Cycling Ulster

Square Wheels Promote Cycling for Women with New Sportive

aOn Monday night Tommy and Marian Lamb attended the launch of a new sportive aimed specifically at women. The launch took place in the the Moy, home to Square Wheels cycling club.

The club has begun to expand its activiites. Last week it hosted a  Safeguarding Course  for members and neighbouring clubs as they are now ready to begin developing their youth strand.

As we found out on Monday night they also intend to actively encourage the participation  of women. (See below for the press release of their new venture ChallengeHer.)

Sunday 17th May will see 100s of women of all ages take to the line for the inaugural ChallengeHer cycling event.… Read more

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Events this Weekend

A busy weekend of events is on offer this coming weekend. There are two road races both of which have youth events. These are the Ciclisport GP on Saturday and the PJ Logan on Sunday. For those who prefer a more leisurely time there are three leisure events on the calendar. These are the Loop of the Lake promoted by Cavan Club, Sheelin Flyers, the 100 in 10 or 8 promoted by Tyrone's Square Wheels and finally Armagh club Slieve Gullion Wheelers promote their annual Tour of Carlingford.… Read more


100 in 10 or 8 – A No Frills Event – 29th March

On Sunday 29th March Squre Wheels will promote their 100 in 10 or 8 event. This will be the second year that this event has taken place as it proved to be very popular last year. This is not a race!  It is not a time trial!

For leisure cyclists completing 100 miles in 10 hours is normally quite easy.  Completing 100 miles in 8 hours is more of a challenge.
The no frills event is an opportunity to test your ability to ride at a steady pace over long distance. … Read more

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Events Coming Up

There is a busy St Patrick's weekend coming up with lots of cycling events on offer. There are road races on Saturday, Sunday and on St Patrick's Day as well as a leisure event on Sunday in Newry. There is also a Youth Time trial on St Patrick's Day.

See Sense Tour of  Ards - Saturday 14th March
This was a pre-enty event and the race is now full with a waiting list. The event is supported by the PSNI who provide outriders for the event.… Read more


CicliSport and Newry Hospice Cycle Now Open for Entries

Saturday 28th March Ciclisport GP
East Tyrone C.C. will be running three separate races at their annual East Tyrone C.C. Ciclisport Grand Prix 2015 and they will also be running two races for Youth namely for U14 and U16 riders. This will be the Tommy Smith Memorial Race.

The U16 event will be considered as one of the counter selection events for the European Youth Olympics and a big crowd is expected to attend this race.

Please Note :Due to the U16 Race being a qualifying round for the European Youth Olympics and the anticipated increase in numbers, the ETCC Committee have decided for this year only not to promote a Masters and Women'sRace and we apologise for any inconvenience. Read more


Events this Weekend

There is lots on offer this weekend to suit all tastes and abilities. With races on Saturday and Sunday, the first of the Ulster XC  Series on Sunday and a couple of leisure events throow oin for good measure riders are spoilt for choice.

Spires GP RR Saturday 7th March
On Saturday the 7th of March, Spires CC will be holding their annual Grand Prix road race on the Ballyronan/ ‘three road ends’/ Loup circuit. The club would like to invite everyone to come along and watch what looks to be a great day's racing.… Read more


The Importance of Pointing Out Holes; Not Just Calling Them.

aIf you are riding in a group, whether in a race, a leisure ride or a club run, we all know that it is nearly impossible to see potholes, stones, broken glass, large puddles or other obstacles when you aren’t at the front.

As cyclists like to keep each other safe clearly it is important that the riders at the front communicate these hazards to the riders behind them.

Traditionally these hazards were physically pointed out to riders behind, but in the last five to ten years it has become the fashion to shout ‘HOLE LEFT’, ‘HOLE RIGHT’ etc.… Read more


Strabane/Lifford RT this Sunday

slccaStrabane Lifford Cycling Club is holding their 2nd Annual Reliability Trial & Leisure Cycle this Sunday 1st March 2015.

There was a good turnout of local clubs last year and SLCC would like to build on this by helping riders build and taper their winter training.

Sign On from 9am and starting from 10.00am. There will be directional signs from Lifford Bridge to the sign-on HQ at Naomh Padraig GAA Lifford.  There are two routes on offer namely a 35mile route and a 51 mile route.… Read more

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Mad March Hare MTB Postponed

It is with regret that Tir Chonnaill GAP announce that they have had to cancel this weekend's Mad March Hare Mtb event.

The Club held a meeting last night regarding the above event and due  to the bad weather conditions (and the weather forecast ahead) took the decision to cancel the event in the interest of health and saety.

The club propose to run this very popular event in July nad further announcements will be made when dates have been confirmed.

Marian Lamb… Read more

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Emyvale Reliability Run Sunday 22nd February

This Sunday 22nd February Emyvale CC will host what has now become a popular early season event; the reliability cycle. These reliability cycles have become a way for both touring and racing cyclists to dust off the winter cobwebs and get together before the racing begins in earnest.

The sign on is in Emyvale leisure centre, main street Emyvale from 9.00am and the first group is departing at 10.00am. There will be three groups. The first group will be a faster group for cyclists with racing licences and the next two groups will be more leisurely.… Read more

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