Cycling Ulster
2Jul/140

Up-coming Events – Updated with Additional Events

Thursday 3rd July - West Down TT - Warrenpoint
Tomorrow night West Down Wheelers will promote the third in their series of 10 mile time trial on the Warrenoint to Newry Dual Carriageway. Sign-on is from 6.00pm at the Warrenpoint Harbour Docks. The first rider will be off at 7,00pm. Riders are reminded that a  working rear red rlight is compulsory for this time trial.

Friday 4th July - Banbridge Criterium
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstance this event has had to be postponed. Banbridge CC are hoping to run the event in August if  a suitable date can be arranged.… Read more

1Jul/140

Track News

There will be a Youth Training day at Orangefield Track in Belfast this Sunday (6th) in preparation for the upcoming Sainsbury`s UK School Games (Track) and UK Inter-Regional (Road) Championships both of which take place in September. The days activities will include both Road and Track disciplines. … Read more

29Jun/140

Ulster riders on the podium at thrilling National Championships.

Lakeside Wheelers put on a fantastic show for the 2014 National Championships in the County Westmeath village of Multyfarnham today. Following a minutes silence in respect of the 4 people killed in a road accident the previous day, which led to the postponement of the Veterans and Women`s Championships until a later date, the 125+ rider field, minus a couple of pre-race favourites, set off at 11 am to cover 9 laps of the 19 km triangular circuit. The action was thick and fast from the `off`, with what turned out to be the decisive move being made in the opening lap which saw the leaders start their second lap with a 20 second advantage, which was to gradually increase throughout the day.… Read more

29Jun/140

Logan wins Tour of Omagh

What a great final stage to a great race! The Costcutter Tour of Omagh is now officially over, done and dusted. Today’s stage consisted of 2 sprints and 3 KOH’s. Putting aside the fight for these specific polka dot and sprinters jerseys, the main battle today was for the leaders jersey, which in turn has made this year’s race one to remember. The battle started from the gun with the same consistent riders jumping from the front in a bid to close the time gap between them and the yellow jersey.… Read more

29Jun/140

Day 2 of the Tour of Omagh

Day 2 of the Costcutter Tour of Omagh consisted of two stages, a 2.5 mile time trial followed by another road stage. For most it was up at the break of dawn with the first riders setting off for the time trial before 9 am. From this time onwards it was a steady chain of riders along the Omagh - Dromore Road until 11 am. Conditions were good, the wind was calm which meant there was some fast times put down on the short TT course.… Read more

28Jun/140

Errigal Youth Tour Closes for Entry Soon

If you have not submitted your entry for this years Youth Tour please do so before Monday 7th July, entries received after this date will go onto a waiting list.

For more information more information contact James Harkin (Race Director) on +353 876771566 or visit www.errigalcyclingclub.com where you can download an entry form and find out more information on the event itself.For regular updates on the Tour it is strongly recommended that you join the Errigal Cycling Club Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/81456018019/

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28Jun/140

McCann takes the win at stage 1 of the Tour of Omagh

Costcutter Tour of Omagh Stage 1 - 27 June 2014: Starting later on in the evening meant that throughout the stage the weather held up, riders remaining dry and being able to ride in safe conditions. Today’s stage consisted of 2 sprint primes and 2 King of the Hills (KOH’s). As the race started the female riders set off 5 minutes in advance of the main race for the opening miles. Throughout the race it remained calm with very few attacks or moves. The female riders got absorbed by the main field shortly after the first KOH, as riders were riding more aggressively by this stage and made significant time on the climbs as a result of the competitiveness built around the primes.… Read more

27Jun/140

Youth off-road skills training evenings during the summer

Cycling Ulster's Off-road Commission is hosting 4 sessions of youth off-road skills evenings starting on Monday 30 June 2014. The sessions are aimed towards riders under 14 years of age with the training taking place in 4 different venues which have flat grass areas. This is now the fourth year that the commission has been running this type of training and we do hope to see lots of young riders coming along.… Read more

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27Jun/140

Foyle GP now open for entry

The Foyle GP, hosted by Foyle Cycling Club, is due to take place on Sunday 20 July 2014 is now open for entry at www.entrycentral.com. This year the road race series returns to the border village of Killea on the outskirts of Derry/Londonderry. The racing will feature events for all levels including A*, A1, A2, A3, A4, Juniors, Women and over 50's. Last year all riders who took part remarked on the challenge of the Carrigans circuit and ventured that the race was one worth returning to.… Read more

27Jun/140

Very close finish at Ulster Hill Climb Championships

Tuesday 24 June 2014 saw Ards CC host the Ulster Hill Climb Championships on the classic Scrabo course. The event started near the Comber Road junction with riders then charging up Scrabo hill, past the golf club entrance and up towards the tower itself. There was a very close battle for the Lindsay Watson (Plush MTB) took victory by just 2 seconds from former winner Glenn Kinning (Kinning Cycles) with Daniel Stewart (East Antrim CC) a further 4 seconds back. … Read more

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