Cycling Ulster

Lots of Enduro, Cross-country and Downhill going on and coming up

The off-road scene has been busy over the last couple of weeks with Round 2 of the Vitus First Tracks series taking place in Bigwood, Warrenpoint on 9/10 May and then the Ulster riders heading over to Wales to compete in the third round of the British XC series. This weekend the Emerald Enduro is taking place in Carrick County Wicklow. This is the second round of the Enduro World Series with a huge gathering of international riders and local riders competing across seven timed stages.… Read more


Draynes Farm Bobby Crilly Classic – Pre-entry info.

aOn Saturday 13th June 2015, Phoenix Cycling Club will be hosting The Bobby Crilly Classic which will be kindly sponsored by Draynes Farm again this year, visit the Draynes Farm Website.

The A1 & A2 race will be round 11 of the popular National Road Series.The course, famous for it's spectacular finish at the top of Divis mountain will feature 3 separate races.There will be three races:

1. The A1 & A2 race will be four laps of the circuit then up the climb, approximately 70 miles, this will count as round 11 of the National Road Series.… Read more


Red Hand Trophy Online Tomorrow

Ballymena Road Club - CRC is set to promote the second of their one day classic races on the Cycling Ulster calendar, the Red Hand Trophy on the 30th May. The race starts in the foothills of the Glens of Antrim from Ballymena to Ballycastle, from there its up, up and up a little more on the 6mile climb of Ballypatrick Forest past the Vanishing Lakes, before a fast, sweeping descent back to sea level. The race then follows the coastline around to Carnlough where it swings onto Glencloy, 3mile in length, before a fast run to the finish through the Braid Valley finishing in Broughshane village.… Read more

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Leisure Events This Weekend : More Info Added

There are six leisure events on next Sunday 17th May. Errigal Cycling Club will be holding their annual Tour Na Gaeltachta, while Clogher Valley have their ChallengeHer Sportive starting from Armagh. Slieve Gullion Wheelers will be hosting their Tour of South Armagh starting from The Mountain Housein , Four Counties CC have a lesiure ride starting from Magheracloone and Saddlerock CC have a fundraiser starting in Carndonagh.

Tour Na Gaeltachta Sunday 17th May
Errigal Cycling Club will be holding their annual Tour Na Gaeltachta, now in its 7th year on the 17th of May 2015.… Read more

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Exciting New Crit Series for Ulster

SEAT SUPER 7Agnew SEAT is proud to announce their support for the SEAT SUPER 7 Cycling Series!!!

Seven criterium races in seven major town and city centres throughout the province will bring top class cycle racing to the heart of the community.

Agnew SEAT Sales Manager, Simon Trainor, said "We are delighted to be involved in the inaugural Super 7 Series. Being a dynamic, design-driven and young spirited brand - SEAT fits very well with the cycling scene in Northern Ireland. SEAT is one of the fastest growing car brands on the UK - so assisting with the fastest growing amateur sport makes sense!… Read more

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Patsy McIlhatton RIP: Funeral Arrangements Added

aIt is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death this morning of long serving President and founder of Fintona Cycling Club (, Patsy McElhatton after a long illness. His contribution to local cycling was immense, spanning across five decades.

Patsy's involvement in cycling began in 1968 when he joined with others to establish Fintona Cycling Club following a knee injury which cut short a promising Gaelic football career.

The sport which began as a way of maintaining fitness for him, soon became a way of life.… Read more

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New Sponsor for Junior Tour and 2015 Routes Announced

aaFuture Of Junior Tour Saved By  Mel Sutcliffe
Alice Sherratt is delighted to announce that Mel Sutcliffe, CEO and Founder of Eurotrek Group, has secured the future of the prestigious Junior Tour of Ireland by signing up to a 6 year sponsorship deal involving a six figure sum. This is the second time that Mel Sutcliffe and Eurotrek have stepped in to support the event, having previously sponsored the tour during 2002/2003.

Mel was a Junior Cyclist when he started in business. Eurotrek Group is Ireland’s largest wholesale distributor of bicycles and is sole distributor of major bicycle brands such as Scott, Raleigh and Felt.… Read more


Strabane Lifford GP Postponed

It is with regret that the organising committee of the Strabane Lifford GP which was due to take place next Sunday have had to cancel the event. The committeel are currently liaising with Cycling Ulster to seek an alsternative date , possibly inAugust.

The club would like to apologise to anyone who had hope to do theses races on Sunday but the postponement is unavoidable. We will keep you posted when an alternative date is found.… Read more


Track Training Begins Thursday 7th May

Track Cycling in Ulster gets underway on Thursday evening with the first of the season`s accreditation sessions getting underway at 6.45pm at Orangefield. This will be followed by a further session on Sunday afternoon at 1.30.

With Ulster hosting the National Youth and Junior Championships as well as the Youth Inter Provincial event this year, we are hoping for a good turnout of our younger riders over the year. There is also the opportunity for up to 4 boys and 4 gilrs to be selected for the Sainsbury`s School Games in September, where they will compete at the Manchester Velodrome.

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Home Wins in Clogher Valley GP

On Sunday morning the inaugural Clogher Valley GP took place around Ballygawley, Augher and Auchncloy. The event was promoted by Clogher Valley CC with Kevin Hughes as race director. Kevin, who recently became a trainee commissaire saw the opposite side of the coin on Sunday as he worked tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of the event. The club were up against a tight schedule as the Tour of Ulster would be passing along the same route at midday.

The weather was very inclement as riders signed on but it did dry up as they took to the roads to take part in the two races on offer, namely and A3 race and an A4 race.… Read more

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