The first round of the British NPS Cross-country series took place over the weekend at Sherwood Pines in Nottinghamshire. The aim of the Cycling Ulster MTB XC squad for 2015 is to compete at all five of the British rounds. Selected onto the squad were Matthew Adair (Xmtb McConvey Cycles), James Curry (Banbridge CC) and Sean Bradley (Carn Wheelers). Unfortunately Matthew was unable to attend due to last minute work issues. Jeff Ballantine and Simon Curry took the guys over on the Friday evening on the overnight boat to arrive on Saturday in time for practice.… Read more
The 2015 Ulster Cross-Country (XC) Mountain Bike Series kicked off on Sunday 8 March at one of Ireland's premier mountain bike trail centres, Kilbroney Park beside the village of Rostrevor in County Down. Host club Dromara Cycling Club has been running XC events here since the trail centre opened in 2013. The event headquarters was based in the caravan park with its many hard stand parking bays and amenity block with showers and toilets. The event had to take place at this time of the year as the caravan park was open to the public on the Monday after the event and would remain open until the start of November.… Read more
Saturday 28th March Ciclisport GP
East Tyrone C.C. will be running three separate races at their annual East Tyrone C.C. Ciclisport Grand Prix 2015 and they will also be running two races for Youth namely for U14 and U16 riders. This will be the Tommy Smith Memorial Race.
The U16 event will be considered as one of the counter selection events for the European Youth Olympics and a big crowd is expected to attend this race.
Please Note :Due to the U16 Race being a qualifying round for the European Youth Olympics and the anticipated increase in numbers, the ETCC Committee have decided for this year only not to promote a Masters and Women'sRace and we apologise for any inconvenience.… Read more
The Xmtb McConvey Cycles Spring Series is a well-established set of three off-road cycling races which take place just before the start of the main off-road race season. The three races were held at Ormeau Park in Belfast and the club wish to thank Belfast City Council for their continued support. The races have always been aimed at the youth riders with a senior race tagged on at the end to keep the parents and early season racers happy. … Read more
The Cycling Ulster masters’ league got underway for 2015 at the George Rooney Phoenix GP last Sunday. The hardy riders who turned up had to endure cold, wet and windy conditions for the 25 mile race. However the conditions clearly proved little of a deterrent as 25 rides took to the start line.
There was a huge range in the experience level of those who rode the race; from Dermot Hughes starting his 57th year of racing to Dermot Rooney who was riding his first race. … Read more
Carn Wheelers played host to the Ulster Cyclo-cross championships for the third year in a row at Drum Manor forest which is located outside of Cookstown in County Tyrone (14 December 2014). There had been a gap of 3 weeks from the last round of the Ulster Cyclo-cross series and riders had been faced with the challenge of maintaining form while the weather turned cold with some snow and ice around. … Read more
A great day at Castlewellan Forest Park with dry conditions for the 2014 Ulster Cross-country mountain bike championships which took place on Sunday 24 August 2014. Event headquarters was placed prominently on the hill in front of the castle which then had a great vista overlooking the lake and forest. Banbridge Cycling Club have worked closely with Down Council and the Forestry Service to create a course which used parts of the trail centre trails, fire roads and sections of forest single track. … Read more
The fourth and final stage of the 2014 Newry 3 day took place on Sunday 10 August and was the hardest stage of all, 70 miles in torrential downpours left over from ex-hurricane Bertha. … Read more
The Tour of Knockalla was hosted on Sunday 10 August 2014 by Rathmullan CC. Two races were put on with the main A race competing for the White Harte Cup. Michael McBride of Errigal CC took the win with Rory Devlin (North Pole CC) second and Eugene McBride taking third.… Read more
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