Cycling Ulster
30Oct/140

Moira CX this Sunday

This will be the fourth year that Dromara Cycling Club has hosted a cyclo-cross race at Moira Demesne which is a 40 acre park located in the centre of Moira.  The club wish to thank Lisburn City Council for their support.  The course will run anticlockwise as per last year and will include several modified sections from the 2013 course.  The race starts from a square of tarmac looking out along the football pitches.  The start is a wide 6 metre avenue reducing to 4m at the end of the first football pitch before continuing along in a broadly straight line to the end of the second football pitch where there is a left hand turn along the pitch towards the centre of the park.… Read more

28Oct/140

Great Turn-Out for Bangor CX

In 2013 North Down Cycling Club revived off-road racing at Castle Park in Bangor, a location that has seen many races over generations of cyclists.  On Sunday 26 October 2014 the club then hosted Round 4 of the 2014 Ulster Cyclo-cross series building on their experience from 2013.  The race timing had been moved up onto the hill above the Aurora Leisure Centre close to the trees.  The course was mostly set within the trees but with finish area out on the exposed grass where a spiral had been put in to test the riders and make them a little dizzy!  … Read more

22Oct/140

Ulster CX Series Rd 4 Now Open for Registration

On Sunday 26th October 2014 North Down Cycling Club will host Rd 4 of the Ulster CX Series at Castle Park in Bangor. As per 2013 the course will be situated on the grassy banks and wooded area close to the Aurora Leisure Centre Complex in Castle Park, Bangor County Down.

Castle Park has had a great history of cyclo-cross and mountain bike races over the years held by both North Down and Xmtb.    The terrain is 60% forest path, 35% open grass area and 5% path.  … Read more

20Oct/140

Island Wheelers Put on Superb CX Event

The Ulster Cyclo-cross series made its third return to Windmill Park where Island Wheelers were once again hosts.  With strong winds and heavy rain the night before the participants all expected another wet event in Dungannon.  However, the sun came out for the youth races and the day got off to a great start.  The course designers had upped their game with a super set up for the youth races which were created in the middle of the grass area, right in the heart of the event, but in such as way that the adult course was independent and wrapped around the youth courses allowing lots of time for main course practice.  … Read more

15Oct/140

Pre- Registration Open for Rd 3 Ulster CX Series

Round 3 of the 2014 Ulster Cyclo-cross series will be held at Windmill Park in Dungannon on Sunday 19 October 2014 promotes by Island Wheelers. As well as the main cyclo-cross races there will be a full range of support races for the Under 6s up to the Under 16s as well as a mountain bike race for men and women. The Cyclo-cross B race men will be starting one minute after the Cyclo-cross women's race. The Cyclo-cross A' race will start once this race is over (1:30 pm). Read more

13Oct/140

2014 Ulster CX Gains Momentum – Lady Dixon Report

aThe sun shone again at Lady Dixon Park bathing the beautiful gardens in warm autumn sunshine.  Bare legs and short sleeved jerseys were the order of the day for the riders who came along to take part in Round 2 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series 2014.  Host club Phoenix CC had been on site from first light setting out the course, setting up gazebos and getting ready for the tidal wave of entries, breaking all previous records.  The club wish to thanks Belfast City Council for their support of the race and to the on site park wardens for their help.… Read more

8Oct/140

CX and Two Leisure Events this Weekend

Sunday 12 October 2014 - Round 2 - Ulster Cyclo-Cross Series - Lady Dixon Park, Belfast
The second round of the Ulster Cyclocross League will be promoted by Phoenix CC on Sunday in Lady Dixon Park, Belfast.

Course Description:
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park has proved to be a very popular location for bike racing in recent years attracting riders from all across Ireland.  In October 2013 there were almost 300 participants for the cyclo-cross race and support races.  The 2013 National Cyclo-cross Championships was held on this course.  … Read more

6Oct/140

Apollo Kick-off the CX Season in Style

aIt was a return to Lurgan Park for the first round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross season 2014 hosted by Apollo Cycling Team on Sunday 5 October.  Only the Friday before race day had seen any significant rain on the park after 6 weeks of dry weather.

The park was in super condition with vibrant autumn colours which saw the venue full of walkers, children playing and, of course, cyclists.

A special thanks to Craigavon Borough Council for allowing the use of the park and to the park staff for their support.… Read more

1Oct/140

Ulster Cyclo-cross series 2014 launches this Sunday

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

29Sep/140

Value For Money At CX Training Day

aFrom Clones to Limavady and Derry, Dublin and Belfast, would be CXer's turned out in good numbers on Sunday to Lurgan Park.

They were there to get a taste of what this discipline of cycling is all about and Martin Grimley and Lisa Millar were certainly about to  put the riders through their paces.

However before it all got started lunch was the order of the day with freshly prepared wraps made to order by Lisa and Kayla. With lots ot tea and coffee also on offer it was a pleasant way to start off considering the distance many of the participants had travelled.… Read more

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