The first round of the British NPS Cross-country series took place over the weekend at Sherwood Pines in Nottinghamshire. The aim of the Cycling Ulster MTB XC squad for 2015 is to compete at all five of the British rounds. Selected onto the squad were Matthew Adair (Xmtb McConvey Cycles), James Curry (Banbridge CC) and Sean Bradley (Carn Wheelers). Unfortunately Matthew was unable to attend due to last minute work issues. Jeff Ballantine and Simon Curry took the guys over on the Friday evening on the overnight boat to arrive on Saturday in time for practice.… Read more
The Coalisland based cycling club, Island Wheelers, were the second Tyrone club to promote a busy weekend programme of races for lots of categories. This morning there was a full programme of races for the U12’s, U14’s and U16’s while the afternoon saw races for A1-3, A4 and women.
In the Under 12 race Odhran Doogan of Errigal took first ahead of Island Wheelers duo Scott Roberts and Darren Rafferty. Shea O’Kane (Phoenix CC) was first unplaced U11 while Sarah Elder (Carn Wheelers) was first girl.… Read more
East Tyrone had a busy day today with no less than six races to promote. However the club members rallied and from early morning they were arriving with scones and pancakes to feed those who travelled from the four corners of Ireland for the morning youth races.
With the Under 16 event being one of the selection events for the European Youth Olympics there was a big turnout of over forty riders. The under 16’s did three laps of the 9.8 mile circuit and racing was aggressive from the off.… Read more
A busy weekend of events is on offer this coming weekend. There are two road races both of which have youth events. These are the Ciclisport GP on Saturday and the PJ Logan on Sunday. For those who prefer a more leisurely time there are three leisure events on the calendar. These are the Loop of the Lake promoted by Cavan Club, Sheelin Flyers, the 100 in 10 or 8 promoted by Tyrone's Square Wheels and finally Armagh club Slieve Gullion Wheelers promote their annual Tour of Carlingford.… Read more
There is a busy St Patrick's weekend coming up with lots of cycling events on offer. There are road races on Saturday, Sunday and on St Patrick's Day as well as a leisure event on Sunday in Newry. There is also a Youth Time trial on St Patrick's Day.
See Sense Tour of Ards - Saturday 14th March
This was a pre-enty event and the race is now full with a waiting list. The event is supported by the PSNI who provide outriders for the event.… Read more
Saturday 28th March Ciclisport GP
East Tyrone C.C. will be running three separate races at their annual East Tyrone C.C. Ciclisport Grand Prix 2015 and they will also be running two races for Youth namely for U14 and U16 riders. This will be the Tommy Smith Memorial Race.
The U16 event will be considered as one of the counter selection events for the European Youth Olympics and a big crowd is expected to attend this race.
Please Note :Due to the U16 Race being a qualifying round for the European Youth Olympics and the anticipated increase in numbers, the ETCC Committee have decided for this year only not to promote a Masters and Women'sRace and we apologise for any inconvenience.… Read more
Drogheda Wheelers have announced details of this year's Rás na N'og youth stage race. This year's event will take place on Sat/Sun April 18th/19th.
The event will have a brand new headquarters this year. Bellewstown Racecourse in Co Meath will play host to the event.
The will be sponsored by Cycling Ireland and previous sponsor Gery Cumiskey VW Commercials returning as a sponsor. This year the IVCA have come on board as joint title sponsor, a real example of the older members of our sport giving to the youngest members.… Read more
If you are riding in a group, whether in a race, a leisure ride or a club run, we all know that it is nearly impossible to see potholes, stones, broken glass, large puddles or other obstacles when you aren’t at the front.
As cyclists like to keep each other safe clearly it is important that the riders at the front communicate these hazards to the riders behind them.
Traditionally these hazards were physically pointed out to riders behind, but in the last five to ten years it has become the fashion to shout ‘HOLE LEFT’, ‘HOLE RIGHT’ etc.… Read more
Today Errigal CC promoted the first of this year's interclub Youth Series. Last year forward thinking Errigal CC promoted four youth events which were attended by riders many other clubs. This year Omagh Wheelers and Donegal Bay have been in discussion with Errigal CC in order to spread the load and provide different venues for the young riders. Together these clubs will host a total of six events.
Despite the bitter cold and high winds the small village of Dobhar was choc-a-bloc with young cyclists from all over Ulster.… Read more
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