After 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
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
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
Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar would like to announce that the postponed national cycling championships for Women and Vets have been rescheduled for Saturday 20th September 2014 in Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath.
Both races will be held on the route used for the Elite men's race and we are delighted to say we will have closed roads for both events.
Following a very tragic accident on the morning of the original date for the championships we were forced to postpone the events due to circumstances beyond our control. Since then we have been working with Cycling Ireland, Westmeath County Council, Gardai and Civil Defence to rearrange a suitable date on the same race route.… Read more
BannValley Road Club promoted the 2014 Ulster 25 mile time trial championships on Saturday 19th July 2014 at Clady. Sean McIntyre won the mens Ulster 25 mile time trial championships at Clady in a time of 54 minutes and 9 seconds. It was a very close contest for the top three as silver went to Stephen colbert (Colbert Cycles) just five seconds slower and Belfast teenager Daniel Stewart (East Antrim) was third at seven seconds. … Read more
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