After 2 stages of Ras na N'og today in Drogheda we have three riders from Ulster in yellow as we head in to tomorrow's final road stage.Today there was a criterium and a road stage in the afternoon.
In the U16 race the defending champion Harvey Barnes from East Tyrone holds a three point lead from Adam Ward from Omagh with Conor Gallagher from Castlebar a further 2 points adrift. Barnes won this morning's crit from a four man break and finished fifth in the road stage.… Read more
The league developed as a result of the very successful Youth League which was promoted by Errigal CC last year.
For 2016 three clubs in the North West -namely Erigal CC, Donegal Bayand Omagh Wheelers came to gether to spread the workload. Each club committed to organising at least one round of the league and to date these have been supported by Youth riders from all over Ulster.… Read more
The O'Leary Stone Kanturk 3 Day will take place from Saturday 2nd May to Monday 4th May, The May Bank Holiday weekend. There are races for all categories including Youth. This is a pre-entry event and the entry form can be downloaded at the end of this article.
Youth Events Sat. May 2nd: Sign-on 8.30-9.30 AM in Edel Quinn Hall
U12 (Curragh Circuit) Start 10.05am - Finish Freemount Rd. Graveyard.
U16 Start 10.00am - 2Laps Kanturk,Freemount,Newmarket,Kanturk. Finish Freemount Rd. Graveyard.
U14 Start 10.15am -1LAP
Stage 2 (TT): 1.30pm
U12 1st off - Start Ashgrove Renewables -
U14/16 Lombardstown Jnctn.… Read more
Drogheda Wheelers are delighted to announce details of this year's Ras na N'og youth stage race. This year's event will take place on Sat/Sun April 18th/19th. We are also delighted to announce a brand new headquarters this year. Bellewstown Racecourse in Co Meath will play host to the event.
Already on the Cycling Ireland grant aided events list we are thrilled to have Gery Cumiskey VW Commercials returning to us as a sponsor and also 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
Despite the extremely blustery conditions there were lots of good times recorded.
The event took place on a circuit course outside Crumlin and the event forms part of the popular David McCall Youth Series. The U12's did one lap, the U14's did two laps while the U16's completed three laps 0f the 4.8 mile course.
Island Wheelers up and coming rider Darren Rafferty took the honours in the U12 event with a 13.49 ahead of Sarah Elder of Carn Wheelers and Shea O'Kane of Phoenix CC.… Read more
Cycling Ulster held a very informative and well attended induction evening for all its commissions and key personnel recently which was also attended by Jack Watson, Vice President of Cyling Ireland.
As part of the induction evening both the Youth Academy and the Women's Commission were asked to nominate a volunteer to sit on the Executive. As a result Maurice McAllister and Lisa Millar were duly elected by their respective commissions and will now act as Executive Officers until the next election where they may stand for office.… Read more
There is a busy weekend ahead for our Youth riders with the Omagh Youth League and the David McCall Youth TT , on Saturday and the North West Youth League on Sunday. For those who prefer off road there is also racing in Fermanagh at the Second round of the Ulster XC Series.
Omagh Youth Development League &North West Youth League (Sat11th/Sun 12th April)
Omagh Wheelers' planned events this weekend centres around youth. On Saturday 11th April their youth development league starts at the Youth Sport Track off the Gortin Road, Omagh.… Read more
The team travelled early on Friday morning taking the 8.15 sailing from Larne to Troon. Track suits had been designed and to quote one of the lads they looked zesty. As the journey north passed close to Glasgow it was decided to visit the Emirates Arena to have a look at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome.
The staff were brilliant, giving us a tour and access into the centre of the arena. We then continued to Strathallan School for registration and room allocation. This is a private boarding school set in fantastic grounds and around which most of the stages are set.… Read more
Trail Demons CC is a new club which was launched this month in Craigavon. The club is set up to teach kids how to ride bikes, to get them off the sofa and out in the fresh air. Club members believe that Mountain Bikes are the best way to get kids on bikes but although they do focus on off road they are not exclusively an MTB club nor a club just for kids.
The club encourages the Mums and Dads to get on bikes and with the help of the Craigavon Cycling Project are able to offer the parents bicycles to ride around the trails with their kids and under the supervision of CTC qualified trail leaders.… Read more