They were there to get a taste of what this discipline of cycling is all about and Martin Grimley and Lisa Millar were certainly about to put the riders through their paces.
However before it all got started lunch was the order of the day with freshly prepared wraps made to order by Lisa and Kayla. With lots ot tea and coffee also on offer it was a pleasant way to start off considering the distance many of the participants had travelled.… Read more
First up was the street sprint events; a highbrid event combining track-like skills in a road setting. The first run is a timed run over the 250m course to determine the seeding with Ciara Doogan again excelling to record the 3rd fastest time with club mate 'pocket rocket' Shauna McFadden posting 10th quickest time.
Roisin Carter also made it in to the top 15 with pre-event favourite Shenna McKiverigan unfortunately crashing out in her effort to record the fastest time.… Read more
On a pre-event recce of the venue - the purpose built Redbridge Cycling Complex the riders bumped in to world superstar 'the Manx missile', Mark Cavendish who was happy to pose for a few pictures with our riders.
Hopefully meeting Cav will have a positive effect on our riders as they gear up for tomorrow's opening criterium which gets underway with the boys race at 3 o'clock.… Read more
Fast Times at Woodgreen
The concluding round of the 2014 Ernie Magwood Super 6 took place at Woodgreen on the 13th September, the two riders who had a tilt at the Irish elite and Veterans 10 miles records a Rd 5, Marcus Christie and John Madden were once again back and raring to go. Conditions this time were much more favourable, the SW wind present at Rd5 replaced with a slight headwind on the return leg, but also high temperatures and good visibility making for good safe and fast conditions.… Read more
With the upcoming Cyclo-cross season about to start in October, the Cycling Ulster Off-road commission have organised a Cyclo-cross training day on Sunday 28th September 2014 at Lurgan Park. Start time 12 pm with lunch to begin. Finish 4 pm.
There will be a mix of classroom style talks on the sport, the equipment, race preparation and training, etc before the practical work outside.
There are a unique set of skills for cyclo-cross racing which will include dismounts, remounts, cornering and tackling barriers and steps. There will also be a tour of the course for the upcoming first round of the 2014 series which is being held at Lurgan Park.… Read more
The annual mixed two up time trial took place on Sunday in glorious sunshine. The event which had been cancelled last year was resurrected this year by the hard working Church Island Cycling club. Unfortunately due to the rescheduled Women's and Vets national Championship falling on the same weekend some of the regular contenders were missing.
Five teams took to the line on the Toome course and were timed off by Gordon Parker. Favourites were Eileen and Jason Burns of Ballymena CRC as Eileen has been putting in some super times in recent events.… Read more
There was sponsorship from Maryland stalwart Gerry McCann and support on the ground from current Maryland Wheelers club members.
The pleasant weather attracted many kids and parents to the event for the 3 distances for the 3 ages groups ranging from 10 -16 and all had a great time with only one mishap to report on the road. Thankfully young Mark's sore shoulder is on the mend and the Foundation sends its thanks to his very understanding mum and the fantastic medic Andrea Nash who comforted Mark.… Read more
Lakeside Wheelers are delighted to announce that the rescheduled Women's and Vets National Road Race Championships will go ahead at Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath on Saturday 20th September. Thanks to the great assistance we have received from the local community, Westmeath County Council, Civil Defence, and the Gardai, we will have closed roads on the circuit for the championships. Race HQ will be in Multyfarnham Community Centre beside the GAA pitch and the original race entries and start numbers will stand.
Sign on will be from 9:30am , the Women will close at 10:30 and the Vets will close at 11am.… Read more
A seven-strong Ulster Youth track squad took centre stage last week at the Sainsbury`s School Games in Manchester where they competed at the world famous Manchester Velodrome as part of the three-day multi-sport event.
The squad comprised Shenna McKiverigan (Banbridge CC), Ciara Doogan (Errigal CC), Molly McLarnon (North Down CC), Xeno Young (unattached), Marc Heaney (CarnbWheelers), Conor McLoughlin (Newry Wheelers) and Harvey Barnes (East Tyrone CC) and the team was managed by Nicola McKiverigan and Gary McKeegan.
Thirteen UK regions made up the competition, with the added international flair of Brazil competing as a guest nation. … Read more
Sunday morning saw twenty eight hardy souls tun up at Woodgreen at eight o'clock in the morning to register for the gruelling 100 mile time trial championships promoted by Ballymoney CC.
The weather conditions were good with hazy sunshine and the wind was not too strong. All the top contenders for a record attempt were on the line-up. Bryan McCrystal of Aqua Blue smashed the senior record last year with an outstanding time of 3:34:52 while John Madden set a new Veteran's record 3:42:49.… Read more