Cycling Ulster

Lots of Leisure Events Around Ulster this Weekend

There are a number of events on this weekend including leisure and time trials. The annual Over the Quoile leisure cycle, promoted by La Lanterne Rouge, takes place on Sunday 24th May 2015. With two routes to choose from, this fun and challenging ride caters for cyclists of all abilities. Both routes are clearly marked, with plenty of food and water stations to keep you hydrated and fuelled along the way. The cycle starts and finishes at Loughinisland Gaelic Club, with registration from 9:00am on the day. Read more

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Register for ChallengeHer Cycling Sportive

Members of the Moy Square Wheels Cycling Club are getting ready for their inaugural ChallengeHer Cycling Sportive on Sunday 17th May starting from Armagh Rugby Club at 9.00am. To promote the event secretary Conal Hamill and Honorary President Joe McCool were suitably attired for their training run last Saturday under the beady eye of their coaches, Firery, Fancea O’Neill and Taut Teresa McAllister. All proceeds go directly to The Southern Area Hospice Services, so if you want to help this worthwhile cause and have fun whilst doing so please register at… Read more

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Great Leisure Events This Weekend

Poison Glen Tour Sunday 10th May
The 2015 Four Masters Poison Glen Tour is set to take to the roads of Donegal on Sunday 10th May. The 78 mile course will take the same route as last year with a feed station at An Chuirt Hotel in Dunlewy. There will also be a shorter route available of approximately 60 miles that cuts out the Muckish Gap climb.

Cycling through Glenveagh National Park and the Poison Glen, this is a must do tour for all cyclists who appreciate the scenic beauty that Donegal has to offer or those who just enjoy a challenging cycle.… Read more

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Lots of Leisure Events This Weekend

Tour of Malin Head Sunday 3rd May
North Pole c.c. are hosting their annual Tour of Malin Head this Sunday 3rd May starting from  the North Pole Bar Drumfries. (60 miles approx) The Beginner group starts at 8.00am with the main group starting  at 9.00am
Sign on fee is €10 and refreshments will be served afterwards in the bar. Everyone welcome. Helmets mandatory.

Lions 8 Cycling Event Sunday 3rd May
East Tyrone CC will be promoting the Lions 8 Sportive Cycle this coming Sunday, 3rd May.… Read more

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Upcoming Leisure Events Open for Pre-entry

Kings Moss Cycling Sportive Sunday 31st May
Kings Moss Cycling Club invite riders of all abilities to a sportive challenge on Sunday 31st May 2015 on some of the best roads in County Antrim. Kindly supported by Chain Reaction Cycles, the Kings Moss Sportive will benefit local mental health charity "PIPS".

The 100 km event offers an enjoyable yet challenging ride for both experienced cyclists and those who are newer to the sport.

The Kings Moss Sportive leaves Ballyclare Rugby Club, The Cloughan, Doagh Rd, Ballyclare, County Antrim, BT39 9JD on Sunday 31st May 2015 at 10am.… Read more

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Get the Family Fit and have Fun Launched at Omagh

aYesterday Omagh Wheelers launched their Get the Family Fit and have Fun initiative which was greatly boosted by the 25,00 euro grant which they got from the Coca Cola Thank You Fund. The progressive club applied to this fund earlier in the year and were one of only five sports club to achieve the maximum grant and not only were they the only cycling club they were also the only club from the north to be successful.

It is not surprising to those who know the club as they have never sat on their laurels in their sixteeen year history.… Read more

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Leisure Events This Weekend

Phoenix Grand Italian Fundraiser Sunday 26th April
Phoenix Cycle Club is getting set to host its annual Sportive on Sunday 26th April, giving club members and cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to take part in a sportive along part of stage 2 of the 2014 Giro d’Italia race route. The 80k sportive, which will start and end at the Grove Wellbeing Centre on York Road in Belfast, will take in some of Northern Ireland’s most iconic sights as it makes it way towards the Causeway Coast. All money raised from the cycle challenge will be donated to local charity Friends of the Cancer Centre, which works to support cancer patients and their families across Northern Ireland.… Read more

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Three Loughs Mini Sportive Report

4On Sunday 19 April 2015, a new ‘Spires CC Sportive Dream Team’, comprising of three club members Mark Stewart, Stephen Mewha and Marty Mc Erlean along with their hugely supportive respective wives, Nikki, Sally and Paula, delivered a highly successful “Three Loughs Mini Sportive”. The proceeds from this event will contribute towards the guys’ overall fundraising activities for the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100, which is taking place on Sunday 2 August 2015.

It is all in aid of support for Action Medical Research for Children, a charity that saves and changes children’s lives through medical research.… Read more

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Leisure Events This Weekend

Leisure cyclists are spoilt for choice this weekend with three sportives in varius parts of the province. We have the Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive on Saturday with Strule Wheelers' 'On the Rivet' ride on Sunday as well as the Sperrin Wheelers Spring Sportive. All details of these event below.
Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive Saturday 18th April
The Magee Donegal Bay Spring Sportive is all set to roll out this Saturday for it’s third edition. This popular event organised by Donegal Bay Cycling Club offers all levels of cyclists a chance to take in the beautiful scenery of South Donegal.… Read more

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It’s ‘Snow’ Problem for Ulster Juniors

aThe Cycling Ulster Junior Training camp got under way on Friday night when ten Juniors arrived at Gartan Outdoor Activity Centre in Donegal.

As soon as their parents were waved off the Juniors were introduced to their leaders for the weekend, Jason McHugh and Sean McFadden.

It was then time for a hearty supper of hot soup, bread, cold meats and salad. Gartan's Guardian, Mary Grace explained the house rules regarding behaviour, lights out and the centre's policy on alcohol and drugs. She then divided the Juniors into two groups for washing up duties - much to their surprise.… Read more

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