Cycling Ulster

Road Commission Information

aThe inaugural meeting of the 2015 Cycling Ulster Road Commission took place recently at the White River Hotel in Toome. The commission representatives are Tommy Lamb (Phoenix CC), Brian McComb (East Tyrone CC), Maurice McAllister (Ballymoney CC), Anthony Mitchell (North Down CC), Carl Fullerton (North Pole CC) and Jason McHugh (Four Masters CC).In total they bring together decades of competition, race promotion, team management and coaching and are ideally suited to the task in hand.

Donegal man Jason McHugh was voted in as Chair of the Commission, with Anthony Mitchell as Secretary.… Read more

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Mid Ulster GP Update

Harps CC, who are promoting the Mid Ulster GP, this coming Sunday are advising  riders that there will be no sign-on on the day for the A1,2,3 and the A4 races. Unless your entry has been confirmed for one of these races please do not turn up on the day as the club caanot accept any additional numbers.

The situation will be reviewed for 2016 in the light of the demand for an addtional event.… Read more

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JMG Systems Latest Partner for Irish National Championships

JMG-Systems-Rev-(Black-BackOmagh based JMG systems, who design and manufacture engine control and radio remote control systems, are the latest sponsor to be announced for the 2015 Irish National Championships being hosted by Omagh Wheelers CC over the last weekend in June. JMG systems have been operating in Omagh for almost 30 years providing multi faceted electrical manufacturing to a global customer base. They understand the value of promoting Omagh as a destination of choice.

“As a sponsor of one of the biggest sporting events in Omagh for years, by sponsoring the event, we get to help promote Omagh and its people “enthuses Michael McCaul of JMG Systems “We know people from all over Ireland will attend, as spectators and get a real flavour of what Omagh is about”

“We are a sponsor of the Tour of Omagh and know just how much effort Omagh Wheelers put into promoting the town of Omagh and delivering top class events” he concludes.… Read more

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Get the Family Fit and have Fun Launched at Omagh

aYesterday Omagh Wheelers launched their Get the Family Fit and have Fun initiative which was greatly boosted by the 25,00 euro grant which they got from the Coca Cola Thank You Fund. The progressive club applied to this fund earlier in the year and were one of only five sports club to achieve the maximum grant and not only were they the only cycling club they were also the only club from the north to be successful.

It is not surprising to those who know the club as they have never sat on their laurels in their sixteeen year history.… Read more

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Fighting for Pink in Tour of Ulster

amberThe countdown is on as 150 elite cyclists prepare to arrive in Belfast to compete in the biggest annual bike race of the year in the AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster in association with SDS Energy Group and Saltmarine Cars.

Teams from Australia, Holland, Belgium, France, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will congregate at Belfast's Stormont Hotel for registration of the event on Friday, May 1, before they take to their saddles for four stages around the Province after three days of racing on Ulster’s roads.… Read more


Up Coming Competitive Events Updated

There are lots of events on in the coming days with to suit both testers and road races. TVR's TT League kicks off things  this evening along the Warrenpoint dual carriageway. On Saturday there are two events in the calendar with Orchard CC promoting a mountain Time Trial and Donegal Bay running their famed Kermesse. On Sunday there is road racing for both youth and senior riders at the Mid Ulster GP while the very popular Ernie Magwood TT Series kicks off at Toome.

TVR TT Series Wednesday 22nd April
The first of the TVR TT Series this Wednesday night on the Warrenpoint dual carriageway.… Read more


Hugo Loughran and Groucho’s Open this Week

Hugo Loughran GP opens for Entry Today
Island Wheelers Annual “Hugo Loughran GP”  kindly sponsored by “Western Building Systems” will be held on Friday 1st May. This year Island Wheelers have decided to change the course which they hope will add to a safe and exciting race. There will be three races on offer which will provide races for A3, A4 and Masters.

Entry for this year’s race will open today, Monday 20th April at 7.00pm on Entry Central for A3 and A4 only. Those competing in the Masters race can sign on at the event.… Read more


McIntyre Cleans Up at Lakeland 2 Day

aThe final stage of the Lakeland 2 day stage race got underway this afternoon in beautiful sunsshine. Following the morning's time trial Jake Gray of NRPT was in yellow with team-mate Aaron Swan wearing the Points Jersey. Racing went from the drop of the flag with Saturday's most Combative rider, Nicky Gormley (Carn Wheelers) going on an early charge. The bunch were wise to him by now and simply sat on behind him and no matter how hard he tried this time he could not shake them off.… Read more


Well Done to Ulster Youth at Rás na nÓg

Ulster Youth riders showed their worth in the final stage of Rás na nÓg promoted by Drogheda Wheelers. In the U16 event Adam Ward took the overall win with Harvey Barnes of East Tyrone in second place. Derrymore's Liam Wilson was fourth with PJ Doogan of Errigal in fifth.

In the U14 event the overall win went to Mark Smith of Monalty but Derrymore rider Aaron Heaney took second with Shay Donley of Ballymoney in third.

Odhran Doogan of Errigal proved to be strogest in the U12 event with Adam Mc Geever of AAA Cycling
and Shea O' Kane of Phoenix taking third and fourth.

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Gray Retains Yellow After TT Stage

aJake Gray of the Nicholas Roche team retained his Yellow jersey following today's 2.5 mile time trial stage inthe Lakeland 2 day A3 stage race.

Gray, who was last man off, held onto Yellow by the smallest of margins when he won the TT in a time of 5'40.17" a mere 0.25 of a second faster than Gerard McNally of Bann valley.

Andrew Reid of CCT put in an excellent performance to take third in a time of 5'41.97" with Glen Howe of Bann Wheelers in fourth position a second later.… Read more

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