Cycling Ulster

National TT Test Event Sunday 31st May

Omagh Wheelers CC promote the National Time Trial Test event on Sunday 31st May. This event provides a unique opportunity for all riders with an ‘open’ license or ‘limited competition, to try out the event in anger and compare their times against some of the best riders in the world on Championship day. The event will also give paracyclists, however, paracyclists must pre-enter online before the closing date on 23rd May 2015.

Sign-on for the TT test event will be from 11:30am from Killyclogher GFC, Carrickmore Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT79 0PZ.… Read more

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West Down GP Postponed

The West Down GP which was due to take place this coming Saturday at Katesbridge has had to be postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of the club.

The hard working members of the clubs had recently found out that much of the circuit was going to be sprayed with loose chippings. They have worked with the contractors to no avail. A new route was not possible as the PSNI said they required 28 days notice for both the Parades form and the Form 18.… Read more


Draynes Farm Bobby Crilly Classic – Pre-entry info.

aOn Saturday 13th June 2015, Phoenix Cycling Club will be hosting The Bobby Crilly Classic which will be kindly sponsored by Draynes Farm again this year, visit the Draynes Farm Website.

The A1 & A2 race will be round 11 of the popular National Road Series.The course, famous for it's spectacular finish at the top of Divis mountain will feature 3 separate races.There will be three races:

1. The A1 & A2 race will be four laps of the circuit then up the climb, approximately 70 miles, this will count as round 11 of the National Road Series.… Read more


Lots of Winners at Emyvale GP

aThe hardworking crew at Emyvale CC had a busy day today when they promoted no less than seven races for all categories from early morning to late afternoon.

The marshalls had been busy putting signage out from early morning and even the sign-on location was well signposted.

The youth races for U12's, U14's and U 16's kicked off at 10.00 am. There was a big turnout for all categories. In the U 12 event it was a clean sweep for Ulster with Errigal's Odhran Doogan taking the win from Darren Rafferty of Island Wheelers. … Read more


17/05/2015 Champion of Champions TT – Portaferry

chaSherry is the Toast of Champion of Champions TT
Martin Sherry’s (Emyvale) long journey paid off when he won today’s Champion of Champion’s 25 mile time trial on the classic Portaferry Road course. On a cold morning, with a rising westerly wind, Chris Boardman’s 49 minute course record was never in danger, but Martin’s time of 55:00 gave him a clear margin over Sean McIntyre (Orchard Wheelers) in second place with 55:48, and local man Paul Crossan (Killinchy CC) in third with 56:37.

There was a good turnout of women, with Eileen Burns (Ballymena RC) fastest in a very impressive time of 59:22.… Read more


Kinning Takes Tommy Givan Trophy

aMaryland Wheelers promoted four races today on the traditional Tommy Givan Hillsborough course. The nine mile circuit is notoriously fast and the racing today proved that from  the off. Last year Maryland ran a race for the U16's and provided a lovely trophy which was won by Conor McCann. Maryland have decided to continue with this event so they were running  on a very tight schedule today.

The first riders to take to the roads were the women and this was part of the Ulster Women's RR League.… Read more


Great Racing at Saddlerock Events

aSaddlerock CC promoted their first ever open race on Friday evening and if this was a tester for future promotions then riders can expect extremely high standards of safety and hospitality. The club promoted racing on the night for A1-A3's, A4 as well as a combined Masters and Women's event. Their HQ was the GAA club in Carndonagh from where the riders rolled out to the start area just outside Carndonagh town.

All groups covered on lap of a rolly/draggy course which took them from Carndonagh to Quigley’s Point - Moville - Carndonagh.… Read more


Masters Racing at Emyvale GP

Emyvale Cc has announced that they will be promoting a Masters race on Sunday at the Emyvale GP. The Master's race will be run a  joint womens and masters race. this event will be part of the very popular Masters League.Sign-on & Race HQ in Emyvale GAA Grounds, St. Oliver Plunkett Park,  Glaslough Road, Emyvale. Please note change of venue.  Route is same as last year (Emyvale, Monaghan, Glaslough) . Sign on from 11:00to 12:30 at Tully, Emyvale GAA, Glaslough Road, Emyvale. Women and Masters 3 laps x 25kms 75kms 1st 6 across line.… Read more


Racing Wednesday to Sunday this Week

Another busy week of road racing lies ahead with TVR's TT on Wednesday, Road Races for A1-A3. A4's, Women and Masters on Friday in Carndonagh, U16 race and Senior races at The Tommy Givan on Saturday, the Ards CC Champion of Champions TT on Sunday and races for all categories at the Emyvale GP on Sunday. For more details of these events see below.

Wednesday 12th May : TVR Time Trial Series Round 2
On Wednesday night TVR will be promoting the second round of their Time Trial Series.… Read more


Sun Comes Out For Groucho

aIt was another busy day for the hardworking team at Orchard Shelbourne CC when they promoted their Groucho GP this afternoon. This race, while run over an eight mile hilly course, has a sting in the tail when it turns in the final lap to take in the tough climb into Richhill to finish at Groucho's Bar.  Orchard are beginning to get a bit of a reputation for their unusual events with an A4 only criterium around the Mall in Armagh City on Wednesday night and a hilly time trial up Keady mountain last week.… Read more

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