Cycling Ulster
28Jul/150

Castlewellan plays host to the next round of mountain bike racing

CastlewellanMTBlogo2015_250Castlewellan Forest Park plays host to Round 4 of the Ulster Cross-country Mountain bike series and doubles up as Round 5 of the 2015 Irish National Points Series (NPS). Host club Banbridge Cycling Club has been working hard to prepare the course which will be very similar to the one used in 2014.… Read more

24Jul/150

Success for Ulster riders at the XC and DH national championships

Ulster riders occupied the majority of the podiums at this year's cross-country and downhill national championships. The cross-country championships took place at Bike Park Ireland in County Tipperary and on the same weekend (18 & 19 July) the downhill national championships took place at Rostrevor in County Down.… Read more

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7Jul/150

Leisure Events 12th July

For all those  people on holidays this weekend who are looking for something to do why not sign-up for one of the great leisure events taking place in some of the most scenic parts of the country. In fact why not make it a weekend away and relax before participating in the event. There are two events in Donegal. In the north of the county North Pole CC are promoting their annual Tour of Inishowen rescheduled from the previous week while further south Tir Chonaill Gap are promoting their very popular leisure mountain Bike event.… Read more

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4Jul/150

Youth Camp 2015 – off-road skills for youth riders

Cycling Ulster Youth Camp
Off-road skills sessions for Under 12s will take place on Monday evenings from 7-8:30 pm at various locations.… Read more

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27Jun/150

Great results from Ulster riders at the British NPS XC round in Glasgow

On 21 June 2015 the 4th round of the British XC NPS saw the Cycling Ulster MTB team heading north to Glasgow's 2012 Commonwealth Games course at Cathkin Brae. Overnight rain had helped dampen down the dusty course but also made some of the rocky stretches very slippery. Matthew Adair was first off in the Elite race starting on the front line of the grid. … Read more

24Jun/150

Entries Open For Ulster 10 TT, 25TT and RR Championships

Entry for Ulster 10 mile TT Championship Now Open
Pre-Entry for the Ulster 10 Time Trial Championship on Sunday 19th July promoted by Donegal Bay CC is now open. This is a strictly pre-entry event and registration is via the Events Booking section on the Cycling Ireland website.Simply login to your account and use the events button to enter. Closing date for registration is Wednesday 15th July. Entries will not be accepted on the day.

A limited competition is the minimum required. The event will take place on the N15 course at Barnesmore, South Donegal and will be a slightly modified version of the regular Donegal Bay TT circuit which is a straight out and back course.… Read more

10Jun/150

Leisure events this Week

Tour of the Orchard County - Sunday 14th June
The Annual Tour of the Orchard County is on this Sunday (14th June) and it starts and finishes at Armagh City Hotel with registration from 7.30am. This is the Tour of the Orchard County and it helps to raise vital funds for the NSPCC
The Tour of the Orchard County is  a non-competitive but highly exciting cycling event organised by Armagh Tigers Charitable Trust in conjunction with Orchard CC and sponsored by Linwoods.

Covering routes travelled by the Giro d’Italia last year, riders can choose from two routes through the blossoming apple orchards and exquisite County Armagh countryside.… Read more

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5Jun/150

Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission – Youth Coaching Sessions

The Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission plan to run a series of coaching sessions aimed at the U12/U14/U16 age groups. These intermediate level sessions are aimed at existing racers who would like to improve their technical riding skills with the aim of improving their race results. The first two sessions are planned for Saturday 13th June at Davagh trail centre at 9 am and 1 pm. The session will be lead by Mark Harvey, a level 2 Mountainbike Instructors Association coach (MIAS).… Read more

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5Jun/150

Watson finishes a clear winner at Lady Dixon Park

It was a return to Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in Belfast for Round 3 of the Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike Series 2015. Host club Xmtb McConvey Cycles has been running an off-road cycle race in the park since 2009 and has built up a great knowledge of the park and a great relationship with the park wardens. Many thanks to Belfast City Council for continuing to support the event. The run up to race day had seen a mixture of weather with heavy rain some of the days with overcast conditions and fairly mild all week.… Read more

23May/150

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

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