This will be the fourth year that Dromara Cycling Club has hosted a cyclo-cross race at Moira Demesne which is a 40 acre park located in the centre of Moira. The club wish to thank Lisburn City Council for their support. The course will run anticlockwise as per last year and will include several modified sections from the 2013 course. The race starts from a square of tarmac looking out along the football pitches. The start is a wide 6 metre avenue reducing to 4m at the end of the first football pitch before continuing along in a broadly straight line to the end of the second football pitch where there is a left hand turn along the pitch towards the centre of the park.… Read more
In 2013 North Down Cycling Club revived off-road racing at Castle Park in Bangor, a location that has seen many races over generations of cyclists. On Sunday 26 October 2014 the club then hosted Round 4 of the 2014 Ulster Cyclo-cross series building on their experience from 2013. The race timing had been moved up onto the hill above the Aurora Leisure Centre close to the trees. The course was mostly set within the trees but with finish area out on the exposed grass where a spiral had been put in to test the riders and make them a little dizzy! … Read more
Women's Cycling Ulster will host their next event for women on Tuesday 4 November at Podium4Sport, Montgomery Road, Belfast. Registration with Tea/Coffee and biscuits is at 6pm, with the presentations starting at 6:30pm.
Presentations will be from Commonwealth Athlete Fraser Duncan and Physio Mike Jones.
The Commission has also managed to negotiate a 20% discount off purchases in the store on the night - perhaps a good chance to start some Christmas Shopping!
The Board of Cycling Ireland is pleased to announce a number of new records which have been recently approved. For Ulster interest John Madden (Dig Deep Inspired), Mark Downey (Nicholas Roche Performance Team) and Marcus Christie (An Post) broke a number of Time Trial records.
On the track Declan Mulholland of Clann Eireann broke the 4 Kms S/S record as part of Team Ireland along with Sean Grimes, Mark Downey and Fintan Ryan.
Cycling Ulster would like to congratulate all the new record holders. Full list of new records can be viewed below.… Read more
On Sunday 26th October 2014 North Down Cycling Club will host Rd 4 of the Ulster CX Series at Castle Park in Bangor. As per 2013 the course will be situated on the grassy banks and wooded area close to the Aurora Leisure Centre Complex in Castle Park, Bangor County Down.
Castle Park has had a great history of cyclo-cross and mountain bike races over the years held by both North Down and Xmtb. The terrain is 60% forest path, 35% open grass area and 5% path. … Read more
The Ulster Cyclo-cross series made its third return to Windmill Park where Island Wheelers were once again hosts. With strong winds and heavy rain the night before the participants all expected another wet event in Dungannon. However, the sun came out for the youth races and the day got off to a great start. The course designers had upped their game with a super set up for the youth races which were created in the middle of the grass area, right in the heart of the event, but in such as way that the adult course was independent and wrapped around the youth courses allowing lots of time for main course practice. … Read more
Shenna McKiverigan of Banbridge CC and Ciara Doogan of Errigal CC received fantastic news last week when they were selected to take part in the Hoy Future Stars Revolution Series. Both girls have been placed on the Sky team for the series.
This is a fantastic opportunity for both of them. Unfortunately for Ciara the series takes place right in the middle of her exams and sensibly she has decided not to take up the offer, deciding that her education must take precedence, She is however, extremely proud to have been selected.… Read more
Round 3 of the 2014 Ulster Cyclo-cross series will be held at Windmill Park in Dungannon on Sunday 19 October 2014 promotes by Island Wheelers. As well as the main cyclo-cross races there will be a full range of support races for the Under 6s up to the Under 16s as well as a mountain bike race for men and women. The Cyclo-cross B race men will be starting one minute after the Cyclo-cross women's race. The Cyclo-cross A' race will start once this race is over (1:30 pm).… Read more
For the past year the Lurgan based Apollo Cycling Team has been working hard to develop programmes within the club for different cyclist including women, beginners and youth. Their hard work has certainly paid off with increased membership and an active women's section headed up by Maggie Callaghan McMahon as women's representative. the club opened their own clubrooms in the centre of Lurgan this year and run many classes for riders of different abilities and needs.
However it is in the area of Youth development that the club are most proud with their Junior section - The Apollo Rockets - up and running.… Read more
The sun shone again at Lady Dixon Park bathing the beautiful gardens in warm autumn sunshine. Bare legs and short sleeved jerseys were the order of the day for the riders who came along to take part in Round 2 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series 2014. Host club Phoenix CC had been on site from first light setting out the course, setting up gazebos and getting ready for the tidal wave of entries, breaking all previous records. The club wish to thanks Belfast City Council for their support of the race and to the on site park wardens for their help.… Read more