Cycling Ulster

Errigal Youth Training Starts Well

aErrigal CC have been running Youth training sessions for a number of years. Last night was the start of the sessions for this year and was for beginners only. The club will run these every Wednesday night throughout the summer, in the Gweedore Industrial Estate at 7pm.

The training sessions will focus on basic bike skills and group riding. There was a good tuurnout for the first of these sessions and Rory Rushe who was acting as registrar to sign up the young riders was kept very busy.… Read more

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Road Races this Weekend Plus Errigal Youth league

There are three races on off this weekend for adults and one for Youth with the continuatuon of the Errigal Youth League. Details of all events can be found below.

The Wallace Caldwell Memorial Saturday 12th April 2014
The Wallace Caldwell Memorial has attracted a full field from all over the country.  The recent winner of the Blair International – Red Hand Trophy, Fraser Duncan, will start as a heavily marked man but others in form are Sean McIntyre – Orchard CC, Daniel Stewart – Audi East Antrim CC and Ronan McLaughlin – Dig Deep Coaching. … Read more


Congratulations to Ulster Riders

Ulster riders were very much to the fore in races in the south over the weekend in both senior and Youth racing in the Rás na nÓg and the Coombes Connor promoted by Drogheda Wheelers.  In the tough Coombes Connor race it was Northern Dave Kane rider Fraser Duncan who once again this year stamped his mark on the race to take the win. However out of the eight top placings all but one were from Ulster.

Sean McKenna of UCD was the only rider to break the run for Ulster when he took fifth overall.… 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


Youth, Masters and Women at Ciclisport GP 2014

aaEast Tyrone had covered all the bases today when they promoted their annual Ciclisport GP. They had a full programme of racing for almost all categories starting at 10.00am this morning.

In line with Cycling Ireland rules for Youth events they also had toilets at the start line which were appreciated by youth members, adult participants and spectators alike.

First race of the day was the Under 16 event. This was the first round of the David McCall Foundation Ulster Youth league. It is testament to the growth of cycling in Ulster and to the hard work of our clubs that this was the biggest field of U16′s for a very long time.… Read more


Expressions of Interest Required Sainsbury`s School Games

Expressions of interest are sought from Youth riders (Boys & Girls) interested in being considered for selection for the Sainsbury School Game and Inter-Regional Competitions. All events will take place within a short space of time of each other at the end of the Summer.

Currently all that we require is that riders interested in being considered for any or all of the Games mentioned below contact us expressing initial interest. Further criteria will be issued later.

Currently Cycling Ulster has not decided if all the events will be targeted this year.… Read more


Sustrans Active School Travel Programme

The Sustrans Active School Travel Programme is an exciting initiative for schools who wish to see more of their children choosing an active journey to school. Increasing the number of children who regularly walk, cycle or scoot to school has a number of benefits including increased physical activity levels amongst young people, reduced congestion around schools and increased road safety awareness.

Cycling Ulster would encourage any of our members who are teachers or indeed parents to bring this initiative to the attention of their schools. It is important that we get the message out there about being active.… Read more


Youth Reliability Trial Builds on Success Updated

aThe David McCall sponsored Youth Reliability Trial took place today in Crumlin promoted by Maryland Wheelers. The event, which was originally organised by Colin Hughes , former chair of the Ulster Youth Commssion and supported by the David McCall Foundation has now become a traditional event in the Youth Calendar. Such is its popularity that today there was unprecedented crowd of young riders present many travelling from as far away as Donegal.  Many thanks to everyone who came along to make this a great day.

Phil Holland , Chairman of the David McCall Foundation had this to say,

“The David McCall foundation Youth Reliability Trial this year gave me some sleepless nights I can tell you, after having to cancel due to snow last year the weather forecasters predicted a frosty start and then a wet outlook for the rest of our day, but hey what do they know.

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