Friday the 15th November saw the Neenan Travel Talent Team, along with some juniors, board an early morning flight to Holland. The trip was put together by Alan Neenan of Neenan Travel, so no stone was left unturned. Accommodation was arranged in a Hotel very close to the Velodrome and a coach was hired to take us from the Airport straight to the Hotel to drop off bags then on to the Velodrome for our first of three sessions with Herman Schenk.
The girls were all very excited and a little nervous to get on the boards, even the girls who had previously ridden on an indoor Velodrome were a little apprehensive, as it had been some time since they had been on the wood. … Read more
Scratch World Champion, Martyn Irvine has won the Points Race at the World Cup in Manchester. Irvine qualified for the Final earlier today, and conserved his energy for the first half of the stage, before storming to victory with a 3 point lead over second placed Lasse Norman Hansen. Italy’s Elia Viviani (ITA) took the Bronze.
The 120 Points Race is an event where riders start in a bunch, and sprint for intervals throughout the race. With just over 30 laps to go Irvine made his move, and took the remainder of the points, with the final verdict decided on the line.… Read more
This weekend sees Manchester Velodrome play host to Round One of the World Cup Series. This series is of vital importance to those countries wishing to amass points which will go towards qualifying their country for the World Championships.
Ireland’s top track cyclists will compete in the first round of the 2014 World Cup season in Manchester this weekend. World Track Champion, Martyn Irvine will be showing off his World Champion stripes in the Scratch Race, with Caroline Ryan and Eoin Mullen also competing.
The main aim for riders this weekend is to secure points towards qualifying for the World Championships.… Read more
The Cycling Ireland Annual General Meeting will take place on 26th October 2013, at 11am, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan Town. Delegates are requested to arrive prior to 1045 in order to facilitate a timely start to the AGM. Since it is Ulster’s turn to host the AGM we would encourage clubs to send representatives to this meeting.
There wil be an election to select the new President of Cycling Ireland as out-going President Rory Wyley has decided not to stand for re-election, The current nominees for the position are Denis Toomey and Ciaran McKenna.… Read more
Martyn Irvine has won a Bronze Medal in the Omnium at the 2013 Track Cycling European Championship in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands today. This is the first medal for Irvine in the Omnium, which is an Olympic discipline.
Irvine is the reigning World Champion in the Scratch Race, and this season is turning his focus to the Omnium, which is comprised of six separate events, with the winner being the top placed rider across all races. Gold went to Russia’s Viktor Manakov, with Dutchman Tim Veldt taking Silver on home ground.… Read more
This weekend Apeldoorn hosts the 2013 Track Cycling European Championships, where Ireland has entered a strong three person team. The team includes Scratch Race World Champion Martyn Irvine, whose focus will be on the Omnium event, and the Points Race. Caroline Ryan and Eoin Mullen complete the team, which will be competing for three days on the Dutch track.
Irvine and Ryan begin their competition with the Points Race on Friday evening, followed by the two day Omnium event. The Omnium is an event whereby the riders are allocated points for their finishing position in six events, with the winner being the person with the fewest points.… Read more
As we approach the end of the summer it has been very encouraging to see that we already have more riders who have met the nomination standard than we have places available for the games. From a manager’s point of view this is an excellent position to be in as competition for places will be extremely high meaning we will go to Glasgow with a very strong squad.
Moving forward a selection committee has been formed to cover all aspects of cycling including road, track, mountain biking and female cycling.… Read more
The first phase of tickets for the cycling events at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow are being released. To order tickets you must send the completed ticketing request form and a cheque made payable to NICGC to the NI cycling team manager Ryan Connor(address below) no later than this Friday, 19th July. Please find below links to the ticket request form, cycling schedule at the games and pricing guides for the opening and closing ceremonies and the track and MTB events.Ryan Connor. 25 Downview Manor, Belfast.… Read more
Reminder Track Training Tonight
Track training will continue tonight at Orangefield track in Belfast and it looks as if the weather will be kind to the riders showing up. Whether or not the same could be said of your tutors for the night is debatable as it is likely that Anthony Mitchell and Niclola Oldham will put you through your paces.
Seriously though the track at Orangefield is a great off road facility and makes a pleasant change from weaving your way through traffic on weekday training spin.… Read more
Sunday 26th of May was the third training camp this year for the Neenan Travel Talent Team and the Junior Girls.
In glorious sunshine for once the girls gathered from all corners of the country to participate in what was to be a full on day of Training and learning.
The day was focused on bringing the girls training to a new level as many of the girls will be making the jump from Youth to Junior next year. … Read more