Cycling Ulster
12Nov/140

Provisional 2015 Road and Off Road Calendar

The provisional road and off road calendar is now available to view. It can be accessed via the Calendar link on the right hand side of this page or can be downloaded at the end of this article..

Please check that your event is correctly listed. If you have any queries please contact Anthony Mitchell, the Ulster Calendar co-ordinator for 2015. He can be contacted via email on sportsprint.mitch@btinternet.com.

The provisional leisure calendar will be available shortly.

The events highlighted in Green are National Championships, Purple indicates Ulster Championships and Pink indicates free weekend dates.… Read more

11Nov/140

Statement Junior Tour Trust Fund and Sportives

Alice-Sherratt-2013-Junior-The organisation of the Junior Tour have been simply overwhelmed by the level of support and suggestions coming from the Irish Cycling Community over the past 10 days.

We have taken on board the promotion of a sportive and the setting up of the Junior Tour Trust Fund.

There are three dates for your diary for fundraising sportives for the Junior Tour Trust.

On December 13th in Munster a sportive will be organised by Will Curtin of Cork Giant store and all entry fees will go to the Junior Tour Trust Fund with further details to be announced by them shortly.… Read more

23Oct/140

National Records Approved

The Board of Cycling Ireland is pleased to announce a number of new records which have been recently approved. For Ulster interest John Madden (Dig Deep Inspired), Mark Downey (Nicholas Roche Performance Team) and Marcus Christie (An Post) broke a number of Time Trial records.

On the track Declan Mulholland of Clann Eireann broke the 4 Kms S/S record as part of Team Ireland along with Sean Grimes, Mark Downey and Fintan Ryan.

Cycling Ulster would like to congratulate all the new record holders. Full list of new records can be viewed below.… Read more

9Oct/140

Lord Mayor Applauds Women’s Achievements

aWhile as anyone who knows me  can testify, I normally hesitate to use the term Ladies when referring to women cyclists but there was no other term to describe the three very glamorous ladies who arrived at Belfast City Hall today.

The women in question were Judith Russell, Therese Zwahlen and Julie Rea of Phoenic CC who are the current National Women's Road Race Championsip 2014 Team gold medallists.

The women, accompanied by their families,  had been invited for tea by Lord Mayor Nicola Mallon as she wished to pay tribute to the achievements of the women.… Read more

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30Sep/140

Highs and Lows for Ulster’s Youth at Inter-Regional Road

aaThe 2014 UK Inter-Regional Road Championships will go down as Ulster`s most successful participation so far in these competitions, but is unfortunately balanced somewhat by the spills a couple of our riders were involved in over the course of the 3-day competition.

The entire concept is an excellent one devised by British Cycling to bring together the 12 British Cycling regions, with Ulster included to make 13 teams comprising 4 Boys and 4 Girls. Each year there is a UK School Games, a multi-sport competition largely mirroring the Olympics, and dependent on the venue, will determine the discipline of the Cycling within the `Games.… Read more

28Sep/140

Ulster Youths Impress in UK Inter-regionals.

aDay two of the UK inter-regional youth road championships saw highs and lows for the 8-strong Ulster squad who experienced a podium finish but also a couple of painful crashes.

First up was the street sprint events; a highbrid event combining track-like skills in a road setting. The first run is a timed run over the 250m course to determine the seeding with Ciara Doogan again excelling to record the 3rd fastest time with club mate 'pocket rocket' Shauna McFadden posting 10th quickest time.

Roisin Carter also made it in to the top 15 with pre-event favourite Shenna McKiverigan unfortunately crashing out in her effort to record the fastest time.… Read more

25Sep/140

Ulster Youth Meet the World’s Best

cavaThe eight-strong Ulster Youth Road squad arrived in London today in advance of this weekend's 3-day UK inter regional championships.

On a pre-event recce of the venue - the purpose built Redbridge Cycling Complex the riders bumped in to world superstar 'the Manx missile', Mark Cavendish who was happy to pose for a few pictures with our riders.

Hopefully meeting Cav will have a positive effect on our riders as they gear up for tomorrow's opening criterium which gets underway with the boys race at 3 o'clock.… Read more

25Sep/140

13/09/2014 Ernie Magwood Super Six Rd 6

Fast Times at Woodgreen
The concluding round of the 2014 Ernie Magwood Super 6 took place at Woodgreen on the 13th September, the two riders who had a tilt at the Irish elite and Veterans 10 miles records a Rd 5, Marcus Christie and John Madden were once again back and raring to go. Conditions this time were much more favourable, the SW wind present at Rd5 replaced with a slight headwind on the return leg, but also high temperatures and good visibility making for good safe and fast conditions.… Read more

23Sep/140

O’Loughlin Chalks Up Top 10 in Worlds

In his World Championship debut, Carrick-on-Suir's Michael O'Loughlin has finished in an impressive 8th position in the Junior Men's Time Trial in Ponferrada, Spain. The first year junior started the 29.5km course as the 41st starter, setting the early fastest time, which he held until Germany's Sven Reutter finished faster. The eventual race winner was Germany's Lennard Kamna, With Adrien Costa (USA) and Michael Storer (AUS) taking silver and bronze. Ireland's Mark Downey, who won a silver medal in the Scratch Race at the European Track Championshps, finished in 34th position.… Read more

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22Sep/140

Silver for Mullen in the Men’s U23 World’s Time Trial

ryanRyan Mullen has won a silver medal in the Men's U23 Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain today. In extremely wet conditions the Irish man took control of the race from the start, posting the fastest time at each time check along the route. With three riders to go, it looked like Ireland would secure the gold, until a fast finishing Campbell Flakemore (Aus) narrowly pipped Mullen, to take the World Title. Flakemore took gold, Mullen silver, and Stefan Keung (SUI) won the bronze medal.… Read more

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