Cycling Ulster

O’Malley Scanlon Insurance Brokers Doochary Cycle 2015 Report

daOver 60 cyclists took part in the O’Malley Scanlon Insurance Brokers Doochary Charity Cycle which took place last Sunday. This year the cycling event, which was organised by Four Masters Cycling Club, was raising money for the Good and New Cancer Bus which transports patients to and from Galway for cancer treatment and depends on fundraising activities to keep this service in operation.

The weather for a change was favourable after a week of rain and the forecasted overnight frost did not materialise. The cyclists set off from Aura at 9.30am and headed towards Churchill, through Glendowan towards Doochary.… Read more

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Advance Notice – Doochary Charity Cycle Sunday 22nd November

Four Masters Cycling Club in conjunction with their main club sponsor,  O’ Malley Scanlon Insurance Brokers are running a 46 mile charity cycle on Sunday 22nd November. All proceeds from this event will go to the Good and New Cancer Bus, which transports cancer patients free of charge from Donegal to Galway for cancer treatment and has been running for nearly 4 years now. The bus is sustained through donations from local people and needs €1000 a week to run, no funding is provided from official bodies so your support is very much needed.… Read more

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Leisure events 10th/11th October 2015

West Down Wheelers October Soup Cycle Saturday 10th October
Katesbridge Hall will open for sign-on at 8 oclock. The entry fee os £10 but for anyone who needs a day licence it will be £12. Riders will head off at 9 oclock.The Wheelers will dictate a steady 16mph average round the course, but stronger riders may decide on a different pace. As its 99% left turns or straight through roundabouts there will be just one lead car and Broom wagon with St Johns Ambulance. Riders must abide by the Laws of the Land and a helmet must be worn. Read more


Age Concern Sportive Sunday + Entries Open For Tour South Derry

This weekend Island Wheelers will be promoting their annual Age Concern Charity Cycle starting from Scotch Street in Dungannon. Full details can be viewed on the Poster below.
Carn Wheelers have also opened their online entry for the very popular Tour of South Derry which takes place on Sunday 11th October. Details of how to enter follow below.… Read more

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Ciclovia Comes to Belfast Sunday 4th October

Get ready for Ciclovía as it is set to arrive in Belfast this Autumn. Already a worldwide phenomenon, Ciclovía is a health and community based initiative which closes a part of the City to traffic, on a given day, for a specific period of time, in which cyclists are given the opportunity to ride through the traffic free zone of the City.  It is also an opportunity to create a mini festival environment which will attract and encourage people to come into the City centre, on their bikes, and enjoy the freedom of the City and sense of community.

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Life after Diabetes Cycle Challenge This Saturday

squareThis weekend the hardworking Square Wheels club are running their  strive for 5's Sportive from Donegal to Belfast in aid of Diabetes UK. Strive for 5's is a cycling sportive which was started in 2013 by Adrian McNally, a member of The Moy Square Wheels Cycling Club to raise awareness and funds for Diabetes UK.

The cycle takes place each September from the West coast of Ireland, Ballyshannon in Donegal to Belfast on the East coast - Atlantic to Titanic. This year the event is this Saturday 27th September.… Read more

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Feast of Leisure Events This Weekend

There are lots of leisure events on this weekend around the country, many of them being promoted to raise money for very worthwhile causes. On Saturday 26th Ballycastle promote their sportif for Roddensvale School. On Sunday Omagh Wheelers promote Sam's Cycle, Emyvale CC run their Bike the Blackwater, and La Lanterne Rouge promote their annual Paul McKibbon cycle. Full details of all events can be viewed below. These are the only events about which I can find information but if there are others please send details to and I will update this post.… Read more

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Leisure Events 19th/20th September 2015

There are a number of leisure events around the country this coming weekend so there should be something to suit all abilities. These include Cil Chluana's Granemore  65 event on Saturday starting in Granemore GFC, Keady, Causeway CC's Charity Sportive, The Velo Loreto and team Madigan's John Lindsay Torr Head Challenge on Sunday 20th. Full details follow below.… Read more

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Tour of Strangford Report and Pics

The Tour of Strangford 2015 organised by Ards CC took place last Sunday in aid of Alzheimer's Association and the Danny Mills Foundation. The latter is a heart charity which buys electrical equipment such as defibrillators for sports events and voluntary ambulances.

The Tour of Strangford attracted  178 entries. The sportive included a crosssing on the Strangford ferry boat and a coffee stop. This was a 125km loop around the beautiful Ards Penunsila.… Read more

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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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