Cycling Ulster

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.

All pictures by Marian Lamb… Read more

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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.

All galleries can also be accessed via the Gallery Button on the right hand side of the Main page.… Read more


Ulster 100 m TT Championships 2014 Gallery

aaFor a few pics of those who braved the 100 mile time championships on Sunday please read on. I apologise to those that I missed as the traffic was very heavy and some shots were spoiled.

Well done to all who took part particularly our record breakers Marcus Christie (Senior) and John Madden (Veteran)

All Pics by Marian Lamb.… Read more

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Ras Dhun na nGall Stage 4 Gallery

Once again Four Masters are to be congratulated on their excellent promotion of the Rás Dhún na nGall. Each year the hard working club try to make the race safer and better and this year was no different with hundreds of barriers brought in  for the occasion. These lined the main street of Ardara on the Friday night stage and cordoned off a large part of Glengesh on Sunnday for the final stage. And these proved necessary as over one hundred spectator cars arrived at the top of the scenic climb.… Read more

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Tour of Ulster Stage 3 Gallery 2014

In very cold and wet conditions the final stage of the Tour of Ulster took to the roads around Maghera. Aqua Blue were to dominate the event with Damian Shaw emerging as overall victor with McCrystal taking the stage win and the points jersey. Daniel Stewart of the Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles Team emerged as the best young rider.

It was a tough day for all concerned with five laps of a hilly circuit which also included the climb of Matty's Brae.

For a few pics of today's action by Marian Lamb cliok continue reading.… Read more

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Tour of Ulster Stage 2 Gallery 2014

The Second stage of the 2014 Tour of Ulster was won by Damian Shaw of Team Aqua Blue and he was followed in for a close second by team-mate Bryan McCrystal. Marcus Christie riding for the Cycling Ulster- Slane Cycles team was a fantastic third while Cormac Clarke also riding for Ulster retained the Young Rider Jersey.

It had been a tough day in the saddle for the riders with a number of tough climbs before the infamous climb of Bishop's Road

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Tour of Ulster Stage 1 Gallery

Forty six year old Greg Swinand showed them all how to do it today when he won the opening stage of this year's Tour of Ulster promoted by Carn Wheelers. The veteran rider who currently rides for UCD soloed home to take a fine victory after a tough 98 mile stage around Lough Neagh.

North Down's David Watson was second ahead of John Mason of DID Dunboyne. Cormac Clarke riding for the Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles squad took the U23 jersey while John Mason is in the Polka Dot jersey going into tomorrow's stage.… Read more

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