The Cycling Ulster executive would like to congratulate all our young mountain bikers on a very successful trip to Hadleigh Farm. The Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles team worked hard and scooped another medal and gain a great deal of experience over the three days. We would also like to thank manager Nicola Oldham and assistants Simon Curry and William Mulligan as well as all the other volunteers who helped out and supported the riders. Without the help of volunteers willing to give up their time such trips as this would no tbe possible.… Read more
The 2013 Ulster Cyclo-cross season kicks off on Sunday 6 October at Lurgan Park, hosted by Apollo CT. This is first of 8 rounds and the return to an excellent venue which has played host to cyclo-cross (CX) races for many years, including national championships. Many thanks to Craigavon Borough Council for their continued support.
The main cyclo-cross races take place at 1 pm however there is a full schedule before this with sign on opening at 09:30 the first race of the day will be the fun race for the Under 6s which starts at 10:30.… Read more
The fifth and final round of the Ulster XC MTB Series for 2013 took place at Craigavon Watersports Centre on Sunday 1 September 2013 and was hosted by Apollo Cycling Team. The venue is the flattest of the series and is therefore the fastest with long stretches of hard packed earth to ride across this makes this circuit ideal for those riders who are accustomed to doing road races.
As before where there was any incline in the terrain it was exploited effectively to challenge the riders. … Read more
The fifth round of the Ulster Mountain Bike Cross-Country series takes place this Sunday 1 September 2013 at Craigavon Watersports Centre. Apollo CT are hosting this round which sees the conclusion of the Ulster XC series for 2013. … Read more
Best wishes to our three Banbridge Cycling Club members James Curry, Shannon Buller and John Buller as they make their way to Graz in Southern Austria this weekend . They are part of a team of six and will join fellow Cycling Ireland members Leah Maunsell, Patrick Michel and Jamie Grifferty to represent Ireland , as part of the Youth Development XC mountain bike team as they compete in the UEC European Mountain bike Championships. They have put a lot of hard work and training into this team and the upcoming event. … Read more
The 2013 National Mountain Bike Cross-Country Championships took place in Garvagh Forest in the town of Garvagh on Sunday 21 July and was hosted by Carn Wheelers. The timing for the race was perfect after a 2 week heat wave in Northern Ireland which left the trails bone dry and dusty. The club had put in a huge effort in creating the trails with lots of variety, from long fire roads allowing ample overtaking possibilities to fast flowing single track, bomb holes, dual slalom descents and only two notable short climbs.… Read more
Cycling Ulster’s Off-road commission is putting on a summer series of off-road skills sessions for Under 14s. This is the third year that CUORC have run these events and they are hoping that they are just as popular as before.
All six sessions will happen on Monday evenings between 7 and 8:30 pm and will be located in various locations with the first session on Monday 15 July 2013 at Belvoir Activity Centre in Belfast.… Read more
Caldwell Cycles is proud to host the 2013 Ulster Mountain Bike (Cross-Country) Championships at Gortin Glen Forest Park, near Omagh County Tyrone on Sunday 30 June. This forest has seen lots of cross-country action in the past and the club wish to thank the Northern Ireland Forestry Service for permission to use this site. … Read more
The Sperrin MTB Sportive promoted by Harps CC has grown in popularity every year and takes place this coming Sunday 23rd June.
The event gives riders of all abilities the opportunity to ride both open mountain and the recently opened Davagh Forest Trails. Each year we have improved not only the course but also every aspect of the event, this year is no different.
The Sperrin MTB Sportive riders the opportunity to ride a well organised event over challenging terrain whilst enjoying the criac with fellow MTBer’s.… Read more
Noel Teggart Memorial Races Sunday 9th June
Pre-entry for the Noel Teggart Memorial races, promoted by Banbridge CC on Sunday 9th June, will open from 18:00hrs this Friday (31/05/13). Entries will only be accepted via email to race organiser Aaron Wallace ( firstname.lastname@example.org), emails received prior to 18:00 on Friday will not be valid or counted.
It is hoped that entry numbers will support a separate A1*/A1/A2 & A3 race, judgement on this will be taken by the organising committee once entries are submitted. If numbers are not sufficient to support this a handicapwill be applied for the A3 & A2 groups. … Read more