Cycling Ulster

Strong fields of riders at the Ulster Youth Championships

Clann Eireann Cycling Club promoted the 2014 Ulster Youth Cycling Championships on Saturday 26 July around the Craigavon area. The programme of events included time trials and road races for the age categories - Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 16s. In the morning the time trials took place on the Brownlow Road along a circuit of approximately 1.5 kilometres. … Read more


Phoenix CC hosts successful open 27 mile TT

Phoenix Cycling Club put on an open time trial on Tuesday 22nd July 2014. The original venue at the Airport Road at Moira was considered to be too busy to host a safe event and the race committee decided to change the location to the Nutts Corner Circuit. The layout was of a circuit TT taking in just over 3 laps to make up a distance of approximately 27 miles using the Seven Mile Straight and Long Rig Road.… Read more


Strong performances at the Ulster 25 mile TT championships

BannValley Road Club promoted the 2014 Ulster 25 mile time trial championships on Saturday 19th July 2014 at Clady. Sean McIntyre won the mens Ulster 25 mile time trial championships at Clady in a time of 54 minutes and 9 seconds. It was a very close contest for the top three as silver went to Stephen colbert (Colbert Cycles) just five seconds slower and Belfast teenager Daniel Stewart (East Antrim) was third at seven seconds. … Read more


Tommy Givan “50″ and Ulster 50 tt Champs

On Sunday 6 July 2014 Maryland Wheelers organised the annual Tommy Givan Memorial 50 mile time trial event on the Woodgreen circuit. This event doubled up as the Ulster 50 mile TT championships. The day was pleasant enough, sunny with light winds, not ideal for time trialling with most riders claiming that this year's conditions were slower than before. The fastest rider on the day was Colm Cassidy (UCD) in a time of 1 hour 42 minutes and 26 seconds which was quite a bit off the 1:40:10 set by Marcus Christie last year.… Read more


Madden smashes a 50 year Road Record from Derry to Belfast

aSchool Principal, John Madden who currently rides for Dig Deep Coaching, smashed the long standing Derry to Belfast record on Sunday 22 June 2014.

Despite the fact that John has held national cycling records in most of the standard distance time trials of 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles in both Senior and Veteran categories, was on the Irish triathlon squad for 10 years (1991-2000) and former national champion in that discipline, he was not satisfied and was always looking for new goals to achieve.

He set his sights on the Derry to Belfast record less than a year ago and began to plan how this could be achieved.… Read more


Cassidy and Meehan Tops in Father’s Day Super Sunday 25 TT

The Super 25 mile time trial took place at Woodgreen on Sunday 15 June 2014 (Father's Day) hosted by Ballymoney Cycling Club. The event was a great success with a field of 51 riders. The conditions were sunny and warm however there was a strong blustery wind. Fastest male was Colm Cassidy (UCD) in a time of 49.39. Fran Meehan (Team Aqua Blue) was the fastest woman over the distance in a time of 60.50.

The team prize was won by the BCC Biesty's Centra Racing Team (Steven McAllister 56.36, Mervyn Linton 57.37 and Uel Cunningham 59.15).… Read more


08/06/2014 Champion of Champion 25 Mile Time Trial

Christian Nachtigall (Phoenix) was an impressive winner of the Champion of Champions 25 mile Time Trial in 57:37.
Following torrential rain for most of Saturday, it was a relief to wake up this morning to see the sun peeking through, but there was still a strong breeze and Chris Boardman’s course and event record of 49:36 never looked in danger.
Second overall was Derek Ferguson (Kings Moss), with local speed merchant Robin Millar (Ards CC) taking third for the host club.
Derek Ferguson was second and Ards CC’s Robin Millar took third.… Read more


13-05-2014 Phoenix Open 10

Sean McIntyre of Orchard CC once again proved he is a man to watch out for in 2014 especially where time trialling is concerned. In the Phoenix Open 10 on the Templepatrick course he took top spot with his time of 21.06, over fifty secnds faster than another renowned tester, Stuart Bennett of Phoenix CC.

Another relative newcomer, Derek Ferguson of Kings Moss is also beginning to make his presence felt as he took third spot with a time of 22.09.

First Woman on the night was Dromara's Keri Partan who recorded a time of 25.28.… Read more


06/05/14 – Madigan and Ballymena Take Ulster Team TT Champs

This morning some of the visiting teams in this year's giro D'Italia were sampling Irish roads and unfortunately, Irish weather. However today was a 'soft' day in comparison to the condidtions which the thirty three teams from around Ulster experienced last night at Woodgreen. The Ulster team time trial championships were being promoted by Phoenix CC and everyone was in high spoirtits. The weather was dry and the  sun was trying to come out. But it was only an illusion of good weather to come.

Not long after the last of the teams were pushed off the sky began to darken and it looked like the end of the world.… Read more


01/05/2014 – Spires Trilogy TT Round 1

A field of 28 testers signed on for the first round of the Spires CC TT Trilogy on Thursday night (1st of May).

With dull, overcast conditions, low air temperatures and a light wind, which was of no great assistance on either leg of the trial, it was looking like a slow start to the competition may be on the cards.

This was definitely not the case. Sean McIntyre blasted out a fantastic time of 20.56 to take the maximum points available on the evening. Sean produced a near perfect effort (according to his garmin upload) to beat local man Cathal Doyle into 2nd place overall Cathal himself produced a very strong ride stopping the clock at 21.43.… Read more

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