Cycling Ulster

Super Six TT Begins and Opening Round of Women’s TT League

slaneThe Slane Cycles Ulster Women’s TT League kicks off this Sunday with Round 1 of the Ernie Magwood Super Six time trial series. Once again organisers of the Ernie Magwood Super Six Series have shown their support for women’s cycling by agreeing to incorporate their series into the league.

The event is a ten mile time trial on the Toome course. Sign-on and parking will be at Toome Park and Share Carpark. Sign-on from 9.00am with the first rider off at 10.00am.

Women’s Cycling Ulster would like to encourage more women to participate in the league this year and newcomers will be made very welcome.… Read more

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Road Events this Weekend With Updated Details Mid Ulster GP

Lakeland Grand Prix Saturday 26th April Hosted by Lakeland CC Fermanagh
On Saturday Lakeland CC will once again promote their very popular Grand Prix for Senior riders. There will be four events on offer namely an A3 race , A4 race and races for 50+Masters and Women. The A4 races is now closed as the full field has been reached. There are only nine places left in the A3 event and you can register online for this event at Entry Central.

Women and Masters can register on the day as the race fields are not full  however it would greatly help the organisers if you could register beforehand.… Read more

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Holian Retains Zach O’Donnell Memorial Trophy

Sunday 13th April 2014 saw the running of the Zach O’Donnell Memorial Race in Convoy, Co. Donegal. This was the fourth running of the event, but was the first year that the host club, Four Masters CC, was running it as an open event. 95 riders signed on at St Mary’s GAA Hall for the 3 race event. There was an A Race – A2/A3 and Junior (64km), B Race –A4 (48km) and a late addition Masters/ Ladies Race (32km). The Convoy, Drumkeen, Kilross, Convoy circuit (16km) was mainly flat but strong side-winds and headwinds on the first 10km of the circuit would make any planned attacking very difficult on the day.… Read more


Ulster Team TT Champs Opens for Entry Wednesday

On Tuesday, 6th May, Phoenix CC will again host the Ulster Team Time Trial Championships which will be held over the 25 mile course at Woodgreen.

This event takes place only a few days before the Giro Grande Partenza Team Time Trial on some of the roads that the pro’s will be riding on Stage 2. This event has been growing in popularity every year and should attract a large entry in this year of the Giro.

Sign-on will open at 6pm and close at 6.50pm with the first team starting at 7pm,  In order to facilitate an efficient sign-on, teams are encouraged to pre enter.… Read more

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Women’s Cycling Ulster Website Launched

Womens_Cycling_Ulster_logo_The Women’s Commission was formed in January and have been working hard since then to get the Ulster Women’s Road Racing League and their new website up and running. The website was officially launched on Friday night when they held their first event.

Paul McCormac and Khara Mills, were the speakers for evening with Khara dealing with nutruition while Paul talked about physio.  Cleaver Fulton Rankin who are also sponsoring the Women’s Leisure League, donated their premises and a great spread of refreshments after the event.… Read more


McIntyre, Downey, Wilson and Hannan Victorious at Dromore

aOnce again Banbridge CC promoted a well organised promotion of the John Beggs and Sean McGreevy Memorial Races today at Dromore. There were four races on offer to suit all senior categories. The course which was slightly changed from previous years was one of the hardest so far in Ulster this year and would  prove to be a real test of stamina for the riders.

In the A  race for A1/A2 the A2′s were given a short handicap over the A1 riders. The small scratch group which included riders such as David McCann of Synergy Baku, Ronan McLaughlin (Dig Deep Inspired) and th epowerful Fraser Duncan of Northern Dave Kane had to ride hard to close down the gap.… Read more


Mid Ulster GP Opens for Entry Tonight

The Mid Ulster GP promoted by Harps CC on Sunday 27th April 2014 opens for pre-entry tonight at 715pm on and will cost £12 per rider. There will be two Senior Races for A1 – A3 & A4 Races in the afternoon.In the morning the club will also host racing for Women. Masters, U12, U14, and U16 riders.Sign On  for the Senior races is at Mid Ulster Sports Arena, Tullywiggan Road, Cookstown, BT80 8SG. Sign On 1100 – 1215 and the race assembly point will be Kilcronagh Road at 1250 for the race start at 1300 sharp

A1 – A3 handicapped race will be 6 laps of a 9.7 mile circuit.… Read more


Road Races this Weekend

There are three road races down for decision this weekend with Youth racing taking place in Saurday at Bartins Bay in the Aghagallon Cup.

John Beggs and Sean McGreevy Memorial  Races Saturday 5th April
On Saturday 5th April Banbridge CC will be hosting a full day’s racing. The club will be promoting four races on Saturday

The main race of the day will cater for categories A1 -2 with the winner walking away with the John Beggs Memorial Trophy.

There will be separate A3 and A4 races.… Read more


Ulster XC Series Round 2 Sunday 6 April 2014

On Sunday 6th April Caldwell Cycles will promote Round 2 of the Ulster XC Series. This series has grown in populaity and excellent fields are expected. As usual with all Ulster Off Road Events there is a packed programme for young riders. To view the categories and race timetable click HERE

Course Description:
The course will be similar to the one used last year.  This year we have a brand new loop for the U-8′s and U-10′s with a flat course located around the start finish area, the U-12′s will be using the same as the 2013 race.… Read more


McLaughlin Takes PJ Logan Cup Back to Donegal

aSunday the 30th of March saw the start of the long evening and more importantly the Island Wheeler’s PJ Logan annual race sponsored by McAleer and Rushe. This year the club ran the A1-A2 race, A3 race, A4 and wonen’s race. The A3 and 4 races were sold out on the entry night.

Conditions were damp in the morning  but quickly dried up. The pace was quick from the start in all races with each group staying away from the pursuing pack behind. There were plenty or breakaway in all the races but most were brought back  in.… Read more

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