Cycling Ulster

McIntyre Cleans Up at Lakeland 2 Day

The final stage of the Lakeland 2 day stage race got underway this afternoon in beautiful sunsshine. Following the morning's time trial Jake Gray of NRPT was in yellow with team-mate Aaron Swan wearing the Points Jersey. Racing went from the drop of the flag with Saturday's most Combative rider, Nicky Gormley (Carn Wheelers) going on an early charge. The bunch were wise to him by now and simply sat on behind him and no matter how hard he tried this time he could not shake them off.… Read more


Well Done to Ulster Youth at Rás na nÓg

Ulster Youth riders showed their worth in the final stage of Rás na nÓg promoted by Drogheda Wheelers. In the U16 event Adam Ward took the overall win with Harvey Barnes of East Tyrone in second place. Derrymore's Liam Wilson was fourth with PJ Doogan of Errigal in fifth.

In the U14 event the overall win went to Mark Smith of Monalty but Derrymore rider Aaron Heaney took second with Shay Donley of Ballymoney in third.

Odhran Doogan of Errigal proved to be strogest in the U12 event with Adam Mc Geever of AAA Cycling
and Shea O Kane of Phoenix taking third and fourth.

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Gray Retains Yellow After TT Stage

Jake Gray of the Nicholas Roche team retained his Yellow jersey following today's 2.5 mile time trial stage inthe Lakeland 2 day A3 stage race.

Gray, who was last man off, held onto Yellow by the smallest of margins when he won the TT in a time of 5'40.17" a mere 0.25 of a second faster than Gerard McNally of Bann valley.

Andrew Reid of CCT put in an excellent performance to take third in a time of 5'41.97" with Glen Howe of Bann Wheelers in fourth position a second later.… Read more

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Ulster Riders Doing Well in Rás na nÓg

After 2 stages of Ras na N'og today in Drogheda we have three riders from Ulster in yellow as we head in to tomorrow's final road stage.Today there was a criterium and a road stage in the afternoon.

In the U16 race the defending champion Harvey Barnes from East Tyrone holds a three point lead from Adam Ward from Omagh with Conor Gallagher from Castlebar a further 2 points adrift. Barnes won this morning's crit from a four man break and finished fifth in the road stage.… Read more


Gray Takes First Yellow in Lakeland 2 Day

aLakeland CC turned on the sunshine this morning for one hundred riders who turned up at the Share Centre to sign-on for the Lakeland 2 Day stage race for A3 riders.

Today's stage would cover sixty miles of scenic roads around the lakes and rivers of Fermanagh.

The race had hardly begun when three riders leapt off the front and began to open a gap on the main field. These included Barry Hamilton (North Down CC), Nicky Gormley (Carn Wheelers) and Conor Sprice of Lakeland CC. … Read more


Round 2 North West Youth League

aThere was a great turnout of youth riders at the second round of the North West Youth League promoted by Omagh Wheelers last Sunday.

The league developed as a result of the very successful Youth League which was promoted by Errigal CC last year.

For 2016 three clubs in the North West -namely Erigal CC, Donegal Bayand Omagh Wheelers came to gether to spread the workload. Each club committed to organising at least one round of the league and to date these have been supported by Youth riders from all over Ulster.… Read more


Heaney Takes First Win

Sunday, 12th April saw 160 A2, A3 and A4 riders take to the roads around Portglenone and Clady to compete in the annual Bann Valley Classic.  Despite a technically difficult circuit the pace was fast and the riding aggressive.  Many breakaways were attempted, however the windy conditions proved too much and these riders were soon pulled back.  The A2/A3 race therefore finished with a bunch sprint, with Carn Wheelers Marc Heaney spotting a gap in the pack and sprinting through to achieve his first win of the season.Special congratulations to Marc on this fantastic achievement. … Read more


David Prentice Vehicle provider for Irish National Championships

aOmagh Wheelers cycling club are delighted to announce David Prentice in Portadown as the official vehicle supplier to the Irish National Cycling Championships that come to Omagh in June 2015. David Prentice will supply the official vehicles to the event.

Adrian Pollock, Sales Manager at David Prentice said, “ We have been a sponsor of Omagh Wheelers for a number of years now so when we had the opportunity to get involved with the Irish National Championship, it was a very easy decision.

This event will be one of the biggest events that Omagh has seen and we are delighted to be supporting the Wheelers and the town of Omagh.”

Race director Stephen McKenna echoed those comments “David Prentice have been long time supporters of cycling in Omagh, and we are delighted to have them as partners for this very prestigious event.… Read more

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AccessNI Goes Online – Please Note

From the 1st of April applicants who are required to undergo an AccessNI check will be able to apply on-line and registered/umbrella body signatories can countersign applications on-line, using the Government’s NIDirect web-site .

AccessNI believe that these changes will benefit everyone, applicants, registered/umbrella bodies and AccessNI. AccessNI will, for example, be the first disclosure service in the UK to enable all applications to be made on-line.

The changes also help AccessNI to control costs and should therefore avoid the need for any further fee increase for the foreseeable future (volunteers remain free).… Read more

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Lakeland CC Two Day Stage Race Details

On Saturday and Sunday Lakeland CC will promote a two day stage race for A3 riders only. This event was pre-entry and is now full. The event is an ideal opportunity for A3's to test themselves on three stages over two days and to gain valuable points. Full details of the running order can be viewed below.
Lakeland 2 Day Race Routes and Timings.
Stage 1 Saturday Afternoon:  Stage Start 1.00pm : Is a fairly flat stage starting from Share Centre the race is neutralized until after the second of the two bridges towards Derrylin.… Read more

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