Cycling Ulster

Four seasons at the 2014 Ulster Cyclo-cross Championships at Drum Manor

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 return to Castlewellan Forest for the Ulster MTB Championships

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


Woods wins stage 4 – Montgomery wins the Newry 3 day.

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


McBride wins the White Harte Cup at the Tour of Rathmullan

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


Lots of action on day 2 of the Newry 3 day – Stage 2 and 3 results

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


Magowan takes yellow at Stage 1 of Newry 3 day

Stage 1 of this year's Newry 3 day took place on Friday 8 August at Warrenpoint. Over 80 riders had entered and set off along the dual carriageway before heading up Grinan Road hill and then returning to Warrentpoint for 3 short laps along the streets lined with spectators. It was a bunch sprint to the finish line with Gavin Magowan (Dromara Cycling Club) taking the win. … Read more


Strong fields of riders at the Ulster Youth Championships

Clann Eireann Cycling Club promoted the 2014 Ulster Youth Cycling Championships on Saturday 26 July around the Craigavon area. The programme of events included time trials and road races for the age categories - Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 16s. In the morning the time trials took place on the Brownlow Road along a circuit of approximately 1.5 kilometres. … Read more


Ulster riders on the podium at thrilling National Championships.

Lakeside Wheelers put on a fantastic show for the 2014 National Championships in the County Westmeath village of Multyfarnham today. Following a minutes silence in respect of the 4 people killed in a road accident the previous day, which led to the postponement of the Veterans and Women`s Championships until a later date, the 125+ rider field, minus a couple of pre-race favourites, set off at 11 am to cover 9 laps of the 19 km triangular circuit. The action was thick and fast from the `off`, with what turned out to be the decisive move being made in the opening lap which saw the leaders start their second lap with a 20 second advantage, which was to gradually increase throughout the day.… Read more


Logan wins Tour of Omagh

What a great final stage to a great race! The Costcutter Tour of Omagh is now officially over, done and dusted. Today’s stage consisted of 2 sprints and 3 KOH’s. Putting aside the fight for these specific polka dot and sprinters jerseys, the main battle today was for the leaders jersey, which in turn has made this year’s race one to remember. The battle started from the gun with the same consistent riders jumping from the front in a bid to close the time gap between them and the yellow jersey.… Read more


Day 2 of the Tour of Omagh

Day 2 of the Costcutter Tour of Omagh consisted of two stages, a 2.5 mile time trial followed by another road stage. For most it was up at the break of dawn with the first riders setting off for the time trial before 9 am. From this time onwards it was a steady chain of riders along the Omagh - Dromore Road until 11 am. Conditions were good, the wind was calm which meant there was some fast times put down on the short TT course.… Read more

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