Cycling Ulster
10Sep/140

Rules in Operation for Ulster 100 mile TT Championship

aRiders taking part in the Ulster 100 mile time trial championship on Sunday should be aware that the event is run under the main TT rules of Cycling Ireland. Intending participants should be familiar with the following rules particularly in relation to feeding.

No feeding is permitted by following cars so riders should make sure that they have support situated along the roadside.

Medals will be awarded to Senior and Veteran Men and Women and the overall team. Martin Birney SportActive Trophies will be awarded to the Senior Man, Veteran Man, Senior Woman and Veteran Woman.… Read more

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10Sep/140

Torr Head Challenge Open for Entry

On Sunday 21st September 2014 Team Madigan promote their ever popular Torr Head Challenge. Starting at 10.30am from Ballygalley on the Antrim Coast. This is an approved Cycling Ireland event promoted by one of Ulster's long standing clubs. At a cost of £15 per adult and £5 for those under 18 this is really good value. Under 18's can pay on the day.

Sign On at Ballygalley Public Car Park is from 9.30 am. Come along and have a go for the fun that will help others less fortunate!… Read more

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9Sep/140

Plethora of Events this Weekend

There is a huge range of events on this cominng weekend. I have posted any details below which I have received. On Saturday the Giant's Causeway Sportive kicks off and is sure to get a lot of support. On Sunday Testers will face the epic 100 mile Ulster TT Championships, off roaders will take to Kilbroney Forest Park for the National Maraton Championships while there are at least six leisure events to chose from for those who want to get put and about.

Sunday 14th September Ulster 100 Mile TT Championships
This tough event is once again promoted by Ballymoney CC.… Read more

9Sep/140

Tour of South Derry Open for Entry

Carn Wheelers are glad to announce that they will be running their charity cycle event -  the Tour of South Derry (ToSD) on Sunday, 12th October 2014. The event raises money for McMillan Cancer Care, and to date, the ToSD has raised over £37K for this very worthwhile charity. As per previous years, there will be a 50 mile route, plus a shorter 37 mile route, which bypasses the hills around Draperstown and Maghera.

The entry fee for both events is £15 and includes tea/coffee,event T-shirt, shower facilities, free car parking and refreshments during and after the cycle. … Read more

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8Sep/140

Willie John all Smiley at The Gap

aWillie John McLaughlin of the North Pole Cycling Club in Donegal has become an icon of Irish cyling in the last few years.

Willie John took up cycling a few years ago when he reached his 65th birthday. Since then he has gone on to amaze his friends and team-mates as he tackles one challenge after another.

However it as the undisputed 'King of the Gap' that he is most famous.  Those who have climbed the Gap of Mamore will cite it as the hardest and steepest climb in Ireland.… Read more

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8Sep/140

Great Turn-Out At MTB at Craigavon

The sun shone at the lakes in Craigavon for the fifth and final round of the Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike series.  This round was hosted by Apollo Cycling Team whose members have been working hard on developing the course and adding in new features not used in previous years. The course takes in a circuit around the lakes starting from the Watersports centre which has a café, separate room for sign on, showers, toilets and bike wash facilities.  Beside the car park there is the grassy hill section which has a large stone erected on the top as the focal point and is surrounded by a circular line of trees.  … Read more

8Sep/140

Hawkins Triumphs at National Crit Champs

phawkinsTwenty eight year old Peter Hawkins from Belfast who rides for the professional Madison Genesis team stormed to victory at Mondello Park last week and took the national Criterium Championship in style. He rode a very good race although he was challenged throughout by Damian Shaw of the Aqua Blue outfit, Paul Kennedy of Velo Revolution and Robin Kelly of Aqua Blue.

Last year's Winner Paidi O'Brien was also a man to watch out for as he would have liked  to retain his championship jersey.

However Hawkins kept his cool and managed to win the event by a clear margin.… Read more

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2Sep/140

Off-road news – upcoming events in Ulster

A busy time ahead for the off-road cyclists with the last round of the Ulster XC Series on this Sunday at Craigavon, the upcoming National Marathon Championships at Kilbroney the following weekend and then there is cyclo-cross.… Read more

1Sep/140

Events on this weekend 6/7 September

A host of leisure events on this weekend along with some competitive ones too. On Saturday the Dave McCall Bun Run heads out, on Sunday the leisure rider has the choice of the PIPS run, the Harvest Tour, Spires CC Sportive and the Minnie Clarke Tour. For the off-roaders there is the final round of the Ulster XC series at Craigavon on Sunday.… Read more

1Sep/140

Youth Track Squad Ready for School Games Challenge.

The Ulster Youth Track Squad will be flying out to Manchester this weekend to take part in the 2014 Sainsbury`s UK School Games. Track Cycling is one of the 12 sports included in the 3-day multi-sport Games, and will see 7 of Ulster`s best young Track riders take to the indoor boards at the `medal factory` - Manchester velodrome over the weekend. … Read more

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