The 2013 Youth Tour was officially launched this week in the glorious surroundings of Glenveagh National Park. A large crowd attended the launch held in the Visitor’s Centre. Errigal Cycling Club have come on board for the second year running to promote this prestigious event.
Chairman of the club, Derek Alcorn, opened the proceedings by welcoming some of the especially invited guests which included Michael McBride (Donegal County Council), John Watson (Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce), Tommy and Marian Lamb (Cycling Ulster) and Paul Devenney (Commissaire).
A short promotional video was then shown of last year’s event and this professional video had everyone asking for more.… Read more
Errigal cycling club is delighted to announce it will host the second Errigal International Youth Tour over the August Bank Holiday weekend (3rd/4th/5th August).
The Errigal International Youth Tour is a festival of competitive cycle racing for boys born 1997 to July 2003 and girls born 1995 to July 2003 and is the premier youth event on the Irish cycling calendar.
Make no mistake this is the one they will all want to win!
The event itself is endorsed by both Cycling Ireland and Cycling Ulster, with each body represented by their own hand-picked teams and with all the thrills, spills and excitement of top class racing, competitions is keen, and never more so than when the cream of Irish talent meet the best from the British Isles.… Read more
All mountain bikers are invited to an information evening re: Barnett Demesne Trails @ 18:30 on Wednesday 17th April.
This information evening is being held at Belfast Activity Centre in Barnett Demesne and will begin with a welcome and introduction by Belfast City Council.
Outdoor Recreation NI will provide an overview of the X-Country trails and jumps park. There will be a quick overview of the role of MountainBikeNI moving forward and an opportunity for Q&A with each of the speakers.
Details of the 3rd Girls Selection race below.
The Sign-On: Will be at Balscadden Community Center in Balscadden (formerly the old school).
Sign-On opens: At 10′ o clock and closes at 11:15
Race for Underage riders starts at 11:30 SHARP
Distance = 32k for U.16 (Boys) who depart start line first, followed by the Girls – racing over the same distance and starting one minute later.
Please note there will be the usual racing for the under 14 and under 12 girls within the boys races.… Read more
There will be a series of Youth races on Easter Monday in Corkagh Park. TheU16 events will count in the selection process for the European Youth Olympics. Sign-on for non selection races opens at 11.00 am with the first race starting at 11.45am.
Sign-on for the U16 selection races will be from 11.30am – 12.15pm. The first race will be the Under 16 girls selection race starting at 12.40. There will be prizes for the first six. The girls will race for 40 minutes.
The U16 Boys selection race will start at1.30pm.… Read more
Due to the severe weather conditions the David McCall Foundation has taken the decision to cancel the Youth Reliability Trial scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday.
The decision was taken in the interest of health and safety. The McCall Foundation will work with Cycling Ulster to source a new date for this very popular youth event.
Cycling Ulster and the McCall Foundation woild like to apologise for any convenience caused but safety concerns take precedence.
Marian Lamb… Read more
XMTB and McConvey Cycles have launched a new development team for 2013 with backing from some major sponsors. The 6 rider team will be riding Giant Bikes with equipment from Specialized, Fenwicks and Tifosi.
Although the team is based in Ireland, they will be travelling further afield with the hope of making an impact at the British National Points Series races. They will be managed by Lance McCarthy, who will travel with them to their races, and provided with coaching from Darren McWilliams and Robbie Lamont.… Read more
The first event in the selection process for the 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival in Utrecht will take place in Roscommon on Saturday 23rd of March. This will be a 9km Time Trial from Roscommon Town to Castlecoote Village promoted by Donamon Dynamos Budget Rent a Car CC.
The event is open to male and female youth riders born in 1997 and 1998 only who have 2013 Cycling Ireland licences. Sign on will be from 11am – 12 noon at the Cuisle Centre, Donamon Castle. This is approx 3km from Castlecoote, signposted from the village.… Read more
Cycling Ulster’s Off-road Commission are putting on 3 training days to improve off-road skills for 3 targeted groups – namely Youth, Women and Male beginners.
For these sessions the training is aimed at youth riders aged 14 or under, women at any skill level, and beginner males who are looking to get into off-road racing.
These sessions are aimed at riders who can confidently ride their bikes but who are looking to improve their off-road skills.
All participants must have a mountain bike in good working order.… Read more
The David McCall Foundation Youth Reliability Trial will take place on Saturday March 23rd starting from Crumlin Community Centre. Sign-on will be open from 9.00am onwards with the runs starting at 10.00am.
This was a very popular event last year and the Foundation would welcome parents along to cycle with the Youth riders or to help with additional back-up cars. Parking, changing and showers are open from 9.00am-3.00pm. Refreshments will be provided for everyone by the Foundation before and after the event. Entry £5 per rider and signing a liability form will be required by all cyclists.… Read more