Cycling Ulster

McCartan Wins Ulster Masters League

The Cycling Ulster Master’s League started with the Phoenix GP in Feb 2015 and finished with the North Down GP in Aug 2015. Overall, there were 19 races with about 80 racers taking part in many of the events. A special mention must go to the outgoing organisers Tommy Lamb & Colin Hughes who both were instrumental in setting up the league.

The results for the Ulster Master’s league top 3 have been finalised as follows - In first place was the ever consistent Neil McCarten of Powerhouse Sport with 220 points taking 4 second places, 2 third places, 2 thirds and a host of top 6 finishes.… Read more


Good Results in Inter-regionals

aThe 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

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Youth Squad For Sheffield for Inter-regional Championships

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


Mullen Best of the Irish in 11th. at World Championships

Ryan Mullen has finished in 11th place in the Under 23 Time Trial on the first day of action at the World Road Championships in Richmond, Virginia. Eddie Dunbar was 38th in the same event while Ciara Doogan was 28th in the earlier Women's Junior Time Trial.

Last year's silver medallist Mullen started second last of the 50 riders by which time drizzle had begun to fall at the start line. At the first intermediate time check after 7.5km, Mullen had lost 25 seconds and, though he improved on the more open second half of the first lap, the damage was already done.… Read more

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Burns Brings Women’s ’10’ Record Back to Ulster

1Ballymena's Eileen Burns has added the Irish 10 mile Time Trial record to her impressive list of achievements this year. Eileen has just finished competing in Rás na mBan, the women's international stage race in Ennis as part of the Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles team where she showed her time trialling skills  by coming fourth overall in the TT Stage.

However, not content to take a well deserved break following this gruelling event, Eileen decided to head to Yorkshire at the weekend to take part in the Swift Open 10TT on the V718 course.… Read more

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Doogan and Gray for Worlds

Two Ulster riders have been seleted to represent Ireland in the World Road Race Championships in America later this month. Ciara Doogan of Errigal CC will compete in both the Junior TT and road race events while Jake Gray of the Nicholas Roche Performance team will compete in the men's Junior road race.… Read more


Exciting Racing at Ulster Road Race Championships 2015

aFoyle CC had a busy day today when they promoted the Ulster Road Race Championships in Eglinton. With recent changes to the category system this was no easy task as Foyle ran no less than six races to facilitate Senior men, women, Juniors and the new veteran categories of M40 , M50, and M60.

Foyle had chosen a tough 27 mile course with a lot of climbing which would test riders in all the races. Winners in each category would be worthy champions.

First into the fray were the M40's who would complete two laps of the course.… Read more


Round 6 North West Youth League

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


Ulster Road Race Championships Sunday 13th

On Sunday 13th September 2015, Foyle Cycling Club will be hosting the Ulster Road Championships at Eglinton, Co Derry. This is a new course to Ulster cycle racing. Each lap is 45.6 kms long, starting at the main street Eglinton village, and features 524m of total ascent.… Read more


06/09/2015 Ulster 100m TT Championships

McIntyre fastest at the 100m TT despite crashing
Sean McIntyre (Caldwell Cycles) was fastest on 26 riders in today’s Ulster 100 mile time trial Championships held on the Woodgreen course near Ballymena.… Read more

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