Entries for this year’s championship , promoted by Cuchullain CC, was one of the largest in recent years. As a result it was decided to split the field and and have a separate race for the women. Juniors and Veteran riders, thus leaving the senior event completely separate. As well as this there was also a support cyclocross event for those new to the sport and this was well attended.… Read more
After a very busy year the sport of Cyclo Cross has taken a great leap forward. Thanks to the fantastic efforts of all the clubs promoting two great leagues, Cyclo cross is booming.
Due to the massive entry for the National Cyclocross Championships, there would have been 100 riders on the course for the championship event.
After a many hours of discussion We have made a decision to follow with a proposal, organised by chief comm. Paul Watson to run 3 races on the day. Separating out the Vets/Women and Juniors to have their own race not only improves the racing, the spectacle, but rider safety, as 100 riders we thought to be untenable.… Read more
As the year comes to an end we can look back on an action packed season of off-road racing and non-racing events for riders from aged 4 to those ready for retirement. We have had cross-country racing (XC), downhill (DH), off-road sportives, Fox Hunts, trail quests (TQ) and cyclo-cross (CX). The year ahead is looking very promising with more new trail centres being opened across the country.… Read more
Carn Wheelers final event of the year and their first cyclocross race, Round 7 of the Ulster CX series and Ulster CX Champs, has gone off as a complete success. The combination of good weather, excellent course and venue and the festive atmosphere made for an excellent event.
The course was definitely a challenging one but without doubt, the main field with the spirals and the bridge were the main attractions for riders and spectators alike. The bales and technical sections of trail kept everyone on their toes too!… Read more
The seventh and final round of the Ulster cyclo-cross series 2012 takes place in Drum Manor Forest just outside Cookstown on Sunday 16 December 2012. Hosted by Carn Wheelers this round will also double up as the Ulster Cyclo-cross championships for those taking part in the A’ race. There will be a full complement of support races for both the youth, mountain bike and cyclo-cross B’ race. Carn Wheelers have been putting in a lot of work to make this a great event and championship. In the main event field there has been a great course laid out for the benefit of riders and spectators with a scaffold bridge being installed to facilitate a figure-of-8 section.… Read more
Team Madigan hosted Round 6 of the Ulster Cyclo Cross Series on Sunday at Seacourt Community Centre in Larne. The weather although dry was bitterly cold but the views out to sea from the course were worth it.
While last year’s event at this venue was a veritable mud bath the course was dry and fast on Sunday and suited road racers more the mountain bikers.
The main race of the day saw Roger Aiken of Banbridge once again dominate proceedings to take his sixth successive win in the series.… Read more
The sixth round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series 2012 takes place in Seacourt, Larne on Sunday 2 December 2012. Pre-registration has opened and riders are asked to use this facility to speed up the administration on the day.
This course is based around the excellent facilities at the Seacourt Community Centre in Larne which has new football pitches, changing rooms, extended car park, greenhouses etc. Team Madigan set out a great self-contained course for the Under 8s, 10s and 12s to the right of the centre. … Read more
The fifth round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series 2012 takes place in Ormeau Park, Belfast on Sunday 18 November 2012. Pre-registration has opened and riders are asked to use this facility to speed up the administration on the day.
There are races for youth (Under 8s up to Under 16s), a mountain bike support race for the seniors and, of course, the two cyclo-cross races (A and B).
NOTE: For this round the B’ race will start 2 minutes after the A’ race (i.e. at 13:02).… Read more
On Sunday Dromara CC promoted the fourth round of the Ulster Cyclocross Series at Moira Park. As has been the norm for this series there was a large attendance across the categories despite the wet conditions.
In the main event it was once again Roger Aiken who stamped his mark on the event riding clear of everyone to emerge a well-deserved victor ahead of Newry Wheelers vet Peter McConville and the National Veteran CX Champion Jonny Bogues of Phoenix CC.
David Montgomery of XMTB / McConvey Cycles took the unplaced Junior prize.… Read more
Round 4 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series 2012 takes place in Moira Demesne (Park) on Sunday 4 November 2012 and will be hosted by Dromara Cycling Club. This is the second year that the park has been used and the club wish to thank Lisburn City Council for their continued support. Sign on opens at 9:30 with racing starting at 10:35.
The series includes the A’ race for the Senior men, Junior men, Women, Veteran men and Supervet men as well as a B’ race for males only and is aimed for novices, beginners and riders who consistently finish in the bottom third of the main CX races.… Read more