Cycling Ulster

Lakeland 2 Day Gallery 2015

The sun shone and Fermanagh produced hills for this year's Lakeland 2 Day Stage Race for A3 riders. There was a fantastic atmosphere  during the event and some hard racing. Jake Gray of the NRPT team held the Yellow Jersey for two Stages but in the end Cameron McIntyre of Banbridge had a terrific last day and took not only the Yellow Jersey but the White Junior Jersey and the Points Jersey. Gray took the most combative jersey.

There were four Father and son pairings in the race and I am grateful to Natalie McComb who sent me the picture of the Somerville men.… Read more


Tour of the North Stage 1 Photo Gallery

cThe 2015 Tour of th eNorth International Cycle Race kicked off on Saturday with a seventy mile stage around the Glens of Antrim.

The racing was exciting and the stage was eventually won by Gareth McKee of Banbridge.

The stage incuded four King of the Hills and this gallery pictures the riders on Shanes Hill and the climb out of Cushendall.

All pictures by Marian Lamb.

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Carn Classic Gallery 2015

Well done to all at Carn Wheelers for a great promotion of racing for many categories. The A race was taken on the line by Darnell Moore of Caldwell Cycles from Joe McCrory of Carn Whleers and Steven McAllister of Ballymoney. Chris Lawlor of VC Glendale was the winner of the B race.
Shenna McKiverigan of Banbridge was best of the women while Michael Tolan of Phoenix CC and Paul Kirk of North Down had a battle for first place.

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Spires GP Gallery 2015

Apologies for the delay in posting the gallery of pictures from the Spires GP but unfortunately I am very busy at the moment and have no time. As a result the pictures in this gallery are 'au naturelle'and have not been cropped or tidied up in any way. I call it 'Men with Dirty Faces'.

The A race was won by Craig Rea of Phoenix CC although some of Cycling Ulster's Juniors had a field day at this event. The A4 race was won by Trevor Campbell (East Antrim Audi).… Read more

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McCann Cup Women and Masters Picture Gallery 2015

gA few pictures of the great racing at the Women's and Masters events at the McCann Cup 2015 are now online.

The Masters race was taken in fine style by Gerry Maguire of Phoenix CC with his clubmate, Seamus Walsh taking second.

Errigal's Ciara Doogan showed her sprinting abilitiy when she took the win in the women's race ahead of Eileen Burns of Ballymena.

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George Rooney Phoenix GP Photo Gallery 2015

aThe George Rooney GP was won by David Watson from North Down when he passed his club mate David Hamilton  in the closing straight to take the victory and giving North Down two podium places in the A race.

There  were also races for the A3's, A4.s Women and Masters.The races were run off in extremely cold, wet and windy conditions. Winners on the day included Michael Tolan (Ohoneix CC) -Masters, Eileen Burns (Ballymena CRC) - Women, Glenn McKendry (Team Madigan) - A4 race and Chris McGlinchey (Chain Reaction Cycles) A3 Race.… Read more

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Travers Engineering Annaclone 2015 Gallery

This album contains a few photographs of the Travers Engineering Annaclone Road Races 2015. The A race was won by Andrew Bye of Newry Wheelers who soloed home two minutes ahead of Ballymoney's Niall O'Hagan.

The B Race was another solo victory this time for Chris McGlinchey of Chain Reaction Cycles.

It was a well run event with a great spread of food after the racing. The day was very cold but stayed mainly bright.

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Falls Park CX Picture Gallery

To see a few pictures of the Ulster Cyclocross Round 7 which took place in Falls Park for the first time click 'continue reading'.

All pictures by Marian Lamb.

Glen Kinning of Kinning Cycles took the win on Sunday in the Main event  from Ray O’Shaughnessy of Cuchulainn CC. Darnell Moore of Caldwell Cycles, was third on this occasion.

First woman in the cyclocross event was Claire Oakley of XMTB McConvey Cycles.… Read more

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Phoenix CX – Lady Dixon – Gallery

aOver 300 riders lined up in the various mtb and CX races promoted by Phoenix CC today in Lady Dixon Park. The beautiful  sunshine made it feel more like summer yet the park was awash with autumnal colours.

The organisers had pulled out all the stops to make the event fantastic both for the participants and their supporters.

The hard working catering team supplied hot and cold drinks and a huge array of buns and cakes throughout the day to anyone who wanted it. For the partiipants there was also delicious home made stew and hot dogs, What other event would you get so much for so little.… Read more

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CX Training Day 2014 Picture Gallery

The Off road Commission Chair, Martin Grimley, ably assisted by Lisa Millar of the Ulster Women's Association gave an excellent training day on Sunday to help provide new comers with some of the skills of cyclocross.

The day was well attended and the pictures below will give you some idea of the skills delivered.

All pictures by Marian Lamb.

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