Ireland's Josie Knight has won a Silver Medal in the Junior Women's Individual Pursuit at the UEC European Track Championships U23/Junior in Anadia, Portugal. Knight earlier qualified for the final as the fastest qualifier posting 2.29.467 for the 2km race against the clock, guaranteeing her a medal in the gold medal ride off against Russia's Daria Egorova, who had qualified a close second. In the final the Russian started fast, maintaining her lead to take the European Title. Knight won the silver medal, which is an incredible achievement in her first major track championship.… Read more
The Ulster 10 mile Time Trial Championship will take place on Sunday 10th August 2014 on the A2 Toome course promoted by Church Island Cycling. Sign-on will be at Erin's Own GAA Clubrooms, Shore Road, Toomebridge from 8:30 until 9:30 witht he first rider off - 10:01am.
A Limited Competition licence is minimum required and must be presented at sign on. Testers starting times will be determined by the order of registration on Entry Central, with the exception that handcyclists will start first. Entry closes at midnight on 8th August.… Read more
Phoenix CC organised their second race of the week on Friday night. The Crit in the Park event in Ormeau Park in Belfast followed on from the Bobby Crillly Classic last weekend. The weather was kind and the evening started with the young riders taking to the circuit for the U10 fun race. Many young riders took part with a variety of ages involved but all had a good time and enjoyed being cheered on by the crowds.
Next saw the U12 riders line up for four laps of the course. … Read more
The John Mulligan Memorial Road Race will take place on Sunday 6th July and is dedicated to well-known cyclist John Mulligan who was killed in a fatal car accident in 2012. John was a former racing cyclist and was well known on the racing scene. He competed in many top events and represented Ulster in several occasions. After his own cycling career he was still a familiar figure at local and national cycling events as he acted as a support and back up vehicle for his sister, Julie and brother, Paul in races.… Read more
With Bike Week on our doorstep there are a lot of events coming up this week. Tomorrow night (Wednesday) Ards CC once again host their annual Town Centre races with racing for most categories including youth. This is always a popular event and we urge you to go along and support the races. The time table for the evening is as follows
Wednesday 18th June - Ards Town Centre Races.
Entry fees are - £10 Seniors, £3 for U16, U14, U12 and £1 for Novices.… Read more
Andrew McCullough (Kinning Cycles) was a worthy winner of the main A1/2/3/Jun race at the Ards Town Centre Races on Wednesday evening. The race was run as a short handicap, with the A1/2s giving away 40 seconds to the A3/Juniors.
The attacks starting immediately, with junior rider Evan Donoghue from Letterkenny holding a small advantage for couple of laps. He was soon replaced at the front by Andrew McCullough. Behind, the A1/2s had caught the main bunch, and the counter attacks came thick and fast. It was Glen Kinning (also from Kinning Cycles) who eventually managed to escape the bunch, but Andrew managed to hold on for the win.… Read more
The gods were smiling on the hardy participants who lined up on Sunday to take on the tough and challenging Tour of the Lakes course in Donegal as the sun came out and the temperature rose.
the event was the Ulster Road Race Championships which the hard working North Pole club offered to host for 2014 as appeals for clubs to promote this event had received no other takers. The course chosen was that used for the National B Championhips a few years ago and there is no doubt that the 20 mile circuit provided plenty of challenges for the the riders and helped produce worthy champions.… Read more
On the evening of Friday 20th June, Phoenix will be running the ever popular ‘CRIT IN THE PARK’ sponsored by McConvey’s Cycles in Ormeau Park, Belfast. The programme on the night will include:-
Youth Racing for U10, U12, U14, U16 & Seniors races for A4 / Phoenix club riders, A3, A1/A2
Please Note – Car parking is at the Ozone, access via the Ormeau Embankment. Sign-on is at the race start – a short walk or cycle from the car park
Timetable:- Sign-on will open at 5.15 on the night and following is the provisional timetable.… Read more
The Super 25 mile time trial took place at Woodgreen on Sunday 15 June 2014 (Father's Day) hosted by Ballymoney Cycling Club. The event was a great success with a field of 51 riders. The conditions were sunny and warm however there was a strong blustery wind. Fastest male was Colm Cassidy (UCD) in a time of 49.39. Fran Meehan (Team Aqua Blue) was the fastest woman over the distance in a time of 60.50.
The team prize was won by the BCC Biesty's Centra Racing Team (Steven McAllister 56.36, Mervyn Linton 57.37 and Uel Cunningham 59.15).… Read more