Cycling Ulster

John Moore Memorial Road Race 2015 Report

This time last year Castlereagh CC had 7 members including 2 kids, who through a huge amount of work on individual's parts and with help from friends somehow yet again ran the John Moore Memorial Road Race - successfully. This year Castlereagh have 33 members including 4 kids and a cool new kit. They have now upped their game and ran two separate races, including a separate Women's League event.

The 4 lap Women's Race was a huge success with 17  women taking part and a great attacking race.… Read more


Strabane/Lifford RT this Sunday

slccaStrabane Lifford Cycling Club is holding their 2nd Annual Reliability Trial & Leisure Cycle this Sunday 1st March 2015.

There was a good turnout of local clubs last year and SLCC would like to build on this by helping riders build and taper their winter training.

Sign On from 9am and starting from 10.00am. There will be directional signs from Lifford Bridge to the sign-on HQ at Naomh Padraig GAA Lifford.  There are two routes on offer namely a 35mile route and a 51 mile route.… Read more

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Information and Directions Errigal Youth Races

Errigal youth race U12, u14 and u16, on Sunday 1st March. Sign on from 9:30am at Ionad Naomh Padraig, Dore (near Crolly, where the Ulster youth chmps were in 2013). This is the first of a series of six youth races being hosted by Errigal, Donegal Bay and Omagh Wheelers cycling clubs over the coming months.

Full details of the other races to follow. First race away at 11 o'clock...

From Letterkenny, take N56 towards Dunfanaghy, but turn left in Termon, following signs for Glenveagh National Park.… Read more


Danny Boy Goes Live on Friday

Pre-Entry for the very popular Danny Boy Races which take place on Sunday the 15th March will  live on Friday night the 27th of February at 8.00pm. The races are promoted by Roe Valley CC.

Sign on will be from 9.00am until 10.30am at St Marys/Banagher GAA Club, Feeney, County L/Derry. The circuit is the same as last year . Races start from 11.00am & there will be awards ceremony and refreshments as well as changing and showering facilities at the GAA club after the event.

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Masters’ League Update After Round 1.

bThe 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


George Rooney Phoenix GP Photo Gallery 2015

aThe George Rooney GP was won by David Watson from North Down when he passed his club mate David Hamilton  in the closing straight to take the victory and giving North Down two podium places in the A race.

There  were also races for the A3's, A4.s Women and Masters.The races were run off in extremely cold, wet and windy conditions. Winners on the day included Michael Tolan (Ohoneix CC) -Masters, Eileen Burns (Ballymena CRC) - Women, Glenn McKendry (Team Madigan) - A4 race and Chris McGlinchey (Chain Reaction Cycles) A3 Race.… Read more

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Road Selection Criteria for Cycling Ulster Youth Academy Teams

Youth Academy Logo (120x44)The first major event in 2015 for U16 boys only, is the Youth tour of Scotland. There are 4 places on the team. To be eligible for selection you must be available to travel on Friday 3rd April returning on Monday 6th April. If not please notify the CUYA at the sign on.

The selection race for this event will be in Errigal on 1st March 2015. Any Ulster riders on the 2020 National Development Squad are not eligible for CUYA selection

The second event will be a Time Trial on Tuesday March 17th with the 1st rider off at 11am.

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Points and Upgrading

A number of riders have requested information about Points and Upgrading. Riders must be aware that as soon as they reach the required number of points that they are automatically upgraded and it is up to them to ensure that they do not ride in any event which is lower than their new status. In other words if a rider gets upgraded to A3 he must pull out of any A4 event which he has pre-registered for and inform the race promoters so that they can offer the free space to a rider on the waiting list.… Read more

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Mad March Hare MTB Postponed

It is with regret that Tir Chonnaill GAP announce that they have had to cancel this weekend's Mad March Hare Mtb event.

The Club held a meeting last night regarding the above event and due  to the bad weather conditions (and the weather forecast ahead) took the decision to cancel the event in the interest of health and saety.

The club propose to run this very popular event in July nad further announcements will be made when dates have been confirmed.

Marian Lamb… Read more

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Carn Classic Road Race Open on 5th March

The Carn Wheeler’s Classic road race will take place this year on 22nd March at 1.oopm As per previous years, there will be an A race (for A1, A2 and A3 riders),  a B race (for A4 riders), plus a Masters and Women's race.

Each race will follow a number of laps as below and will be all left turns, until the last lap where each race will turn right for the final short drag into the finish in Maghera.

In the interests of safety each race will be limited to a field of 70 riders with a reserve list in operation when the race is full.

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