Cycling Ulster

Causeway Challenge and Shimna Challenge Open for Entries

Bann Wheelers Cycle Club annual "Causeway Cycle Challenge" will be taking place on Sunday 26 July 2015 from Coleraine Rugby Club.  The sportive has two routes in 2015 with 40 mile and 65 mile options, taking in the picturesque Lower Bann and stunning Causeway Coast.  The 65 route also takes in the world famous Dark Hedges.

Registration is from 08:30 am with a mass ride out at 10:00am.Refreshments and support are provided along the routes, with food provided on return to the Rugby Club. The event is also being covered by a local camera club to ensure you don't forget your enjoyable experience - as if you could!… Read more

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One for the Women Sunday 5th July

On Sunday 5th July Foye CC will be promoting a fund raising cycle, the Foyle Hospice ladies cycle. The event is being run to foster the two wheeled sport among women and to raise much needed funds for a very worthy local charity.

Evelyn Callan from the Hospice is doing great work to get girls out on bikes and takes a group of women out each Sunday from Templemore at 0915 for an introductory cycle. Many of these people will of course take to the paths and roads on July 05.… Read more

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Leisure Events this coming Weekend

Doochary Charity Cycle Sunday 28th June.
Four Masters Cycling Club in conjunction with Omalleyscanlon Insurance Brokers are running their annual Doochary Charity cycle on Sunday 28th June.

This is a 46 mile route taking in some of the most scenic areas on Donegal cycling along the back to Glenveagh National Park. This year  the route will go in the opposite direction, finishing with the Meenaroy climb.

Minimum entry fee is €10.00 but all donations are greatly appreciated with all the proceeds going to The Northwest Cancer Bus, who offer a free transport service for patients to Galway for Cancer treatment.… Read more

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BIlly Kerry Sportive Open For Entries

On Line Registration is now open for the Billy Kerr Cycling Sportive.
Ballymena CRC wish to extend a warm invitation to all, both new and seasoned cyclists in your club. This event is being organised for the second time to commemorate the legendary cycling career of Billy Kerr who sadly passed away in 2012. Billy was a member of Ballymena Road Club and he represented Northern Ireland at two Commonwealth Games and Ireland in the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow. Mr Kerr¹s talent shot the name of Ballymena Road Club to the forefront of amateur cycling after back-to-back successes in the prestigious Tour of the North race in 1978 and 1979.… Read more

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Leisure Events This Weekend

Bangor Coastal Challenge Promoted by North Down CC Sunday 21st June
North Down CC are promoting the Bangor Coastl Challenge this Sunday which takes in a scenic coastal route of 100km around the Ards Peninsula which has few inclines and takes a break in Portaferry for lunch. So whether you are a serious cyclist or a novice wanting to cycle the distance for the first time the NDCC Bangor Coastal Challenge is the event for you!

The Challenge starts and finishes on the Old Belfast Rd.… Read more

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Mizen Mission (60 Years Later)

End 2 EndOn the 26th June 1955 Isabel Woods set out on a 386 mile cycle from ‘Mizen Head’ in Cork to ‘Fair Head’ in Antrim, hoping to set the record for this “Irish End to End”. She completed the journey in 23 hours and 3 minutes. Isabel held this record for 52 years until in 2007 when it was broken by Rose Leigh Albeit, by an 18 mile shorter course.

During June 2015 some of Isabel’s relatives will repeat the journey, the difference being age and fitness.… Read more

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Women’s Strawberry Tour Tomorrow

 The inaugural Errigal Woman's Tour will take place on Tuesday 16th June starting at with a 7.00pm from the Lagoon Bar in Termon where the sign on will take place from 6.15pm.

As with many of Errigal’s events this one has a charitable basis with donations going to the Donegal Women's Domestic Violence Service in Letterkenny. The event raised €800 last year. 

There is a choice of either  17 or 30 mile relatively flat courses courses from Termon to Ramelton to Milford to Termon (Ray Bridge for longer course).

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Leisure events this Week

Tour of the Orchard County - Sunday 14th June
The Annual Tour of the Orchard County is on this Sunday (14th June) and it starts and finishes at Armagh City Hotel with registration from 7.30am. This is the Tour of the Orchard County and it helps to raise vital funds for the NSPCC
The Tour of the Orchard County is  a non-competitive but highly exciting cycling event organised by Armagh Tigers Charitable Trust in conjunction with Orchard CC and sponsored by Linwoods.

Covering routes travelled by the Giro d’Italia last year, riders can choose from two routes through the blossoming apple orchards and exquisite County Armagh countryside.… Read more

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Leisure Events this Week – Lions8 Added

There are lots of events to chose from this week around Ulster if you fancy heading out on your bike with like-minded souls from different clubs.

Kilbride Charity Cycle Saturday 6th June
Kilbride Cyclists Charity Cycle this year will take place on Saturday 6th June. Leaving Kilbride Presbyterian Church BT390SD at 9.30am. Sign will be open from 8.00am. Registration fee is £20 and can be done on the day or at Entry CentralAll proceeds of the day will be going to two nominated charities namely Christian Aid and Friends in Action.This year there will be two routes on offer, a 45km and the usual 90km route.The  90km route around County Antrim has a few inclines and takes a break in Glenarm for refreshments.… Read more

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Reminder – Bangor Coastal Challenge 21st June

On Sunday the 21st June North Down CC will be running their 14th promotion of the very popular Bangor Coastal Charity Cycle. This event raises much needed money for charities and you can be assured that all of your money will go to support the chosen charities.

This year the Coastal Challenge is supporting the local north down chapters of The Samaritans, The St Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army.

The Bangor Coastal Challenge is a scenic coastal route of 100km around the Ards Peninsula which has few inclines and takes a break in Portaferry for lunch.… Read more

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