Cycling Ulster
5May/150

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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29Apr/150

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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23Apr/150

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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22Apr/150

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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21Apr/150

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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21Apr/150

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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15Apr/150

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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12Apr/150

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

9Apr/150

What’s On This Weekend

Bann Valley Classic Sunday 12th April
On Sunday 12th April the Bann Valley Classic take place in Clady just outside Portglenone. This event was pre-entry and is now closed. There are two races on offer namely a race for A2/A3 riders and one for A4 riders. Races will take place over an eight mile circuit and all racing will start at 2.00pm sharp. The A race will cover six laps of the course while th eB race will cover five laps.
There will be the usual excellent refreshments after the event.… Read more

26Mar/150

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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