Cycling Ulster
28Aug/151

Ulster Youth Road Race and Time Trial Championships

The 2015 Ulster Youth Road Race and Time Trial Championships were hosted by Omagh Wheelers at the weekend. A last minute change in venue due to roadworks did not prevent the club laying on a superb day of racing for the riders as they experienced the spectacular scenery and rolling rural roads of Baronscourt, just outside the village of Newtownstewart. … Read more

25Aug/150

McConvey wins North Down GP

Connor McConvey (Team 3M) won the North Down Grand Prix today (Sunday 23 August) in Donaghadee after a gruelling 90 miles race around the Orlock, Springwell, Hightrees circuit. The North Down Cycling club promotion was also the final round of the Cycling Ireland National Road Race series and Dundalk man Bryan McCrystal (Team Asea) retained his overall lead despite finishing outside the top ten placing.… Read more

23Aug/150

Junior rider James Curry wins West Down GP

James Curry (Banbridge CC) won today’s West Down Grand Prix at Katesbridge, after an impressive attack to leave the race long break on Rathfriland Hill. The talented all rounder was 33 seconds ahead at the finish line four miles later. Kevin Lynch (Newry) beat James Ambrose (North Down CC) for second place with Paul Wilkinson of the promoting club West Down Wheelers fourth and Matthew Brennan (Ballymenta RC) fifth. … Read more

18Aug/150

Bankhead Victorious at Billy Stewart Cup

The Billy Stewart Cup and support races was hosted on Sunday last by Apollo CT, Lurgan. With an almost 60 mile course of very flat circuit it was certain to attract some of the countries best sprinters.

In the A4 race there were many attempts for a break to get away, but with Apollo fielding a large squad of A4 riders they were very quick to chase down any attempts with good riding from Robbie Smith and John McCambridge, assisted by Timmy Burns of North Down, and some aggressive riding from Robbie Alexander Orchard Wheelers.… Read more

16Aug/150

Shaw wins the John Beggs Memorial race

Damian Shaw (Team Asea) beat a top class field to win the John Beggs Memorial race in Dromore today. The reigning National Champion won on his own after 70 miles of aggressive racing around the hilly 9.5 mile circuit. Connor McConvey (Team 3M) was second to finish 30 seconds later with Mark Dowling (D.I.D. Dunboyne) third at 2 minutes. Bryan McCrystal (Asea) was fourth at the head of a chasing group followed by Sean McKenna (Aqua Blue) and Sean McIntyre (Caldwell Cycles).… Read more

10Aug/151

Watty wins the Tour of Omagh

Stephen Watty (North Down CC) is the winner of the 2015 SPAR Tour of Omagh after an exciting fourth stage in the Sperrin Mountains. The self employed joiner finished third in the 44 miles stage behind stage winner Niall Morris (Phoenix CC) and Darren Guy (St. Teirnans CC).… Read more

29Jul/150

Dowling wins at the Noel Teggart race

Mark Dowling (DID Dunboyne) added another Irish Classic to his growing list when he won the Noel Teggart Memorial in Banbridge on Sunday 26 July 2015. He crossed the finish line, 1’ 36” ahead of runner up Lindsay Watson (Plush MTB) who was also on his own. Eoin Morton (UCD) was third just ahead of Marcus Christie (Grant Bissell) with local man Roger Aiken (Team Asea) fifth.… Read more

20Jul/150

Watson wins Foyle GP

David Watson (North Down CC) was the impressive winner of the Foyle Grand Prix in Killea Co Donegal (19 July 2015). Watson was the strongest of a four man breakaway that had raced ahead on the first of six 11.4 mile circuitS. The others in the group were Kevin Lynch (Newry Wheelers), Ronan McLoughlin (Foyle CC) and Darnell Moore (Caldwell Cycles). … Read more

20Jul/150

Jake Gray finishes top 10 in the Junior Tour of Ireland

The final stage of the 2015 Junior Tour of Ireland took place on Sundy 19 July with a 77.5 km road race on the Ennis Circuit. Ulster rider Jake Gray finished 7th on the final stage which gave him 8th in the overall General Classification across the 6 stage event.… Read more

18Jul/150

Junior Tour of Ireland – results after stages 3, 4 and 5

The Junior Tour of Ireland started on 14 July and lasts until 19 July. Stage 3 was a 98.7 km road race around east Clare. Stage 4 was a 113.6 km road race around the Wild Atlantic Way. Stage 5 was a 101.3 km road race around the circuit known as Gallow Hill.… Read more

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