Cycling Ulster

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...

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


Road Selection Criteria for Cycling Ulster Youth Academy Teams

Youth Academy Logo (120x44)The first major event in 2015 for U16 boys only, is the Youth tour of Scotland. There are 4 places on the team. To be eligible for selection you must be available to travel on Friday 3rd April returning on Monday 6th April. If not please notify the CUYA at the sign on.

The selection race for this event will be in Errigal on 1st March 2015. Any Ulster riders on the 2020 National Development Squad are not eligible for CUYA selection

The second event will be a Time Trial on Tuesday March 17th with the 1st rider off at 11am.

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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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XMTB McConvey Cycles Spring Series Starts This Weekend

XMTB McConvey Cycles are hosting a series of 3 mountain bike races aimed primarily at the youth riders from the Under 8s up to the Under 16s starting on Sunday 15 February 2015 in Belfast's Ormeau Park.  The club wish to thank Belfast City Council for their support and ongoing permission to use the venue.
Please Note: These events are also selection events for the Cycling Ulster MTB Junior and U23 Team which will be competing in the NPS Series in Britain in 2015.Because of the popularity of this league in addition to the normal program, we will be hosting two separate Senior races taking the following format:

Senior A:

The Senior A race is for riders who are experienced in cross country racing and would normally compete in race categories Senior 1, Senior 2 and Senior 3.… Read more


Tour of Down and 2 RT’s this Weekend

There is lots of choice for cyclists around Ulster this coming weekend. For off road enthusiasts XMTB McConvey Cycles will be hosting their Spring Series in Ormeau Park (see separate story) while West Down Wheelers will promote their annual Tour of Down on Saturday 14th Feb 2015. In the North West, Omagh are putting on no less than four events including a Youth Reliability Trian on Sunday 15th while in Lisburn, Maryland Wheelers will promote their annual RT which has the reputation of being one of the hardest on the calendar. Read more

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Cycling Ulster MTB XC Team Selection 2015

Plans have been put in place for a Cycling Ulster mountain bike cross-country team to attend the British NPS series in 2015. The team will be made up of a maximum of 4 riders. Age categories are Junior and Under 23 (male or female).

Eligibility for the team is as follows:
• The rider must have been born in Ulster, or the rider must belong to an Ulster cycling club or the rider must live in Ulster.
• The rider must have a current UCI competition membership licence
• Year of birth must be in the range 1993 - 1998… Read more


Ulster Youth Day Now on This Saturday

Youth Academy LogoDue to inclement weather conditions the Youth day planned for last Saturday at Omagh had to be postponed in the interests of safety.

A new date and venue has now been sourced and the the Ulster Youth Academy are pleased to announce the following -

The first Cycling Ulster Youth Academy Provincial Team selection event of 2015 is being held this Saturday, 7th Feb in conjunction with the Junior Tour of Ireland Sportive. This event is being promoted by Church Island Cycling Club. The club chairman, Sean McNicholl, is pleased to welcome the young riders to the event.… Read more

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National Training Camp for Girls and U23 Women

The first of two junior training camps this summer will take place during the half term break, from 17th to 19th February. The format will be similar to last July’s hugely successful training camp at Kippure. During the day participants will try three different cycling disciplines; road biking, mountain biking and track racing. In the evening they will learn about some of the vital skills that will help support them as they develop as cyclist, skills such as training advice, nutrition & strength & flexibility training.… Read more

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First Youth Day of 2015 – Saturday 31st January

aThe Cycling Ulster Youth Academy in association with Omagh Wheelers will be holding a "Youth Camp" and Provincial Team Selection Day on Saturday 31st Jan 2015. Riders will use a 10 mile circuit  (Mc Cann cup circuit) a short distance from the Sports complex which is being used for the sign on and refreshments.

Sign on opens at 9.00am and all youth riders from U16 to U12 are welcome to come along. This includes boys and girls. The day will start with a short talk.

There will be an opportunity for the riders to find out what exactly is happening and what is expected from them.… Read more

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Shenna’s Latest Update on the Hoy Future Stars

Round 3 was on the first weekend of the New Year, back in Manchester. For the Hoy Future Stars event we had to compete in a 20 lap scratch and point race but this time instead of the 6 lap dash they decided to add in a 60 lap Madison race.

We travelled over on the Thursday night ferry and arriving on the Friday. We went to the National Cycling Centre to find out if I could get some track time to practice the Madison slings.… Read more

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