Cycling Ulster
18Sep/140

Vets and Women’ s RR Championships Saturday 20th

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.

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17Sep/140

Ulster Track Riders Compete Against the Best in Britain

aA 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

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15Sep/140

14/09/2014 Ulster 100 m Time Trial Championship

aChristie and Madden Smash 100 Record

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

13Sep/140

Giant’s Causeway Awash With Cyclists

aWell over one thousand cyclists of all ages and abilities took to the scenic roads of the North Antrim Coast today to participate in the Giants Causeway Challenge promoted by Outdoor Recreation NI. With hazy sunshine and warm temperatures all was set for a great day's cycling.

Perhaps today's huge participation is one of the legacies of the Giro d'Italia or perhaps more people have simply discovered the joys of cycling.

What ever the reason as they climbed or walked Torr Head all were happy to be on their bike.… Read more

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10Sep/140

Rules in Operation for Ulster 100 mile TT Championship

aRiders taking part in the Ulster 100 mile time trial championship on Sunday should be aware that the event is run under the main TT rules of Cycling Ireland. Intending participants should be familiar with the following rules particularly in relation to feeding.

No feeding is permitted by following cars so riders should make sure that they have support situated along the roadside.

Medals will be awarded to Senior and Veteran Men and Women and the overall team. Martin Birney SportActive Trophies will be awarded to the Senior Man, Veteran Man, Senior Woman and Veteran Woman.… Read more

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8Sep/140

Great Turn-Out At MTB at Craigavon

The sun shone at the lakes in Craigavon for the fifth and final round of the Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike series.  This round was hosted by Apollo Cycling Team whose members have been working hard on developing the course and adding in new features not used in previous years. The course takes in a circuit around the lakes starting from the Watersports centre which has a café, separate room for sign on, showers, toilets and bike wash facilities.  Beside the car park there is the grassy hill section which has a large stone erected on the top as the focal point and is surrounded by a circular line of trees.  … Read more

2Sep/140

Off-road news – upcoming events in Ulster

A busy time ahead for the off-road cyclists with the last round of the Ulster XC Series on this Sunday at Craigavon, the upcoming National Marathon Championships at Kilbroney the following weekend and then there is cyclo-cross.… Read more

5Aug/140

Amy Brice Takes on Massive Challenge

amyAfter 4 years of cycling, three times Cycling Ulster Champion Amy Brice and current leader of the Women’s National League ventures into the mountains to tackle what she quotes as “a huge endurance challenge that will test me to my limit”.

The Haute Route is a relatively new cyclosportive compared to others but has been described by the Haute Route organisers as the highest and toughest cyclosportive in the world. This 7 stage timed event traverses over the greatest cycling terrain in the world.

There are now three events where the Dolomites, Alps and the Pyrenees play host.… Read more

2Aug/140

Montgomery wins Madigan Cycles GP in horrendous weather conditions

Unattached rider David Montgomery broke clear of the field early in the first lap of 3 and rode superbly on his own opening up a gap of almost 5 minutes at one point over the chasing pack, in horrendous heavy rain on the tough hilly 18-mile circuit at Kilroot. He remained in front crossing the finish line 3 minutes 48 seconds ahead of Connor Murphy (Caldwell Cycles) and 4 minutes 35 seconds ahead of Mike Millar (Phoenix CC) and Cathal Smyth (Phoneix CC). … Read more

29Jul/140

Road Races this Weekend

Madigan Cycles Grand Prix Saturday 2nd August - Pre Entry Now Open
Team Madigan Cycling Club, Carrickfergus will promote the 26th Madigan Cycles Grand Prix at Kilroot near Carrickfergus Co. Antrim starting at 11.00am and finishing at around 1.15pm on Saturday 2nd August. Sign-On and Changing / Showers etc. will be in the new Eden Community Centre, Beltoy Road, Kilroot. Note this is on the site of the old Sports Pavilion at Beltoy Road as used for previous Madigan GP events over many years.
Pre-entries for the A and B races are now open.… Read more

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