For all those people on holidays this weekend who are looking for something to do why not sign-up for one of the great leisure events taking place in some of the most scenic parts of the country. In fact why not make it a weekend away and relax before participating in the event. There are two events in Donegal. In the north of the county North Pole CC are promoting their annual Tour of Inishowen rescheduled from the previous week while further south Tir Chonaill Gap are promoting their very popular leisure mountain Bike event.… Read more
With the help of their sponsors the Academy has purchased ten new road bikes for the exclusive use of new recruits to AAA's youth development programme, it is often the case that a number of those children who may have the potential to go far in cycling are lost due to the fact that many who would be interested in taking up the sport do not have the means to buy a bike at the outset.… Read more
Wednesday 1st July– Gareth Gallagher Memorial TT Series Round 3
This time trial series is promoted by Roe Valley CC. Sign-on at the Vale Centre in Greysteele from 6.00pm with the first rider off at 7.00pm. A working rear red light is mandatory for this event. Contact Emma Scott on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Saturday 4th July - JG Memorial - Cranford
The Annual JG Memorial Race will take place in Cranford on Saturday 4th July. The ‘JG’ is Donegal's longest established cycle race. This year it will be hosted by Rathmullan CC assisted by Dinny Doherty (Four Masters) and Carl Fullerton (North Pole).… Read more
The cream of Irish Women Cyclists lined up in Omagh on Saturday afternoon to contest the UCI ranked National Championships. The large field of almost sixty riders included top professionals such as Olivia Dillon (VisitDallas) and Fiona Meade (Fearless Femmes) as well as the best of the local talent.
By the end of the first lap a group of twelve women had broken away. In this group were Olivia Boylan (WNT), Lydia Gurley (Bonito), Ciara Kinch (Towers CC), Eve McCrystal and Caroline Ryan (Garda CC), Aqua Blue's Siobhan Horgan and Francine Meehan as well as Phoenix CC's Claire McIlwaine among others.… Read more
The County Down Open Time Trial (10 Mile) Championships will take place on 11th July 2015.This event is open to all cyclists holding a minimum of a limited Competition Cycling Ireland licence. Only members of a Co.Down club or those with a permanent address in Co.Down will be eligible for the championship prize. (Please note that eligibility will be based on information printed on CI licences) There will also be a prize on the day for the fastest Male and Female outside of the criteria.
There will be seven Categories: A1, A2, A3, A4, Juniors, Vets 50+, and Women.Prizes for the fastest in each Category and overall County Down Man and Woman.… Read more
Ryan Mullen (An Post Chain Reaction) repeated his win of last year in the Elite and Under 23 category with a time of 47 minutes 46 seconds for the 23 mile loop.
The silver medal went to Cork teenager Eddie Dunbar (48:11) who now riders for the UK based Pro team NFTO.
Ulster man Martyn Irvine (Madison Genises) was third fastest with a time of 48 minutes 57 seconds.… Read more
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
Entry for Ulster 10 mile TT Championship Now Open
Pre-Entry for the Ulster 10 Time Trial Championship on Sunday 19th July promoted by Donegal Bay CC is now open. This is a strictly pre-entry event and registration is via the Events Booking section on the Cycling Ireland website.Simply login to your account and use the events button to enter. Closing date for registration is Wednesday 15th July. Entries will not be accepted on the day.
A limited competition is the minimum required. The event will take place on the N15 course at Barnesmore, South Donegal and will be a slightly modified version of the regular Donegal Bay TT circuit which is a straight out and back course.… Read more
Omagh will be a busy place this weekend as hordes of cyclists and cycling enthusiasts descend on the town for the Blue Ribband event of Irish Cycling, namely the National Championships.
The first event takes place on Thursday night with the Time Trial Championships for Women, Elite Men, Tandem and Paracyclists. Ulster has representation in almost all categories. Gary McKeegan and Stuart Scott of Team Madigan will be riding Tandem while Samuel Cunningham (Ballymoney CC) in H1-H5 class and Chris Burns (Banbridge CC) and Phoenix duo Andrew Nicholson and Daniel Daly compete in the C1-C5 class.… Read more
The National Championships take place in Omagh this week with the TT on Thursday, Women and Masters races on Saturday and the Elite Men on Sunday. More information on these can be found HERE . There is also the Super Six TT on Wednesday and the Lurgan criterium on Friday for those who are seeking competition.
Ernie Magwood Super Six TT League Round 3 - Wednesday 24th June
The Ernie Magwood Suoer Six TT League continues this Wednesday at 7.00pm on the Tannaghmore Course. Sign-on is from 6.00pm