Cycling Ulster

Lots of leisure events for Sunday 30 August

This Sunday Omagh Wheelers is hosting their Western Hills Sportive, Castlereagh CC is hosting the Tour of the Glens and Termoneeny CC is hosting their Charity Cycle Sportive.… Read more


Ulster Youth Road Race and Time Trial Championships

The 2015 Ulster Youth Road Race and Time Trial Championships were hosted by Omagh Wheelers at the weekend. A last minute change in venue due to roadworks did not prevent the club laying on a superb day of racing for the riders as they experienced the spectacular scenery and rolling rural roads of Baronscourt, just outside the village of Newtownstewart. … Read more


Ulster’s Juniors Head to the Valleys

This weekend sees a Cycling Ulster Junior team head across to Wales for the prestigious NFTO Junior Tour of Wales stage race to be held over the August bank holiday weekend. This event is the top stage race for Juniors in the UK and forms part of the British Cycling National Junior Series. Such is the demand for entries that it goes down to a ballot, with Cycling Ulster being one of the lucky teams to receive an entry which will see the 100 rider field compete over 3 days and 5 stages for 4 jerseys and cover 180 miles in what is the grand finale to the British Junior Series.… Read more


McConvey wins North Down GP

Connor McConvey (Team 3M) won the North Down Grand Prix today (Sunday 23 August) in Donaghadee after a gruelling 90 miles race around the Orlock, Springwell, Hightrees circuit. The North Down Cycling club promotion was also the final round of the Cycling Ireland National Road Race series and Dundalk man Bryan McCrystal (Team Asea) retained his overall lead despite finishing outside the top ten placing.… Read more


Junior rider James Curry wins West Down GP

James Curry (Banbridge CC) won today’s West Down Grand Prix at Katesbridge, after an impressive attack to leave the race long break on Rathfriland Hill. The talented all rounder was 33 seconds ahead at the finish line four miles later. Kevin Lynch (Newry) beat James Ambrose (North Down CC) for second place with Paul Wilkinson of the promoting club West Down Wheelers fourth and Matthew Brennan (Ballymenta RC) fifth. … Read more


Two National Series go down to the wire in Ulster this weekend.

There is still all to play for as the Cycling Ireland Men`s National Road Series and Joe Daly Women`s National League both reach their finale on Sunday in County Down with the North Down Grand Prix.
Already one of the richest one-day events on the calendar carrying a first prize of approximately €430, (£300), Sunday will also see someone walk away with the top prize of €670 as the Men`s National Series winner.… Read more


Ulster Youth Road championships – change

Due to road works the headquarters and course for this weekend's Ulster Youth Road Championships has changed. The new headquarters is at The Hunting Lodge Hotel, Baronscourt, only 1 mile from original location. Please help spread the word.… Read more


West Down GP and McCall Bun Run

The West Down GP will  be held this Saturday 22nd at Katesbridge, signing on from 9
at the hall in Katesbridge.  Racing starts 11.00am sharp with A2 A3s off first followed  by A4s then over 50 and women. There is absolutely no parking on the hall road opposite any driveways to houses as milk lorrys need to get in. Car parking will be in  Katesbridge  park and slip road at the back of the housing estate. Directions will be in place for everything so follow them.… Read more


Bankhead Victorious at Billy Stewart Cup

The Billy Stewart Cup and support races was hosted on Sunday last by Apollo CT, Lurgan. With an almost 60 mile course of very flat circuit it was certain to attract some of the countries best sprinters.

In the A4 race there were many attempts for a break to get away, but with Apollo fielding a large squad of A4 riders they were very quick to chase down any attempts with good riding from Robbie Smith and John McCambridge, assisted by Timmy Burns of North Down, and some aggressive riding from Robbie Alexander Orchard Wheelers.… Read more


Shaw wins the John Beggs Memorial race

Damian Shaw (Team Asea) beat a top class field to win the John Beggs Memorial race in Dromore today. The reigning National Champion won on his own after 70 miles of aggressive racing around the hilly 9.5 mile circuit. Connor McConvey (Team 3M) was second to finish 30 seconds later with Mark Dowling (D.I.D. Dunboyne) third at 2 minutes. Bryan McCrystal (Asea) was fourth at the head of a chasing group followed by Sean McKenna (Aqua Blue) and Sean McIntyre (Caldwell Cycles).… Read more

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