Cycling Ulster

Packed Racing Programme at Mid Ulster GP

There was a full programme of racing today when Harps CC promoted their annual Mid Ulster GP. The day dawned bright and sunny but this was deceptive as it was bitterly cold with a biting wind and temperatures not rising above 6 degrees. This did not discourage the large number of Youth riders who turned up or the women and 50 Plus Masters who were also racing in the morning events.

In the afternoon there were two races on offer, namely a combined A1 to A3 race and a separate A4 race.

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25/04/2015 Orchard CC Keady Time Trial

Richardson King of Keady
Ian Richardson of the UCD team took th ehonours in the inaugural Leady Mountain Time Trial promoted by Orchard CC on Saturday when he recorded a time of 33:33.5 for the 14 miles.

Cian Delaney of Stamullan was second almos 30 seconds donw while Colm Quinn of Cuchulain CC was third. Lynsy Watson of Plush was hte first Ulster rider to appesar on the leader board recording a time of 36:15.2.

Wendy Ogilby-Black of the promoting club was the forst woman with Martina Hawkins of Dromara second followed by Sonia McIntyre of Orchard and Bernie Monaghan of Dromara CC.… Read more


Get the Family Fit and have Fun Launched at Omagh

aYesterday Omagh Wheelers launched their Get the Family Fit and have Fun initiative which was greatly boosted by the 25,00 euro grant which they got from the Coca Cola Thank You Fund. The progressive club applied to this fund earlier in the year and were one of only five sports club to achieve the maximum grant and not only were they the only cycling club they were also the only club from the north to be successful.

It is not surprising to those who know the club as they have never sat on their laurels in their sixteeen year history.… Read more

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Leisure Events This Weekend

Phoenix Grand Italian Fundraiser Sunday 26th April
Phoenix Cycle Club is getting set to host its annual Sportive on Sunday 26th April, giving club members and cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to take part in a sportive along part of stage 2 of the 2014 Giro d’Italia race route. The 80k sportive, which will start and end at the Grove Wellbeing Centre on York Road in Belfast, will take in some of Northern Ireland’s most iconic sights as it makes it way towards the Causeway Coast. All money raised from the cycle challenge will be donated to local charity Friends of the Cancer Centre, which works to support cancer patients and their families across Northern Ireland.… Read more

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Up Coming Competitive Events Updated

There are lots of events on in the coming days with to suit both testers and road races. TVR's TT League kicks off things  this evening along the Warrenpoint dual carriageway. On Saturday there are two events in the calendar with Orchard CC promoting a mountain Time Trial and Donegal Bay running their famed Kermesse. On Sunday there is road racing for both youth and senior riders at the Mid Ulster GP while the very popular Ernie Magwood TT Series kicks off at Toome.

TVR TT Series Wednesday 22nd April
The first of the TVR TT Series this Wednesday night on the Warrenpoint dual carriageway.… Read more


Hugo Loughran and Groucho’s Open this Week

Hugo Loughran GP opens for Entry Today
Island Wheelers Annual “Hugo Loughran GP”  kindly sponsored by “Western Building Systems” will be held on Friday 1st May. This year Island Wheelers have decided to change the course which they hope will add to a safe and exciting race. There will be three races on offer which will provide races for A3, A4 and Masters.

Entry for this year’s race will open today, Monday 20th April at 7.00pm on Entry Central for A3 and A4 only. Those competing in the Masters race can sign on at the event.… Read more


Entry for Kanturk 3 Day Now Open

The O'Leary Stone Kanturk 3 Day will take place from Saturday 2nd May to Monday 4th May, The May Bank Holiday weekend. There are races for all categories including Youth. This is a pre-entry event and the entry form can be downloaded at the end of this article.

Youth Events  Sat. May 2nd:  Sign-on 8.30-9.30 AM in Edel Quinn Hall
Stage 1:
U12 (Curragh Circuit) Start 10.05am - Finish Freemount Rd. Graveyard.
U16 Start 10.00am - 2Laps Kanturk,Freemount,Newmarket,Kanturk. Finish Freemount Rd. Graveyard.
U14 Start 10.15am -1LAP

Stage 2 (TT): 1.30pm
U12 1st off  - Start Ashgrove Renewables -
U14/16 Lombardstown Jnctn.… Read more

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Details Ras na nÓg 2015

Drogheda Wheelers are delighted to announce details of this year's Ras na N'og youth stage race. This year's event will take place on Sat/Sun April 18th/19th. We are also delighted to announce a brand new headquarters this year. Bellewstown Racecourse in Co Meath will play host to the event.

Already on the Cycling Ireland grant aided events list we are thrilled to have Gery Cumiskey VW Commercials returning to us as a sponsor and also the IVCA have come on board as joint title sponsor, a real example of the older members of our sport giving to the youngest members.… Read more


Good Turn-Out for Youth TT

4There was a good turnout this morning for the Youth Time Trial promoted by the David McCall Foundations in conjuction with Maryland Wheelers.

Despite the extremely blustery conditions there were lots of good times recorded.

The event took place on a circuit course outside Crumlin and the event forms part of the popular David McCall Youth Series. The U12's did one lap, the U14's did two laps while the U16's completed three laps 0f the 4.8 mile course.

Island Wheelers up and coming rider Darren Rafferty took the honours in the U12 event with a 13.49 ahead of Sarah Elder of Carn Wheelers and Shea O'Kane of Phoenix CC.… Read more


Youth and Women’s Officer’s for Executive

Cycling Ulster held a very informative and well attended induction evening for all its commissions and key personnel recently which was also attended by Jack Watson, Vice President of Cyling Ireland.

As part of the induction evening both the Youth Academy and the Women's Commission were asked to nominate a volunteer to sit on the Executive. As a result Maurice McAllister and Lisa Millar  were duly elected by their respective commissions and will now act as Executive Officers until the next election where they may stand for office.… Read more

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