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
Ulster`s Youth Track Cyclists dominated the weekend`s National Track Championships in Dublin, coming away with a record 13 Gold medals from a possible 18, and a medal haul of 31 out of a possible 54. Riders from all corners of Ulster; Donegal, Bangor, Guilford, Newry and Maghera made up the 17-strong Ulster contingent who travelled to the Sun Drive track in Dublin for Saturday's event which comprised Sprint, Time Trial and Scratch events.… Read more
Cycling Ulster has this week announced its selection for September`s Sainsbury`s UK School Games which will take place in Manchester. The multi-sport Games will take place over the weekend 5-7 September and this year will include Track Cycling which will be hosted at the world famous Manchester Velodrome, also referred to as the `medal factory`. … Read more
A quartet of Ulster Track Riders will be in action this weekend in the 2-Day UCI International Track meeting in Dublin. The riders are all `sprint` type riders, with two Under 23 riders taking part along with a top international field. Seasoned U23 rider David Neill (Team Madigan) will take part in the Sprint competition and the Under 23 10 km Scratch event, whilst 21 year-old Ballymoney CC newcomer Ronan Sherman will contest the Sprint and Keirin events. Ronan has already impressed this year, having contested the Duane Delaney event and national Omnium championships.… Read more
There will be a Youth Training day at Orangefield Track in Belfast this Sunday (6th) in preparation for the upcoming Sainsbury`s UK School Games (Track) and UK Inter-Regional (Road) Championships both of which take place in September. The days activities will include both Road and Track disciplines. … Read more
The final selection for the Commonwealth Games squad has been chosen and I am delighted to introduce the line up for cycling for Glasgow 2014. A lot of hard work has gone into getting cycling places for the games and it is brilliant to know we are getting 14 places as well as three coaches the most that the sport has ever had.
It is also important to remember those that were not selected as some riders were involved in every camp right from the start.… Read more
It is the only purpose-built Track in Ulster, and is in regular use, albeit only when weather and soccer fixtures permit.
We continue to produce National Champions at Orangefield as well as catering for World Masters medallists, National series winners, Novices having their first taste of Track Cycling, and even our own Track hero Martyn Irvine has been known to go faster than his (motorised) Derny pilot in preparations which led him to his 2013 World Title.… Read more
Track Training and Accreditation Thursday 15th May
On Thursday night training and track accreditation will get underway at the Tommy Givan outdoor track at Ornagefield, Belfast. For those who would like to try track racing then this is the place to be as you will need to be accreditated before being allowed to enter competition. If you do not have a track specific bike a small number are available for hire for a nominal sum.
Unfortunately as this is an outdoor track it cannot be used when it is raining so the event may be cancelled if the inclement weather continues.… Read more
Colin Lynch won Silver in Men's C2 3km Pursuit at the UCI Paracycling Track World Championships, recording a blistering fast time of 3.43.423. In the Gold medal ride off he met reigning Paralympic Champion from China, Guihua Liang, who out powered him over the 3km race against the clock. Both tandems were competing in the 1km Time Trial, earlier this evening, where they finished outside the medals, with Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal storming to a new National Record in a time of 1.10.893. Ireland's Enda Smyth was also in action today, breaking the Irish Record in the Men's C3 Pursuit in a time of 3.40.297, putting him in tenth place.… Read more