Cycling Ulster

Congratulations to new National Elite and Grade B Commissaires

Martin Grimley, of Dromara Cycling Club is to be congratulated on his recent successful completion of the Mountain Bike Elite National Commissaire Course. Well known throughout the off road scene, Martin attended the course which was run by the UCI in Budapest last month, and he is now a qualified Elite National Commissaire MTB.

Congratulations are also due to Cycling Ulster’s newly qualified National Grade B Commissaires. Following a Commissaire training course in February, promoted by Cycling Ulster and hosting the Cycling Ireland College of Commissaires, the Trainee Commissaires have been serving their apprenticeship on the Ulster races throughout the 2015 season.… Read more

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Site Mantenence

The website will be going offline in the coming days and will be unavailable for a short period of time  as essential maintenance work is carried out. We will endeavour to keep the disruption to a minimum and be back online as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.… Read more


Voting Opens for 3rd Annual Fréd Awards.

The polls have opened for the the 3rd annual Fréd Awards. The Awards recognise the non-sporting side of bike culture.  They are voted on by the cycling public for the people and places they think make an mportant contribution to bike culture in their area. 

This could be a small local bike shop who keeps a community on the move or a favourite café who also keep a few spare tubes and a track pump under the counter. Employers large and small are beginning to recognise the benefits cycling brings to their organisation with less sick days and higher productivity.… Read more
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O’Malley Scanlon Insurance Brokers Doochary Cycle 2015 Report

daOver 60 cyclists took part in the O’Malley Scanlon Insurance Brokers Doochary Charity Cycle which took place last Sunday. This year the cycling event, which was organised by Four Masters Cycling Club, was raising money for the Good and New Cancer Bus which transports patients to and from Galway for cancer treatment and depends on fundraising activities to keep this service in operation.

The weather for a change was favourable after a week of rain and the forecasted overnight frost did not materialise. The cyclists set off from Aura at 9.30am and headed towards Churchill, through Glendowan towards Doochary.… Read more

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Ulster Reap Rewards at Cycling Ireland Dinner

aUlster was well represented at the Cycling Ireland Awards dinner in Dublin on Saturday night taking many of the top accolades. The evening was introduced by Geoff Liffey who gave an overview of the many successes this year mentioning in particular the growth of membership, paracycling medallists, the progress with the velodrome bid and the success of the many cycling  programmes now being run by Cycling Ireland.

The new president of Cycling Ireland, Ciaran McKenna, welcomed the special guests and said he was looking forward to his presidency and the challenges facing him.… Read more

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Cycling Ulster MTB XC team 2016

In 2015 Cycling Ulster had sent a cross-country mountain bike team to the British NPS series. The Off-road Commission is now looking for expression of interest from riders who wish to join this team to compete at the British events in 2016.  As per 2015 the team will be made up of a maximum of 4 riders. Age categories are Junior and Under 23 (male or female). … Read more


Leading Physiotherapist Phil Burt comes to Belfast

RE:PLAY Clinic is delighted to welcome renowned British Cycling's Lead Physiotherapist and Team Sky's Consultant Physiotherapist Phil Burt to their clinic on Thursday 10 December 2015.  Numbers will be limited so please book early to secure your place.… Read more


McCartan Wins Ulster Masters League

The Cycling Ulster Master’s League started with the Phoenix GP in Feb 2015 and finished with the North Down GP in Aug 2015. Overall, there were 19 races with about 80 racers taking part in many of the events. A special mention must go to the outgoing organisers Tommy Lamb & Colin Hughes who both were instrumental in setting up the league.

The results for the Ulster Master’s league top 3 have been finalised as follows - In first place was the ever consistent Neil McCarten of Powerhouse Sport with 220 points taking 4 second places, 2 third places, 2 thirds and a host of top 6 finishes.… Read more


Cycling Ulster EGM

Following the recent Cycling Ulster AGM, some anomalies arose in the election process, and on seeking advice from Cycling Ireland, the recommendation was that an Extra-ordinary General Meeting (EGM) be held to re-run the election of officers for the province. The EGM has been scheduled for Monday 7th December 2015 in the White Water Hotel, Toomebridge at 7 pm. … Read more


Advance Notice – Doochary Charity Cycle Sunday 22nd November

Four Masters Cycling Club in conjunction with their main club sponsor,  O’ Malley Scanlon Insurance Brokers are running a 46 mile charity cycle on Sunday 22nd November. All proceeds from this event will go to the Good and New Cancer Bus, which transports cancer patients free of charge from Donegal to Galway for cancer treatment and has been running for nearly 4 years now. The bus is sustained through donations from local people and needs €1000 a week to run, no funding is provided from official bodies so your support is very much needed.… Read more

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