There is still all to play for as the Cycling Ireland Men`s National Road Series and Joe Daly Women`s National League both reach their finale on Sunday in County Down with the North Down Grand Prix.
Already one of the richest one-day events on the calendar carrying a first prize of approximately €430, (£300), Sunday will also see someone walk away with the top prize of €670 as the Men`s National Series winner.… Read more
The West Down GP will be held this Saturday 22nd at Katesbridge, signing on from 9
at the hall in Katesbridge. Racing starts 11.00am sharp with A2 A3s off first followed by A4s then over 50 and women. There is absolutely no parking on the hall road opposite any driveways to houses as milk lorrys need to get in. Car parking will be in Katesbridge park and slip road at the back of the housing estate. Directions will be in place for everything so follow them.… Read more
The Billy Stewart Cup and support races was hosted on Sunday last by Apollo CT, Lurgan. With an almost 60 mile course of very flat circuit it was certain to attract some of the countries best sprinters.
In the A4 race there were many attempts for a break to get away, but with Apollo fielding a large squad of A4 riders they were very quick to chase down any attempts with good riding from Robbie Smith and John McCambridge, assisted by Timmy Burns of North Down, and some aggressive riding from Robbie Alexander Orchard Wheelers.… Read more
For all those people on holidays this weekend who are looking for something to do why not sign-up for one of the great leisure events taking place in some of the most scenic parts of the country. In fact why not make it a weekend away and relax before participating in the event. There are two events in Donegal. In the north of the county North Pole CC are promoting their annual Tour of Inishowen rescheduled from the previous week while further south Tir Chonaill Gap are promoting their very popular leisure mountain Bike event.… Read more
With the help of their sponsors the Academy has purchased ten new road bikes for the exclusive use of new recruits to AAA's youth development programme, it is often the case that a number of those children who may have the potential to go far in cycling are lost due to the fact that many who would be interested in taking up the sport do not have the means to buy a bike at the outset.… Read more
Wednesday 1st July– Gareth Gallagher Memorial TT Series Round 3
This time trial series is promoted by Roe Valley CC. Sign-on at the Vale Centre in Greysteele from 6.00pm with the first rider off at 7.00pm. A working rear red light is mandatory for this event. Contact Emma Scott on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Saturday 4th July - JG Memorial - Cranford
The Annual JG Memorial Race will take place in Cranford on Saturday 4th July. The ‘JG’ is Donegal's longest established cycle race. This year it will be hosted by Rathmullan CC assisted by Dinny Doherty (Four Masters) and Carl Fullerton (North Pole).… Read more
The cream of Irish Women Cyclists lined up in Omagh on Saturday afternoon to contest the UCI ranked National Championships. The large field of almost sixty riders included top professionals such as Olivia Dillon (VisitDallas) and Fiona Meade (Fearless Femmes) as well as the best of the local talent.
By the end of the first lap a group of twelve women had broken away. In this group were Olivia Boylan (WNT), Lydia Gurley (Bonito), Ciara Kinch (Towers CC), Eve McCrystal and Caroline Ryan (Garda CC), Aqua Blue's Siobhan Horgan and Francine Meehan as well as Phoenix CC's Claire McIlwaine among others.… Read more
The County Down Open Time Trial (10 Mile) Championships will take place on 11th July 2015.This event is open to all cyclists holding a minimum of a limited Competition Cycling Ireland licence. Only members of a Co.Down club or those with a permanent address in Co.Down will be eligible for the championship prize. (Please note that eligibility will be based on information printed on CI licences) There will also be a prize on the day for the fastest Male and Female outside of the criteria.
There will be seven Categories: A1, A2, A3, A4, Juniors, Vets 50+, and Women.Prizes for the fastest in each Category and overall County Down Man and Woman.… Read more
Ryan Mullen (An Post Chain Reaction) repeated his win of last year in the Elite and Under 23 category with a time of 47 minutes 46 seconds for the 23 mile loop.
The silver medal went to Cork teenager Eddie Dunbar (48:11) who now riders for the UK based Pro team NFTO.
Ulster man Martyn Irvine (Madison Genises) was third fastest with a time of 48 minutes 57 seconds.… Read more
On Sunday 5th July Foye CC will be promoting a fund raising cycle, the Foyle Hospice ladies cycle. The event is being run to foster the two wheeled sport among women and to raise much needed funds for a very worthy local charity.
Evelyn Callan from the Hospice is doing great work to get girls out on bikes and takes a group of women out each Sunday from Templemore at 0915 for an introductory cycle. Many of these people will of course take to the paths and roads on July 05.… Read more