Cycling Ulster

Feast of Racing at Ciclisport

East Tyrone had a busy day today with no less than six races to promote. However the club members rallied and from early morning they were arriving with scones and pancakes to feed those who travelled from the four corners of Ireland for the morning youth races.

With the Under 16 event being one of the selection events for the European Youth Olympics there was a big turnout of over forty riders. The under 16’s did three laps of the 9.8 mile circuit and racing was aggressive from the off.… Read more


Square Wheels Promote Cycling for Women with New Sportive

aOn Monday night Tommy and Marian Lamb attended the launch of a new sportive aimed specifically at women. The launch took place in the the Moy, home to Square Wheels cycling club.

The club has begun to expand its activiites. Last week it hosted a  Safeguarding Course  for members and neighbouring clubs as they are now ready to begin developing their youth strand.

As we found out on Monday night they also intend to actively encourage the participation  of women. (See below for the press release of their new venture ChallengeHer.)

Sunday 17th May will see 100s of women of all ages take to the line for the inaugural ChallengeHer cycling event.… Read more

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Events this Weekend

A busy weekend of events is on offer this coming weekend. There are two road races both of which have youth events. These are the Ciclisport GP on Saturday and the PJ Logan on Sunday. For those who prefer a more leisurely time there are three leisure events on the calendar. These are the Loop of the Lake promoted by Cavan Club, Sheelin Flyers, the 100 in 10 or 8 promoted by Tyrone's Square Wheels and finally Armagh club Slieve Gullion Wheelers promote their annual Tour of Carlingford.… Read more


Sun Shines on Carn Classic

aCarn Wheelers were the promoters of today's Carn Classic which featured races for A1 -A3, A4 , Women and Masters.The sun came out and bathed the 14 mile circuit is glorious sunshime although there was a shap bite from the chill wind.

First off were the A3's who were given a small handicap over the A1 and A2's which was soon closed down and for a while the bunch stayed together.

However there was enough aggressive riding in the bunch to ensure that this did not stay together for long.… Read more


Great Racing at Burt on St Patrick’s Day

aThe main road from Burt to Letterkenny was jammed pack with cars today as riders arrived in droves to sign up for the annual Sy Patrick's Day Potato Race organised by North Pole CC.

Whether it was the draw of the free bag of potaoes or the fact that the sun came out but riders travelled from all over Ulster and further afield to take part.

First race of the day was the massed start A1-A3 race which would see the riders cover fifty five miles and do the hilly loop two times.… Read more


McGlinchey Clinches A2 Category with Danny Boy Win

aRoe Valley CC had a busy day today when they promoted four races around the 12.5 mile course which started at St Mary’s GAA Hall at Feeney.

First off were the A3’s and this race was very aggressive with riders trying to get away from the start. Halfway through the first lap a small group consisting of Chris Hutchinson (Team Madigan), Emmet Vallely (Square Wheels) and Andrew Graham of Omagh Wheelers surged clear.

Chris McGlinchey (Chain Reaction Cycles) then rode hard to bridge the gap and caught the leaders before the end of the first lap.… Read more


Events Coming Up

There is a busy St Patrick's weekend coming up with lots of cycling events on offer. There are road races on Saturday, Sunday and on St Patrick's Day as well as a leisure event on Sunday in Newry. There is also a Youth Time trial on St Patrick's Day.

See Sense Tour of  Ards - Saturday 14th March
This was a pre-enty event and the race is now full with a waiting list. The event is supported by the PSNI who provide outriders for the event.… Read more


All Day Racing at McCann Cup

aKnown throughout Ulster as the ‘friendly races’ because of the warm welcome extended to all, the McCann Cup events got under way this morning at 11.00am when the 50+ Masters took to the roads around Seskinore.

With almost forty riders lining up for this event it was the biggest field seen so far and proves that the popularity of these events is growing.

First off were the over 60’s who were given a two and a half minute advantage over the young fifty year olds. The group tried to use this to their advantage and worked well together but in the end were no match for the strong riders in scratch.… Read more


Drama at Spires CC as Rea and Campell Win

aIt was all hands on deck today at Ballyronan Marina as Spires CC got set to launch their annual Spires GP supported by Cathcart Centra. When riders had signed on, the hard working catering crew at Spires ensured that they were able to enjoy tea/coffee, extra large hot sausage rolls, scones with jam and cream and biscuits as they gazed out across the calm waters of Lough Neagh and dream  that they owned one of the smart little boats bobbing in the Marina.

However it was soon time to hit the roads and roll out to the start line.… Read more


CicliSport and Newry Hospice Cycle Now Open for Entries

Saturday 28th March Ciclisport GP
East Tyrone C.C. will be running three separate races at their annual East Tyrone C.C. Ciclisport Grand Prix 2015 and they will also be running two races for Youth namely for U14 and U16 riders. This will be the Tommy Smith Memorial Race.

The U16 event will be considered as one of the counter selection events for the European Youth Olympics and a big crowd is expected to attend this race.

Please Note :Due to the U16 Race being a qualifying round for the European Youth Olympics and the anticipated increase in numbers, the ETCC Committee have decided for this year only not to promote a Masters and Women'sRace and we apologise for any inconvenience. Read more

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