Cycling Ulster

Tour of Conemara 2015 Photo Gallery

aGo West Young Man - Go West
Go West seemed to be the cry last weekend as hordes of Ulster men and women headed for small town of Clifden in Conemara. All were there with a purpose - to complete the 140km Skoda Tour of Conemara.

This event has been growing in popularity  since its inagural run some four years ago and this year two thousand people lined up to do it. The organisers had turned on all the razzamatazz with music, finish/startline arches, street barbeques and loads of motorbike marshalls.… Read more

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Newry 3Day Open For Entry

The very popular Newry Three Day Satge race for A2's and A3's is now open for entry. The event takes place from Friday 3rd July to Sunday 5th July.

Since the race is restricted to eighty riders Newry Wheelers will review the applications and have asked clubs who are submitting a team to restrict their team to four riders.  Should the entries fall below expected numbers there may be a chance to increase the number of members on a team.

All entry forms should be returned to Drew McKinley as soon as possible.… Read more


John Mulligan RR and Dromara Races Now Open for Entry

John Mulligan Memorial Road Race Open for Entry Today
The John Mulligan Memorial Road Race will take place on Sunday 14th June and  is dedicated to well-known cyclist John Mulligan who was killed in a fatal car accident in 2012. John was a former racing cyclist and was well known on the racing scene. He competed in many top events and represented Ulster in several occasions.

Caldwell Cycles Omagh are once agin promoting the Race which is generously sponsored by Dunnamona Engineering Who will sponsor the silverware which will entail a unique piece of Waterford Crystal which was specially designed and hand engraved from Mr Sean Egan from the heart of Waterford.… Read more


Upcoming Competitive Events

There are lots of events coming up including the Red Hand Trophy on Saturday, Dunloy GP on Sunday, Phoenix CC's Jimmy Devlin TT on Tuesday and Newry Wheelers' Round One of the Seat Crit Series on Wednesday. These are all pre-enty events so if it is not too late get online and pre-enter.
Red Hand Trophy Saturday 30th May - Sign-on Details Added
Ballymena Road Club - CRC is set to promote the second of their one day classic races on the Cycling Ulster calendar, the Red Hand Trophy on the 30th May.… Read more


Leisure Events This Weekend

There are four leisure events on this weekend. On Saturday you have a choice of the Tour of Fermanagh promoted by Clones CC or the Fintown Cycle promoted by Tir Chonaill GAP. On Sunday Kings Moss CC promote their very popular Sportive while Termon Wheelers will run their annual charity cycle.

Tour of Fermanagh Saturday 30th May
The 2015 'Tour of Fermanagh’ annual charity cycle will take place on Saturday 30th May 2015.  Now in its third year, the event which is promoted by Clones CC will raise funds for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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Round 3 of the North West Youth League Saturday 30th May

Donegal Bay CC will host Round 3 of the North West League this Saturday 30th May in South Donegal. After events hosted by Errigal CC and Omagh Wheelers, it it the turn of the Donegal Bay Club to host their first ever open Youth race. This series has proved very popular so far and has provided for young cyclists with an opportunity to race more often.

The race circuit is a 11km loop between the villages of Laghy and Ballintra with Race HQ at the Naomh Brid GAA situated half-way between the two villages.… Read more


Track Info and Training Sessions

Track accreditation and Training sessions continue at Orangefield on a twice-weekly basis (weather permitting). Tuesdays session is for novice track riders and U12 & U14 Youths, and Thursdays for track-proficient U16s upwards). Both sessions start at 7pm sharp.

Already there has been some good attendance, and close racing with the short-distance specialists keen to attack the long-standing 1-lap record of Terry Mackin.

With a gap in the Youth Road Racing Programme, some Youth-specific Track sessions have been arranged for – Saturday 30th May and Sunday 7th June.… Read more

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Lots of Enduro, Cross-country and Downhill going on and coming up

The off-road scene has been busy over the last couple of weeks with Round 2 of the Vitus First Tracks series taking place in Bigwood, Warrenpoint on 9/10 May and then the Ulster riders heading over to Wales to compete in the third round of the British XC series. This weekend the Emerald Enduro is taking place in Carrick County Wicklow. This is the second round of the Enduro World Series with a huge gathering of international riders and local riders competing across seven timed stages.… Read more


Ernie MagWood Super Six TT Sunday 24th

On Sunday the popular Ernie Magwood Super Six event takes place on the Toome course. This will be Round 2 of the Series. Pre-entry will go live on Entry Central very soon so please check in. The organisers prefer everyone to use Entry Central as it makes it easier for the organisers.

Sign-on wil lbe at 9.00am with the first riders off at 10.00am. A working rear red light is mandatory for this event.

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National TT Test Event Sunday 31st May

Omagh Wheelers CC promote the National Time Trial Test event on Sunday 31st May. This event provides a unique opportunity for all riders with an ‘open’ license or ‘limited competition, to try out the event in anger and compare their times against some of the best riders in the world on Championship day. The event will also give paracyclists, however, paracyclists must pre-enter online before the closing date on 23rd May 2015.

Sign-on for the TT test event will be from 11:30am from Killyclogher GFC, Carrickmore Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT79 0PZ.… Read more

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