Cycling Ulster
24Feb/150

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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16Feb/150

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

15Feb/150

Great Day out at Tour of Down

aOn Saturday  West Down Wheelers  held their  5th Annual Charity Coastal Cycle run. This year' s run was for St John's Ambulance, a very worth while cause. It was a very good turnout of riders when 155 descended on Katesbridge to sign on. Over one hundred riders opted for the longer 65 mile (A) run with forty five signing on for the  (B) run.

The weather was like a spring moring when they hit the coast  road and to make it an almost perfect day everyone got back safe and sound. … Read more

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12Feb/150

Junior Tour Sportive Massive Success

girlsThe Junior Tour Sportive which took place last weekend was a massive success as riders turned out in their hundreds to support the cause. The event was organised by Sean McNicholl and his club Church Island Cycling in Bellaghy and they left no stone unturnned to make the event an enjoyable day out for the participants.

Most of Ulster's top racers showed up to support the event. Among these were David McCann, Fraser Duncan and Peter Hawkins.

Other big names included last year's winner of the Rás, Clemens Fankhauser, and former Junior Tour winners Matthew Teggart, Andrew Moss and Mark Scanlon. Read more

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10Feb/150

Tour of Down and 2 RT’s this Weekend

There is lots of choice for cyclists around Ulster this coming weekend. For off road enthusiasts XMTB McConvey Cycles will be hosting their Spring Series in Ormeau Park (see separate story) while West Down Wheelers will promote their annual Tour of Down on Saturday 14th Feb 2015. In the North West, Omagh are putting on no less than four events including a Youth Reliability Trian on Sunday 15th while in Lisburn, Maryland Wheelers will promote their annual RT which has the reputation of being one of the hardest on the calendar. Read more

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5Feb/150

Island Wheelers RT Now on This Sunday

Last Sunday Island Wheelers cancelled their  Reliability Trial in the interest of health and safety due to incclement weather. That event has now been rescheduled for this Sunday 8th February. Weather forecast is looking great so why not come along and also support 2 very worthy charities.

Entry fee is £10 and this year all proceeds from the run will be donated to Lilac and Order of Malta. Sign on will open at 9.00am in Gortgonis Hall, Coalisland, with the bunch rolling out at 10.00am. Read more

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4Feb/150

Ulster Youth Day Now on This Saturday

Youth Academy LogoDue to inclement weather conditions the Youth day planned for last Saturday at Omagh had to be postponed in the interests of safety.

A new date and venue has now been sourced and the the Ulster Youth Academy are pleased to announce the following -

The first Cycling Ulster Youth Academy Provincial Team selection event of 2015 is being held this Saturday, 7th Feb in conjunction with the Junior Tour of Ireland Sportive. This event is being promoted by Church Island Cycling Club. The club chairman, Sean McNicholl, is pleased to welcome the young riders to the event.… Read more

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3Feb/150

Women’s Cycling Ulster Issue challenges for 2015

wcuWe’re almost at the end of January so Women's Cycling Ulster thought it was about time we let you know about some of the events we’ve been working on over the past few months. Hopefully you’ll find something of interest to challenge yourself during 2015! We cover everything from road racing, to time trials,  off road and leisure so we are sure we will have something to interest you.

Road Racing
bling-bike-kit-logoFollowing on the success of the 2014 RR League, we are delighted to provide this in 2015 again, backed by our sponsor – Bling Bike Kit.

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2Feb/150

Phoenix Reliability Trial this Sunday.

Phoenix CC LogoThe Phoenix Reliability Trial will be held on Sunday 8th Feb this year and will take on its familiar format. There will be an “A” run aiming for an average speed of 20-21mph, and a “B” run aiming at 17-18mph average speed.

Sign-on will be the same as the last couple of years at the Queen’s “Sport at Malone” clubhouse where there are toilet and changing facilities. The entrance is situated approximately 100 metres past the House of Sport on the Upper Malone Rd. Sign-on is open from 9:15 with the A run leaving at 10:00 and the B run leaving shortly after.… Read more

28Jan/150

Junior Tour Sportive this Saturday

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The International Junior Tour of Ireland is one of the country’s best loved races.It has a marvellous history with names competing such as Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Philip Deignan, Nicolas Roche, Eddie Dunbar......the list goes on. This year, a series of Sportives are being held all over the country to raise funds to ensure this great race continues for the development of our young riders. Here are the details from organiser Sean McNicholl of Church Island Cycling.

On Saturday 7th February there is a Cycling Sportive organised by Church Island Cycling to raise funds for the Junior Tour of Ireland.… Read more

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