Ryan had qualified for the Bronze Medal ride-off with the 4th fastest time, but rode outstandingly in the final, to seize the medal in a new Irish Record of 3.34.257. This is Ireland’s first Women’s World Cup medal at the elite level. The Gold medal was won by Rebecca Wiasak (AUS), who is the World Number One ranked Pursuiter, silver went to GB’s Elinor Barker.… Read more
There will be an open forum regarding the development Women’s Cycling in Ulster at the Premier Inn Lisburn on the 14th December from 15.00-18.00. The day is open to everyone with an interest in women’s cycling.
The meeting will try to cover all aspects of cycling including racing, leisure, female youths, as well as Ulster team opportunities.
It is hoped that if everything goes well that there will be an opportunity to form a women’s committee which will have members who will represent the different cycling disciplines such as road racing, time trial, leisure, off road and track.… Read more
Round 7 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series takes place this Sunday at Seacourt in Larne. Host club Team Madigan is famous for their hospitality. The community hall is a great HQ with kitchen and showers.
The grass course will be interesting this year if this dry weather keeps up. It could be fast fast fast. This course is based around the excellent facilities at the Seacourt Community Centre in Larne which has new football pitches, changing rooms, extended car park, greenhouses etc.
Team Madigan set out a great self-contained course for the Under 6s, 8s, 10s to the right of the centre. … Read more
It’s Not all About The Bike was the theme last Saturday when Clann Eireann volunteers took a group of 26 Youth members aged between 7 and 15 to Belfast Activity Centre for a fun-filled day in Belfast.
The purpose of the day was for the kids to have fun and develop skills and confidence away from the bike. It was a wonderful day for all involved, with activities ranging from Climbing to Free Falling to the infamous Leap of Faith! The activities were well co-ordinated by very helpful and professional staff at the Activity Centre and were thoroughly enjoyed by all.… Read more
Details have been announced for 4 winter training camps which will take place over the coming months to help women riders structure their winter training and build their confidence before next season. The camps will cater for both beginners & more experienced riders.
The first camp takes place on 7th December at the Osprey Hotel in Naas. Beginner, intermediate and advanced training spins will be held in the morning, followed by lunch and a chance to meet fellow riders. In the afternoon there will be a talk on the Principles of Training from Gillian McDarby of Peak Endurance Coaching and a talk on Strength & Conditioning for Cyclists from Dromara’s Mary Hunter.… Read more
Friday the 15th November saw the Neenan Travel Talent Team, along with some juniors, board an early morning flight to Holland. The trip was put together by Alan Neenan of Neenan Travel, so no stone was left unturned. Accommodation was arranged in a Hotel very close to the Velodrome and a coach was hired to take us from the Airport straight to the Hotel to drop off bags then on to the Velodrome for our first of three sessions with Herman Schenk.
The girls were all very excited and a little nervous to get on the boards, even the girls who had previously ridden on an indoor Velodrome were a little apprehensive, as it had been some time since they had been on the wood. … Read more
Round Six of the Ulster Cyclocross Season will take place on Sunday 17th November in Ormeau Park, Belfast hosted by XMTB/McConvey Cycles. Xmtb McConvey Cycles is grateful to Belfast City Council for the use of Ormeau Park for their cyclo-cross race.
The course is completely different to previous years and has been made more suitable for cross bikes. The start/finish area has been moved down beside the football pitches. From the start, the riders will loop up onto the grass along the top of the course before a flowing wooded section leading to a fast run along a gravel path then a short, technical climb that will probably have to be ran up. … Read more
Event organisers from Dromara Cycling Club had been soaked by heavy rain the day before when they were doing their first day of set up, but were thankful to be squinting into the early morning sunshine when they were out putting out the rest of the posts and tape around the park on Sunday.
The club would like to thank Lisburn City Council for the use of the park, changing facilities, bike wash and pedestrian barriers. … Read more
This weekend sees Manchester Velodrome play host to Round One of the World Cup Series. This series is of vital importance to those countries wishing to amass points which will go towards qualifying their country for the World Championships.
Ireland’s top track cyclists will compete in the first round of the 2014 World Cup season in Manchester this weekend. World Track Champion, Martyn Irvine will be showing off his World Champion stripes in the Scratch Race, with Caroline Ryan and Eoin Mullen also competing.
The main aim for riders this weekend is to secure points towards qualifying for the World Championships.… Read more
The Cycling Ireland Annual General Meeting will take place on 26th October 2013, at 11am, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan Town. Delegates are requested to arrive prior to 1045 in order to facilitate a timely start to the AGM. Since it is Ulster’s turn to host the AGM we would encourage clubs to send representatives to this meeting.
There wil be an election to select the new President of Cycling Ireland as out-going President Rory Wyley has decided not to stand for re-election, The current nominees for the position are Denis Toomey and Ciaran McKenna.… Read more