Cycling Ulster
5Mar/150

CicliSport and Newry Hospice Cycle Now Open for Entries

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 teo races for Youth namely for U14 and U16 riders. This will be the Tommy Smith Memorial Race.

The U16 event will be comsidered 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

4Mar/150

Events this Weekend

There is lots on offer this weekend to suit all tastes and abilities. With races on Saturday and Sunday, the first of the Ulster XC  Series on Sunday and a couple of leisure events throow oin for good measure riders are spoilt for choice.

Spires GP RR Saturday 7th March
On Saturday the 7th of March, Spires CC will be holding their annual Grand Prix road race on the Ballyronan/ ‘three road ends’/ Loup circuit. The club would like to invite everyone to come along and watch what looks to be a great day's racing.… Read more

4Mar/150

Rás na nÓg now Open For Entry

Drogheda Wheelers have announced details of this year's Rás na N'og youth stage race. This year's event will take place on Sat/Sun April 18th/19th.

The event will have a brand new headquarters this year. Bellewstown Racecourse in Co Meath will play host to the event.
The will be sponsored by Cycling Ireland and previous sponsor Gery Cumiskey VW Commercials returning as a sponsor. This year 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

4Mar/151

The Importance of Pointing Out Holes; Not Just Calling Them.

aIf you are riding in a group, whether in a race, a leisure ride or a club run, we all know that it is nearly impossible to see potholes, stones, broken glass, large puddles or other obstacles when you aren’t at the front.

As cyclists like to keep each other safe clearly it is important that the riders at the front communicate these hazards to the riders behind them.

Traditionally these hazards were physically pointed out to riders behind, but in the last five to ten years it has become the fashion to shout ‘HOLE LEFT’, ‘HOLE RIGHT’ etc.… Read more

1Mar/150

Great Youth Event in West Donegal

Today Errigal CC promoted the first of this year's interclub Youth Series. Last year forward thinking Errigal CC promoted four youth events which were attended by riders many other clubs. This year Omagh Wheelers and Donegal Bay have been in discussion with Errigal CC in order to spread the load and provide different venues for the young riders. Together these clubs will host a total of six events.

Despite the bitter cold and high winds the small village of Dobhar was choc-a-bloc with young cyclists from all over Ulster.… Read more

28Feb/150

John Moore Memorial Road Race 2015 Report

7This time last year Castlereagh CC had 7 members including 2 kids, who, through a huge amount of work on individual's parts and with help from friends, somehow yet again ran the John Moore Memorial Road Race - successfully.

This year Castlereagh have 33 members including 4 kids and a cool new kit. They have now upped their game and ran two separate races, including a separate Women's League  event.

The 4 lap Women's Race was a huge success with 17  women taking part and a great attacking race.… Read more

27Feb/150

Information and Directions Errigal Youth Races

Errigal youth race U12, u14 and u16, on Sunday 1st March. Sign on from 9:30am at Ionad Naomh Padraig, Dore (near Crolly, where the Ulster youth chmps were in 2013). This is the first of a series of six youth races being hosted by Errigal, Donegal Bay and Omagh Wheelers cycling clubs over the coming months.

Full details of the other races to follow. First race away at 11 o'clock...

Directions
From Letterkenny, take N56 towards Dunfanaghy, but turn left in Termon, following signs for Glenveagh National Park.… Read more

24Feb/150

Carn Classic Road Race Open on 5th March

The Carn Wheeler’s Classic road race will take place this year on 22nd March at 1.oopm As per previous years, there will be an A race (for A1, A2 and A3 riders),  a B race (for A4 riders), plus a Masters and Women's race.

Each race will follow a number of laps as below and will be all left turns, until the last lap where each race will turn right for the final short drag into the finish in Maghera.

In the interests of safety each race will be limited to a field of 70 riders with a reserve list in operation when the race is full.

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22Feb/150

One Two for North Down at George Rooney Phoenix GP

aMark Cavendish reckons that cyclists lack a certain gene that tells them when they really should not be doing something and that was certainly the case this morning.

Over two hundred cyclists descended on the new Crumlin Leisure Centre today in pouring rain, temperatures barely above freezing and gale force winds. Why?? To sign-on for the George Rooney Phoenix GP road race -utter madess.

However line up they did and the 80 strong A4 race took to the roads around Nutts Corner to cover five laps of the 7.8 mile circuit.… Read more

20Feb/150

Report on Ulster and National Selection Days

aThe Cycling Ulster Youth Academy day was planned to be held at Omagh and due to exceptionally bad weather with snow, a high chill factor it was decided to pospone the event.

Following talks with Sean McNicholl the organiser of the  "Support the Junior Tour" sportive, it was agreed that the CUYA selection day would be incorporated along with his event a week later than originally planned.

Numbers at the Ulster day suffered due to the severe weather and the anticipated 100 plus was around 70, made up with boys and girls from Under12, Under14 and Under16 age categories.

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