Cycling Ulster
22Sep/140

21/09/2014 Mixed Two-Up – Toome Course

aaPhoenix Take Honours in Two Up

The annual mixed two up time trial took place on Sunday in glorious sunshine. The event which had been cancelled last year was resurrected this year by the hard working Church Island Cycling club. Unfortunately due to the rescheduled Women's and Vets national Championship falling on the same weekend some of the regular contenders were missing.

Five teams took to the line on the Toome course and were timed off by Gordon Parker. Favourites were Eileen and Jason Burns of Ballymena CRC as Eileen has been putting in some super times in recent events.… Read more

22Sep/140

Great Day Out With McCall Foundation

aThe David McCall Foundation's annual autumn youth day in Crumlin had all the right ingredients for a great day out for the kids.

There was sponsorship from Maryland stalwart Gerry McCann and support on the ground from current Maryland Wheelers club members.

The pleasant weather attracted many kids and parents to the event for the 3 distances for the 3 ages groups ranging from 10 -16 and all had a great time with only one mishap to report on the road. Thankfully young Mark's sore shoulder is on the mend and the Foundation sends its thanks to his very understanding mum and the fantastic medic Andrea Nash who comforted Mark.… Read more

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18Sep/140

Vets and Women’ s RR Championships Saturday 20th

Lakeside Wheelers are delighted to announce that the rescheduled Women's and Vets National Road Race Championships will go ahead at Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath on Saturday 20th September. Thanks to the great assistance we have received from the local community, Westmeath County Council, Civil Defence, and the Gardai, we will have closed roads on the circuit for the championships. Race HQ will be in Multyfarnham Community Centre beside the GAA pitch and the original race entries and start numbers will stand.

Sign on will be from 9:30am , the Women will close at 10:30 and the Vets will close at 11am.

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17Sep/140

Ulster 100 m TT Championships 2014 Gallery

aaFor a few pics of those who braved the 100 mile time championships on Sunday please read on. I apologise to those that I missed as the traffic was very heavy and some shots were spoiled.

Well done to all who took part particularly our record breakers Marcus Christie (Senior) and John Madden (Veteran)

All Pics by Marian Lamb.… Read more

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17Sep/140

Ulster Track Riders Compete Against the Best in Britain

aA seven-strong Ulster Youth track squad took centre stage last week at the Sainsbury`s School Games in Manchester where they competed at the world famous Manchester Velodrome as part of the three-day multi-sport event.

The squad comprised Shenna McKiverigan (Banbridge CC), Ciara Doogan (Errigal CC), Molly McLarnon (North Down CC), Xeno Young (unattached), Marc Heaney (CarnbWheelers), Conor McLoughlin (Newry Wheelers) and Harvey Barnes (East Tyrone CC) and the team was managed by Nicola McKiverigan and Gary McKeegan.

Thirteen UK regions made up the competition, with the added international flair of Brazil competing as a guest nation. … Read more

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17Sep/140

Weekend Events 20/21st September

There are a number of road events on this coming weekend. for riders of all abilities. There is also a day just for Youth riders starting in Crumlin on Saturday. Please see previous post.

Sunday 21st September _ Mixed Two-Up Time Trial - Toome
For those who want a bit of competition Church Island Cycling will be promoting a mixed two-up time trial on the Toome time trial course. Sign-on will be at  the Park n Ride Toomebridge from 9.00am with the first rider off at 1000 am.… Read more

17Sep/140

McCall Foundation Youth Day This Saturday

On Saturday the 20th the annual David McCall Foundation Autumn Youth Day takes place. The event HQ will be based in St Johns hall in Crumlin. Gerry McCann who's family co sponsor the McCann/Givan/Stewart U16 trophy has very generously agreed to be a sponsor for this event.

The Cycling Ulster Youth Academy and the Foundation work closely together to bring through young cycling talent and this day out for the kids is as always to bring them together in a non-competitive atmosphere for fun and just getting to know each other.… Read more

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15Sep/140

14/09/2014 Ulster 100 m Time Trial Championship

aChristie and Madden Smash 100 Record

Sunday morning saw twenty eight hardy souls tun up at Woodgreen at eight o'clock in the morning to register for the gruelling 100 mile time trial championships promoted by Ballymoney CC.

The weather conditions were good with hazy sunshine and the wind was not too strong. All the top contenders for a record attempt were on the line-up. Bryan McCrystal of Aqua Blue smashed the senior record last year with an outstanding time of 3:34:52 while John Madden set a new Veteran's record 3:42:49.… Read more

15Sep/140

Record Turn-Out For Tour of Strangford

You have to respect Ulster cyclists when it comes to charity as they come in their droves. We needed 4 ferry crossings in Strangford to shift all those who turned up for the Ards CC Tour of Strangford Sportive. With 282 entries this was a new record for the event for the club which was established in 1944.

The event took place in dry weather with a light breeze, perfect for enjoying the roads around the Ards Peninsula. At the pit stop at Downpatrick the riders were welcomed by the fantastic tea ladies before the riders caught the Portaferry Ferry.… Read more

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13Sep/140

Giant’s Causeway Awash With Cyclists

aWell over one thousand cyclists of all ages and abilities took to the scenic roads of the North Antrim Coast today to participate in the Giants Causeway Challenge promoted by Outdoor Recreation NI. With hazy sunshine and warm temperatures all was set for a great day's cycling.

Perhaps today's huge participation is one of the legacies of the Giro d'Italia or perhaps more people have simply discovered the joys of cycling.

What ever the reason as they climbed or walked Torr Head all were happy to be on their bike.… Read more

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