Cycling Ulster

Events this Coming Weekend

There are lots of event on this coming weekend with the Giant's Causeway Sportive on Saturday and some leisure events around the province on Sunday. The Errigal Harvest Tour has been rescheduled for the following Sunday 20th September and the Hills above Drumquin event down for Sunday will now take place in October.

Giant's Causeway Sportive Saturday 12th September
The Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive, in association with Chain Reaction Cycles Flagship Store Belfast, is a unique event based on the iconic North Coast of Ireland offering an unforgettable cycling experience through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Ireland.… Read more

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Upcoming off-road cycling events

This Sunday the fifth and final round of the 2015 Ulster Cross-county Mountain Bike Series takes place at Craigavon Watersports Centre. The week after is the National Marathon Championships which will be held at Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor.… Read more


A wet day at Colebrooke for the Ulster XC MTB Championships

On Sunday 23 August 2015 we woke up to heavy rain which had started in the middle of the night and had not let up. Riders still came from near and far to Colebrooke Estate in County Fermanagh for the Ulster Cross-county mountain bike championships. Host club Lakeland CC had spent a lot of time preparing the course in advance of race day and were busy on the morning checking and re-routing sections which had turned from dry, fast sections to wet, muddy bogs. A stream, which was only an inch or two deep on the Saturday was over knee deep on Sunday.… Read more

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CU off-road team finish off the British NPS series

The last race in the British NPS series was held on Sunday 16 August in Cannock Chase just outside Stafford. Cycling Ulster junior riders James Curry and Sean Bradley took to the start line. On the morning of the race the laps were reduced to 3 as a result of heavy rain the previous few days although the weather was warm and dry on the day. … Read more

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Ulster MTB XC Championships – Sunday 23 August – Colebrooke Estate

The 2015 Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike Championships will take place at Colebrooke Estate in County Fermanagh on Sunday 23 August. Host club Lakeland CC held an event here at the start of the year and Caldwell Cycles also had their round of the Ulster XC Series here in April. As usual there will be races for all age categories, however the championship categories will be PRE-ENTRY ONLY. … Read more


Expression of interest in Inter-regional MTB Championships

Expressions of interest are sought from Youth riders (Boys & Girls) interested in being considered for selection for the Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Competitions which will take place on 18-20 September 2015 at Hadleigh Farm in Essex. … Read more

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Podiums for Banbridge riders at Castlewellan

Castlewellan Forest Park in County Down played hosted to Round 4 of the Ulster Cross-Country Mountain Bike Series. This event doubled up as the 5th and final round of the Irish National Points Series (NPS). Hosted by Banbridge Cycling Club under the guidance of event director William Mulligan, the team of volunteers had prepared a course which started in front of the castle and used the adjoining forest utilizing natural trails, fire roads and official trail centre trails. In the lead up to the race there had been a mixture of dry and wet days which made the natural trail sections quite slippery.… Read more

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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


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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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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