Cycling Ulster

Off-road news – upcoming events in Ulster

A busy time ahead for the off-road cyclists with the last round of the Ulster XC Series on this Sunday at Craigavon, the upcoming National Marathon Championships at Kilbroney the following weekend and then there is cyclo-cross.… Read more


Ulster Triumphs at National Cyclocross Championships 2014

2Ulster riders were to the fore today in all the Championship events at the National Cyclocross Championship for 2014 promoted by Phoenix CC in conjuction with McConvey Cycles in Lady Dixon Park.

In both the Junior and Veteran events there were thrills and spills to entertain the large crowds who came along to watch. With the course already mucky from earlier support events the first of the championship events saw riders taking a few dives at 'carnage corner' and also up near the start/finish line in the technical section through the trees.… Read more

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Gridding Released for Sunday’s CX Champs

Things are beginning to hot up for the National Cyclocross Championships on Sunday as the gridding is released. With a record field there is everything to play for.

The event is being staged by Phenisx CC in conjunction with McConvey Cycles and will take place in Lady Dixon Park in Belfast.

Paul Watson is the UCI appointed Commissaire for the day. With a comm of this status in attendance it means there will be UCI points to gain which for some are vital.

Francine Meehan will be out to defend her title from an on form Mel Spath and both would be happy to collect some UCI points.… Read more

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National CX Championship Update

Entries closed for the National Cyclocross Champons has now closed. There is a record entry for this year's National Championships with 131 racers.

Gridding - extending the entry may delay issue of this but it should bebpublished late Friday / Saturday morning

Course is looking in great shape despite the recent heavy rain. Layout hasbchanged slightly from the Ulster series race - sections in the trees have remained basically the same but the layout in the meadow has been reconfigured. Still rides fast, with more attacking opportunities!.… Read more


Registration for National CX Championships Extended

The 2014 Irish National Cyclo-cross championships will be hosted at St. Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in Belfast by Phoenix Cycling Club in association with McConvey Cycles.  The club wish to thank Belfast City Council for the use of the park.

As with all National Championships this is a Pre-Entry Only Event. Registration for the event has been extended and now closes at 6.00pm tomorrow, Wednesday, 8th January. If you intend to ride the Championship events you must pre-register and you must also have a 2014 licence.… Read more


Registration Now Open for National Cyclocross Championships

The 2014 National Cyclocross Championships will be promoted by Phoenix CC in association with McConvey Cycles on Sunday 12th January 2014. The event will take place in Lady Dixon Park, Belfast and the club are very grateful to Belfast City Council for their continued support of these off road events.

There will be championship events for Women, Veterans, Juniors, U23's and Elite Men. There will also be support events before the main races begin. All championships will under UCI rules and it is important that those hoping to compete have the appropriate licence.… Read more


Roger Sails to Victory in Ulster CX Championships

DSC_0013 (200x165)Carn Wheelers played host to the 8th and final round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series, which also doubled up as the Ulster Cyclo-cross championships 2013, at Drum Manor Forest outside of Cookstown.

This was the second year that the club had used this site and they had reshaped the course to make it shorter, faster and more flowing than the previous year.  There was strong winds on race day morning with occasional showers and a cold chill in the air.

The host club had the course well prepared and the first of the riders started to appear at 9:30am.  … Read more


Ulster Cyclo-cross championships 2013 + support races

This Sunday (15 December 2013) the 8th and final round of the 2013 Ulster Cyclo-cross series will take place at Drum Manor Forest outside Cookstown. Host club Carn Wheelers is busy preparing the course which they promise to be shorter, faster and more flowing than last year. The A' race men and women's event will also double up as the Ulster Cyclo-cross championships. There will be the usual support races for cyclo-cross B' riders, mountain bike support as well as the full range of youth races from Under 6s up to Under 16s.… Read more


Ulster CX Round 7 This Sunday

Round 7 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series takes place this Sunday at Seacourt in Larne. Host club Team Madigan is famous for their hospitality. The community hall is a great HQ with kitchen and showers.

The grass course will be interesting this year if this dry weather keeps up. It could be fast fast fast. 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 6s, 8s, 10s to the right of the centre.  … Read more


MudFest for Ormeau Cross Race

1Up until 8am on Sunday 17 November 2013, Ormeau Park was a dry and fast flowing cyclo-cross course.  By 9am, as the host club Xmtb McConvey Cycles were still setting up, the rain came on.  The dry course soon became a very different course, with surface mud, deep mud, exposed roots and expanding water features.  This was Round 6 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series and only the second wet race (Windmill Park in Dungannon was the other one).

Pre-registrations were high but with the turn in the weather it was difficult to predict how many would turn up, but they did, with approximately 240 taking part, just over 100 in the youth categories.  … Read more

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