Mizen to Malin on a tandem bike built for two
Armagh Danny as he is often referred to abroad wasn’t satisfied with climbing Ben Nevis twice in the one year decided, last week, to cycle from Mizen head in Co. Cork to Malin head in Co. Donegal. Again this is the second time he has completed this event having previously completed it on a single bike in 2002. This tandem cycle event organised through his work with RNIB consisted of 10 tandems piloted by sighted cyclists with blind or partially sighted cyclists as their stokers covering 450 miles in 7 days.… Read more
The annual Freewheelers charity cycle tour / wheelchair push organised by the Ulster Hand Cycling Association will take place on Saturday 3rd August 2013. This will be the 23rd year of this popular event.
Participants should assemble at the Antrim Forum Peace Carpark between 9.00am -9.30am, and report to the ‘event registration desk’ in order to receive an official participation number. This number will entitle persons to the refreshments which will be available on route. A minimum donation of £10 will be accepted at the desk by those wishing to take part but do not possess a sponsor form.… Read more
Christie Crowned Ulster 10 Champion
Marcus Christie was the only rider to break the 20 minute mark today as he picked up his second Ulster gold medal in a week after his stunning ride in the 50 champs last Sunday.
Full results below, full report and pics to follow.
1 M Christie 19:09
2 J Heverin 20:19 V
3 J Madden 20:27 V
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Diane White is a talented rider who is already on the CI development squad and needs a tandem pilot to train with as she is a visually impaired rider. She lives in the Banbridge area so if you live nearby, or are happy to travel, and would be interested in piloting a tandem please email me and I’ll put you in contact with Diane.
Northern Ireland’s unique tandem only sportive is taking place on Saturday 8 June supported by Maryland Wheelers. This year the Maze Long Kesh site (94b Halftown Road,Lisburn, BT27 5RF) will be the base as it has perfect facilities, an enclosed 2 mile circuit and access to a safe 10 mile route for those who want to go out on the open road.
Registration begins at 10am and the 10 mile participants will set off at 10.30am. Those who want to stick to the 2 mile route will start at 11am.… Read more
Following an historic medal haul at the Paralympic Games in London 2012, Cycling Ireland is looking ahead towards Rio 2016 where we aim to sustain the level of performance from our highly successful team.
We are currently looking for male and female pilots to trial for a place on the squad. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to compete in at the highest level, have access to a Performance Coach and attend coach led training sessions.
Our goal is to have a number of World Class pilots well trained and pushing for places on the Elite squads for the Rio Paralympic cycle.
2012 Paralympic gold medalist, Mark Colbourne is set to inspire the local business community when he speaks at an exclusive event in Belfast later this week.
During his only visit to Belfast on Saturday, 13 October, the para – cyclist hopes to inspire a generation, not only in life but also in business. In a world where the smallest margins make the difference between winning and losing, Mark uses his unique experience to explain what it takes to push your business in order to achieve your goals. … Read more
Mark Rohan has stamped his authority on the Men’s H1 category in the world of Paracycling, by adding a Gold Medal in the Road Race to the Gold he won in the Time Trial earlier this week. The pressure of being the World Number 1 ranked rider spurred on Rohan, who dictated the pace of the race in the second half of the 48km event. Fankhauser, the Swiss man, took silver just 2 seconds behind Rohan. Defending Paralympic Champion Schattauer, from Austria, took Bronze a further 15 seconds back.… Read more
Mark Rohan struck Ireland’s first gold medal in cycling at the Paralympic Games with victory in the men’s H1 time trial this afternoon. There was also medal success for Ulster when Portaferry native, James Brown won a bronze in the men’s tandem time trial along with his pilot, Damien Shaw. Silver medalists from the pursuit on the track, Catherine Walsh piloted by Fran Meehan added to the Irish medal haul with a bronze in the women’s tandem time trial. The squad is coached by Cookstown’s Brian Nugent while Gerry Beggs from Banbridge is the team mechanic.… Read more
Wednesday 5th September sees the full Irish Team in action in Brands Hatch, where they compete in the Time Trial events on the Road. Going into this event Ireland boasts two top seeds in Mark Rohan and Colin Lynch, who are both World Champions in this discipline. Paralympic Silver Medalists in the Pursuit, Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan, won a Bronze medal in this event last September in Denmark, and will looking to build their medal tally.
First in action in the morning is Cathal Miller, flag bearer for the Irish Team.… Read more