Cycling Ulster

Ulster MTB XC Championships – Sunday 24 August

The 2014 Ulster cross-country mountain bike championships will take place on Sunday 24 August at Castlewellan Forest Park. The event will be hosted by Banbridge Cycling Club and will have races for all the usual age groups.
There will be non-championship events as well to give everyone a chance to ride this new course. … Read more


Sperrin MTB Sportive – cancelled

The Sperrin MTB Sportive which was due to be held this Sunday (27 July) by Harps CC has been cancelled. Pre-entry closed on the 22nd but the target number of entries had not been reached. The club hope to run the event next year.… Read more


Events Coming Up Including Pre entry Madigan GP

Details below of events coming up this weekend (26/27 July) as well as pre-entries now open for events in the next few weeks. Note there are two events which were advertised as taking place this weekend but have now been changed to future dates. … Read more


Sperrin MTB Sportive Sunday 27 July 2014.

The Sperrin MTB Sportive promoted by Harps CC will be held on Sunday 27th July 2014. The event gives riders the opportunity to ride both Slieve Gallion open mountain and the Davagh Forest Trails. As per last year, the riders start from Moneymore Recreation Centre before taking on either the 70 km RED route or the 60 km BLUE route. This is a mass start event but is not a race. Registration is now open on Entry Central. The event is open to riders aged 16 or over.… Read more


Weekend Events Updated

Tir Chonaill Gap MTB Leisure Event - Saturday 12th July
Tir Chonaill Gap Cycling Club, is pleased to announce that on 12th July we will be holding a mountain bike event (The Rescheduled Mad March Hare)

With some of our members working tirelessly on adding to and improving the course it is sure to be an unreal event!..... The start of the event once again will create a bit of a stir as the participants have to ride down the steps beside the Garda station in Glenties. Read more


Youth off-road skills training evenings during the summer

Cycling Ulster's Off-road Commission is hosting 4 sessions of youth off-road skills evenings starting on Monday 30 June 2014. The sessions are aimed towards riders under 14 years of age with the training taking place in 4 different venues which have flat grass areas. This is now the fourth year that the commission has been running this type of training and we do hope to see lots of young riders coming along.… Read more

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Dry trails at Garvagh Forest MTB race

Garvagh Forest, located in the centre of the town of Garvagh, was the location for Round 5 of the Irish Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Point Series (NPS), hosted by Carn Wheelers. This round also doubled up as Round 4 of the regional Ulster Cross-country (XC) series. The club had ran the Irish National Championships at this venue in 2013 and had put on the same set up for this round with car parking in the old school grounds and start/finish on the main fire road. The course itself was largely the same with some new sections added that the course designers had been working on since the championships.… Read more


Commonwealth Games Selection

The final selection for the Commonwealth Games squad has been chosen and I am delighted to introduce the line up for cycling for Glasgow 2014. A lot of hard work has gone into getting cycling places for the games and it is brilliant to know we are getting 14 places as well as three coaches the most that the sport has ever had.

It is also important to remember those that were not selected as some riders were involved in every camp right from the start.… Read more


Great XC Event in Lady Dixon Park

Lady Dixon Park in Belfast was the venue for third round of the 2014 Irish National Point Series (NPS) which took place on Sunday 25 May.  This round also doubled up as Round 3 of the Ulster Cross-country mountain bike series and was hosted by local club Xmtb McConvey Cycles.  This venue has known some great racing over the last 5 years and normally the riders would be enjoying dry dusty and fast trails around the beautiful park which is managed by Belfast City Council.  This year however the skies were overcast and the threat of rain was in the air.  … Read more


Road Races, TT’s and NPS XC Events This Week

Powerhouse TVR Time Trial Series Round One Thursday 20th May
Powerhouse TVR Time Trial Series Round One take place this Thursday night 22nd May on the Warrenpoint/Newry Dual Carriageway. This is the first in a three event series of time trials and a new undertaking for Team Vision Racing so go along and support them. The event distance is ten miles.

The sign-on will be at the Harbour Docks from 6.00pm with the first rider off at 7.00pm. Riders are reminded that a working rear red light is a must for all time trials.… Read more

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