Cycling Ulster
24Feb/150

Mad March Hare MTB Postponed

It is with regret that Tir Chonnaill GAP announce that they have had to cancel this weekend's Mad March Hare Mtb event.

The Club held a meeting last night regarding the above event and due  to the bad weather conditions (and the weather forecast ahead) took the decision to cancel the event in the interest of health and saety.

The club propose to run this very popular event in July nad further announcements will be made when dates have been confirmed.

Marian Lamb… Read more

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10Feb/150

XMTB McConvey Cycles Spring Series Starts This Weekend

XMTB McConvey Cycles are hosting a series of 3 mountain bike races aimed primarily at the youth riders from the Under 8s up to the Under 16s starting on Sunday 15 February 2015 in Belfast's Ormeau Park.  The club wish to thank Belfast City Council for their support and ongoing permission to use the venue.
Please Note: These events are also selection events for the Cycling Ulster MTB Junior and U23 Team which will be competing in the NPS Series in Britain in 2015.Because of the popularity of this league in addition to the normal program, we will be hosting two separate Senior races taking the following format:

Senior A:

The Senior A race is for riders who are experienced in cross country racing and would normally compete in race categories Senior 1, Senior 2 and Senior 3.… Read more

24Nov/140

Sunshine and Muck at Falls Park

aIt was an historic day for Falls park last Sunday when the first ever cyclocross event took place. The event was packed and cars were parked the length of the Falls Road.

VC Glendale were hosting the event and had certainly put in the groundwork. Pre-event planning had covered all the bases and the route markers were out in force from 6.30 that morning.

Frank Campbell and Joe Smyth, long time stalwarts of the club all played their part. Brendan Doherty known as the Doc, was the driving force behind staging the event and he was a busy man on the day.… Read more

12Nov/140

Provisional 2015 Road and Off Road Calendar

The provisional road and off road calendar is now available to view. It can be accessed via the Calendar link on the right hand side of this page or can be downloaded at the end of this article..

Please check that your event is correctly listed. If you have any queries please contact Anthony Mitchell, the Ulster Calendar co-ordinator for 2015. He can be contacted via email on sportsprint.mitch@btinternet.com.

The provisional leisure calendar will be available shortly.

The events highlighted in Green are National Championships, Purple indicates Ulster Championships and Pink indicates free weekend dates.… Read more

21Oct/140

Halloween Fun this Weekend – Road and Off Road

cicSaturday 25th October - October Soup Cycle
The October Soup Cycle is being promoted on Saturday by Church Island Cycling. It is the last roadbased leisure event of the year.

The event starts in Bellaghy and there are four routes on offer to suit every level of cyclist.

The main route is 50 miles with several optional escape routes suitable for novices and youth. There are options for a 20 mile, 40 mile and 47 mile course. Most of the routes are flat except for the 50 mileroute which takes in the climb of Matty's Brae.… Read more

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29Sep/140

Ulster squad performs strongly at the Inter-regional Mountain Bike Championships

The Inter-regional Mountain Bike Championships took place over the weekend of the 19-21 September 2014. The competition was open to youth riders aged 16 or under to compete against 13 other UK regions. The three day competition was based at Hadleigh Farm in Essex where the 2012 Olympic MTB event was held. The Ulster squad for this year consisted of four riders: Adam Duff, Calvin Moore, Cameron McIntyre and John Buller. … Read more

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8Sep/140

Great Turn-Out At MTB at Craigavon

The sun shone at the lakes in Craigavon for the fifth and final round of the Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike series.  This round was hosted by Apollo Cycling Team whose members have been working hard on developing the course and adding in new features not used in previous years. The course takes in a circuit around the lakes starting from the Watersports centre which has a café, separate room for sign on, showers, toilets and bike wash facilities.  Beside the car park there is the grassy hill section which has a large stone erected on the top as the focal point and is surrounded by a circular line of trees.  … Read more

2Sep/140

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

1Sep/140

Events on this weekend 6/7 September

A host of leisure events on this weekend along with some competitive ones too. On Saturday the Dave McCall Bun Run heads out, on Sunday the leisure rider has the choice of the PIPS run, the Harvest Tour, Spires CC Sportive and the Minnie Clarke Tour. For the off-roaders there is the final round of the Ulster XC series at Craigavon on Sunday.… Read more

28Aug/140

A return to Castlewellan Forest for the Ulster MTB Championships

A great day at Castlewellan Forest Park with dry conditions for the 2014 Ulster Cross-country mountain bike championships which took place on Sunday 24 August 2014. Event headquarters was placed prominently on the hill in front of the castle which then had a great vista overlooking the lake and forest. Banbridge Cycling Club have worked closely with Down Council and the Forestry Service to create a course which used parts of the trail centre trails, fire roads and sections of forest single track. … Read more

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