Cycling Ulster
18Sep/130

Final Reports for Ras na mBan by Ciara and Janine

team (200x94)Stage 6:  Dromoland – Ennis

Final day Stage 6: 87km of racing with a cruel 5km Cat 1 climb up over Gallows Hill beside Cratloe Foreat, an area better known for its forest mountain biking than road racing.  After Saturday’s race in glorious autumn sunshine we woke up to a wet stormy day with gale force winds forecast, this was going to be a tough last day in the saddle and staying with the main bunch was going to be important.

The team all met up in the two cars at the Dromoland Inn some 13km south of Ennis where the race was to start. … Read more

13Sep/130

Cycling Ulster Wins First Ever School Games Medal.

aaron-300x224Sainsburys School Games Day 1 Report

Event 1 = 250metre Time Trial
On Friday morning the Ulster riders competed in the first competition of the Sainsbury School Games.

They rode a twisting 250m TT and all the riders put on a strong show against the best riders in Great Britain.… Read more

19Aug/130

Ryan and Rowan Become Champions In Omagh.

John Rown wins the A3 ChampionshipOn Sunday Omagh wheelers continued their busy summer of events by promoting the Irish A3 and junior road race championships.

Both races were run off in competitive style around the challenging roads of Omagh with many Ulster riders putting on a good show on home soil.

In the A3 race it was John Rowan of Swords who took the win ahead of Tyrone man Ryan McDermott and Conor Hennebry of Carrick Wheelers.

In the junior race it was Finton Ryan of the Nicolas Roche Performance Team who took the honours from Stephen Shanahan of Limerick and Dylan O’Brien from Kanturk.  … Read more

14Aug/130

Steffen and Fyffe Take The Honours at the Billy Stewart Cup.

Last Sunday Apollo CC premoted the Billy Stewart Cup races.  The results are below.

A4 results

           Name                               Club                          Race Number

1st……Neil Steffen……………..Wheeler Wheelers……………..241

2nd……Neil Millar……………….Ballymena……………………..887

3rd……Stephen Geary…………Phoenix………………………..251

4th……Stewart Graham………..Strabane………………………660

5th……Conan Donnelly…………Square Wheelers……………450

6th……Dessie Smyth…………..Cairn Wheelers………………059

7th………Emmet Valley…………….Square Wheelers……………..Couldn’t make out his number

 

A2/3 results

 

1st……Angus Fyffe……………Omagh………………………..009…..winner of the Billy Stewart cup

2nd…..Ryan Reilly………………Foyle………………………….037

 

Rest of the field were DQ Read more

12Aug/130

Collins wins 25th Madigan Cycles G.P, Stenson, Taylor and Gillespie also take wins – A race report added.

Madigan-GP-A-Race-winners

Noel Collins wins 2013 Madigan Cycles G.P. at Klroot

Team Madigan Cycling Club, Carrickfergus hosted the 25th Madigan Cycles Grand Prix at Kilroot near Carrickfergus Co. Antrim on Saturday 3rd August.
This year the Madigan G.P. followed the World Police & Fire Games Road Races that took place in the morning using the same course, and for the 25th year the Madigan G.P. race was again kindly sponsored by Mr Ronnie McKeegan of Madigan Cycles / Madigan Pro Bike Centre in Carrickfergus, and also for the fifth year by Carrickfergus Borough Council.… Read more
9Aug/130

Errigal International Youth Tour Report.

Last weekend Errigal CC promoted the Errigal International Youth Tour for the second year.  The four stage event was as big as success as last year and Cycling Ulster would like to congratulate the organisers as well as all the riders, parents, guardians and helpers who went to Donegal last weekend.  A particular word of congratulations goes to all the Ulster riders including the eight riders who rode in the Cycling Ulster teams.  Please find post race report from Errigal CC and  some photos below.
All who attended this weekends event agreed that in terms of Youth Cycling the Youth Tour is a magnificent example of how it can be done and how an event such as this can only inspire and promote Irish Cycling to not only the UK but globally.… Read more
26Jul/130

25/07/2013 NI ’25′ Championships.

Gold For McIntyre, Curran , Lowry, Laverty and Phoenix in NI 25 Champs.

Thunder storms with heavy rain rattled through the course 90-minutes prior to the start but thankfully the storm had cleared leaving clear blue sky behind, which was just reward to the 54 Riders (some Madigan riders riding in a club event within the race) who took the chance to attend in the hope it would pass-over. A clear winner on the night was Greg Swinand from South Africa now based in Dublin riding for Usher Irish Road.  … Read more

25Jul/130

Dowling, McCarter and Swenarton Win in Banbridge.

Racing returned to the high street in Banbridge on Wednesday night when Banbridge CC hosted their evening of criterium races.  Previously held outside the town at The Outlet shopping park, race organisers were able to secure a town centre closed circuit of just over 1km with all races starting and finishing on the town’s main Newry St. thanks to support from the local council and PSNI.

Three races were promoted on the night. Race 1 catered for the Over 50s and ladies which consisted of racing for 20 minutes + 3 laps, race 2 catered for A3 riders with 30 mins + 5 laps while the main and final race of the evening was reserved for the A1 & A2 riders  who would race for 45 mins + 5 laps. … Read more

24Jul/131

Collins and Hunter triumph in Foyle GP.

IMG_2511Following on from the massive success of the Maiden City Crit Foyle CC turned its attentions to its first ever open road race.  Run on the banks of the Foyle the races’ start/finish point was 1 mile out of Derry in the border town of Killea Co Donegal.

With an 11 mile lap taking in the short sharp drag of Carriagan’s Brea before its brief return to the north via Nixon’s Corner and back into the start finish area in Killea; the climb would prove the place to launch any attacks .… Read more

22Jul/130

McLaughlin and Gallagher Win Donegal Kermesse.

DSC_2395On Saturday Donegal Bay Cycling Club held their first open race, The ‘Donegal Bay Kermesse’. The prize fund of €750 sponsored by Ted’s Bike Shop and KOH primes sponsored by Donegal Bay Oysters. The name coming from Belgian style racing, a short circuit with numerous laps. This format of the race made it great for the spectators but tough on the riders. The village of Mountcharles provided the perfect location for a challenging circuit and stunning scenery.

The course took the riders right along the waters edge of Donegal Bay.… Read more

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