This Friday 17th May, Omagh Wheelers CC plan to launch the 2013 Tour of Omagh 3 day race. Taking place from 26 – 28th July, the event aimed at A4 racing cyclists has been growing in popularity and quality over recent years under the guidance of Race Organiser Mark McAleer.
The success of the event in 2012 was reflected in entries being sold out in less than 2hrs! Speaking about this year’s event Mark McAleer said “we are planning the event to be bigger and better in 2013 and we are grateful to some new sponsors who have come onboard who include Costcutter, WW Tyres, Cookstown Cycles and Solo Petroleum.… Read more
All mountain bikers are invited to an information evening re: Barnett Demesne Trails @ 18:30 on Wednesday 17th April.
This information evening is being held at Belfast Activity Centre in Barnett Demesne and will begin with a welcome and introduction by Belfast City Council.
Outdoor Recreation NI will provide an overview of the X-Country trails and jumps park. There will be a quick overview of the role of MountainBikeNI moving forward and an opportunity for Q&A with each of the speakers.
Details of the 3rd Girls Selection race below.
The Sign-On: Will be at Balscadden Community Center in Balscadden (formerly the old school).
Sign-On opens: At 10′ o clock and closes at 11:15
Race for Underage riders starts at 11:30 SHARP
Distance = 32k for U.16 (Boys) who depart start line first, followed by the Girls – racing over the same distance and starting one minute later.
Please note there will be the usual racing for the under 14 and under 12 girls within the boys races.… Read more
Cycling Ulster’s Off-road Commission are putting on 3 training days to improve off-road skills for 3 targeted groups – namely Youth, Women and Male beginners.
For these sessions the training is aimed at youth riders aged 14 or under, women at any skill level, and beginner males who are looking to get into off-road racing.
These sessions are aimed at riders who can confidently ride their bikes but who are looking to improve their off-road skills.
All participants must have a mountain bike in good working order.… Read more
M agnificent organisation, marshalling and safety
C lear communications, barriers and marquees
Copious amounts of soup, rolls and sandwiches
A t the Halfway House, Tattyreagh
N othing left to chance and riders arrived in droves
N o slacking in the bunches today, racing all the way
Crossing the line as winners were Jeffers, Heaney and Lyons
Ulster’s finest chasing points
Perfect way to spend Mother’s Day
Almost three hundred riders turned up at Seskinore today to take part in one of the five races on offer from 11.00 am this morning at the McCann Cup promoted by Omagh Wheelers.… Read more
Photographs of the John Haldane Memorial Road Races 2013 can be viewed by clicking ‘continue reading’. All pictures are by Marian Lamb.
All galleries can also be accessed using the Gallery button on the right of the main page.… Read more
Spires CC had everything in place today for what should have been a great day’s racing. With barriers at the finish line, lots of marshalls, motorbike outriders, lead cars, an ambulance and a first aid car, the club had left nothing to chance for their first ever open race promotion.
There was a full field for both the A race for A1-A3 riders and the B event for A4 riders.
The Masters and Women event was combined today and there twenty five riders lined up. Unfortunately the roads were very ‘greasy’ with unlderying salt and although the riders were warned at the start of each race it did not prevent a few minor spills in both the A and B events.… Read more
The main race of the day was the A1 and A2 race. As there was a good bunch of both categories the event was handicapped with A2′s getting two minutes over scratch.
Riding in this bunch was aggressive from the start with several riders lashing it at the front to try and keep scratch from closing in.… Read more
Aideen Collard of Orwell Wheelers is running a series of Race Skills classes in Corkagh Park in Dublin specifically for women. This is a great venue a it is completely traffic free and a great place to practice skills. There are five sessions in total although you do not have to attend them all. This is a unique opportunity for Ulster Women to go down and get some expert tuition form experienced riders. The classes are suitable for those who have never raced before as well as more experienced riders.… Read more
The organisers of An Post Rás na mBan, Ireland’s premier stage cycle race for women, have confirmed that the event will move to County Clare next season. After five years in Kerry, the race will be based in Ennis in 2013 from where it will take in six stages in five days.
Event headquarters will be in the main county town of Ennis. As in past years, the race will have a central location with stages in various parts of the picturesque Munster county. The event will take place from September 11th to 15th next year.… Read more