The first of two junior training camps this summer will take place during the half term break, from 17th to 19th February. The format will be similar to last July’s hugely successful training camp at Kippure. During the day participants will try three different cycling disciplines; road biking, mountain biking and track racing. In the evening they will learn about some of the vital skills that will help support them as they develop as cyclist, skills such as training advice, nutrition & strength & flexibility training.… Read more
Round 3 was on the first weekend of the New Year, back in Manchester. For the Hoy Future Stars event we had to compete in a 20 lap scratch and point race but this time instead of the 6 lap dash they decided to add in a 60 lap Madison race.
We travelled over on the Thursday night ferry and arriving on the Friday. We went to the National Cycling Centre to find out if I could get some track time to practice the Madison slings.… Read more
There will be three runs on offer to entrants, a 50mile leisure group, a 62mile intermediate group and a 75mile 'A' Group.
All three runs will depart from the Rex Bonar Club House, Railway Street, Ballymena with the 'A' group leaving at 10.00am sharp followed at five minute gaps by the intermediate group at 10.05am and finally the leisure group 10.10.am
Sign on will open from 9.00 am with an entry fee of £10.… Read more
With the road racing season due to start in six weeks Cycling Ulster are calling on clubs to consider promoting one or more of the remaining Ulster Championships. Our championship events are always eagerly looked forward to by riders across disciplines, ages and genders. Currently there are a few of our major champsionships not in the calendar. These include the Ulster RR, the Ulster Youth Championships, the Hill Climb and the Criterium.
To date the the following clubs have stepped up to the mark to promote some of our hotly contested time trials.… Read more
Almost 160 people showed up for the Ulster Awards evening which was held in the White River Hotel in Toome on Saturday night. If the National CX Championships were not taking place the following day this number would have been much greater as we received many apologies.
It is very heart-warming for both the Cycling Ulster Executive and for the promoters of our championships to see how people value these championships and are proud to receive an Ulster medal. It is especially good that so many of our young riders came along to receive their awards.… Read more
It was a good day for Ulster at the McNally Swords promotion of the 2015 National Cyclocross Championships in the Ward River Valley Park. In a close fought battle David Montgomery of Chain Reaction Cycles took on an in form Glen Kinning of Kinning Cycles. For the first hjalf of the race these two were neck and neck. Unfortunately Glen got material stuck in his gears and when he cleared the debris rode hard to make up lost time. He then cramped badly and struggled on maintaining his second placing from Tim O'Regan (DID) until the closing stages.… Read more
The National Cyclocross Championship takes place this Sunday in Swords promoted by McNally Swords CC . The event has attracted a large entry across all categories and all is set for an exciting day of racing.
The full entry list and the starting grids can be downloaded at the end of this article. All riders are reminded that these races are being run in accordance with Cycling Ireland Rules. Please remember to bring a print out or screenshot of your 2015 licence. A PDF is available on your Cycling Ireland online account and would have been sent out along with your receipt from Cycling Ireland.… Read more
After a long journey we arrived early in Manchester with a lot of time to kill as I wasn’t on till the evening session. I decided to sign on early and was given my riders pass to go in and out of the track centre when I wanted. As I was signing on Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell and the USN team from Wales arrived; it seemed so surreal that they were cueing behind me to sign on the same piece of paper as me!… Read more
Cycling Ulster is currently seeking to recruit volunteers to help out at various events, disciplines and commissions.
We are particularly in need of people who would be interested in becoming part of the Road Commission. The Road Commission traditionally looks after road racing and time trialling with particular reference to Junior, U 23 and Elite. The Road Commission will also act in an advisory position for women and youth in matters of road racing.
As the remit of the Road Commission is quite broad we need to build up a strong volunteer force. … Read more
The Ulster Awards evening will take place on Saturday 10th January in the White River Hotel in Toome. Special guest for the evening will be the President of Cycling Ireland, Denis Toomey. Other invited guests include Jack and Rea Watson, Morris Foster and Alan Mark.
The evening is always very enjoyable and well attended. Many of our youngest cyclists attend the evening to receive their awards. For this reason all those under 14 years of age will have the same three course meal as the adults but it will be subsidised by Cycling Ulster.… Read more