Cycling Ulster
28Aug/140

Downey smashed Junior 10 TT record as Madden equals Vets 10 TT

On what can only be described as a blustery evening few would have expected the times recorded at the Ballymena Road Club Chain Reaction 10 mile TT on the A26 Woodgreen Course on Wednesday 27 August 2014. Marcus Christie, John Madden and Mark Downey arrived ready to take on the current records that stood for the 10 mile TT Irish Record. Subject to ratification the times posted showed that with the South East wind anything was possible.… Read more

25Aug/140

Martin fastest at West Tyrone TT

Lurgan's Thomas Martin (Caldwell Cycles) took the win in the West Tyrone Time Trial Grand Prix in Omagh on Sunday 24th August. Despite missing the majority of the season through illness, Martin was the fastest over the 10 miles course on the Dromore Road with a time of 21 minutes 50 seconds. Omagh Wheelers duo Paul and Darragh McCarter also recorded sub 22 minute times to take second and third respectively. … Read more

10Aug/141

Marcus Christie Takes Senior Ulster 10 mile TT Title

Church Island Cycling Club hosted the Ulster 10 mile Time Trial Championships on Sunday 10th August 2014 on the A2 Toome course. Conditions were simply horrendous with most of Britain and Ireland under the wake of the ex-hurricane Bertha coming cover the Atlantic. Very heavy rain but with little wind meant for persistent downpours. Of the 100 pre-entered riders there were 82 finishers.… Read more

9Aug/140

Lots of action on day 2 of the Newry 3 day – Stage 2 and 3 results

Saturday 9 August 2014 had two stages for the Newry 3 day hosted by Newry Wheelers. In the morning there was a 85 km road race around Hilltown, in the afternoon there was a 6 km time trial along the carriageway from Narrow Water Castle.… Read more

1Aug/140

Jeffers wins the Ernie Magwood 10 mile TT

On Sunday 27th July 2014 East Tyrone held their 4th annual Ernie Magwood Memorial Open 10 mile time trial on the notoriously fast Cookstown - Omagh Road circuit just 5 miles outside Cookstown. This event has attracted some of the top testers in the country in previous years including Marcus Christie and David McCann to name a few. Obviously the word had spread that this was a fast circuit and, as a result, 56 competitors turned up to sign on representing 22 different clubs.… Read more

27Jul/140

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

25Jul/140

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

25Jul/140

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

8Jul/140

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

23Jun/140

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

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