Ulster was well represented at the Cycling Ireland Awards dinner in Dublin on Saturday night taking many of the top accolades. The evening was introduced by Geoff Liffey who gave an overview of the many successes this year mentioning in particular the growth of membership, paracycling medallists, the progress with the velodrome bid and the success of the many cycling programmes now being run by Cycling Ireland.
The new president of Cycling Ireland, Ciaran McKenna, welcomed the special guests and said he was looking forward to his presidency and the challenges facing him.… Read more
In 2015 Cycling Ulster had sent a cross-country mountain bike team to the British NPS series. The Off-road Commission is now looking for expression of interest from riders who wish to join this team to compete at the British events in 2016. As per 2015 the team will be made up of a maximum of 4 riders. Age categories are Junior and Under 23 (male or female). … Read more
Asda Foundation. in association with Omagh Wheelers CC/Cycling Ulster and Youthsport Omagh, are hosting a youth cycling development event, on Saturday 7 November 2015. Riders aged between 13-19 will take part in a challenging 35 mile road route. Riders under the age of 13 are also welcome but will remain at the track for a track session.… Read more
Tomorrow, Sunday, Phoenix CC will be promoting their CX event in Lady Dixon Park, a venue which has been used for the past number of years and always promises exciting racing both for spectators and participants.
In a move away from the norm of Ulster CX events, Phoenix CC took the decision not to host an MTB support race for men but to run a women only CX and a women only MTB support race instead. This is the first time in the history of Irish cyclocross that women have had their own, completely separate event and to mark the occasion Phoenix CC will presenting a special perpetual trophy - the Phoenix CC Cyclocross Trofee.… Read more
The 2015 British Cycling UK Inter-Regional Road Championships provided Ulster with one of its best results yet, both individually and for a team, in one of the counting events.
In the Street Sprint event, Harvey Barnes (East Tyrone CC) went two better from last year to take the outright win in the competition, beating off 51 of the best riders in the UK to take the top step of the podium, to give us our best ever placing in these Road Championships. … Read more
An 8 rider Cycling Ulster Youth squad will head to Sheffield this weekend for the season-ending British Cycling UK Inter-Regional Youth Championships which will take place over three days with racing centred around the National Trust property at Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire.
The Cycling Ulster team will comprise four Girls and four Boys, witha strong representation of National Champions and medallists among the number.
The Boys’ team is made up of Adam Ward (Omagh Wheelers), Harvey Barnes (East Tyrone CC), Conor Halvey (Errigal CC) and Xeno Young (Powerhouse Sport),whilst the girls have North Down CC duo of Molly McLarnon and Katie Armstrong along with Shauna McFadden (Errigal CC) and Amanda Gallagher (Caldwell Cycles Omagh).… Read more
Tomorrow, Saturday 12th September, Omagh Wheelers will promote Round 6 of the very successful and popular youth league. The race headquarters is Omagh Youth Sport, Cookstown Road, Omagh. The lap distance for each race is 2.2 miles. For further information contact event organiser Enda Harpur on 07739 909851… Read more
This Friday night sees GP Kinning Cycles kick start the cross season with their event in Huston Park, Belfast. Robin Seymour, Glen Kinning & Roger Akien will be at the fore of the race. With Robin recently winning the cross race in Rathfarnham he is the man on form. Third that night was Glen Kinning just 10 seconds down.
Roger Aiken, the only man to beat Seymour in recent times, has just came of a great road season for Team Asea. Hot on their heels and in the mix will be Graham Boyd, top MTB rider.… Read more
An 8-rider Ulster Youth Track squad will head off this weekend to the hallowed Boards of the Manchester Velodrome to take part in the 2015 Sainsbury`s School Games. … Read more
The 2015 Ulster Youth Road Race and Time Trial Championships were hosted by Omagh Wheelers at the weekend. A last minute change in venue due to roadworks did not prevent the club laying on a superb day of racing for the riders as they experienced the spectacular scenery and rolling rural roads of Baronscourt, just outside the village of Newtownstewart. … Read more