This Friday evening Church Island Cycling Club have organised an evening where cyclists can register their bikes for free on the Bike Register system. The Bellaghy based club have been working closely with the local Policing and Community Safety Partnership group who are facilitating the free register scheme.
The registration will take place at The Old Schoolhouse, Bellaghy between 6pm and 9pm on Friday 3rd April. It is open to all Church Island CC members and to all Cycling Ireland members from the Mid Ulster region.… Read more
As we approach the first stage races of the 2015 Road Racing season, some will be competing in a stage race for the first time while others may not have the appreciation of the immense workload stage race organisers take on to make their event as professional as possible.
Below are 10 points that can be of use to stage race competitors and also one day race competitors that will help avoid any hassle or penalties and enable them to concentrate on the race itself:
- Be on time for event registration and sign on for each of the stages.
The Tour of the North International cycle Stage race takes to the roads of County Antrim and Londonderry over the Easter weekend. The Northern Ireland Cycling Federation promotions group event has attracted a strong entry from local and visiting teams.
The home based contenders include Mark Downey (Banbridge) who won a junior European silver medal in the track points race last summer. The Belgian Project development team includes Ryan Reilly last years Ulster junior road race champion. The Caldwell Cycles team from Omagh is a mix of experience and youth with Connor Murphy a regular race winner for years, Paul Mulligan the veterans Ulster Road Champion and young up and coming talents like Darnell Moore and Craig McAuley.… Read more
The first round of the British NPS Cross-country series took place over the weekend at Sherwood Pines in Nottinghamshire. The aim of the Cycling Ulster MTB XC squad for 2015 is to compete at all five of the British rounds. Selected onto the squad were Matthew Adair (Xmtb McConvey Cycles), James Curry (Banbridge CC) and Sean Bradley (Carn Wheelers). Unfortunately Matthew was unable to attend due to last minute work issues. Jeff Ballantine and Simon Curry took the guys over on the Friday evening on the overnight boat to arrive on Saturday in time for practice.… Read more
The Coalisland based cycling club, Island Wheelers, were the second Tyrone club to promote a busy weekend programme of races for lots of categories. This morning there was a full programme of races for the U12’s, U14’s and U16’s while the afternoon saw races for A1-3, A4 and women.
In the Under 12 race Odhran Doogan of Errigal took first ahead of Island Wheelers duo Scott Roberts and Darren Rafferty. Shea O’Kane (Phoenix CC) was first unplaced U11 while Sarah Elder (Carn Wheelers) was first girl.… Read more
East Tyrone had a busy day today with no less than six races to promote. However the club members rallied and from early morning they were arriving with scones and pancakes to feed those who travelled from the four corners of Ireland for the morning youth races.
With the Under 16 event being one of the selection events for the European Youth Olympics there was a big turnout of over forty riders. The under 16’s did three laps of the 9.8 mile circuit and racing was aggressive from the off.… Read more
Due to an overwhelming demand for places in the Ciclisport GP A*/A1/A2 Race the club has decided that only those pre-entered via Entry Central will be eligible ro ride. Sign-on on the day is not possible as the club cannot guarantee places to those who turn up. With races being cancelled in the south, riders are looking north to get their weekend's racing. This promises to be an exciting race for A1/A2 riders with a full complement of 80 riders. For full details of sign-on and race start times please click HERE.… Read more
The club has begun to expand its activiites. Last week it hosted a Safeguarding Course for members and neighbouring clubs as they are now ready to begin developing their youth strand.
As we found out on Monday night they also intend to actively encourage the participation of women. (See below for the press release of their new venture ChallengeHer.)
Sunday 17th May will see 100s of women of all ages take to the line for the inaugural ChallengeHer cycling event.… Read more