE PARK’ in Ormeau Park, Belfast. The programme on the night will include:- Youth Racing for U10, U12, U14, U16 as well as Senior races for Women, A3,  A4 and  Phoenix club riders.
Senior races will be 35 mins; 40 mins & 45mins  respectively and will be limited to *35 riders/race*

This is a very safe, traffic free environment for young riders. This style of racing is great for both competitors and spectators alike, so either way come along and help make it a fabulous night for all.… Read more

31May/151

Rain, Hail and Sleet for Dunloy Races

aA mixed bag of weather greeted the hardy souls who turned up today for the inaugural Dunloy Races promoted by Dunloy CC.  First off were the  A3's who were to complete three laps of the eighteen mile circuit.

The course took the riders from  Dunloy to Finvoy, Killagan, Dunloy with the tough climb of Millbrae on each lap and it was this climb that was to be the doing or undoing of many riders in all of the three races promoted by the club.

By the time the race reached the climb on the first lap a group of riders had broken free of the peloton and this proved to be a dangerous break as it included some strong young riders.… Read more

29May/150

ChallengeHer Cycle Sportive Proves a Big Success

maThe inaugural sportive hosted by The Square Wheels Cycling Club, Moy was deemed a huge success with over 175 cyclists participating and £4000 raised for the Southern Area Hospice Services. The event was held in memory of Ann McGeeney who lost her fight to cancer in 2014. Her sister Mary McConville was overwhelmed by the turnout and the support from all who participated and helped to make the day a success. “Right from the start everyone worked together to make the event run smoothly. I received a lot of comments about the friendliness and the good organisation of ChallengeHer.… Read more

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