In the early hours of Sunday morning twelve boys aged between 12 and 16 and selected by the Cycling Ulster Youth Academy set off for a two day training camp at the Olympic Velodrome in Newport South Wales.
Supervised by committee members Brian McComb and Phil Holland they met up at Rosslare harbour with 24 boys from Munster and Connaught who were accompanied by CI coach of the year Dan Curtin and his team of supervisors along with rider of the year Eddie Dunbar and national track champion Aidan Reade.… Read more
Martyn Irvine suffered a blow in last night's opening event in the Men's Omnium when a six bike pile up in the Scratch Race forced the World Champion out of the event with a broken collar bone. Competing in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Irish man was racing in the closing laps of the scratch race when the crash forced three riders out of the competition. With this being the first World Cup of the season, and the second qualifying event for the 2016 Olympic Games, this forced withdrawal denies Irvine valuable qualifying points for Rio.… Read more
The dates for the course are 6th and 7th December. The times for the course are: from 10 am on the Saturday until 5 pm and 10 am on the Sunday until 4am. At the end of the course there will be a one hour written exam.
The venue is the Pavilion at Sundrive Velodrome.
The course will be run only if there are sufficient candidates so please register early if you are interested.… Read more
The Board of Cycling Ireland is pleased to announce a number of new records which have been recently approved. For Ulster interest John Madden (Dig Deep Inspired), Mark Downey (Nicholas Roche Performance Team) and Marcus Christie (An Post) broke a number of Time Trial records.
On the track Declan Mulholland of Clann Eireann broke the 4 Kms S/S record as part of Team Ireland along with Sean Grimes, Mark Downey and Fintan Ryan.
Cycling Ulster would like to congratulate all the new record holders. Full list of new records can be viewed below.… Read more
Shenna McKiverigan of Banbridge CC and Ciara Doogan of Errigal CC received fantastic news last week when they were selected to take part in the Hoy Future Stars Revolution Series. Both girls have been placed on the Sky team for the series.
This is a fantastic opportunity for both of them. Unfortunately for Ciara the series takes place right in the middle of her exams and sensibly she has decided not to take up the offer, deciding that her education must take precedence, She is however, extremely proud to have been selected.… Read more
The cost will £100 which includes all transport, meals, accomodation, track coach and bikes etc.
A seven-strong Ulster Youth track squad took centre stage last week at the Sainsbury`s School Games in Manchester where they competed at the world famous Manchester Velodrome as part of the three-day multi-sport event.
The squad comprised Shenna McKiverigan (Banbridge CC), Ciara Doogan (Errigal CC), Molly McLarnon (North Down CC), Xeno Young (unattached), Marc Heaney (CarnbWheelers), Conor McLoughlin (Newry Wheelers) and Harvey Barnes (East Tyrone CC) and the team was managed by Nicola McKiverigan and Gary McKeegan.
Thirteen UK regions made up the competition, with the added international flair of Brazil competing as a guest nation. … Read more
The Ulster Youth Track Squad will be flying out to Manchester this weekend to take part in the 2014 Sainsbury`s UK School Games. Track Cycling is one of the 12 sports included in the 3-day multi-sport Games, and will see 7 of Ulster`s best young Track riders take to the indoor boards at the `medal factory` - Manchester velodrome over the weekend. … Read more
Whilst the National Championships are the platform for Youth riders to shine as individuals, in Track racing the annual Youth Inter-Provincial championship is an opportunity for Youth Track riders to compete together as a team representing their Province in competition for this prestigious title, which since 2010 has also included the winning Province lifting the impressive Sean MacAoghain memorial trophy.… Read more
Ireland's Josie Knight has won a Silver Medal in the Junior Women's Individual Pursuit at the UEC European Track Championships U23/Junior in Anadia, Portugal. Knight earlier qualified for the final as the fastest qualifier posting 2.29.467 for the 2km race against the clock, guaranteeing her a medal in the gold medal ride off against Russia's Daria Egorova, who had qualified a close second. In the final the Russian started fast, maintaining her lead to take the European Title. Knight won the silver medal, which is an incredible achievement in her first major track championship.… Read more